Karma Organic Spa is worth a visit for the scents alone. The interior smells of fresh lavender, mint, and geraniums, thanks to the spectrum of organic beauty products the team uses for their facials and mani-pedis. Patrons drawn in by the woodland scents often stay for pampering treatments.
One popular service? The Karma Milk and Honey mani-pedi, which starts with a warm milk bath followed by a housemade sugar scrub and a skin-softening honey mask. The final step, as in all the spa's mani-pedis, is a coat of soy-based polish from spa owner Nausil Zaheer's own line. His creations, which range from neutral to neon, eschew what Zaheer dubs the "big three" toxins, rendering them safe for pregnant women, many clients with allergies, and stylish trees.
At Ethos Fitness Spa for Women, the focus isn't just on inner health, but outer health as well. The combination gym and spa sports a variety of weight-training and cardio machines, as well as workout spaces for small group-fitness classes, enabling ladies to fine-tune their form whichever way is most comfortable. Meanwhile, inside the spa, clients can soothe recently worked muscles with a therapeutic massage, correct their complexion with a facial treatment, or even highlight newly toned limbs with a UV-free airbrush tan. Staff nutritionists also bring outer and inner health together by constructing personalized food plans that can include everything from meal planning to kitchen makeovers to tips for successfully disarming the grocery store sample lady.
Stress can arrive unannounced on weekdays or weekends, which is why Ridgewood European Day Spa keeps its doors open seven days a week. Since 1990, the spa's menu has refreshed minds and bodies with services such as relaxing Swedish massages, microdermabrasion treatments that reduce signs of aging, and seaweed body wraps that disguise clients as giant pieces of sushi. Clients who can't decide on just one treatment can schedule one of Ridgewood's spa packages.
Inside this full-service spa, hair, skin, and nails are fawned over with equal amounts of attention and care. Cuts, coloring, and perms deftly rectify tangled and overgrown hairdos, whereas facials coax glowing tones from the skin with assistance from the Biodroga skincare line. To accentuate stylish new 'dos and dewy cheeks, technicians affix lash extensions to clients’ eyes and set bodies to full bathing-suit mode with Chocolate Sun organic airbrush tanning—who have been featured on The Today Show. Spirits are also rallied thanks to a roster of Swedish, deep-tissue, and foot massages, which put mind and body back into balance by prying stress and tension from muscles and lodged quarters from ears.
An oasis of pampering and relaxation, Exclusive Day Spa offers a wide array of massage modalities, a bevy of aesthetic services, and emotional coaching. The bodywork experts train in massage techniques including Swedish, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy, which soothes the muscles and nostrils alike. Facials and peels cleanse skin and fight the signs of aging, whereas beauty injections and dermal fillers provide more dramatic youth-enhancing results. Their laser skin treatments target fine lines, acne, and rosacea, and laser hair removal and waxing banish unwanted stubble, helping patrons earn the coveted nickname "Smooth Operator."