Licensed acupuncturist Lance David Isakov practices kundalini yoga, reiki, qi gong, zero balancing, plant-spirit medicine, and other healing techniques like a basketball player practices a jump shot or a pianist practices the piano—with equal parts dedication and joy. He and his staff of fellow licensed acupuncturists and wellness practitioners bundle those same services at Wayne Family Wellness. There, he guides students and patients through overcoming an array of disorders and conditions, including stress, allergies, and fatigue using both classic five element and traditional Chinese medicine styles of acupuncture. Isakov’s wife and certified massage therapist Amy Isakov also lends a therapeutic hand during Swedish, Thai, reflexology, and deep-tissue massages.
On the other side of Bleu Mousse Salon’s brick exterior, clients enter into the newly renovated space where experienced stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists build personal relationships with clients as they customize treatments to suit their needs. Clients can snack on complimentary wine and snacks from neighborhood eateries as they wander through the space outfitted with a comfortable lounge boasting a flat-screen TV, which beams in big sporting events and the lesser-known Olympics. Track lighting illuminates stylists revamping manes with L’Oréal Majirel, Inoa, and Richesse hair dye, and private treatment rooms wrap around aestheticians as they pamper pores with glo therapeutics skincare products during facials and chemical peels.
A Cut Above is overseen by salon owner and master stylist Skip La Spina, who began bending manes according to his will at the age of 15. After studying in New York and London, Skip landed an assistantship with famed stylist Paul Mitchell, who called upon Skip for a variety of tasks during high-end hair shows and glamorous pageants for up-and-coming cotton candy manufacturers. Trained in the Wave-A-Metrics cutting technique, Skip snips hair according to each client's distinct growth pattern, face shape, and penchant for posing in front of oscillating house fans. Skip and his team offer a variety of hair, skin, and nail services in a clean and spacious salon environment.
Sunlight spills through Tei Salon's ornate, arched windows to illuminate stations where stylists work to restore each head of hair to a healthier texture and hue using nothing but their shears and keen aesthetic eyes. Well, not exactly nothing. The stylists also rely on a stock of haircare products from Bumble and bumble and L'Oréal Professional Series Expert, all of which are potent enough to nourish, smooth, and give hair the ability to swish over shoulders in cinematic slow motion. The salon, tucked within the Chestnut Village Shoppes, connects to its sister spa, where Tei Salon's Dermalogica-certified aesthetician focuses on curing skin of its every ill, from rejuvenating mature skin to purifying acned complexions to defuzzing bodies during specialized facials and a full complement of waxing services.
With more than 30 licensed massage therapists and four area locations, Healing Hands Massage is on call seven days a week to bring relief to gridlocked muscles. Swedish-style therapeutic massages calm tense muscles and overworked minds with light-to-firm pressure and various kneading techniques. Deep pressure massages assuage tight muscles that require extra convincing, and pregnancy massages provide relief to expecting mothers whose joints ache from the added weight of carrying around future grown-ups. Massage therapists also make house calls for customers who’d rather receive bodywork in the comfort of their homes, and haul their massage chairs to offices or conventions to appease the overworked masses.
Doctor of Chiropractic Irene Dubinsky Londer, a specialist in myofascial-release therapy, believes her patients' needs are paramount. During a first visit, she performs a thorough exam while learning the patient's full history, including any names they've given their spine, before setting her hands to work. Her treatments include gentle spinal manipulations and the Nimmo Receptor Tonus technique, which builds structural integrity, symmetry, and balance. Between visits, she prescribes exercises to help aid in recovery and pain relief.