Massage therapists, fitness instructors, and nutritional consultants join forces at Pocono Body Wellness Studio to promote holistic health in all its forms. Therapists destress musculature with acupuncture and numerous massage modalities as instructors lead fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, and cycling. Elsewhere in the studio, dietitians devise custom nutrition regimens, and resident aestheticians further enhance bodies with facials, waxes, and mani-pedis. The diverse staff makes frequent contributions to charities, donating 5% of the proceeds of every massage package they book to a children's hospital in Philadelphia.
Pure Beauty Lounge owner Pamela works alongside cosmetologists, nail technicians, an aesthetician, and a massage therapist as they unleash soothed sighs and newfound beauty. Brushes flit across nails in manicure chairs, and a massage room in sage and burgundy hues offers privacy during kneading sessions. The massage therapist heats smooth stones, and aromatherapy oils release warm clouds of soothing scents like a soup made from love letters. The staff performs skin-refreshing facials and body wraps, and a hydrotherapy capsule bed with a water-jet massage and full-body steam bath purrs and hisses over a chorus of calm exhalations.
The staffers at A Touch of Heaven Salon and Spa perfect appearances and soothe aching muscles with services that use designer product lines. Stylists bathe tresses in Keune hair hues, which allow clients to match their locks to previous dyes or Monet’s water lilies. Dermalogica products cleanse complexions during eight kinds of facials, each of which targets a different source of the skin blues. During the exfoliating body scrub, sea salt sloughs off dead skin cells and clears a pore pathway for a river moisturizing oils, which are tinged with such scents as lavender or peppermint rosemary. The spa also corrals its services into themed packages, including a Teen Angel session that arms adolescents with beauty tips and a Honeymoon spa day for two complete with massages, facials, and the hand-holding required by most couples' prenuptial agreements.
Stylists at Artistic Design Hair Studio give their clients the styles they want, whether working with natural curls or working against Mother Nature with Japanese straightening systems and permanent waves. They cut and color locks with rich single-process hues and style them with products from Color Proof, Nuema, AG, and Baco Color. Away from the salon floor and the sound of split ends shattering on the ground, massage therapists ease tension with the gentle kneads of Swedish techniques, and aestheticians purify pores with Repechage skincare products and mineral makeup from Bodyography. The nail technicians put their finishing touches on new looks with manicures and pedicures with glossy OPI polishes.
Part boutique, part 1940s-inspired beauty emporium, All Gussied Up channels the charm of yesteryear while offering modern types of treatments. In June of 2012, Kelly Pettis opened the summer- and retro-themed store. Inside, Kelly and her staff apply spray tans, whiten teeth, and apply permanent makeup. All Gussied Up also has a boutique that stocks swimwear, retail items, and denim from brands such as Steady Clothing, ChicStar, Despi, and Bombshell Bay. Shoppers can stop by on a Thursday evening for their special Un-Housewives Club monthly event.
A peaceful oasis in your busy day, Qitopia offers massages, facials, and reflexology in beautifully appointed private rooms. The trained practitioners at Qitopia—formerly known as New You Massage in Deptford Mall—use the quiet space to soothe faces, backs, and feet with authentic Chinese modalities such as shiatsu and tuina. They free the body's energy, known as qi, from blockages by performing acupressure with hot stones and plugging in any bodily power cords. Tension lifts from clients' statures as the experts gently stretch limbs and release tight joints, using aromatherapy oils and lotions to aid relaxation and detoxification. Chinese massages also unleash a host of benefits from enhanced immunity and energy to reduced hypertension.
Richard Kroll has been training top-notch stylists for more than 45 years, serving as a national style director for Wella while primping and pampering clients at his Total Image Salon & Day Spa. Coiffure artistes tailor looks to suit each visitor's facial features, hair texture, and home architecture with a variety of salon services. Haircuts include a wash, condition, and personalized-styling session and Wella colors are customized to compliment skin tones ($32 for men, $50 for women). Faces glow and eyes pop when hairs flaunt highlights ($90+ for full head) or lowlights ($65+) instead of monster-spooking nightlights. The salon also offers a number of hair replacement services for those with thinning manes, including complimentary consultations and specialty wigs for guests receiving chemotherapy ($700+).