As members of a highly-trained staff, Dolce Vida Medical Spa's aestheticians perform high-tech skin and body rejuvenations alongside relaxing spa treatments. Light-based body-sculpting sessions, IPL skincare, and injectable solutions such as Dysport and Radiesse help patrons remain youthful without wearing their senior-class photo as a mask. Drawing from an apothecary of high-end skincare products from Obagi and ?minence, aestheticians nurture fa?ades with specialized masks, and massage therapists ease tension from torsos with hot stones, lava shells, frozen oven mitts, or bare hands.
Founded in 2006 by plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Pan, Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa was voted best medical spa by Connecticut Magazine in 2010 for its wide variety of aesthetic services, including facials, peels, laser skin treatment, and full cosmetic surgery. Evict pesky body bristles from your upper lip (a $525 value), chin (a $525 value), sideburns or cheeks (a $525 value), underarms (a $750 value), or traditional bikini line (a $975 value) with three laser hair-removal treatments. Relying on the cutting-edge technology of the Lumenis LightSheer Diode Laser System, the friendly and trained staff of skin smoothers zaps unwanted hair and removes it for long-lasting results. The safe, FDA-approved lasers emit specialized light to damage hair follicles, reducing or eliminating continued whisker growth while still inciting contented purring from clients. The nearly painless procedure should be repeated five to nine times for optimum results. Additional treatments are half off the menu price with the purchase of this deal.
A graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, Rachel Felson helms New Haven Rolfing, where she performs the specialized service in an effort to release built-up tensions and adhesions in clients of varying ages and backgrounds. During Rolfing sessions, Felson manually loosens connective tissue, or fascia, by kneading the labyrinthine network with her fingers, hands, and elbows. After roughly one hour of the holistic bodywork, visitors may notice an improvement in their health, observing higher levels of elasticity in their tissue and a greater feeling of balance on tightrope commutes to work. Among its myriad benefits, Rolfing boasts the ability to improve individuals’ posture, decrease anxiety levels, and amplify energy for long-distance pogo-stick marathons.
Lorraine Cannatta has always had a healing touch. As a child, she helped her neighbor care for stray and injured farm animals; as a teenager, she applied those same skills to assisting her baby brother, who was born with breathing problems. After studying to become a certified surgical technician, she spent 18 years as part of a surgical team. Today, Lorraine draws upon these experiences and her extensive credentials to provide holistic wellness services at Five Elements Healing Center.
Licensed massage therapists reduce client anxiety and chronic pain. Ayurvedic consultations balance mind and body using a mixture of healthy meal plans, breathing techniques, yoga postures, and herbal remedies, and yoga classes for all fitness levels emphasize gentle movements and breathing techniques. Breathing patterns also are an essential part of the center’s empty-bowl meditations, in which participants sit with their palms up and open, similar to empty bowls. For clients seeking spiritual guidance, Five Elements offers counseling and intuitive readings.
Although most gyms claim to be safety-conscious, few can say they have a chiropractor on-staff. Guilford CrossFit, however, counts two chiropractors?both of whom train at the gym?among their staff, helping CrossFit-certified trainers safely whip clients into shape. Trainers push clients to overcome their own perceived limitations through an intense strength-and-conditioning program that incinerates fat with the same techniques used by tactical operations teams, military special-operations units, and champion martial artists. Customized regimens of intense functional movements change daily, but often include weightlifting, plyometrics, and chasing passing police cars on foot.
Led by physician and trained surgeon Dr. Ihsan I. Jabbour, the medical staff at PureSkin—which includes a registered nurse and two physician assistants—strives to make wrinkle reduction as convenient as possible. Working out of several locations, the skilled clinicians administer cosmetic injections to calm crease-causing muscles, and they diminish facial lines for up to one year with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse. The crew will even travel to deliver a custom Night of Beauty, allowing groups of friends to enjoy age-reversing treatments in the comfort of their own home or favorite unlocked mansion.