Vida Massage offers a respite from the anxieties of everyday life with a diverse array of therapeutic massage techniques. A licensed massage therapist can ease chronic tension with flowing strokes, deep-tissue pressure, or a custom blend of both for custom healing.
The expert aestheticians at Renaissance Salon and Spa provide a wide range of services in the elegant 4,500-square-foot space. They use the state-of-the-art facility to perform luxurious treatments such as a 24-karat Magic “Gold” facial.
While other young girls were out playing in the streets of her native Bangladesh, Sabrina Khan crouched over a pot of fruit, herbs, and spices. At the age of 10, she was already busy formulating the kinds of skin remedies that would later serve as the focal point of her spa in the United States.
Though she now has skincare down to a more exact science, much has stayed the same for Khan. As the owner of Victoria’s of New York Day Spa, she still relies on natural ingredients for her facial salves, which she pairs with ancient rituals designed to soothe the mind and body. Aside from Khan’s signature facials and nail services, the spa offers 10 distinct massage treatments designed to relieve severe tension, treat somatic dysfunction, and apply more therapeutic pressure to sore spots than a hug from a boa constructor.
No customer will experience the exact same service at Diego’s Salon & Spa. That’s because each treatment is customized to the client’s specific needs. Master stylists cut away split ends and style hair to achieve the client’s desired look, and aestheticians treat acne, dry skin, or signs of aging with custom facials.
Because the looks they create are meant to last forever, permanent-makeup artists really ensure they are clear on what the client wants. After in-depth consultations, they line eyes, fill in eyebrows, or color lips with makeup that will stay intact even during long cries in the coat closet at work.
The staff’s customization also extends to large groups. The beauty experts tend to each individual’s needs while performing services from their party packages, which are available for wedding days, birthday parties, and girls’ nights out.
Luz Acosta, who goes by Lucy, is passionate about helping people. After ten years working in the health industry and hospitals, Lucy trained her humanitarian hands in the art of massage therapy and earned her certification through the Oregon School of Massage in 2009. Accredited in a wealth of massage techniques, including trigger point therapy, sports massage, foot reflexology, hot stone massage, and deep tissue massage, Lucy now delivers healing treatments at L.A. Massage by Design. In addition to offering a cache of stress-relieving services, L.A. Massage by Design also treats bodies to diamond microdermabrasion facials, fat-reducing electrostimulations, post-operative liposuction treatments, and spa packages for new mothers and newlyweds.
Signature Service: Massage, body treatments, and parties
Brands Used: Elixir of Life, Exel, and Slim Spa
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Be on time for your appointment, wear comfortable clothes, and drink water.