Clients can relax and practice shadow puppet routines inside Welcome Relief Massage Therapy’s sunny sitting area, before being led in to one of the massage areas. Stressed skeleton suits can enjoy the benefits of a full-body one-hour Swedish massage, which uses medium pressure to relieve muscle tension and stimulate circulation (a $65 value). Clients hoarding pockets of hurt, however, can indulge in a firm-pressure deep-tissue massage that can help alleviate pain and stress (a $75 value). And with a combination of Swedish massage techniques and warm, smooth, oiled stones, a hot-stone massage delivers a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature (an $80 value).
A specialized team of licensed aestheticians, a makeup artist, a massage therapist, and an oxygen technician accommodate beauty needs in the cool-gray interior of the Saratoga Springs spa. The menu boasts an eclectic selection of services ranging from sunless tanning to organic Da Vinci teeth whitening, one of Leonardo's lesser-known inventions. Those seeking detoxification can visit the hydration wall stocked with spring waters, as well as oxygen-delivery stations that waft the life-giving gas at approximately 70% higher levels than in ambient air. Bright and textural contemporary art adorns private treatment rooms, and mirrors with vanity bulbs surround glass display cases of products for sale, including Dust organic mineral cosmetics
Beauty Bar Salon & Spa's stylists rock a high-end toolkit of products. They can render a single-process color application with L'Oréal Inowa ammonia-free color, but they can also wield the most important styling tool of all: their ears. That's because they put a priority on listening to their clients, and discerning to what degree they want to incorporate a new trend in their hair look. But their services go beyond hair—the team can splash shellac polish on nails, exfoliate skin during a microdermabrasion, or render an oxygen facial.
It's possible to walk into Cheveux Design and walk out looking completely different. That's because their full menu of salon and spa services cover clients from scalp to toenails with hairstyling, manicures, waxing, and facials. As a Paul Mitchell signature salon, the staff drizzles Paul Mitchell products into hair during color treatments, straightening, and designer cuts.
Pamela Muller heads up Lashes Over Saratoga, where she bolsters natural fringe with semipermanent Xtreme Lashes. Customized designs range from flirty extensions applied to the outside corner of eyes, or full sets that add drama and intrigue to daily blinks. The extensions stay put even when wet, with touchups recommended every two–four weeks.
At The Skin Bar at Panacea Day Spa, esthetician Jessica Carney beautifies visages with an assortment of holistic and results-oriented treatments. She whisks away dead skin cells with natural-enzyme facials or performs a jin shin do acupressure facial to strengthen façades, promoting improved circulation, the free flow of energy, and the ability to bench-press a pillow with one's eyelashes. Carney also waxes brows into refined arches and airbrushes bodies with a spray-tanning formula free of harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances.