A combination of technical prowess and creativity steady the shears and blow through the hairdryers at Bernard's Salon and Spa, a beauty center that aims to have its clients feeling like they just stepped off the cover of Vogue. Not all the staffs' attention is focused on the scalp, however—aestheticians deftly apply cosmetics before nights-on-the-town, perform rejuvenating facials, remove unwanted fuzz with wax, and shape cuticles during mani-pedis. Massage therapists, meanwhile, use swedish and deep tissue techniques to ease tension from the body, making clients appear more relaxed, approachable, and less likely to pop a neck vein.
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.
The doctors and staff at Paradise Antiaging Medspa give Father Time the brushoff with a selection of pampering and revivifying procedures. Skin treatments such as HydraFacials and chemical peels can beautify mugs for weddings and passport selfies, while Botox and dermal fillers erase fine lines and wrinkles. Acupuncture, massage services, and meditation are available for those seeking relaxation, detoxification, or an increase in spiritual wellbeing.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.
Rose. Jasmine. Cocoa butter. Those are just a few of the decadent essential oils and rubs that are part of the soothing massage experience at Absolute Haven. Here massage therapists nurture and ease muscle pain with a variety of massage modalities, including their signature aromatherapy massages that include some of the above scents. Aside from their signature massage work in deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massages, the team also treats clients' other needs. Some come to soothe their feet with a paraffin foot wrap and others benefit from having stuffed sinus passages cleared with a eucalyptus and peppermint treatment. Facials and nail care also add their own a beautifying edge to the pampering work done here.