Therapists at Forest Hills Spa don't limit themselves to traditional Western spa techniques to help clients heal from daily stress and tension. Instead, the staff draws from traditional Russian therapies that include exfoliating oak-leaf treatments and a circulation-reviving salt scrub. These services together with Western-style massage are performed in private treatment rooms separate from the main spa. In public areas, clients can jump into a cold plunge, a comfortable pool, or a 12-person Jacuzzi ringed by walls of marble mosaics. The mosaics give way to aromatic cedar in one of the three saunas, where clients can loosen their muscles or interrogate snowmen. Apart from spa services, Forest Hills includes a food center that plates traditional Russian entrees, snacks, and beer alongside a squeeze-your-own-juice bar.
Maroon-colored walls, plush treatment beds, and dim lights set the scene at Human Touch Spa. The atmosphere invites folks to kick back and let go, an easy feat with a massage therapist easing kinks and tension from the body one muscle at a time. Therapists offer Chinese, Japanese, and Thai massages that involve varying levels of pressure and stretching. They also perform foot reflexology treatments and couples massages that allow partners and friends to share a decadent massage without having to take turns being the massage table. Clients can relax with sauna sessions as well, which are a great way to get the muscles loose before a massage. Mani-pedis, facials, and acupuncture treatments round out the treatment menu.
Taking care of your skin not only imbues it with a youthful glow, but can also lessen the need for other costly beauty regimens. At Evergreen Beauty Salon, aestheticians eschew invasive treatments for soothing, nutrient-rich facials that even skin tone, diminish blemishes, and slough away dull skin cells to reveal new layers in Technicolor. Besides facials, the staff also performs slimming body wraps and waxing services. These treatments take place in a calming space, whose private treatment rooms are marked by pastel-green walls and whose reception area is brightened by shelves full of nourishing products for sale.
Although it?s the kaleidoscope of reds, lavenders, and yellows inside Tai Huang Sunny Light Spa that gets dibs on clients? first impression, the real sensory experience occurs in the treatment rooms. Relaxing aromatherapy oils court nostrils during Swedish and deep-tissue massage, and hot-stone massages ease tension with heated volcano stones. Apart from their signature massage services, the versatile staff also indulges guests with haircuts, facials, and sauna sessions.
SKINNEY MedSpa founders Adriana and Marisa Martino?who just happen to be identical twin sisters?have been interested in medical aesthetics since they pursued their certification. They immediately set out working under doctors in various med spas, gaining expertise in everything from laser treatments to cellulite reduction. They used their extensive knowledge to open SKINNEY Medspa, where they lead a team of medical aestheticians who use lasers for hair removal, resurfacing facials, and stretch mark reduction. Boasting a wealth of positive press, they also perform treatments such as microdermabrasion and photo facials, and thanks to their on-staff physician, Dr. Halland Chen, plasma facials that can encourage cell rejuvenation through applications of the client's own treated plasma or pulverized TV screens.
The holistic practitioners at Essential Therapy NY strive to align body and mind through massage and custom, organic facials. A gurgling waterfall greets each guest as senses explore a studio whose feng shui evokes the grounds of East and South Asian temples. Across five treatment rooms, muscle masons deliver 10 relaxing and therapeutic massage modalities augmented by breathing techniques such as "inhaling" and "exhaling." For visage revivification, skin specialists coddle faces with organic ingredients in products from Hungarian line Éminence Organic Skin Care. The studio also offers accoutrements such as a Jacuzzi, sauna, and dual-purpose steam room and bagel oven.