At Massage Kneads, licensed massage therapist Florence Lewis relieves tension with treatments that vary in intensity. She delivers smooth, continuous Swedish strokes by lubricating hand motions with essential oils extracted from plants or robot joints. Alternatively, she breaks up knots with firm deep-tissue kneads. She also practices reflexology, a technique that normalizes the body's functions through specific manipulations of the feet.
With a degree from Life Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Terry Rothstein knows how to relieve back pain and discomfort. Terry founded Coastal Massage & Wellness in 1989 and has been tending to achy bodies ever since with a repertoire of services that includes chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and spinal-decompression therapy. In addition, Terry and his staff foster trimmer frames with nutrition counseling and lipo massage, body sculpting, and cellulite-reduction treatments.
At the helm of Yossi Salon and Spa is owner and master stylist Yoni Azari, a short-hair specialist bearing certifications from Wella, Toni&Guy, Rusk, and Alfaparf. Together with a staff of stylists, colorists, massage therapists, and nail artists, he strives to make the world a more beautiful place, sculpting lovelier locks with help from products by Aquage, Sebastian, and Redken, and curating clearer complexions with facials and microdermabrasion. When they’re not busy staying abreast of industry trends by attending educational seminars and reading Paul Mitchell’s diary, the crew at Yossi spends time giving back to the community by participating in charitable events such as St. Baldricks, Toys for Tots, and Forgotten Soldier’s Outreach.
As its name suggests, Shut Out The World Spa Inc. barricades the stressors of the outside world, creating a vacu-sealed bubble of serenity where clients can relax for a lunch break or a whole afternoon. The team of licensed massage therapists descends on tension with a menu of seven types of massage modalities that comingle therapeutic benefits with sheer relaxation. In addition to tending tight muscles, the staff also smoothens skin with sugar scrubs, mud wraps, and masks.
Former Londoner Vivien Henderson spent four years working on chiropractic patients dealing with pain and dysfunction before she opened the doors to her own massage studio. In addition to modalities such as gentle Swedish massage and therapeutic deep-tissue massage, she practices treatments such as craniosacral therapy, a gentle, powerful light-touch approach that acts through the central nervous system to assist in improving function in the whole body, and hot-basalt-stone massages with essential oils induce relaxation.
The exfoliating benefits of microdermabrasion and the acne-fighting power of light therapy join forces in Sapphire 3 photo abrasion, one of Spa Cara's most popular services. In lieu of a diamonds, the exfoliating tool uses bits of sapphire and gentle vibration to polish skin and prime it for red light, which conveys vitamin serums to the pores. Then blue LED light decimates bacteria and infuses oxygen deep within the skin. The treatment is just one of Spa Cara's many skincare, massage-therapy, and other beautifying treatments.
If chiropractic hadn’t intervened two decades ago, Dr. Dean Mammales would have been an ex-wrestler with a metal rod in his back instead of the chiropractor (sans metal rod) he would later become. His chiropractor at the time—like all chiropractors—didn’t deal in metal rods, invasive surgeries, or overly potent medications. Instead, he realigned the discs in Dr. Mammales’ injured back so they wouldn’t pinch the delicate nerve tissue of the spinal cord. Today, Dr. Mammales carries on this chiropractic tradition, aligning spines and vanquishing maladies in patients of all ages without resorting to harsh measures such as surgery and kick-me signs. In addition to realignments, his staff renders massage therapy in modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy.