Abenz Day Spa & Boutique displays a range of environmentally friendly products made by the Hungarian company Éminence. Shot through with organic and hand-picked fruits, vegetables, and herbs sourced from small farms, the chemical-free serums safely cleanse and rejuvenate skin during four relaxing one-hour facials chock full of grapefruit enzymes, cocoa, and paprika.
Yet the nourishing and acne-fighting treatments are only part of what Abenz Day Spa & Boutique has to offer. Staff members also man the serene spa room, where they dissipate stress, tension, and awkward silences between shoulder blades with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Meanwhile, skin specialists use warm wax to free limbs, body, and face of superfluous hair. Hints of mango, raspberry, and chocolate scents flood the nail corner, where diligent techs spend up to an hour exfoliating skin and polishing nails during mani-pedis. Free underground parking is available to shelter clients' automobiles from the elements.
At Highgate Sports Clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic Ranjit Sandhu brings his chiropractic expertise to a staff of holistic healers. Seeing aches and pains as precursors to greater health problems, the doctor restores balance to the spine and nervous system as a means to heal the entire body and prevent illness. He treats patients with a range of chiropractic services, including adjustments to spinal bones that have lost their natural position, evaluations using heat-sensing tool, and adjustments of the extremities, such as feet. If chiropractic care is not the proper solution to a patient?s ailment, Dr. Sandhu may refer them to one of his colleagues, such as Di Wu, an acupuncturist, or Ivana Delmars, a holistic-health coach.
When Cecil B. Spa & Laser opened in 1979, it was a makeup studio—origins the team continues to honor to this day. Despite how much the salon has grown, mineral makeup lessons with Jane Iredale cosmetics remain one of the team's touchstones. During a typical session, makeup artists guide clients step by step through creating flattering custom looks that include natural lips or smoky eyes that require no matches.
Today the spa branches out far beyond makeup with a host of wellness and beauty treatments. The spa utilizes the Italian wax Comfort Zone, which promotes slower and finer hair growth. Massages, for example, range from classic Swedish kneads to Western Thai massage, a mix of pressure point work and stretching. Laser beauty services, meanwhile, include laser hair removal and a cocktail of laser treatments designed to nonsurgically produce the look of a facelift.
A burbling fountain, plush sofas, and clean, modern accents telegraph Zen Wellness Spa's emphasis on making clients feel relaxed. Inside private, dimly-lit treatment rooms, clients close their eyes on soft beds and forget about daily stress and the potential for Earth's collision with the Sun. While their clients relax, skilled aestheticians and therapists customize a variety of services including European facials, Brazilian waxes, and Swedish massages.
But Zen Wellness Spa isn't all fountains and facials; the team also embraces technology to make clients look and feel their best. Infrared saunas draw toxins out through the pores of the skin, and laser equipment wipe away unwanted hairs and inhibit their regrowth. Meanwhile, different lasers help missing hair to grow back by activating the follicles on the scalp, and biofeedback technology scans the body and identifies sources of stress.
Mantra Beauty Bar helps clients of all ages relax and feel refreshed and beautiful, with services ranging from eyelash extensions and massages for adults, to princess-for-a-day spa parties for kids. Visitors to the welcoming space won't get a whiff of chemical smells such as ammonia or poisonous barbicide, but only the soothing, natural scents of aromatherapy and organic beauty products. At the beauty bar, stylists and estheticians treat hair and skin to men's and women's haircuts, threading and waxing, and cleansing facials and back treatments. Visitors treat themselves to an exfoliating body wrap or stress-melting massage for much-needed rest and relaxation, or hop in a warm infrared sauna to banish toxins and promote healing.
Zen Wellness Spa?s aestheticians have a repertoire of spa services that range from traditional to advanced. This range of services allows them to offer a wider array of treatments when consulting with their clients on ways to fend off aging, weight gain, and stress. For example, they might recommend gua sha scraping therapy?a skin-tightening combination of friction and detoxification?for patients looking to reverse the tides of time. Otherwise, they might cocoon patients in infrared body wraps and usher them through the door to their infrared sauna. Throughout the week, their treatment rooms also house facials, microdermabrasions, waxing sessions, massages, and laser hair-removal light shows.