With more than 20 years of medical experience in the U.S., U.K., and India, Dr. Ram Chandra reels in his far-reaching skills to focus exclusively on beauty woes. At Anara MedSpa & Cosmetic Laser Center, named best medical spa by readers of New Jersey Monthly in 2011 and 2012, the certified aesthetic consultant combats unwanted hair, sun damage, and spider veins with advanced laser technology, while his team of aestheticians replenishes skin with traditional facials and chemical peels.
Certified massage therapist Asad Khan is no stranger to the power of natural healing or to hard work. Before opening Massaging the Soul, Asad persevered through 720 hours of extensive training at the National Holistic Institute to earn his massage license. In addition to trekking through the demanding program, he lost 60 pounds, relying solely on natural methods to do so.
At Massaging the Soul, Asad draws from his comprehensive education and personal experience, as well as the principles of yoga, meditation, and shamanic breath work, to connect with his clients and their individual needs through the art of massage. He specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage, but also works in the realms of shiatsu, hot stone, and aromatherapy. In some cases, Asad incorporates sound frequencies into treatments, as they may help clear the body's energy channels and compel any dogs in the vicinity to howl in perfect harmony.
Elements Massage focuses on proving a true therapeutic experience, fending off unnecessary medical procedures with soothing techniques that trigger the body's natural healing abilities. Clients are paired with therapists who assess their specific aches and health conditions, treating each client as their most important client. They then use four levels of pressure and a blend of up to six modalities, such as deep-tissue, Swedish massage, and finger ballet, to create a customized massage. Their soothing kneads promote well-being, combat pain, loosen tight limbs, and disperse oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Students should bring: hand towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: If you don’t do yoga and always wanted to but thought you couldn’t -this group on is for you.
Every facial at The Jennifer Day Spa begins with a personalized skin assessment. This allows the aesthetician to curate a regimen that directly targets that client's skin needs. Then they get to work with one of more than 10 facials, each designed to address a specific need. This form of personalized attention underlines every treatment here, including massages ranging from hot- and cold-stone to deep-tissue.
The hallway, lined with golden-hued paint, leads to Massage Spa 1’s private treatment rooms with tables set up for individual or couples massages. The rooms also provide a relaxing space for aestheticians to calm acne and excess oil with facials using G.M. Collin skincare products, or wax off unwanted hair on faces, bodies, and shadows.