With scientific grounding from onsite physicians, the staff at The iBody design courses of pound-shedding and detoxifying treatments that focus on resetting metabolism, balancing hormones, and liquefying fat cells with lasers. Using iBody's medical weight-loss program helps stored fat release 1,500–4,000 calories per day, the equivalent of an armchair made out of hamburger. SmartLipo treatments help vanquish fat cells by prodding flab with laser fibers through a canella, whereas testosterone therapy inserts small pellets under the skin that release small doses of weight loss–inducing hormones over the course of three to six months.
Before Bessy Lim had her first facial, her life was a succession of stressful, 12-hour shifts. Her first spa experience awakened a latent desire: she wanted to help others find the relaxation she had forgone for so long. With that, she left her stressful career, earned a number of spa certifications, traveled abroad to learn the various therapeutic techniques and ways to pronounce "microdermabrasion" of spas overseas, and finally opened Agua De Vida. There, a corps of certified and licensed massage therapists team up with the spa specialist to mend tense muscles with massage, swaddle bodies in wraps, purify pores with facials, and primp hands and feet with nail services.
Touché Salon and Day Spa bedecks bodies in unique adornment as specimens are primped and pampered in a stylish, relaxing environment furnished with polished tile floors and cushy chairs. A skilled stylist will shampoo tresses before a final blowout blow-dries the 'do into a sleek sculpture of sophistication. Finish the look with a beautiful bauble from the BoobooSheek line of jewelry, which forges its handmade pieces with scintillating Swarovski crystals and natural stones. Feel free to pick out the piece that best evokes the ear's perceptiveness (most from $15–$75) or the wrist's resemblance to singer-songwriter Pat Boone (most from $20–$100).
Inside Ambiance Salon & Day Spa, lavish black leather chairs cocoon forms as stylists flit about crafting new 'dos with products from Goldwell, Joico, and Moroccanoil. Their services include piling hair into dramatic updos, adding color and dimension with highlights, and toning down frizz with Brazilian blowouts.
Past a hallway festooned with white chandeliers, private treatment rooms stand at the ready for the salon's more soothing services. Trigger-point, reflexology, and aromatherapy massages help quiet tightly strung muscles, and ancient cupping techniques boost circulation and decorate the back with handy coasters.
Armed with an arsenal of professional products from Bumble and bumble and Kérastase, the scissor-savvy stylists at Bravo unstress distressed tresses and buttress them into bold new 'dos. Let one of the gracious glamour gurus guide you to a sleek styling station, where you'll sit back and feel your soul tingle as they massage the tension out of neck and shoulder sinews. You can also skip the massage and dive straight into a new haircut or color before training your face-caterpillars to obey your commands with an eyebrow waxing. Dudes in need of dappering, meanwhile, can have their brainboxes manscaped with a timeless trim or a more modern masculine coiffure.
Elude's medical professionals smooth strung-out skeleton suits with chemical peels performed under the supervision of a board-certified physician. The Vitalize peel ($175 value/treatment) cocoons vexed visages in a custom face-hugging concoction of mild retinoic acids that sends dead skin to a dermatological underworld to be tortured by bat-winged facial-cleansing pads. This punim-pampering treatment may improve many forms of flesh blemishing, including wrinkles, pigment abnormalities, superficial acne scarring, and melasma. The Illuminize peel ($125 value/treatment) uses a gentler scale-resurfacing combination of acids, including alpha-hydroxy and phytic acid, to rejuvenate skin with less irritation and minimal peeling and downtime. Treatments are typically done in less than 30 minutes, ensuring newly polished mugs can return to the office in time to best their manager in the daily milk-mustache competition.
A passion and appreciation for wellness is the foundation of AcuSpa Wellness Center & Spa. The staff seeks to nurture, restore, and beautify their clients through acupuncture, massage therapy, and spa treatments. During acupuncture, they insert fine needles into the body to restore balance and help the recipients heal from such ailments as depression, hypertension, allergies, and migraines. Along with acupuncture, the state-licensed practitioners use an array of Chinese medical treatments including acussage: a combination of acupuncture and massage. They also preform a cosmetic Chinese facial to promote circulation and reduce puffiness, fine lines, and the likelihood of sour-beer face.