From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
Most people squeeze honey into milk because they want a rich, soothing drink. At Tranquility Spa, the staff uses the concoction to create organic footbaths for their pedicures. This sort of pampering is felt elsewhere, too. The massage therapists mash stress with Swedish or deep-tissue kneads and optional cold stones, and the aestheticians revamp complexions during facials and microdermabrasions that fill each pore with a sparkly 24-carat diamond.
Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Rob Watkins, the skilled team at SWFL Spinal Care tends to patients' muscular and skeletal systems with chiropractic treatments, massage, ultrasound and stimulation therapies, and heat and ice treatments. Therapeutic or medical massage treatments help to ease tension while potentially bolstering the immune system or helping to control blood pressure, and electrical-stimulation therapies prompt the body to send endorphins via its internal system of keys tied to kites tied to Ben Franklins. A protein-based weight-loss program also assists clients in achieving more svelte silhouettes, helping to suppress the appetite while maintaining muscle mass.
The team at Axis Natural Medicine understands that sometimes, the best answer to a medical quandary lies outside the bounds of Western tradition. To this end, their practitioners help patients find new paths to wellness and peace through Eastern medical practices combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. During careful consultations, Dr. Graydon Snow concocts simple, effective treatment plans for ailments including everything from depression and stress to insomnia and fibromyalgia. A specialist in the treatment of migraines, TMJ, and chronic pain, Keri Garcia, LMT uproots underlying causes of illness through relaxation techniques and massage therapy. The team also incorporates some of Western medicine's better qualities, boosting energy with B12 injections.
At International Massage, Asian-inspired décor, glowing candles, and spa music work in tandem to nurture a tranquil and relaxing environment. Before their appointments, guests wait in a quiet waiting room where they can watch videos that describe the various types of massage offered by the clinic. Once they've been escorted to their private treatment room, they're free to relinquish pent-up pain and tension as trained specialists knead at sore muscles using a custom blend of techniques. To keep the feel-good vibes flowing throughout the body, International Massage also offers Chinese cupping treatments that promote better blood flow, as well as ionic detox foot baths that aim to coax toxins from the kidneys, liver, and colon to ensure the body passes its yearly emissions test.
Acqui Spa’s cocktail- and travel-themed services channel the luxury of a tropical vacation inside vibrantly colored treatment rooms. Facials and body wraps cull smells and flavors from classic cocktails; in the ultimate mai tai body wrap, for instance, infusions of coconut lend serums an exotic aroma, and tangy lemongrass mimics the refreshment of a first sip. Vacation-themed services jet the senses away on distant retreats with far-flung ingredients such as Pacific salts, Polynesian florals, and seaweed harvested by trilingual octopi. The highly trained staff regularly looks to Europe for cutting-edge beauty treatments, such as injections of stem cells—harvested from French cows in a cruelty-free process—designed to smooth and firm skin.
The private, tropical-themed treatment rooms treat the eyes to crisp citrus hues or cool ocean blues. In the waiting room, chaises made of minimalist white leather offset the boldness of walls’ lime-green hue and the busyness of their packed poster-modeling schedule.