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.
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.
For nearly 20 years, the friendly muscle manipulators at Touché Salon & Spa have eased on-edge muscles in a stylish, relaxing environment of polished tile floors and cushy leather chairs. Put the licensed therapists' nimble knuckles to the test with the Touché's signature relaxation massage, good for any level of tension. For 50 minutes, a chief stress destructor will target enemy tension insurgents using firm but gentle hand-to-muscle combat, easing away aches in the deepest trenches and most hidden helipads. You'll depart the premises with your muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
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.