A visit to Elements Skin Care & Massage Studio is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the senses. In each of the spa?s spacious chambers, the stark geometry of dark wood furniture complements the flowing lines of a sheer curtain, a linen-draped massage table, or a single potted orchid. These aesthetic pleasures only serve to enhance the sensory decadence that the staff of skin specialists, massage therapists, and nail technicians grant their clients. A slate of 10 facials ?including a signature service that treats not only the face to a massage, but the feet, legs, back, and scalp as well?help stave off blemishes and fine lines with Bioelements products. In private massage rooms, therapists call on several modalities to ease tension with hot stones, firm pressure, or pregnancy-appropriate strokes, as reflexology foot treatments ease tension stemming from tight shoes or arguments between toes. Feet can also bask in the spa?s many pedicures, which go beyond standard nail-salon services to incorporate heated lava shells, warm neck wraps, and even complimentary martinis.
Copa Vida Med Spa helps to revamp figures with minimally invasive and noninvasive cosmetic treatments vetted for their efficacy and scientific soundness. Board-certified maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Tony Chu chairs the facility with expertise in facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, which he developed through stints as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas and through training with Mayo Clinic's former chairman of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chu's seasoned staff of aestheticians, surgical nurses, and surgical assistants lends a helping hand during the med spa's various treatments, which include everything from Botox and liposuction to facials and event makeup for weddings or visits to the DMV. With an emphasis on the individual, Copa Vida Med Spa tailors custom skincare regimens to each client using professional products from Colorescience, SkinCeuticals, and Jan Marini.
The Dailey Method appropriately takes its title from its creator's maiden name, since it’s born of the intersection of many forms of exercise in Jill Dailey McIntosh's life. She initially studied Pilates, privately training other teachers in the method before eventually opening a personal-training studio with a partner. One of her students introduced her to the Lotte Berk ballet-based fitness method, and Jill hurried to New York to study with some of the original teachers of the form. She brought home new exercise knowledge and a passion for group fitness classes, and she decided to combine Pilates and ballet-barre exercises into what became her signature form. Now, she and numerous instructors at multiple studios help people develop more fit bodies while maintaining excellent posture, leading to long-lasting health. Additionally, studios are equipped with full showers facilities and offer childcare during classes.
Although they often relieve discomfort or address medical concerns, massages are most famous for something else: the ability to turn stressed minds into vast expanses of unworried serenity. Comfort massage therapist Peter Alan's main goal, and he'll go to great lengths to accomplish it. One of his secret weapons comes from nature itself; in addition to delivering massages, he maintains a serene garden getaway, where many of his treatment sessions unfold. Surrounded by the comforting sounds of Mother Nature, clients can receive Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massage kneads or bodywork techniques such as acupressure and reflexology. Peter also schedules massages at his studio or in clients' homes; this spirit of personalization also extends to the treatments themselves, which he customizes to address concerns specific to each client's well-being.
While traveling to India, Marina Gachet experienced the most wonderful facial?what was called a prayer facial?and ended up staying in India to study with the people who had mastered the technique. That experience laid the foundation for her aesthetics approach: Marina has now traveled the world and spent thousands of hours honing her techniques in both skincare and massage therapy to give her clients a unique and soothing experience. At her studio, she impresses the importance of de-stressing to all her clients and offers a plethora of massage styles to help them do so. She also offers packages that pair foot massage and facials with warm tea?for sipping, not as part of the massage.
The path to Julia Bystrova's signature bodywork therapy?what she calls ?deeper healing??has had some twists and turns. Julia was originally trained in Eastern modalities and energy work, and added to her knowledge by learning about Western-style approaches to health and well-being. In the end, she found that mixing the two is what helped treat her clients? physiological and spiritual problems best. Of the many treatments she offers, Julia often recommends massage therapy. During these sessions, she combines deep-tissue massaging techniques with acupressure, energy, and breath work.