Touch Be Known's certified massage therapist, Wesley J. Williams, understands the connection between physical and psychological well-being and how massage therapy can foster both. Because each client is different, he customizes every session, drawing together techniques from several modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and lomilomi massage. Wesley makes a point to build on the knowledge he already has by pursuing opportunities to perfect his craft and explore new areas of the healing arts.
Clinical aesthetician and visual artist Sherry approaches each client's skin as if it were a canvas, painstakingly attending to it until it flourishes with a glowing beauty. Inside ZÁD Salon & Spa, her full-service, ultramodern salon—reminiscent of an art gallery with white walls interrupted by bright flounces of color—she uses her 20 years of international experience and the Dermalogica skincare line to design and customize facials, body wraps, and hair-removal treatments. She’s joined by master hair stylists, a nail technician, and massage therapist, who create masterpieces similar to the artwork adorning the walls or the one-act plays put on by the cleaning crew at night.
Megan Bauer, a cosmetologist with more than a decade of experience, leads a team of stylists, skincare specialists, and certified massage therapists at Bellara Salon & Spa. Their diverse selection of services coalesces around three main areas. Stylists update hairdos by adding color, accenting with highlights, and removing any nesting prairie dogs. In private rooms, massage therapists dole out muscle relief in 30-minute increments, and aestheticians refresh skin and remove unwanted body hair with facials and waxing services.
At Array of Motion, certified massage therapists strive to educate their clients as well as help them relax. They consult with each person they see to find out what ails them and then discuss the right direction for treatment. Along with traditional modalities such as deep-tissue, hot-stone, and shiatsu massage, the practitioners also provide salt and sugar scrubs, mud wraps, and herbal foot soaks.
No acne, wrinkle, or enlarged pore gets by aesthetician Katy. That’s because she has a slate of treatments to combat unruly skin. Her balancing facials include a custom treatment mask, and her peels resurface faces. She also uses a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand to clear out dead skin cells or to ward off evil spirits from the island Porecloggia.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tony Baratta believes that well-being stems from proper nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, physical fitness, and necessary chiropractic care. Alongside his team of holistic-healthcare experts, he supplements his thorough exams and corrective spinal adjustments with nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, and massage therapy. His commitment to keeping people well-educated in regards to their health extends to the public realm, where he gives regular lectures, and his collection of online articles, which dole out advice on exercise, healthy-eating habits, and how to contort your way through subway turnstiles.
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