At ReJuvenere Medical Spa, board-certified family physician Richard M. Junke and his wife, Suzanne––a registered nurse––treat every visitor the way they would if they were welcoming them into their own home. Guests enjoy complimentary wine, coffee, or tea as they relax in the cozy, parlor-like living room, where a plush, cream-colored sofa offers views of dark-wood shelves stocked with homey knickknacks and products by lines such as Environ and Revision Skincare. After they've finished unwinding and checking armchair cushions for change, clients are shown to private treatment rooms, where Dr. Junke's skilled technicians, aestheticians, and massage therapists await to rejuvenate them from the outside in.
The cosmetic procedures include everything from classic pedicures to wrinkle-erasing dermal fillers, as well as eight types of therapeutic facials, each of which begins with a skin analysis to pinpoint problems such as dehydration, deep-set wrinkles, and acne. Beyond the day-spa basics, the office also boasts an advanced lineup of skincare technology, which includes a YAG vein-removal laser and a skin-resurfacing fractional CO2 laser, which was showcased on an episode of The Doctors.
Wagner’s two most popular dishes are quite different, but equally delicious. Certified Angus roast beef nestles within the cushy embrace of a salted weck roll, while the Roaster chicken wings are topped with bourbon- or honey-garlic sauce and serve as a filling snack after a long day of learning how to use echolocation in a dark cave. At lunch, diners can nosh on wraps rolled with Cajun turkey or greek chicken, whereas the dinner menu introduces entrees such as baked haddock and fettuccine alfredo with chicken or crab.
Whether scrubbing free dirt from faces or waxing away unwanted hair, Inner Beauty Skincare’s owner Nadine wants her guests to be as relaxed as possible. Her tender touch includes nourishes skin with vitamin A and D during facials and gently exfoliating bodies with blends of aromatic oils and Dead Sea salts.
The staff at Sweet Melody's Authentic Italian Gelateria is largely made up of college students studying music or voice who are apt to leap from behind the counter and serenade patrons at any moment. Sweet Melody's also makes tasty music with its menu. Fresh mozzarella and fire-roasted tomatoes sing without amplification in the A Cappella Panino ($6.95). The Stacatto Panino ($6.95) attacks each note with a fervor, powered by dijon mustard and then supplemented by ham, asiago cheese, and basil leaves. Play the small-size gelato—the piccolo ($3.25)—with your choice of Sweet Melody's two-dozen weekly flavors. Bigger sizes range from $3.95–$4.95.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.