Nova Vita's attentive, masterly aestheticians will pamper you with a double-whammy of beautification. Start off with Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, which is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and precise pressure to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
Yoga, massage, energy therapy, and a whimsical store share a space at Soul at Home. Expert instructors lead strengthening yoga classes. The day spa relaxes guests with massages and skincare treatments, and the energy therapy aims to unblock the energy meridians of the body with methods such as acupuncture, reiki, and Quantum-Touch. Soul at Home also includes a serene boutique, which sells clothing, body products, and home accents, among other merchandise.
A sprightly space adorned with flowers, leather chairs, and the off-white glow of oriental partitions, Salon Adelante's inviting interior showcases the company's flair for aesthetics. The salon's staffers calls upon that same eye for good looks every day as they primp and prettify clients from head to toe with a dossier of services that include haircuts, colors, texturing, styling, mani-pedis, facials, and makeovers. As cosmeticians and stylists tend to broken fingernails or overgrown manes, massage therapists knead out tension during rubdowns that can be tailored to each client's needs. The aestheticians call upon cleansing and styling salves from top-notch brands such as Bioelements and Demalogica to fuel their feats of beautification.