Helmed by new owners, Synchronicity Wellness delves into alternative forms of healing to revitalize stress-laden physiques. To sooth sore muscles, a massage therapist stretches out stiff joints and improves the function of systems throughout the body with mobilization techniques. The therapists administer ionic footbaths that pass alternately charged particles through the soles of the feet, drawing out toxic deposits. The infrared sauna comfortably flushes away leftover rubbish hiding out in the fascia by warming the air around the body instead of the skin directly.
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Lasers have been a constant source of wonder ever since they were invented in 1992 to read the tiny music that exists on every compact disc, but the reach of their possible applications has turned out to be absolutely astronomical. These days, med-spa owners around the globe and back look to this basically intangible, thoroughly ineffable technology to undo the perpetual advancement of time where it gets most ugly: on our skin. With an interminable army of state-of-the-art laser machines, the savvy techs of Avid MediSpa flatten out fine lines, stunt the growth of unsightly hair, and cancel the appearance of spider veins. Any service can be hyper-impacted with the addition of intense pulsed light therapy, which shines pulses of heat and light on the outermost layers of skin to further obscure wrinkles, repair sun damage, and melt away stray crayon marks.
Evanesce Medispa’s title is evocative of its services. Medical aestheticians evanesce, or dissipate, aesthetic concerns ranging from wrinkles to spider veins with nonsurgical medical treatments. Beams of the intense-pulsed-light system target spider veins, causing them to coagulate and absorb into the body. Pixel laser skin resurfacing unveils fresh skin cells with laser blasts harvested from the lightsabers of local Vaders, and blue-light therapy renders acne-causing bacteria and sebaceous oil glands obsolete. Dr. J.C. Maytham administers medical injectables, sending wrinkles and fine lines off in search of a pug's face. Evanesce Medispa's technicians sculpt physiques with laser body contouring and heat-induced cellulite reduction. Spa facials with aromatherapy nourish skin, and acupressure massages drain away stress.
The second word in Essence Naturopathic Organic Medical Spa refers to the naturopathic doctor who helms the spa’s licensed staff. A holistic practice that informs many of the spa’s treatments, naturopathy is based on the idea that the body can best heal itself with proper food and exercise, rather than with medicines that merely treat each ailment’s symptoms. This is not to say that the spa’s services are not medically informed; the doctor oversees a wide range of herbal-medicine, weight-loss, nutrition, and infertility treatments designed to aid and stimulate the body’s own healing powers. The rest of the staff—comprised of a spa therapist, a laser technician, a makeup artist, and an anthropomorphic terrycloth robe with a penchant for bear hugs—supplements the doctor’s treatments with more traditional spa services, such as organic peels, hot-stone massages, facials, and body wraps.
Husband-and-wife team Audrey and Ryan Yeo founded Blackfriars Salon & Spa as a means of providing frazzled guests with a tranquil space in which to recharge. They staff both locations with a crew of trained stylists and aestheticians who gussy up patrons via a host of salon, skin, and hand and foot services. Receptionists share complimentary cups of coffee, green tea, or water with clients as stylists gild heads in multidimensional highlights. Nail technicians add glamour to hands with glossy, chip-resistant Shellac manicures, and therapists administer hot-stone massages to ease muscles aching from workdays spent cannonballing.
Lily of the Valley Spa’s menu combines all the temporary beautifying services typically found at a regular day spa with enduring glamorizing options such as laser hair removal, permanent makeup, and piercings. Laser hair removal vows to purge skinscapes of unwanted bristles once and for all with lasers harvested from the eyes of robots. Permanent eyeliner rims top and bottom lids with durable pigment, and Inverness ear and nose piercings festoon facades with long-lasting ornamentation. More transient options that set Lily of the Valley Spa apart from typical day spas include beard and moustache styles, Czech Crystals hair accessories, and perms that produce luxurious spirals.