There are many ways to remove unwanted body hair, but very few methods are actually permanent. Elizabeth Kelly, electrologist and owner of Essential Skin Electrology & Day Spa, understands her clients’ frustrations regarding hair that won’t go away and works together with men and women to gently depilate even their most stubborn body areas. That level of attention also extends to her spa’s other focuses, including skincare. In each service, aestheticians use Dermalogica or Pevonia Botanica products and deeply cleanse faces with more than a dozen different facials customized for dryness, signs of aging, or funny faces that eventually got stuck that way. They also whisk away stress with a handful of massages, each of which may be paired with a therapeutic essential oil.
The staff at Galina’s European Skincare takes the term “golden glow” literally. One of its specialties is the Golden Glow mask, a moisturizing blend of oat peptide, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and 24-karat gold dust. This sparkly treatment boosts collagen production and moisturizes skin so that faces look fresher and better able to guarantee a currency. Though not all of the spa’s services incorporate precious metals, they do work to improve the look and feel of skin. The staff members can suggest a combination of facials, peels, microdermabrasion, and anti-aging LED therapy to combat each client's particular skin issues. They also perform manicures and pedicures, apply eyelash extensions, and remove hair permanently using electrolysis.
During foot-reflexology sessions, a member of the Tri Zen Massage & Reflexology staff presses thumbs and fingers into specific foot points, triggering relief from pain and stress. This treatment also ramps up sub-ankle blood flow and helps drooping arches perk up like dogs hearing the high-pitched whistle of their favorite teakettle. Swedish massages unclench stiff musculature, aid healing, and foster uninterrupted slumber with a blend of five techniques ranging between flowing strokes and swift raps. Alternatively, soothing fingers work their way into tucked-away tissues during deep-tissue massages, applying intense pressure that translates into decreased tension and an increased chance you’ll be able to tie yourself into a pretzel. Deep-tissue techniques can also help to unfurl chronic kinks and assuage postural imperfections, mobility problems, and sports injuries.
A former makeup artist and graduate of the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, Wellness Massage & Skincare's skilled aesthetician Pamela Andrews relies on her epidermal expertise to create a personalized facial for her clients. During the 60-minute custom organic facial, Andrews assesses each client's countenance to determine which formulas will be most effective. Mugs then bathe in Yüm Gourmet Skincare products composed of natural botanicals, organic ingredients, and bamboo tears. Each custom organic facial also includes a scalp massage, shoulder massage, and moisturizing hand treatment. Like an edible water bottle, the facial both hydrates and nourishes, its soothing textures refreshing skin and sending clients slipping off into tranquil trances.
East West Massage Therapy sequesters pairs in a private steam sauna that holistically detoxifies bodies and tames stress with thermal therapy. To begin, stiff muscles go limp in the hot sauna for about 10 minutes, soothed by the sultry, jungle-like temperature and recordings of purring panthers until the first beads of sweat drip from foreheads and pinky toes. Physiques leap from their perches in the wooden chamber into a cool, tiled shower, where they stimulate cardiovascular- and immune-system health under a chilly cascade. Aided by hair and body lathers, couples can scrub each other's backs under the refreshing stream, and friends can wash out sculptural coifs modeled after ex's jheri curl. A resting period of about five minutes is recommended before the second steam round, during which time invigorated limbs cuddle amid fresh towels, robes, and slippers. Groupon customers also receive 30% off any future massage purchase.
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