Essential oils offer therapeutic benefits to both the body and mind. Lemongrass rejuvenates, peppermint refreshes, and lavender calms frazzled nerves. The bodywork experts at Xscape Massage & Spa offer these and other natural essences as add-ons to their soothing massage sessions. Clients may choose from modalities such as classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage or traditional Chinese cupping and Thai yoga massage. For those seeking a cleansing or anti-aging beauty treatment, the aestheticians buff away wrinkles with microdermabrasion and shoo away acne with customized masks.
Crystalline chandeliers hang from the ceiling at Hair Fusion Salon & Colour Bar, illuminating semi-private hair stations where the professional stylists pamper clients with precision cuts and creative colors. Beyond hair care, the stylists also accent nails with manicures and coats of colorful polish that help them camouflage in jellybean jars.
Within Salon 316's walls, awash in lavender, are friendly staff members who serve a diverse clientele. From deals on kids' haircuts to discounts on days of pampering for seniors, the salon has everyone covered. Its skilled stylists shear a wide variety of manes into face-flattering layers, coat strands in bold single-process color or vibrant highlights, and swiftly sew in weaves to switch up looks.
Gyrotonic's restorative methods are in its name: "gyro" means spiral, and "tonic" means tone. Performed on a special Gyrotonic apparatus, this therapeutic exercise uses circular, low-impact movements to stretch and strengthen bodies—especially in the joints, spine, and abs. This mode of healing exemplifies the type of nontraditional practices the therapists and Pilates instructors at Above Physical Therapy often rely on, in addition to classic physical therapy.
Owners Cathie Politis Fennell, Phil Fennell, and Olga Politis foster a collaborative approach at Salon Greco The European Day Spa. Every team member possesses a specialty within their field—for example, a massage therapist specializing in neuromuscular therapy, and a stylist who focuses on coloring—which means an expert is always available to consult with clients.
The salon's decor incorporates a granite reception desk, wall art as circular as a child's logic for why she should get a soda, and elegant chairs and rugs that match the ornate earth-tone floor. Stylists welcome guests into this environment before beginning each appointment by considering their subject's face shape and hair texture. They can also help clients combat thinning hair with restoration treatments. At the spa, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists wait on guests with relaxing treatments for the whole body, including nonsurgical face-lifts with the Neurotris facial-rejuvenation system.
Dr. Donald Ruf is the core of Slender SpaMed, which specializes in cosmetic and weight-loss procedures. They employ the latest technology, including a Syneron laser hair-removal system and the Arasys Perfector, designed to trim waistlines without exercise or ice-cube diets.
Slender SpaMed's aestheticians perform traditional spa treatments, including hydrating facials, therapeutic massages, and slimming body wraps. Custom weight-loss programs supplement nutritional counseling and personal-training sessions with procedures such as vitamin injections.