Gaining acclaim as one of the state's best salons in Delaware Today's Best of Delaware 2011, Salon LaRoc refurbishes fingers and toes with a plethora of pampering nail services. Topside tensomes outshine their hook-hand cousins with a 30-minute manicure, during which nail technicians beat back cuticle invasions to create a peaceful nail canvas on which to polish. Hot towels then melt away stress and massaging hands roll back odometers on weary heels with a one-hour ped-pampering. Patrons sink back into cozy pedicure chairs as toes sniff out the best OPI hue for their next This Little Piggy tournament.
Gentle ambient music and the splashing of a waterfall into a copper basin score the relaxing services at Fusion Ultimate Couples Retreat. As the name implies, this spa designs its massages almost exclusively for pairs on the principle that the experience can be even better when shared with someone else. An ocean-view suite sets the scene for Fusion's signature oceanfront massages, during which therapists gently work side-by-side on clients' muscles with a blend of modalities. Nine styles, including deep-tissue, bamboo, and candle-wax massage, can be used to address different types of muscle and joint tension. To further aid in relaxation, the spa also houses a private hot-tub and sauna room.
Doctor of Chiropractic Stacy Cohen founded First State Health & Wellness shortly after he received his degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1984. Since then, his center has expanded to seven locations and welcomed aboard 12 other chiropractic physicians.
Each location features traditional adjustment techniques and Activator tools that rapidly and gently prod trouble spots. A few locations feature specialty techniques such as the Newark location's high-tech subluxation scanning and the Wilmington location's adjustable Thompson Terminal Point table made up of several different cushions that help it morph into an even more therapeutic surface: a ping-pong table.
Dr. Cohen and his staff complement their chiropractic touch with acupuncture, massage, and nutritional counseling services, which are overseen by the center's own licensed acupuncturists and certified massage therapists. Together, the team's collective efforts have been awarded The News Journal's Reader's Choice Award for Best Chiropractic Office in 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as the BBB's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2003 and 2009.
With advanced technology and the leadership of medical director Dr. Laura Kasper, the licensed experts at Medical Aesthetic Center help people feel more beautiful from head to toe. Their VelaShape system's combination of bipolar radiofrequency, infrared light, and mechanical massage targets cellulite, whereas their Zerona laser lipolysis contours bodies by liquefying fat cells. To remove unwanted hair and spider veins, or to reenact favorite scenes from Star Wars, technicians employ laser technology customized to each client's hair color and skin type. Aesthetics gurus can also combat fine lines and other signs of aging with cosmetic injectables and exfoliating chemical peels.