Founded by a registered nurse concerned about the chemicals found in conventional spa products, Eden Organics' award-winning spa offers services that bathe patrons in an expansive selection of organic, vegan, and gluten-free products. The oxygen facial revives skin by spraying complexions with hyperbaric oxygen, and the flower power peel which targets hyperpigmentation, age spots, and acne scarring. During the back facial, an aesthetician smoothens the dorsal plains with steam and exfoliation before extracting deposits of sebum and ingrown marionette strings. Therapeutic massages set clients atop thickly blanketed beds. All the while, dexterous hands glide over muscles with organic mineral oils, delivering fluid strokes to extract tension and melt muscles into sublime submission. High-quality waxes, exfoliating lip treatments, and fragrant scalp massages also help guests to internalize the spa's soothing atmosphere and its abundant flowers blushing over hardwood floors.
The full-body wrap at Body Works Wellness Spa swaddles limbs and torsos in a wrap that is heated and treated with toxin banishers to help tone physiques and moisturize the skin. Clients don disposable skivvies as an aesthetician carefully envelops the shoulders, back, and abdomen with warm cloths and individually wraps each arm and leg like a well-sealed zebra cake. Wrapped bodies then soak in a sauna for a 30-minute heat bath that ignites the slimming and detoxifying powers of the wrap. After emerging from their warm cocoons, clients wipe off and walk away rejuvenated and ready to face the day’s onslaught of flying pies.
Bucks County Wellness Centre's muscle manipulators and Skin Envy's throng of façade fixers combine efforts to rejuvenate weary anatomies with therapeutic services. Unlike the icy grip of an automated kneading bot, a hot-stone massage employs the warmth and pressure of smooth stones to target musculoskeletal pain and alleviate aches on targeted areas of the body. The soothing, 60-minute session also works to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and promote relaxation. During an Antioxidant Infusions facial, a trained aesthetician swaddles visages in a Institut' DERMed solution containing natural ingredients that increase product penetration and effectiveness. Aimed at maintaining skin health and lifting facial pigment, the 40-minute treatment brightens the complexion and improves clarity, leaving faces radiant enough to effectively distract advancing hordes of slow lorises.
Licensed aesthetician Raffelle St. John helms Your Image Center, where her two decades in medical skincare helps her clients achieve their ideal skin tones and textures. Within her appointment-only office, she offers a large slate of services that dote on the face and body, such as facials designed to combat acne and refresh skin and soothing massages that incorporate hot stones and aromatherapy. Peels slough off dead skin with mango and orange, whereas organic body wraps draw out impurities with botanical mud. Other services include waxing, makeup application, laser hair removal, and the opportunity to chase a laser around a room for fun. Additionally, Raffelle puts together custom group packages with manicures, makeovers, and refreshments that are available for on-location parties.
Susan Matthews has an unusual background for a salon owner—she acts as a guest host on QVC, writes on a freelance basis, and advocates for child-abuse victims, but isn’t a stylist. Instead, she draws her inspiration from a job she held during her college years as a salon receptionist, and channels this insider knowledge toward running La Vie de Luxe, a spa she founded on her own. She and her staff make sure that the space lives up to its name, which means "luxury life"—they dole out champagne drinks, gourmet snacks, spa water, and deeds to yachts before performing hair or cosmetic services. The spa's nailcare treatments make use of high-end products from OPI, Essie, and Bubalina, and its menu of services includes facials for both men and women.
The goal at Erika Lynn Massage goes beyond achieving relaxation, though that's certainly a part of it. The massage therapists here seek to foster their clients' overall health, and they do that with a wide slate of massages that address any number of physical and emotional complaints. To that end, their techniques range from Swedish massage?a general relaxation massage?to deep-tissue massage?which focuses on relieving specific points of tension or injury incurred while trying to bench-press your childhood home. Other modalities include prenatal and hot-stone massage, as well as reflexology treatments, and they augment treatments with luxurious add-ons such as citrus hand treatments and aromatherapeutic scalp massages.