Miriam Figueroa, a holistic wellness counselor, licensed massage therapist, and aesthetician, spent more than 20 years in the health and beauty industry, staffing five-star hotel spas and then founding her own luxurious center, Spatini Holistic Health. Her spa specializes in M’lis wellness programs, treatment packages that reduce stress and target specific ailments—from cellulite to arthritis—by drawing on the interrelations between mind, body, and soul.
A suite of traditional spa treatments flanks the holistic programs. Facials run the gamut from deep cleanses to nonsurgical face-lifts. Seven available styles of massage encompass the gliding strokes of Swedish and hot-stone massage, which the ancients discovered using stones warmed by confused mother chickens. Body polishes exfoliate away dry skin, an ideal prep for a botanical Bronze Biologic formula that leaves behind sunless, natural-looking tans.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
Structure Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork owner and certified massage therapist Jeanette Falu-Bishop began her career on U.S. military bases in Germany, donating her healing hands to soldiers and their families. Guided by input from a complaining back, screaming shoulders, or softly lowing calves, clients choose one of five modalities ranging in intensity and technique to respond to their particular aches. Palms glide over sensitive areas during popular Swedish massages, where a combination of connective strokes and light to medium pressure stimulates circulation to gently relieve physical tension. Russian sports massages and deep-tissue techniques may help relieve joint tension and rout out hidden knots or copies of War and Peace, and props such as river rocks or bamboo wands aid fingers in pinpointing pain and unclogging inner wellsprings of peace.
At Le Salon Medical Spa, a plethora of beauty, weight-loss, and skincare treatments await customers who want to relax and emerge from the spa looking dazzlingly refreshed. After complimentary consultations with medical experts, customers can seek out services such as microdermabrasion, laser hair and vein reduction, light therapy, and photofacials. The spa also offers enhancements for treatments, adding on services such as lash tints, lip renewals, hand rejuvenation, and comforting pats on the back. Additionally, customers can sign up for entire programs such as weight-loss treatments, cellulite reduction, and non-surgical fat reduction.
The highly trained staff at The Colonic Center assists clients as they gently expel waste from the colon using modern equipment to ensure a sanitary, comfortable experience. Aiming to dislodge buildup and detoxify the digestive tract, colonic irrigation can also be used to prep patients before a colonoscopy. During the procedure, fully covered patients lie on comfortable beds and relax as a slim single-use nozzle releases a flow of temperature-controlled, purified water that irrigates the large intestine. The water-pressure level may be tweaked to patient preference. Professional therapists further ensure clients' comfort during the clean, odor-free process by leaving the room if requested or reciting Shel Silverstein poems from memory. While a prescription is required for this deal, The Colonic Center can assist locating an area physician.
As a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals, the newly opened Claudia Faye’s Spa deploys a variety of relaxing and beautifying body-care treatments. During an all-natural signature facial, aesthetician Claudia Hill splashes faces with herbal antioxidants and nutrients by Farmaesthetics to exfoliate and hydrate the complexion, and customizes the treatment to address each unique skin type. In the course of a microdermabrasion treatment, Hill waves a diamond-tip wand to gently slough off and vacuum up the outermost layer of lifeless skin cells and misplaced mustaches to smoothen wrinkles and curb mild scarring, leaving skin surfaces glowing and refreshed. Bimonthly treatments are suggested for optimal results.