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.
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.
At The Zone Spa, a staff of massage therapists and aestheticians work in tandem with Dr. Yoav Stein, a chiropractor, to perform a range of holistic services. As Dr. Stein treats patients' spines and helps them lose weight by removing heavy backpacks, therapists tailor massages to each client's needs, soothing all the senses with heated tables, lighting controls, and the option to add aromatherapy to any treatment.
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.
Elemance Holistic Healing's licensed therapist skillfully ousts aches by performing five different types of massage treatments. During the hot-stone massage, the relaxation specialist places heated stones along bodies while administering Swedish-style strokes to melt muscle tension like butter astronauts on an ill-fated mission to Mercury. The multifaceted therapeutic massage tackles soreness with a blend of deep-tissue, myofascial release, neuromuscular, and acupressure techniques, and the classic Swedish massage goes hand-to-hand with tension using long, gliding strokes. Weary passersby in need of holistic healing can stimulate the healthy flow of energy with a vigorous Tui Na massage. Beneficiaries of the Thai massage don workout attire to hide social-security number tattoos and perform yoga stretches as a therapist administers palm and thumb pressure to alleviate pain.
At Tranquil Touch Therapy, a full menu of massage services awaits to pulverize pockets of anxiety and tension. Subdued music floats through warm, comfy treatment rooms while a Swedish, deep-tissue, or acupressure techniques waltz across relaxed backs during personalized massage sessions, gently stimulating the flow of blood through cardio canals and liberating muscles of toxins and outdated sweatbands. Extended hours Monday–Friday help stressed bodies find relief whenever its convenient for them, and mobile massage services are also available, giving clients the opportunity to unwind in the comfort of their own home.