Karen King has been trained in several aesthetic procedures, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and customized facials. Her nurse practitioner title, however, means that she can also administer medical cosmetic treatments. Her Botox and Juv?derm injections, for example, help to minimize wrinkles between the brows or around the mouth. She has also mastered Lipodissolve injections, which aim to slim down problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. For even more dramatic weight loss, she utilizes HCG hormone programs or Phentermine, an appetite suppressant, to put clients on the road to a healthier lifestyle.
Both of The Healing Arts Day Spa?s two locations enhance the transporting effects of their services with decor that evokes a Tuscan-style villa. Vines crawl across shelves and along the backs of chairs, walls are painted to resemble lightly weathered stucco, and stone tiles create the feel of an airy courtyard. In softly lit rooms, the hands of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver relaxation through massage, body wraps, and skin and hair treatments. Customers can even learn to pamper themselves: owner Terrell Lynn teaches a course in couples? massage that helps forge closer bonds between spouses or strangers on a long bus ride.
Both women and men turn to one of Madison Avenue Salon & Day Spa's four locations when they need treatments capable of instilling relaxation while rejuvenating looks. In the spa, massage therapists extract tension with hands and hot stones and aestheticians apply nutrient-rich Dermalogica products that hydrate the skin. The salon side of their operation boasts a large team of stylists, who keep current on both office-ready and avant-garde looks with continuing education from Redken.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Sigita Wendorf leads the staff at The Body Shop Day Spa in crafting spa treatments more relaxing than a lullaby duet by Yanni and Enya. Several massage modalities, including reiki and reflexology, relieve muscle tension, while facial and body treatments soothe skin. A fireplace in the waiting room casts shadows on vases full of blossoms, and throughout the spa, the walls showcase images from nature, such as fog-obscured trees and beach turtles playing Marco Polo.
Body Renewal's owner, a nationally certified massage therapist abolishes aches with a selection of massage services customized to client's needs. During the Swedish massage, gentle hands unravel rigid musculature with elongated strokes and a forcible-kneading motion, helping to improve circulation and soothe muscles stressed from grueling gym sessions and ribbon-dancing marathons. The long, pressurized kneads in the deep-tissue massage strive to relieve chronic muscle tension by targeting knots well-concealed within the back's striated layers of tendons and triceratops fossils. Alternatively, toasty basalt stones warm and relax muscles during the hot-stone massage, which strives to soften tense tissues and hasten blood flow.