Though their studio?s name suggests otherwise, licensed massage therapist Tamara Giacomozzi and her staff remain focused on the present. When a client walks in to Ancient Arts Healing Center for a massage or naturopathic medical treatment, they devote all of their attention to the act of healing in the here-and-now. This client-centered approach is evident in all aspects of the studio, from the specialized medical practitioners on staff to the lotion bar that allows clients to choose custom scents for their massages.
Ancient Arts must be doing something right, because it has earned the Readers? Choice award for ?Best Massage? in the Trentonian for the past two years. The studio?s therapists earned that honor by mastering 12 massage styles, some of which incorporate cold marble stones, herbal packs, hot stones, and aromatic oils. Aside from the flagship massages, a slate of alternative therapies includes Japanese reiki, nutritional counseling, and card readings.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Natural ingredients play a big part in the spa services at Butterfly Essential Wellness Spa. For example, seaweed is used for body wraps, green tea for body masks, and honey almond and eucalyptus for foot and leg treatments. The most in-demand ingredient, however, is the shea butter. Without it, the staff wouldn't be able to defy friction during massages or slick the ground during floor-hockey games in the parking lot.
LoriJane’s minimalist décor and wood floors provide a clean, comfortable backdrop for a day of relaxation and restoration. The internationally trained aestheticians on staff have committed their lives to skin-smoothing servitude and spa care. Revitalize a lackluster epidermis and shake off the dust acquired while sitting beneath a rarely used ceiling fan with the 50-minute European Facial. Excess dirt and dead skin cells are gently lifted from the face via a deep pore cleansing and natural exfoliation, leaving the skin as smooth and soft as a velour banana. The facial aficionados will also administer a stress-reducing massage, purifying mask, and hydrating treatment, which combine to bestow heads with a healthier appearance and a younger-looking outer layer.
“Excellent of its kind”—one of the lesser-known definitions of the word beautiful—is a guiding principle for the staff at Beautiful Waxing Boutique. They use the most advanced techniques and natural products available to provide expert, comfortable hair-removal services in a tranquil, elegant boutique. The wax used in the salon is made with organic ingredients, such as naturally antibacterial beeswax, and each service can be customized to each client’s hair and skin type. All-natural, locally made body scrubs soothe the skin and thwart ingrown hairs with essential oils and Dead-Sea salt. For clients who are obsessed with sussing out patterns, the sugaring services also feature housemade, organic products.