The therapists at Studio 88 begin their battle against stress before clients even get to the treatment room. A chandelier-lit reception area surrounded by cheery pink walls puts tension on the defensive as soon as clients walk in the door. Down the hallway, the fight continues, with massages powered by Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques that dissolve knots and muscular tightness. Elsewhere, skincare specialists brighten visages with facials, and makeup experts highlight clients' winning features with professionally applied products. The staff’s permanent-makeup treatments also help clients free up time during their morning routines for sleeping in or firing spitballs at the paperboy.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($36.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($26.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Pleasant Road Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Within, a team of licensed aestheticians use renowned Dermaologica and Skinceuticals products to perform more than a dozen facial treatments, including specialized services for men and expectant mothers. Adventurous clients can dabble in advanced treatments such as glycolic peels or microdermabrasion, which intensively exfoliates the face to dissolve signs of aging or soreness from a staring contest with a raccoon. Nearby, massage therapists tend to sore muscles and joints with half a dozen therapeutic techniques, while nail techs execute soothing pedicures laced with green-tea and peppermint essential oils. Excessively hirsute guests can get un-hirsuted with an array of waxing services for the face and body.
Tension and stress melt away at International Steam Baths, where guests lounge within the steamy chambers of a Russian steam room, relax inside an infrared sauna, or high-dive into a cold plunge pool. Inside private treatment rooms, spa-goers receive more than five types of massages or a body wrap blended from black mud and seaweed. Guests can also get a breath of fresh air on the outdoor deck or visit the restaurant, where bright orange walls surround tablecloths covered in strawberry designs.
Affiliated with the American Naturopathic Medical Association and the American Alternative Medical Association, Wojciech Konior, ND, TNC, launched Natural Medicine Center to help those interested in pharmaceutical-free healing. Believing that all illness results from imbalances within the body, Dr. Konior performs alternative diagnostics, such as hair-tissue-mineral analysis and timing how long it takes patients to build a ship in a bottle, to identify the source of maladies. Recommended care may integrate a range of treatment approaches, ranging from dietary changes and supplements to exercise and detoxification therapy. Dr. Konior can also help arrange care with a network of other practitioners, such as massage therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists. To further support clients' lifestyles, Natural Medicine Center houses a store filled with health products, including herbs, vitamins, and minerals, as well as natural and organic items for the home, hygiene, and homes that refuse to bathe.
Tres Jolie Day Spa welcomes guests with soothing ambiance and services heightened by products by Shira. Techs combat blemishes and wrinkles with facials, microdermabrasion, and glycolic peels that make epidermises glow like embarrassed fireflies. Once faces have been thoroughly purified, specialists perform makeup lessons and applications, as well as waxing and threading services. Tres Jolie's techs also swaddle clients with body wraps and tenderize tissues with an array of massage modalities, including hot stone, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, and shiatsu.
When they’re not helping adults retain their youthful glow, staff members let little ones feel grown up with kids' spa parties. These scaled-down, relaxing get-togethers are enchanted by princess and fairy themes, pink limos, and four-tier chocolate fountains that refuse to trade pennies for wishes.
When Angel Tips opened the doors to its single Long Island store in 1996, it had a simple premise: to offer professional nail, waxing, and beauty services at an affordable price. Although the company has expanded to more than 60 locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since then, their focus on professionalism remains the same. They even require all of their licensed professionals to hone their skills at a specialized training center in Connecticut.
Though Angel Tips expertly performs waxing services and installs eyelash extensions, their specialty lies in nail care. Their technicians perform traditional, gel, and acrylic manicures, as well as specialty pedicures with paraffin and hot stone massages. Cleanliness, like professionalism and affordability, is a top priority; all locations use sanitized tools, disposable files and buffer pads, and pedicure chairs that have fully outgrown their teenage grunge phases.