The crew at Holistic Medical Spa & Laser Center of Westchester works to beautify bodies with an expansive array of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Along with a team of experienced doctors, board-certified physician Dr. Amar Singh performs cosmetic surgeries and other procedures that range from skincare and facial rejuvenation to Botox and other dermal fillers. Specialists also conduct SmartLipo, Cellulaze, and Elite MPX treatments, which help slim the body, reduce cellulite, and reduce the appearance of veins and unwanted hair, respectively.
Facelogic logisticians use scare tactics such as science and numbers to counteract the stress and lack of complexion clarity that can impede your ability to steer vehicles with your face. The friendly aestheticians at Facelogic Spa will gaze upon your visage to analyze your skin type and customize your facial treatment to meet your skin’s individual needs. The Facelogic Signature Facial awakens slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, optional extractions, and mask therapy, with a bit of therapeutic massage to help your mug relax and bring a glow to even the most Gollumy skin, undoing years of playing the MMORPG known as Real Life.
Emmary Day Spa's experienced massage therapists work out kinked tendons and untie knotted muscles with soothingly applied pressure. During a 60-minute therapeutic session, moderate pressure coaxes lumbar muscles to let out sighs of relief as they detail ongoing feuds with high-strung rhomboids. Tightly wound tissue releases its stronghold on bodily functions, granting blood vessels safe passage to deliver oxygen to gasping physiques. The muted earth tones and calming hues of lighted wall sconces set minds adrift in tranquility, aiding peaceful pressures in promoting continued customer health and well-being.
Reiki treatments may seem mysterious, given that they rely on an invisible energy field. Learn about the theory that guides its practitioners' hands with our brief introduction.
Nearly a century ago, Buddhist monk Mikao Usui ascended the slopes of Mount Kurama to meditate. He stayed for three weeks, and when he came home, he brought with him the basic tenets of a new healing technique: reiki. The technique is defined by a practice referred to as “laying on of hands.” The fully clothed patient reclines on a couch or table as the therapist homes in on 12–15 energy pathways across the body. The therapist’s hands then act as conduits of positive energy, hovering above each pathway for several minutes at a time. Advocates of reiki report a profound feeling of relaxation that washes over the body during these sessions—some drift off to sleep, and others claim to experience out-of-body visions.
To parse the meaning of reiki, one can divide the Japanese word into its constituent parts—rei, meaning “divine spirit,” and ki, meaning “life energy.” Though not tethered to any religion, reiki is spiritual in nature and built upon the notion that ki, often chi, flows through everyone. Negative thoughts and physical conditions can disrupt this chi, and it is up to the reiki therapist to recharge the affected parts of the energy field. Usui believed the therapy was “the miraculous cure of all diseases,” but modern reiki therapists rarely recommend that it take the place of traditional medical or psychological treatment. They see it instead as a supplemental energy therapy that works in harmony with other types of medicine to combat anxieties and physical illnesses.
Having made his way from the sandy beaches of Brazil to the urban jungle of New York more than 15 years ago, hairstylist Paulo Gregorio has worked his way through the beauty world to become a master colorist. He's also worked for L’Oreal International and continued to grow his clientele through a number of stints at upscale salons. Eventually, his hairstyling experience led him to found Paulo’s Atelier, a beauty haven that was not only crowned Best of Westchester 2008 by Westchester Magazine, but also earned the magazine’s Editor’s Pick for Best Colorist 2008. Now, Gregorio resides over a staff of more than 20 stylists, nail technicians and makeup artists at his European-inspired salon, which is marked by contemporary shapes and pops of bold colors.
Each beautician lives up to the latter half of the salon’s name (an atelier is an artist’s workshop) as they practice their craft on men, women, and children. A Baliage hair coloring treatment subtly lightens locks, and four types of straightening treatments, such as Brazilian blowouts and thermal Japanese straightening, chase frizz from follicles. Manicures and pedicures also refresh clients by covering nails with a chip-free UV gel, elegant silk wraps, or acrylic tips that can withstand the stress of scratching a pickup truck's back.
O2living, a holistic health and wellness center, treats bodies with nontraditional methods designed to heal and improve overall quality of life. One such method is a live-food diet, which cleanses systems with meals made of raw, live foods, such as locally harvested greens and macrobiotic salads and soups.
Also popular are O2living’s juice-cleanse regimens, which chefs press daily from organic fruits and vegetables. One visit to the café, where they juices are created, had reporter Alice Gabriel of The New York Times vowing to improve her own lifestyle, calling the fare “motivational.”
In addition to diet plans, O2living offers yoga classes, organic skincare treatments, and relaxing massage. A one-year membership to O2living completely overhauls bodies with such perks as a monthly mini facial, unlimited yoga classes, four seasonal juice cleanses, and access to a living-food chef and educator.