Upon entering JD Nail & Spa, clients climb atop one of two leather pedicure thrones or settle into a leather executive chair at one of a handful of manicure stations. From these cozy spots, nail technicians sheathe clients' fingertips and toes in China Glaze, Niko, and OPI polishes. The can even decorate nails with such airbrush designs as geometric shapes, fashion brand logos, and Old or Young Woman? optical illusions. JD Nail & Spa’s technicians are also adept at thickening lash lines with eyelash extensions and applying permanent makeup to the face. Five types of facials—including a noninvasive micro-control peeling and a galvanic treatment—rejuvenate the skin by treating hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and spider veins.
Before a massage therapist ever lays a soothing finger on patrons, the treatment room starts lulling frazzled nerves with wall scrolls and lava lamps awash in a soft, scarlet glow. Once clients ease onto the table, a massage maven goes to work, drawing from a playbook of styles, including Swedish massages that whisk away superficial aches and deep-tissue massages that unravel muscular knots. The staff also takes their practiced palms on the road with mobile chair-massage service, setting up their soothing station at parties, baby showers, or on top of speeding trains to relax spies after a big fight.
The Water Garden ushers yogis of all ages and levels into circular, sun-saturated yoga studios, where skilled instructors lead 11 diverse classes. A vigorous Vinyasa Yoga class focuses on enhancing practitioners' power and flexibility, synching a series of flowing movements with deep breaths. A Yin Yoga class, meanwhile, champions movements as slow and graceful as a turtle on ice skates, helping practitioners open up stiff joints and connective tissues. Lighthearted family classes encourage peaceful bows between siblings, and Mom & Baby Yoga reduces stress and reconditions the pelvic floor, rewinding new mothers and their babies into pre-pregnancy shape. Though not included in this Groupon, yogis can deepen their practice by exploring The Water Garden's myriad holistic therapies.
The therapists at Goddess of Beauty spa forge a personal relationship with each client by asking questions about their lifestyle and body goals, which help staffers craft a range of custom spa services. The pampering experience begins in a private treatment room, where spiral-shaped floor lamps bathe the walls and red-clothed treatment tables in ambient light. Flowers in slim, elegant vases sit on side tables, and shelves overflow with lotions and beauty products.
Inside these quiet rooms, therapists perform a range of medical and holistic services. They may dip clients’ lower legs into ionic footbaths or smooth skin with laser hair removal, LED skin rejuvenation, and photofacials using IPL or LumiLift. They also buff skin to a shine and erase secret messages to aliens hidden in freckles using mineral or sugar-scrub products by Look Better Naked. To soothe deeper tissues, the therapists perform customized massages using ingredients such as hot stones and seashells.