In 2008, Dustin Pena's right kidney failed––and it had to be removed. The pain could have been searing and the recovery brutal, but it wasn't. His doctor made it bearable. Because of this experience, Dustin decided to spend his life paying it forward as a licensed massage therapist and a medical assistant with a concentration in pain management. In the comfort of a private room, Dustin utilizes Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork combined with oils and calming music to promote circulation in stiff musculature and ease the discomfort caused by overly tight muscle tees.
At Valencia Salon & Spa, nail technician Carrie revamps hands and feet in a welcoming spa environment with sunny yellow walls. During each manicure, Carrie spruces up mitts disheveled from hours spent typing on keyboards or feverishly scratching strangers’ backs on the subway, by filing nails and taming cuticles. Feet get the same tender treatment as clients relax in cushy maroon chairs and read magazines before Carrie applies a layer of eye-catching polish to grape-stompers. A full-service facility, Valencia Salon & Spa beautifies patrons with a range of hair, nail, and massage treatments.
Tropical Sun Tanning owner Donyell Brown guides a team of tanning experts, massage therapists, and hairstylists as they help customers pursue overall beauty and wellness. Inside private rooms featuring warm wood accents, massage therapists employ the gliding strokes of Swedish massage and hot stones to ease tense muscles. Haircuts and color services revamp manes, whereas makeup applications prep customers for date nights. Patrons can obtain a tan while reclining in a tanning bed outfitted with a radio, standing in a tanning booth, or applying Norvell sunless spray-tan formula.
Peaceful Sensations Massage's certified technician, Lisa Crockett, relaxes her guests with a variety of modalities. She welcomes clients into a quiet, private room, where she places personal comfort at a premium. Lisa can play soft music while giving hot-stone, deep-tissue, or relaxation massages. Her mobile service enables massage in your own home, which, unlike a factory's conveyor belt, is a highly comfortable place to be massaged.
BA MedSpa & Weight Loss Center helps patients not only reach their desired weight but also maintain it. The center’s two-phase weight-loss program is aggressive, beginning with an 800-calorie diet—the potentially taxing effects of which are largely neutralized by the HCG injections that accompany it. Since a true lifestyle change is necessary to keep the weight off, the center then provides recipes and other instructions for establishing healthy habits.
There are other ways to improve your appearance at the clinic, too. Clients stop in for aesthetic services, such as wrinkle-reducing beauty injections, laser-administered facials, and hair-removal treatments. They also undergo permanent cosmetic applications, which allow them to wake up each morning with flawlessly drawn eyebrows, perfectly lined lips, and incredibly well-hidden butterfly-kissing scars.
The family-owned Rhanes Spa offers its clients an abundance of holistic facials, massages services, and other aesthetic and relaxation treatments. Its diverse service menu includes traditional spa and salon services, from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to reflexology and tanning, which is useful when your baseball mitt’s been in the garage all winter. It also pairs these classics with inventive offerings such as the Bellanina face-lift massage, an all-natural means of releasing tension in the face to lessen the appearance of fine lines, as well as sugaring—an alternative to waxing—and Alpha heating treatments that help detoxify the body.