At SNS Salon and Spa, skin therapists polish visages with a slate of facial treatments. Epidermal experts begin the deep-cleansing facial by assessing clients' skin type, then compose a regimen that jettisons dirt and recharges skin's natural glow-in-the-dark capabilities. Throughout the 90-minute session, therapists also dispense tips for proper skin care at home. Alternatively, the treatment facial provides an in-depth regimen for more serious skin concerns, such as acne, sun damage, or a scuba mask that won't come off. To help guests relax, SNS's eclectic interior engages the senses as sunlight channelled through stained glass spills onto painted brick and an asymmetrically patterned tile floor.
The Yew Tree Spa Boutique's experienced aestheticians skillfully smooth rough patches and soothe achy appendages through services that employ environmentally friendly facial and body products. The Luxe manicure cossets cuticles and hampers hangnails with an exfoliation, moisturizing massage, and polish application. The 60-minute Luxe pedicure, meanwhile, treats testy tootsies to a sea-salt scrub, massage, and polishing, encouraging feet to bravely face the world sans protective concrete boots.
At El Encanto Salon Spa, stylist and cosmetologist Miriam Nixon culls a diverse, international band of seasoned aestheticians. The salon and spa’s hair, skincare, and body services beautify clients with all-natural products and personalized attention.
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.
Innercore Health's team of fully registered and licensed therapists diminishes body discomfort, enriches epidermises, and unburdens backs with its array of acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Extremely thin needles slide into skin during relaxation acupuncture, flooding bodies with dull or tingling sensations that reduce inflammation, headaches, and fear of haystack exploration. After pinpointing areas of concern during a consultation, cosmetic acupuncture reduces aging signs by inserting ultrathin, stainless-steel needles into faces, stimulating circulation and minimizing fine lines during 45- to 60-minute sessions. Doctors assess medical histories and complete physical exams to determine individual client vertebral issues before administering an up to one-hour chiropractic-therapy treatment that corrects spinal misalignments and relieves pain in necks or lower backs. With smoothed skin and straightened spines, patrons depart Innercore Health with more youthful radiance, taller presences, and the newfound ability to balance the complete works of Charles Dickens on their heads.