Quiet is the first stop on the road to inner peace, according to Ramona Crabtree-Falkner, owner of Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage, LLC. At her tranquil studio, clients engage in active modes of relaxation such as yoga and passive forms such as massage therapy and reiki. During private and group yoga instruction, students venture inward by pairing deep breathing and meditation with ancient poses that stretch and strengthen the body. One-on-one sessions propel yogis toward specific goals such as weight loss and injury recovery, and group classes build community while releasing recently acquired stress and eye rolls stored up since high school. Bodywork services spotlight therapies from around the world, including the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage and the stretches and acupressure of Thai foot reflexology.
At Cosmetic and Wellness Center, the team of doctors has a suite of laser technologies at the ready. These laser technologies make procedures, such as body shaping and anti-aging treatments, much less invasive. The Elite laser has customizable wavelengths, spot sizes, and pulse durations that give greater flexibility to adapt laser hair removal and vein treatments to each clients' skin types, and the RevLite SI Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser can deliver up to 1.6 Joules of energy to difficult-to-remove, multi-colored tattoos.
Treating clients from face to foot, the team works to meet clients' goals for a smoother body with Smartlipo and SmoothShapes, and smoother skin using Botox and dermal fillers such as Radiesse and Juvederm. To augment treatment outcomes, the doctors recommend Jan Marini skin products, which are powered by ingredients including coenzyme Q and reservatrol.
Creative Martini & Paint Club brings together self-expression and socialization with group classes in creating artwork and lively painting parties. Guests can relax with a drink and a few friends as they learn to blend colors and turn blank canvases into stunning pictures.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
Patrick Viteri founded his salon in 1984, when both hair bands and the hair of Margaret Thatcher were at the peak of their popularity. Armed with DevaCurl and Paul Mitchell products and years of experience, he and his locally trained team wrangle tresses at New York, Boston, and Toronto hair shows when not cutting hair, coloring it, or serenading clients' wild curls. Sponge-painted walls, reddish-brown brick, and cozy, olive-toned chairs await visitors, who settle onto blond wood perches to receive deep-conditioning treatments in the sun-flooded space.