Inside 5th Avenue Salon & Spa’s mahogany and green interior, skilled stylists strive to heed clients’ requests as they administer a full range of hair, skin, and nail services. With Aquage and L’Oréal products in their hands, stylists trim, color, and condition tresses. Working alongside stylists are aestheticians who whip up custom blends of Dermalogica skincare serums to cleanse and moisturize visages. They also perform waxing treatments, massages, and soothing thermal body treatments, which utilize ingredients such as wasabi and tropical asian ginger.
Uva (pronounced oo'-vah) is spanish for Grape, the delicious and therapeutic fruit at the core of our products and skin care services. We offer luxurious skin care treatments using grape-based products. We also carry a distincitve portfolio of select boutique wines.
The air is tinged with the smell and taste of salt. Stalactites of salt dangle from the ceiling, and the floor crunches as the group walks through inches of rock salt. After taking a seat, soft music plays and the lights dim while the group relaxes and breathes in the healing salt air. This routine plays out several times a day inside Galos Caves' artificial sea microclimate, which earned it a nod in Time magazine. Using 100% Black Sea salt, the cave's air is laden with the negative ions of salt, which are thought to treat respiratory diseases, digestive tract problems, and dermatological blemishes. From asthma to rheumatic disease, the salt can help the body alleviate the more troubling symptoms of myriad conditions, and the relaxed atmosphere helps remove stress. Kids are welcome in the serene environment, and the staff gives children toys such as shovels, Frisbees, rakes, and plastic french fries to play with in the crystals.
AcuBalance Wellness Center is the longtime dream of friends and college mates Ausra Januseviciute and Vera Kulezic. While interning together, the two friends learned they shared the same passion not only for acupuncture, but also for other facets of holistic healing and Eastern philosophy. The central tenet of this philosophy, according to Ausra, is to "discover the root cause" of ailments rather than adhering to the Western practice of soothing away symptoms by ingesting medicine or Ella Fitzgerald's throw pillows.
Each client undergoes a thorough consultation, which the practitioner uses to develop an individualized treatment plan. These treatments are designed to combat maladies ranging from chronic headaches and digestive issues to anxiety and depression. Sessions take place either in private rooms filled with soothing music and aromatic incense, or in the main treatment room, which re-creates the community acupuncture sessions in China with five reclining chairs.
Dragonfly Integrative Wellness, Inc.’s therapists draw from Eastern methods to help improve clients’ overall health and mental well-being with massages and other holistic therapies. During craniosacral therapy and reiki, practitioners place gentle touches on bodies to release tension and balance bodies’ energy. Tui na incorporates traditional massage techniques to focus on chronic pain at acupressure points. Available massage therapies include Thai massage, which is based on stretching movements, and shiatsu bodywork, which helps to relieve pain and stress by stimulating pressure points.
The licensed aestheticians of Allure De Vie Salon & Day Spa pamper all regions of the body with a retinue of hair, nail, skin, and med-spa treatments that are lauded by customers. Conditioning treatments soften hair, wraps composed of purifying mud or detoxifying seaweed renew complexions, and spa pedicures soothe construction workers worried about the footprints in their concrete. Trained technicians also help patrons depilate hirsute areas with a laser hair-removal system that curbs future growth to create smooth, stubble-free extremities.