The professionals at Heenas Esthetic Spa know that what’s inside someone is most important, but looks do matter. So they set out each day to help bolster the outer beauty of their clients. One of the spa’s specialties is its waxing services; techs will wax away unsightly hair on overgrown eyebrows, along the bikini area, and on tails.
Western medicine has long remained unable to explain why pincushions never get sick. With the growing popularity of acupuncture, the answer has become self-evident. The technique draws on the ancient concept of qi, the life force that flows through the body, and remains a vital part of health care in Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea, and other countries. It works by applying small, virtually painless needles to areas of the body where qi likes to hang out, stimulating proper energy flow and relieving impediments to good health.
Seven Brown is not just an aesthetician with more than 15 years of experience. She is also the founder of Harlem Skin Clinic, the Grooming & Beauty Director of Bleu Magazine, and the founder of BLVD Skin Clinic. At BLVD, she works alongside two other aestheticians, one of which is also a trained massage therapist and acupuncturist. Together the trio keeps clients looking their best with natural skincare solutions, from classic European facials that declog pores to skin-firming microcurrent therapy—one of Seven’s specialties. Seven and her team also provide full-body waxing for both women and men—subtracting hair from skin using a hypoallergenic gourmet wax—and hold regular workshops that cover topics such as juicing and teen skin.
Welcoming all the weary, achy, and waterlogged with an equally warm, professional presence, licensed acupuncturist Samina Quraishi takes a gentle approach to her treatments. During a quick but thorough consultation, she'll ask you about all your maladies, imbalances, and Pokemon allergies; listen carefully to your desires and needs; and provide a treatment that best suits your corpus and overall emotional well-being. Then, in a one-hour session at the clean and comfortable facility, she'll begin her healing process, putting horizontal soul sacks at ease with her calm, conversational manner.
Inside the transformative confines of Earth Wellness Cafe, spa services and healthy eats effortlessly dissipate stress. Therapists pair their Swedish and Thai massages with mud wraps and salt scrubs, while candlelit hot-tub dips effervesce with scents of lavender, eucalyptus, and patchouli. Unlike an encounter with a pin cushion, acupuncture is successful at using needles to relieve pain. In the café, tempeh sandwiches and kale smoothies treat the body's interior to a similar level of healthy decadence, while yoga and Pilates classes provide a challenge to physiques.
Nestor Cora opened Soft Touch Laser after studying the healing arts for decades, and her training is evident during all manner of services performed inside of the spa’s rustic, therapeutic environment. Nester's extensively trained team of therapists and aestheticians address both spiritual and physical health with services such as acupuncture, body wraps, salt scrubs, and massages. They also revive dull skin with facials and anoint hands and feet with essential oils such as patchouli and lavender. In addition to offering general spa services, Soft Tissue Therapy also satisfies basic needs with a menu of health-conscious fare such as marinated tofu, sandwiches, smoothies, and gelato.