Throughout the spa, aromas from various body treatments waft through the air. One may be able to smell sweet scents from a brown sugar scrub or from a dessert therapy treatment that coats the skin in a yogurt-and-honey spread. Relaxing aromas come from custom-blended essential oils in the aromatherapy massage, while a refreshing hint of peppermint drifts from the skin of those receiving the very minty body scrub and massage combo.
The sense of smell is just one of the senses the staff of Tribeca Beauty Spa takes into consideration. Inside one of seven treatment rooms in their 4,000 square foot facility, aestheticians strive for visual splendor by removing dirt and oil from pores. Within the pedicure/manicure oasis, nail technicians shape and polish nails and can add such treatments as a salt glow foot rub, warm towels, and a moisturizing massage—bringing the sense of touch into the mix. Downstairs in the relaxation lounge, meanwhile, the staff welcomes robe-and-slipper-clad clients into a cedar sauna that helps them relax and detoxify before or after treatments. This sauna actually sounds like the most relaxing noise of all—silence.
SKINNEY MedSpa founders Adriana and Marisa Martino?who just happen to be identical twin sisters?have been interested in medical aesthetics since they pursued their certification. They immediately set out working under doctors in various med spas, gaining expertise in everything from laser treatments to cellulite reduction. They used their extensive knowledge to open SKINNEY Medspa, where they lead a team of medical aestheticians who use lasers for hair removal, resurfacing facials, and stretch mark reduction. Boasting a wealth of positive press, they also perform treatments such as microdermabrasion and photo facials, and thanks to their on-staff physician, Dr. Halland Chen, plasma facials that can encourage cell rejuvenation through applications of the client's own treated plasma or pulverized TV screens.
TriBeca Spa of Tranquility offers the usual lineup of spa services as well as a few unusual finds. Among the more eclectic procedures, ionithermie treatments employ galvanic and faradic currents to tone and detoxify bodies. Spa Week Daily, a blog that tests hundreds of spa services a year, applauded this uncommon offering and characterized TriBeca Spa of Tranquility as ?charming, welcoming, nicely equipped ? one of those spas where you want to hug the owner.? The owner in question is Gary Latawiec, a soft-spoken man with an impressive knowledge of the spa's procedures and pillow-fluffing schedule. TriBeca Spa of Tranquility rounds out its extensive menu with 10 massage modalities, facials that use Mary Cohr skincare products, reflexology pedicures, and full-body waxing.
It?s been more than ten years since the staff at Day Spa Gata saw the first glowing, relaxed client walk out their door, and it has since become a regular sight. That?s because the day spa offers an expansive variety of services meant to relax, beautify, and renew each guest who enters their tranquil spa, replete with complimentary consultations. In the massage area, bodies bask in modalities such as aromatherapy, deep tissue, and Russian sport massage, which tends to muscles before or after a tough workout or skirmish with the Ottoman Empire. Body scrubs buff away dead skin cells and stimulate circulation, while body wraps nourish skin with decadent formulas made from chocolate, dead sea mud, algae, or volcanic ash. In skincare rooms, specialists refine complexions with eight traditional facials and cutting-edge treatments that incorporate ultrasound, glycolic acids, or microdermabrasion crystals to reveal more youthful skin.
Walk into any of Genie Pod Spa's treatment rooms, and you might think you were walking onto the set of a futuristic film. That's because each room is equipped with a SlimLine Pod. These red and white egg-shaped capsules encase clients from the neck down and infuse their bodies with far-infrared waves from LED bulbs in order to help whittle waists and encourage detoxification. Over the course of about a half hour, the chamber reaches temperatures of 135–175 degrees, helping to burn calories, kindle sweat glands, and cook any popcorn kernels clients may have brought in. By stimulating circulation and perspiration, the SlimLine Pod helps pores release toxins. Meanwhile, the LED light promotes collagen production to tighten the skin, which leaves contours firmer and smoother. Pores can appear to shrink, sun damage might fade, and fine lines can start to soften.
Healthway Medical, P.C.'s Dr. Irina Lelchuk, who is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, integrates holistic- and alternative-medicine practices with traditional internal medicine to improve health and physical appearance. Dr. Lelchuk takes care of insides with intravenous vitamin therapy, nutritional medicine, supplement recommendations, and biopuncture. She sculpts outsides with Lipo-Light LED-light body contouring, Zerona-laser body contouring, and full weight-loss programs supplemented with prescriptions and blood tests, HCG, and numerous high-fives. Healthway Medical, P.C. now serves clients in both Brooklyn and on the Lower East Side.