Before opening Aabsolute Massage & Skin Care, Christine Finan worked for two decades as a nurse in the U.K. It was during that time that she began incorporating bodywork into her patients? therapy regimens and saw the positive effects it had on their mental and physical well-being.
Today at her studio, she and her team use techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, as well as aromatherapy and reflexology, to promote good health and make clients feel about as stressed as a guy in a stock relaxation photo with his feet up on his desk. The team also pampers pores with a full menu of facial treatments and body wraps and nurtures natural nails with spa mani-pedis.
At Majestic Skin and Massage, it?s all about individuality. The team of massage therapists and aestheticians believes that no two people share identical skin types or muscular tension, and thus, no two people should receive identical facials or massages. Clients can pick from an extensive lineup of facials geared toward specific facial concerns, such as wrinkles, acne, or sensitive skin, before the aesthetician further customizes the treatment to fit the client?s unique skin type. Similarly, four massage modalities, including Thai, therapeutic, and chair massage, converge to root out kinks with tailored strokes that render each muscle softer than a pillow stuffed with smaller pillows.
Pale-blue walls ensconce a private treatment room tucked inside LOA Fitness, where Marjohn Skin Care's namesake aesthetician pampers clients with advanced beauty treatments and instills tips on proper skin maintenance. Framed training certificates mingle with white wicker baskets and floral paintings on the walls of the tranquil haven as Marjohn polishes exteriors with Vacu-Sage cellulite treatments and advanced far-infrared body wraps. The specialist also calls upon the anti-aging powers of six skincare lines including Ageless and Vital C, which use powerful antioxidants and flattering cheesecloth camera filters to further enhance each client's natural beauty.
As a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Wood Hygienic Institute, Jennifer Alvarado has honed her craft for nearly 15 years. Well-versed in a variety of modalities, she calms tense muscles with treatments that range from traditional deep-tissue massages to specialty raindrop and tabletop Thai techniques. When they aren’t melting stress with custom massages, Jennifer and her similarly qualified staff tend to skin and bodies with facials, cellulite wraps, and acupuncture treatments. To make massage a part of their regular routine, clients can inquire about membership at the studio or commute to work strapped to the top of a bumpy subway train.
At Bella Domani Salon and Day Spa, Corinthian columns and dark wood accents signal that the staff members are well-versed in classic styles. They can also do much more—trendy cuts and vibrant color emerge from run-of-the-mill locks with the help of Redken, L'Oréal, and Coppola hair products. Aestheticians perform facials with Dermalogica serums and detoxify bodies with ionic footbaths. When they're not polishing bodies, the staffers give back to the community with charity events including benefit fashion shows and stylish makeovers for public statues.
The stylists at Top Image Salon & Spa orbit patrons on the almond-hued hardwood floor, their hands flitting around heads as they cut, color, and deep condition hair. Global Keratin products smooth locks, and massaging pedicure chairs gently ease neck and back tension from Atlas Halloween costumes while technicians coat nails with polish. In a private room with a wall mural of tranquil water, patrons bask in a treatment bed during massages, waxes, and applications of permanent makeup.