At Serenity Source Massage, a thought-provoking sign greets visitors as they enter. It doesn’t tell them to merge, stop, or yield to leaping dolphins. Instead, it challenges them to better their lives with one bold word: “simplify.” To fuel the simplification process, licensed massage therapists help muscles let go of stress, tension, and stiffness. Signature 80-minute massages tether the body to the mind with a custom blend of flowing strokes, acupressure, and trigger-point therapy complemented by warm towels and soothing heat packs. Add-ons such as a scalp massage or a foot sugar scrub promote blood flow to boost energy and facilitate healing. Chiropractors can help target pain sources with careful adjustments and exercises that cultivate mobility and strength.
Staff members at Smooth Body Salon & Spa pamper hair with eco-friendly vegan products full of oil-based Redken Chromatics elixirs and proteins. Aestheticians clear away dead skin with microdermabrasions, whereas makeup artists embellish freshly buffed visages with traditional or airbrush makeup. Waxing services are also available for both women and men.
The licensed epidermis professionals at The Spa 4 Skin challenge blemishes, wrinkles, and unwanted hair with a full array of laser systems, technology-based therapies, and custom facials. They perform skincare therapies such as clay masks, microdermabrasion, and DermaMax and DiamondTome resurfacing treatments, which rejuvenate visages and can slough off the tomato residue caked on from standup performances. Besides face-focused treatments, the professionals cater to bodies with the soothing, nutrient-rich misting of DermaLife spa jet and Swedish or deep-tissue massage. In addition, unwanted follicles are disabled during laser hair removal.
Recently under new ownership, Bellissa Spa and Studio corrals licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and medical professionals to beautify clients inside and out. Their wide array of services range from basic cleansing facials and nail-preening to laser hair removal and medical-grade peels. Warm earth tones welcome visitors for hair services towards the front of the salon, while those visiting for Dermalogica facials can head back to one of the dimly lit private rooms in the rear of the studio.
After a car accident left Kelly Kreis with a painful neck injury, she found relief through a combination of Western medicine and holistic healing techniques such as massage and acupuncture. Today, Kelly works to bring others the same relief at Renova Therapeutic Massage. Drawing on her background as a registered nurse and a licensed massage therapist, she performs treatments that range from relaxing Swedish massages to treatments that target connective tissues and central nervous system with CranioSacral therapy.
Didi has a long history as a spa practitioner and has been at the helm of DiDi'Sparadise for more than a decade. At her space in Nassau County, she performs services focused on the skin and body. She cleanses faces with more than a dozen specialty facial treatments, including glycolic peels and diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments and smoothes the rest of the body with full waxing services. Fourteen types of massages assuage sore muscles, and some also incorporate skincare techniques, such as the anticellulite leg massage and detoxifying massage with honey.