Whether you're looking for a fresh hairstyle or a soothing massage, Giorgio's Hair Salon and Spa has got your beauty and pampering needs covered. Hair services include highlights and single-process color along with cuts and conditioning, perms, and keratin treatments. Professional skin therapists at the spa also cater facials to specific skincare needs, treating skin to either deep-cleansing facials with extractions or a light cleansing facial with a soothing facial massage. Nailcare, makeup, and waxing services are also available.
Dr. Gary B Feldman corrects an array of podiatry ailments with everything from custom orthotics and shoe inserts to hypnosis for pain management. He obliterates foot fungus with the FDA-approved PinPointe FootLaser system and eradicates painful and bothersome bunions, hammertoes, corns, and calluses. Although he has two offices—one in Flushing and another in Valley Stream—the doctor also makes house calls for particularly serious problems, such as that time you got your foot stuck in the cookie jar.
Located inside Hotel de Point, a boutique luxury hotel, Lemon Tree Foot Rub Spa pampers not only feet, but bodies and faces as well. Surrounded by Asian-influenced accents, patrons indulge in clarifying facials, mani-pedis, and the spa's namesake: foot-reflexology massages. Guests can also make their way to private treatment rooms where the spa's massage therapist, who has studied Chinese medicine and tui na bodywork, uses essential oils to administer full-body massages, which target different organs in the immune, nervous, and bureaucratic systems. And getting to Lemon Tree Foot Rub Spa is as stress-free as its massages, as the hotel operates a free shuttle bus from 39th Avenue.
"It's a game of chicken wing roulette," remarks Simon Chin on the Gentlemen Know Style blog. He's talking about Debasaki's gyoza wings, which forgo bones for the kind of stuffing you'd find in the traditional Asian dumpling. The chefs fill the meaty morsels with corn, shrimp, hot peppers, or a blend of veggies—order the combination platter, and you'll know exactly what Chin was talking about. Korean fried chicken, both stuffed and otherwise, is the highlight here: aromatic plates of wings that Serious Eats calls "blissfully meaty" with a "spicy gloss [that] is enough to snap you to attention, but not enough to overwhelm the interior." But there's also plenty for the adventurous: kimchi fried rice comes adorned with an over-easy egg to temper its blazing spice, and the seafood oden soup brims with a medley of mussels, fishcakes, crab, and dumplings. As diners cleanse their palates with spoonfuls of green tea ice cream, a ritzy cosmopolitan décor complements feasts with playful, jellyfish-like light fixtures and geometric furniture.
Regen Acupuncture's skilled staff keeps health, safety, and privacy in mind with each session of acupuncture. In private treatment rooms, the acupuncturists insert hair-thin, sterilized needles into the body to redirect its flow of energy, or chi. The ancient practice can relieve pain, de-stress the mind, and help clients feel more in tune with their porcupine spirit animals. An onsite East Asian herbal dispensary allows the practitioners to supplement their treatments with ready-made or custom formulas using GMP-certified products from Mayway, Kan Herb, Legendary Herbs, and Yao herbal products.
Hanging from the ceiling of Kings Relax Center is a potpourri of 3D floral designs, which scatters the lighting in all directions—some of it reflects off the polished hardwood floors, some of it pokes through patterned shoji screens. But this is just the periphery; center in on the room and you’ll find rows of reclining beds, and past there, rooms with massage tables. Here, massage therapists soothe and relax tense bodies with traditional Asian bodywork. Gridlocked muscles unwind during body, face, and foot massages. Essential oils can be added to the mix, and ear candling helps dislodge built up wax, toxins, and the solidified sound waves of elevator music.