While Lisa Boyd's career as a massage therapist has spanned a decade, Valentine’s Day of 2012 marked a special milestone—the opening of Bella Amore Day Spa. She works alongside her team of spa technicians to coax knots from muscles with a variety of massage modalities. The staff also offers acupuncture, facials, body wraps, and spa parties, in which guests get pampered as a group and then eat a cake that looks like a glass of cucumber water.
More than 30 years after its inception, Cactus Salon & Spa and its team of continually educated stylists have not lost their edge—they earned the Long Island Press's designation as Best Hair Salon and Best Day Spa in 2011 and 2012. It's not surprising, then, that the salon has enjoyed such impressive growth over the years, with more than two dozen separate spa and salon locations.
Although hair is still the focus—stylists craft 'dos that reflect everyday ease or fashion-forward thinking—the repertoire has expanded to include everything from nail treatments and massages to permanent cosmetics and laser services. Since the roster is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services and products by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
For the past decade, licensed massage therapist Jodi Werner Ramoska has sharpened her skills at various local spas in the area. She now harnesses that experience as the head of Massage Source, where she offers a curated menu of treatments that include Swedish, reflexology, and medical massage. For any massage, there are optional add-ons, too: the therapeutic scents of aromatherapy; the hot stone therapy, which helps to further relax muscles; and a peppermint sinus treatment, which helps clears out sinuses and makes everything smell like Christmas.
At Purity Spa, aestheticians and massage therapists beautify bodies and calm minds with a wide range of spa treatments. Aromatherapy and anti-aging facials cleanse pores and help to erase fine lines, while seaweed wraps and salt scrubs tighten skin or remove dead skin cells.
Spafit's team specializes in noninvasive aesthetic services designed to improve clients' appearances and well-being. Their performed procedures include skin tightening, LPL, Genesis, and relaxation services. Clients can also foster healthy habits with group exercise classes or nutrition-counseling sessions, where they learn lifestyle tips and diet tricks to improve their health and fitness over time. For immediate healing, massages and chiropractic services soothe body aches or chronic pain. Laser treatments provide high-tech solutions that gently remove unwanted hair or tighten sagging skin during a nonsurgical face-lift. In addition, the spa's relaxation and meditation rooms are open to all clients, as well as any birds willing to tweet peaceful songs to room occupants.
With 20 licensed massage therapists on staff, Elements Therapeutic Massage is equipped to help clients treat an array of ailments, from back and neck pain to emotional stress. The team utilizes a level system to give clients the right amount of pressure during their massages, starting with a light and relaxing level one massage and working up to the deep kneads and trigger-point work done in a level four session. Each therapist is versed in a handful of techniques and styles, including the popular Swedish massage, sports massage to help athletes improve their performance ahead of upcoming yo-yo tournaments, and prenatal massage to help expecting mothers ease pregnancy related aches and pains.