Studio director Simona Cipriani, like all the instructors at The Art of Control, trained under Romana Kryzanowska, who studied directly under Joseph Pilates himself. The studio, therefore, prides itself on being not only certified, but a direct ideological descendant of Pilates' very inventor.
Many clients come to The Art of Control to take part in group or private lessons, and particularly advanced students can get specialized independent instruction. More than one type of Pilates is practiced at the studio. In mat Pilates, participants work through routines atop their own colorful rectangles, and in reformer Pilates, the Pilates-proprietary workout machines provides resistance to counter participants’ movements, creating an additional strength-training element to build strength and muscle definition. Other classes may incorporate props, such as bands, wedges, and rubber chickens wearing novelty-size sunglasses. Feldenkrais and Zumba classes also speckle the calendar, and teacher-training programs prepare students to teach. Personalized nutrition programs and massage therapy further spoil bodies and increase health. The Art of Control also hosts and participates in events and workshops.
Voted best of Westchester for four years by Westchester Magazine, Euro Laser Services quells rebellious bristles using state-of-the-art GentleYAG laser technology, which is kind to skin tones fair, tanned, and dark. After a consultation with a friendly laser lord, hair-plagued patrons kick back for their first laser hair-removal session, in which variable pulses of light target follicles and forbid future growth. An additional two treatments will be scheduled for the same area to set clients on the path to total fur domination.
B Spa & Salon likes to party. The beauty hub opened in 2010 with a gala event attended by industry insiders and Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer, and since then its representatives have frequented events such as the F. A. B. philanthropic party. But while the spa maintains a high profile, its primary concern isn't its own image, but those of its clients. That's why its aestheticians rely on more than 10 facial cocktails and advanced facial treatments, such as microcurrent therapy and LED lights, to promote healthy complexions. It's also why the aestheticians perform both organic sugaring and traditional waxing to deplete the body’s hair supply. Like a daytime TV judge, the salon is good at straightening things out; stylists tame unruly strands with keratin treatments from Coppola and Brazilian Blowout.
The staff members at Lifeline Hygienics are all certified to administer gravitational colonic irrigations. However, their expertise goes beyond colon hydrotherapy—before each client's first session, they also discuss diet and health history, hoping to administer colonics from a holistically minded standpoint. The colonics themselves are helped along with abdominal massage and the manipulation of reflex points, which aids in releasing waste.
Certified reflexologist Jonny Zhang knows your feet like the back of her hand. By using natural pressure points, her pain-relieving reflexology techniques can alleviate lower-layer aches that are generally inaccessible through traditional methods. This bodywork can be tailored to clients' unique needs and is an ideal solution for arthritis, allergies, migraines, constipation, menopausal pain, and cravings for chicken nuggets in the shape of a foot. She also focuses on managing constipation and reducing swelling in feet, ankles, and legs.
Derma Science Spa founder Olga Misevich, a skincare professional with more than 10 years of experience, shuns harsh chemicals in favor of organic products and homeopathic remedies. Her licensed staff shares her belief in the efficacy of such remedies, as well as her focus on developing individual treatment plans that account for clients’ specific needs. That’s why they begin every visit with a consultation in which they take note of skin conditions, dietary habits, and other lifestyle factors to devise a custom-crafted plan to fight the physical effects of aging.
Such a plan may call for treatments that include chemical peels, body wraps, and exfoliating facials. The clinic lives up to its name by pairing these topical remedies with advanced laser treatments designed to erase blemishes, such as rosacea, acne, and spider veins. Specialists also wield lasers during hair-removal treatments, which save time that would otherwise be spent shaving, waxing, or tying individual hairs to the blades of a high-powered ceiling fan.