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Holistic techniques meet contemporary technology at Partners in Healing, where practitioners aim to improve clients' overall well-being through a balanced, multidisciplinary approach. The center's bodywork sessions often incorporate Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massage modalities, treating the chronic pains caused by tension-laden musculature along the way. These sessions may also incorporate reflexology, Reiki, or pranic healing techniques to restore balance to the body's natural energy flow. For a more technological approach to wellness, practitioners also harness infrared light energy to improve clients' skin tone, shrink adipose cells, and reveal any images tattooed with invisible ink.

934 Stuyvesant Ave.
Union,
NJ
US

La Salon and Spa's modern, family-friendly facility opens its doors daily to welcome people seeking beauty and stress relief. Whether cutting, coloring, perming, or conditioning, the stylists create hairdos that perfectly complement their hosts. Choosing from a generous selection of facials, the spa's aestheticians make quick work of acne and fine lines, and massage therapists use deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish techniques to soothe muscles sore from trying to twist hot air balloons into poodles. Waxing and nail treatments round out La Salon and Spa's long list of services.

322 Millburn Avenue
Millburn,
NJ
US

There are plenty of reasons to arrive early at Glam Spa. Prior to appointments, clients can take tours, sip beverages, or relax during a mini-spa treatment?all while enjoying soothing aromas and the sounds of soft instrumental music. Then it's on to private rooms, where the spa team administers brow waxes, blueberry peels, medical-grade microdermabrasion treatments, lemon-drop body polishes, and acupressure massages.

200 Boston Post Rd
Orange,
CT
US

Drawing from her family's catalog of natural wax recipes, the proprietor of Girl from Ipanema Spa evicts fuzz with homemade waxes designed to play nice with sensitive skin. The spa's aestheticians also rejuvenate visages with facials that rely on either organic ingredients or high-tech methods, as in the photofacial, which skips PPx pulsed light across skin ponds to break up rosacea, sun damage, and other imperfections. Amidst green-tea-hued walls, exfoliating sea salts and essential oils remove dry skin and prepare bodies for airbrush tanning. Visitors can cop a full range of Éminence handmade organic skincare products to continue their bodycare at home or on the giant hamster wheels they've agreed to live on for science.

95 Summit Ave
Summit,
NJ
US

A burgundy door beneath an awning of a similar wine hue provides entry to It’s All About Me Salon & Day Spa, where waiting clients take deep, relaxed breaths amid thriving plants in the reception area. Hair stylists guide tresses into face-flattering formations in front of a wall of mirrors, which prevent town pranksters from sneaking up behind clients to tickle their ribs. As stalks of live bamboo and flowering orchids oversee manicure and pedicure stations, wall sconces and candles glow dimly in the private rooms where massages slake stress and facials drive away dead skin and wrinkles.

25 North Avenue
Garwood,
NJ
US

Dr. Marc L. Epstein, MD

The path that led Dr. Marc L. Epstein to specialize in injectable neuroinhibitors and volumizers has been anything but expected. After more than 20 years as a board-certified interventional radiologist, Dr. Epstein retired to work on his golf game in Colorado. He then discovered a passion for acting and moved with his family to New York in order to perform on the stage and in independent films, eventually becoming a Broadway producer. The performing arts, however, didn’t prove to be his true calling. The artistically inclined doctor traded drama’s symbolic masks of comedy and tragedy for an opportunity to transform real-life frowns into smiles at his aesthetics practice.

Dr. Epstein now uses his creative energy and exacting eye for detail to create more youthful visages. He tackles signs of aging with muscle-calming cosmetic injections and treats wrinkles on the mid- and lower face with four types of dermal fillers. He also employs the innovative Ultherapy ultrasound treatment to address skin laxity caused by time, gravity, or grandmotherly cheek pinching that has continued into adulthood.

600 Mamaroneck Ave
Harrison,
NY
US