For Body Beautiful's team of cosmetic experts, it?s not enough to simply treat patients? skin, veins, or cellulite. The med-spa?s staff is also focused on helping patients understand the issues they?re facing and how they can be treated most effectively, which is why all patients begin their relationship with the spa with a personal consultation. Only then does Body Beautiful draw on its arsenal of high-tech services, including treatments that include diode-laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and fractional skin resurfacing and rejuvenation designed to minimize skin irritation. The team also uses lasers?along with peels, ultrasound facials, microdermabrasion, and other approaches?to combat acne and spider veins, and its laser toenail fungus removal helps prepare feet for warm-weather footwear. To complement its other technological techniques, Body Beautiful also offers body-contouring wraps, which relies on a mixture of radio frequency, infrared light, fillers and Botox, and massage to help defend against cellulite and assist patients in reshaping their figures.
Warmly appointed walls, candles, and indoor flora set a serene tone at Capretti & Co., allowing aestheticians to perform nature-derived Elemental facials in tranquility. The 75-minute experience begins with a brief questionnaire that illuminates aestheticians on the beauty needs of each client, such as moisture-replenishing hydration necessary after a dry season or gentle exfoliation to smooth out visages that have recently weathered a micrometeor shower. With the questionnaire in hand, a Capretti & Co. technician custom-blends the Elemental Nature facial using environmentally friendly Aveda products and scented oils to soothe the skin and calm the muscles that make smiling, frowning, and frantic screaming possible.
While some spas claim to be relaxing, Spa Jema goes above and beyond, aiming to become a tranquil urban oasis for its clients. Sleek hardwood floors fill the 5,000-square-foot space, through the lounge and treatment rooms equipped with brick fireplaces, candles, and couches, which give off a homey vibe not unlike that of grandma’s Ouija board. Their services augment the calming atmosphere and include fruit-filled facials, deep-tissue massages, and pampering spa packages.
Retta Flagg was introduced to the reparative benefits of massage while recovering from a back injury. Once she was back in tip-top shape, Retta decided to pursue a career in massage therapy, focusing her initial training on styles designed to treat injuries and chronic pain. Only a few years after completing massage school in 1986, she started a 10-year career teaching neuromuscular technique at the very same institution she attended—the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.
Retta now owns and operates The Healing Touch, a place that clients frequent for stress-relieving treatments ranging from Swedish and pregnancy massages to paraffin therapy baths and onsite corporate chair massages. All the wellness center's therapists are graduates of accredited schools, boast more than 600 hours of training, and actively improve their skills through continuing education and thumb-wrestling tournaments.
The licensed massage therapists at Evolve Massage & Wellness Center untie knotted muscles and ease anxious thoughts with custom holistic healing. Clients first discuss their stubborn aches and appreciation for the smell of stamps with a therapist, who applies a unique blend of aromatherapy lotions that soothes senses and skin throughout the entire session. Attentive to pressure level, stress slayers may send waves of relaxation rolling through large areas with the gentle fluid strokes of Swedish massage or release buried problems one by one with deep-tissue therapy. Reflexology stimulates pressure points on the feet to benefit the whole body, and sports massage gently stretches stiff forearms to boost paper football scores.
Premier Salon and Spa's stylists have studied hair and beauty in New York City, London, and Paris, but clients don't just come for the team's worldly talents?they also come for the view. Perched 11 stories high inside Macy's Department Store, the space features private styling rooms that offer exclusive peeks at the cityscape and the bald spots of passing pedestrians.
Wielding products from Aveda, Pureology, and Goldwell, the stylists fashion bold cuts and brilliant highlights?services that earned the salon multiple awards from Citysearch. Meanwhile, soothing ambient music fills private suites during massages, waxing services, and customized Dermalogica facials.