Synergy by Claudio’s massage therapists plan treatments according to ancient Ayurvedic principles, combining natural therapeutic products and hot stones with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. The staff blends pure essential oils into solutions customized to solve clients’ physical aches and complex algebra homework. While oils hydrate exterior layers, holistic reflexology maneuvers aim to bolster internal health.
A certified personal trainer, former professional body builder, and now the owner of Rachel Zeskind's Total Body Center, Rachel Zeskind leads a staff of fitness gurus that is passionate about fitness and total-body wellness. They specialize in yoga, personal training, Pilates, and boot camps. Yogis offer specialty yoga classes, including mommy and me and sports-injury yoga. The staff also conducts hot classes such as hot Pilates, hot yoga, and hot cardio barre.
When its icy beauty isn't adding a tony touch to episodes of CSI, Blue Medi Spa spruces up the pages of publications from Allure to the Wall Street Journal. Blue's medical director, Dr. Daniel Yamini, has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and Dr. 90210.
Dr. Yamini's expertise stems from double board certification in plastic and general surgery, and he has performed more than 5,000 procedures during his career. He oversees Blue's nonsurgical services, which range from laser and body-contouring treatments to injectables and clinical facials that work better than taping prescription pads over the face.
As Dr. Yamini and his aestheticians tend to bodies, the spa's aquamarine light filters through translucent panels and reflects off of tiling. Stretched fabric and hanging shapes evoke the mobiles of Alexander Calder as space dividers create the feel of an art gallery on Pluto.
For the staff of Beautiful Forever Nails & Spa’s, safely pampering customers is a top priority. While their beauty-bolstering services—from mani-pedis to herbal treatments—keep nails and faces fresh, their hospital-grade autoclave systems sterilize each and every tool, eliminating potential contaminates. They further practice exceptional hygiene by brandishing not only disposable files, buffers, and liners, but also pedicure sponges chosen for their adamant refusal to bathe in dish water.
Bangkok Thai Massage is a sanctuary of relaxation. Upon entering, guests walk down the dimly lit hallway to a private treatment room, part the gossamer curtains, and snug into cozy massage beds. In each of the gilded rooms, the therapists set to work, easing tension from muscles with an array of massage modalities. During the signature Thai massage, they call upon their hands, knees, elbows, feet, and telekinetic abilities to deeply relieve pressure and ease limbs into yoga-style stretches. They also soothe aches with the gentle kneads of Swedish massage, and the more intense ministrations of deep-tissue massage.
As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.