Edge Salon and Spa is comprised of hairstylists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians, all of whom work to help clients look and feel their best. Inside the salon, scissors crop men's and women's hair while foils embellish them with highlights. The spa, on the other hand, focuses on feel-good massages, organic airbrush tanning, and body-sculpting VelaShape treatments.
Inside a sunny, tiled space, Phoenix Salon & Spa's seasoned stylists beautify visitors with a comprehensive menu of hair, nail, and facial treatments performed with premium, often organic, body products. Massage therapists soothe carapaces with aromatherapeutic oils, the flowing strokes of Swedish massage, and ocean sounds that emit from their mouths. Manicurists outfit fingernails with shimmering gel polish, and aestheticians prep brides for their wedding day with makeup applications.
Like a fevered drum solo, gloves crack against a shuddering speed bag. In the corner, the familiar whoosh-slap of a jump rope sounds off. And inside the ring, shoes quietly shuffle against the canvas as a pair of fighters square off. Such is the scene each day at It's On! Boxing/MMA, where aspiring fighters and fitness seekers alike convene to prepare for a bout, hone their self-defense skills, or put themselves through a core-tightening, calorie-burning workout. The gym offers training programs for kids 5–13, as well as a core rotation of adult classes that include basic boxing, muay thai kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and boxing classes designed specifically for women.
Everything about Embrace Massage Wellness's private suite facility screams relaxation. Or rather, whispers. From the warm-colored walls to the soothing sounds of ocean waves that flit through the air, Embrace was designed with serenity in mind. Massage therapist Roni Spillane doesn't take walk-ins. Her appointment-only scheduling ensures that her massages take place without the distraction of other guests, loud noises, or strobe lights that rolled away from a nightclub. In addition to massage, she pampers guests with bodily treatments and scrubs, specially designed spa packages for men, and facial- and eye-treatment add-ons.
After Emile Bouari lost 40 pounds, he was inspired to found Bouari Clinic and help others achieve the same results. Today, the clinic's several locations have assisted over 30,000 people in achieving their weight-loss goals with FDA-registered supplements and prescriptions. Bouari, along with a coalition of medical directors who oversee individual clinics, lends a supportive helping hand to clients without resorting to intense exercise regimes or fad diets consisting of celery-scented mist.
Tina Marie Nawn helps restore her clients' comfort and range of motion with massage services that include a special interest in magnetic-resonance stimulation and quantum biology. She helps alleviate chronic pain and improve circulation with a range of massage modalities that includes deep-tissue, prenatal, and stone-therapy techniques.
Tina also hosts workshops and trainings in quantum biology—a school of thought that applies quantum mechanics to biological processes, resulting in treatments such as magnetic-resonance stimulation, which jump-starts the body’s own waves and tunnels electrons to help repair and heal the body.
Quarterbacked by Dr. Evan Sorokin and a team of gifted aestheticians, Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery leads worn-out bodies to greatness with a playbook of surgical enhancements and noninvasive skincare services. Buff away blemishes and seemingly unmovable sandwich crumbs with the 75-minute face-restoration package that includes a 50-minute purifying facial, which uses a Clarisonic cleaning brush and manual exfoliation to excommunicate pore gunk before soothing skin with a medical-grade mask (a $90 value). Or Sahara-like faces can choose to cleanse themselves with the nourishing facial that refreshes with light exfoliation, vitamin C, and a skin-firming boost (a $90 value). Place newly supple skin in a pleasing frame with the brow and lash tint (a $49 value), and dethrone unwanted hair with a Nufree wax treatment on two areas of the face, such as the lip, chin, or handlebar nose hairs (a $47 value). Jealous brains get some attention with the customized skincare lesson and take-home sample products designed for oily, dry, and combination skin types (a $30 value).