Jenn Guerra is a person of many talents. The certified massage therapist practices numerous forms of bodywork, from the intense pressure of deep-tissue massage to the targeted manipulation of trigger-point therapy and acupressure. But she knows just as much about the spirit as she does the body. She regularly holds spiritual readings in private sessions, at events and parties, and even over the phone, as long as the client’s line isn’t being tied up by someone going on the Internet in 1995. For all of these services, Jenn Guerra can work out of her office or travel directly to clients' homes.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
Sheer Bliss's skilled technician Victoria Hernandez blends a variety of massage techniques into each one-hour Blissful Touch massage. A series of full-body Swedish massage strokes loosens knots, kinks, and clans of hibernating raccoons from connective tissues, and targeted Shiatsu finger work digs into taut pressure points, calming tendons and clearing muscles of stress. Added aromatherapy tickles olfactory nerves as hot stones melt away tension with radiating warmth. Finally, backs wriggle out any lingering aches thanks to light Thai stretches, before emerging from the treatment with improved circulation, reduced fatigue, and surprisingly agile crab-walking skills.
Amid soft yellow candlelight, floral tapestries, and rustic wood furniture that contrasts with the white massage tables, Massage by Isabel renders her titular service. The certified massage therapist specializes in modalities such as deep tissue, maternity, sports, and Swedish. She can perform these techniques in 60- or 90-minute sessions, which would take three days if performed by a slow loris.
Dr. Cynthia M. Lopez began her medical career in the Philippines, returning to her hometown after medical school to provide health care to families who could not otherwise afford it. Since that time, Dr. Lopez has become an expert laser cosmetic surgeon, helping enhance the beauty of her clients within a practice designed to evoke the calm and relaxation of Mariveles, her archipelago hometown. Dr. Lopez and her staff aim to demystify the advanced techniques they deploy in pursuit of increasing each patient's confidence, walking them through the steps of liposuction, skin treatments, cosmetic injections, and how exactly they manage to steal and replace the noses of children.
Lisa Anderson, Iron Bird’s owner and recent Business Street Online Business Leader of the Week, mends variously burned-out bodies with customer-specific massages and naturally restorative products. All you’ll have to do is pick one of four 60-minute table sessions. The classic Swedish massage remains one of the most effective methods in a massage therapist’s repertoire for clearing the corpus of tension and the head of catchy Europop. Maternity massages, meanwhile, treat women slowly mutating into mothers to a soothing, back-and-hip-conscious treatment using natural, nut-free oils. A clothed-acupressure massage releases geysers of pent-up stress from designated pressure points throughout the body while keeping superfluous moles and treasure-map tattoos safely out of sight (loose-fitting clothing is best). For more subterranean boo-boos, a deep-tissue massage ups the applied pressure and usually involves some amount of guided stretching to relieve bodies still suffering from the symptoms of having a piano dropped on them.
Though threading has been among Asia’s most popular depilation methods for thousands of years, it only recently made its way onto the service menus of Western spas. The ancient practice has shown signs of becoming more of a spa mainstay, however, thanks to an eco-friendly process that also manages to stay on good terms with sensitive skin.
For evidence of threading’s rapidly expanding popularity, one need not look further than Brow Shapes' Eastern-inspired treatment menu. When not sculpting brows into precise arches, the spa’s artists rely on their attention to detail to draw henna tattoos that depict flowery swirls, geometric patterns, or extremely detailed public-transit maps. The spa also features a variety of facial massages, each of which can be customized to relieve pain, aid in relaxation, and improve skin tone.