More than 60 salon pros and their talented apprentices strive to perfect the art of hairdressing at Ricci’s Academy, and the salon-academy has been in business for more than 60 years. Under the guidance of skilled teachers, each with at least 13 years of experience, new-generation tress tamers snip strands to achieve clients' requested looks, from chin-length bobs to the multiterm shoulder-length layers made famous by FDR. A barbering program ensures scissor wielders can also trim with razors to keep men's cuts straight and neat.
It’s impractical to wear a TV screen on a necklace while going for a morning jog. But that’s what one would have to do to replicate a special technology offered for busy parents at Peak Fitness: all cardio machines are outfitted with a personal viewing screen and a channel that pipes into the onsite babysitting room. So while parents are taking advantage of a full range of services, they can keep an eye on their little ones.
Peak Fitness accommodates diverse trainees by offering a wide range of services, from personal training to spa services that heal overworked muscles to meal plans that provide the proper amount of calories. The gym houses strength-training equipment along with a cycling room and cardio floor. Its treadwall creates a never-ending rock climb that builds endurance safely. There’s even a basketball half court and indoor volleyball court, and patrons can purchase nutritional substances and workout gear from the pro shop.
Unlike lousy tour guides, the team at Peak Fitness doesn’t leave clients fending for themselves all the time. Fitness classes cater to different interests with options such as step aerobics, kickboxing, and yoga. After patrons finish their workout and tidy up in individual steam showers, they can further prepare for beach season by bronzing their skin inside a sun capsule or horizontal tanning bed.
At Etheric Massage, the therapist doesn't rely solely on fluid strokes to ease stress and tension—they're just part of his treatment plan. In conjunction with Swedish, deep-tissue, or other massage modalities, massage therapist Bruce Smith incorporates Eastern energy work to align clients on an internal level. By redirecting and centering energy, he augments the traditional benefits of massage, such as relaxation, emotional release, and overall healing.
Surrounded by the soothing tones of sage and cranberry, clients at Sohmage leave their worries at the door. Exfoliating scrubs, facials, and detoxifying wraps aim to boost appearances and overall health, whereas energy-healing sessions work to reroute the flow of energy that would otherwise be rerouted to power your neighbors' fridge.
As an accident-recovery and cervical-back-pain specialist, it’s fair to say Andrea Reilly has witnessed suffering. But as a licensed massage therapist, it’s also fair to say she understands relief. Andrea has spent nine years as a licensed massage therapist, and most of her time is spent in the health-care field, working alongside doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. Her attentive bodywork techniques and passion for healing come to a head at Massage by Andrea, where she has carved out a relaxing space for clients to unwind and recover. She offers Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage, as well as reflexology and area-specific treatments.
When Maggie Wang came to the United States, she quickly hit the ground running as she pursued a career in the art of massage. After training with the Academy of Health and Beauty, passing the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork exam, and becoming licensed in the state of Connecticut, she opened up Mi Therapy Spa. There, she doles out eight different types of massages, two types of facials, in addition to rendering waxing services. Soft music plays during each treatment, and Maggie prefers to use cream as an aid during her massages. She finds that this allows her to maintain a better connection with muscles and, unlike oil, doesn't stain clothes or attract feral loaves of Italian bread.
The sound of M Spa and Skincare's bubbling waterfall beckons visitors to surrender stress to the hands of trained therapists. Complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate unwind coils of tension, preparing guests for soothing spa services with all-natural products by Yonka and Eve Taylor. In massage rooms, therapists administer a handful of soothing modalities, including Swedish, hot stone, and deep tissue, as forest sounds waft through the relaxing spaces, simulating an attack by an incredibly friendly grizzly bear. Beyond mollycoddling recalcitrant muscles, the spa's staff whirs into action buffing and polishing nails, renewing visages with facials, and clear-cutting bodily forests with waxing services.