Stem cells and fruit-enzyme peels are two of the ways aesthetician Aline-Carol Casaverde de-ages the skin without the use of Botox injections. Knowing that beauty injections only numb the facial muscles or fill the skin with fluid, she relies instead on techniques that stimulate the skin’s ability to heal itself. She achieves this feat by first sloughing off dead skin cells with peels and microdermabrasion treatments, then encouraging collagen production with stem-cell ampules and lactic acid resurfacing treatments.
Licensed massage therapist Peter Eichler sharpened his therapeutic touch at the Sedona School of Massage, where he learned to blend deep-tissue techniques with bodywork such as reiki and sound therapy to sideline chronic tension. Peter also specializes in trauma release therapy, bodywork from an emotional perspective, and performs hospice and autism massages to calm the nervous system.
Healthy skin is the main focus at Organic Rose Day Spa, which is why the team of knowledgeable technicians uses only organic and natural skincare products from Dermalogica, Rhonda Allison, and GiGi Honee. During advanced skincare treatments, aestheticians can customize each of nine traditional spa facials to complement any skin type, from calming redness with a cooling seaweed mask and minimizing sunspots with a vitamin C serum to smoothing fine lines with an anti-aging caviar cleanser. The spa's advanced skincare technology helps foster healthy, glowing complexions using chemical peels and microdermabrasion to exfoliate away sunspots, blue and yellow LED light therapy for fine lines and acne, and microcurrent technology to lift sagging skin.
The versatile aestheticians can provide more than simply skincare, including services to embellish bikini areas with decorative vajazzling, colorful hair dye, or hair designs that shape strands into hearts, stars, and Magic Eye pictures.
The stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians at Ultimate Visions Hair Salon & Spa have been pampering clients for more than 15 years. They work hard to deliver what they call the “ultimate experience”—that is, doing everything in their power to make customers feel welcome and happy with their services and hopefully exceeding expectations. You can choose from three types of stylist here: assistant stylist, stylist, or master stylist. Each has different levels of experience, style specialties, and nicknames for their scissors.
Inside of Skin Rebalance's quaint, private studio, a licensed aesthetician applies her constantly growing knowledge of the latest beauty technologies to revitalize skin across the entire body. A consultation precedes each treatment, helping her to customize treatments for women, men, teenagers, and marble statues. The studio offers six kinds of facials, a specialized back treatment, and microdermabrasion that employs advanced Dermaglow II equipment. Skin Rebalance also rids bodies of unsightly hair with single-use wax.
Superior Body Works houses an experienced staff of massage therapists, each one certified, licensed, and insured to ease tension, alleviate pain, and improve circulation. Each therapist utilizes a blend of motions to root out stiffness with the appropriate modality, from deep, targeted pressure to flowing, surface-level strokes. Inside private rooms, clients disrobe to their comfort level before climbing atop a plush treatment bed and shrouding themselves in a clean sheet or towel. Soft music trickles from a speaker as the therapist soothes rigid muscles on backs, arms, legs, and airbrushed T-shirts. Light oil or lotions swaddle the skin during treatment to hydrate the skin and prevent friction while hands glide over the surface.
The staff of Montclair Therapeutic Massage Center doesn’t believe that comfort should come at the cost of environmental responsibility. Parking spots outside the shop hold places for fuel-efficient cars, and ADA-approved showers treat bicycling clients to a pre-massage rinse. The center’s certified massage therapist, Mary Wetherill, boasts a wealth of knowledge about human physiology that she gathered studying neuromuscular therapy, writing a book on treating diabetes with massage, and attending a pre-medical dissection course. With an advanced knowledge of the human body, Mary tends to bodies plagued by pains, migraines, and curved spinal alignment with a handful of massage styles. Her co-worker, Cristy May SyCip, leads relaxing restorative-yoga sessions, holding a single pose or a slow-paced snoring cadence for 3–10 minutes.