The floor-to-ceiling glass windows that line the front of Relaxed Spa serve two purposes: to funnel natural light inside and act as an invisible barrier to stress. Owner Solmaz Celik and her staff of certified salon and spa technicians preach relaxation as they pamper visitors during services such as sugar and hard waxing, facial treatments, and massage therapy. Using a classic, Shellac, or french style mani-pedi, they also clean up fingernails and toenails.
Though two hands and a back are the basic ingredients for most massages, the staff at Healthy Self Therapy & Wellness Center doesn't shy away from mixing in additional flavor—such as another pair of hands. The four-hands massage treats physiques to the simultaneous expertise of two seasoned therapists, who mirror each other's movements for full-body coverage. The team's many modalities also call upon cups for creating vacuum seals on the skin, hot stones for unwinding knots, and paraffin wax for softening hands and feet. Even when massages don't call for any outside help, the muscle gurus alter their styles based on assessments of each client's condition.
This custom approach can lead to both classic and obscure disciplines. For example, a relaxing therapeutic massage can quell surface aches, whereas a cellulite-therapeutic massage strives to tighten the skin without simply clothespinning it back at the spine. Whether patrons hope to dispel mental anxiety or chronic pain, the therapists tackle their ailments with long-term relief in mind. However, five-minute chair massages are also available for those who need a brief but focused moment of muscular meditation.
The Grooming Lounge specializes in man-centered pampering and primping, with a bevy of spa services to choose from. Relieve stressed-out stompers with a foot treatment ($55), which includes dead-skin exfoliation, a foot massage, and a nail trim for the eagle claws. A GL signature manicure ($50) dips hands in paraffin, refreshes palms and knuckle flesh with a mask, exfoliates dead skin, and massages the whole kit and caboodle. Opt for a thorough kneading with a deep-tissue, sports, or Swedish massage ($100), or the Golf Massage ($110), which focuses specifically on muscle groups used in smooth golf swings and even smoother golf tantrums. Wax the back or chest ($70) for underground weightlifting competitions, or recover from a recent sliming with a quick-fix facial ($50). If you’re interested in a treatment that costs more than $50, you'll have to pay the difference.
The stylists and aestheticians at Eurospa refuse to confine themselves to just one specialty. In addition to revamping guests' 'dos, the intrepid beauty-makers add fetching color to locks, wax away unwanted hair, and apply semi-permanent makeup, which cuts down on the time clients spend getting ready and making awkward small talk with the person who lives in their bathroom mirror. Meanwhile, those looking for relaxation can also avail themselves of another of the spa's many specialties: a scalp massage, which saps away stress while nourishing hair with warm oil.
The first LEED-certified spa in the United States, Nusta Spa fuses beautification services with sustainable practices, pampering clients with organic and environmentally responsible products. Nusta Spa's experienced massage therapists soothe tense bodies with an array of techniques, including the 25-minute Nusta Calm massage ($65) and the 25-minute Nusta deep massage ($70). Infiltrating lightning-bug soirees becomes simple with the glow from a 50-minute Super Scrub, a sea-salt scour that gently exfoliates skin, eliminates water retention, and stimulates circulation, finishing with a rinse under the rainforest shower and a moisture-locking hydration lotion ($100). After a thorough skin analysis, the 25-minute Fresh Fix facial cleanses, exfoliates, and massages skin of any mien, from the most sensitive to the most likely to insult your hats ($65). Clients can add on a 15-minute shoulder-and-neck or scalp massage ($30) to any body treatment or facial.
Flaminia Garioni, brush brandisher and owner of FYUBI Makeup & Brow Studio, idealizes natural face shapes with elegant makeup applications as well as personalized makeup lessons and expert brow shaping. The skilled makeup artist spreads sparkling droplets of beauty-oriented wisdom, elucidating the mystery of the smoky eye, tricks for evening-ready skin tone, and tips for how to put hair into a beehive without getting stung. FYUBI—an acronym for “for your unique beauty image”—describes the makeup artisan's essential mission: to foster inner confidence and beauty. Zebra-print director’s chairs, pop-art images of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, and cases full of high-end products by Nars, Laura Mercier, and Bobbi Brown tastefully adorn the bright, modern private studio.
There are several ways Beau B Flawless Spa helps its clients fight imperfections. The spa’s aestheticians apply authentic mink extensions to create longer lashes that give off a velvety appearance. They also remove dirt and oil from pores with facial treatments that not only exfoliate the skin, but also steam, hydrate, and protect it. Meanwhile, the spa’s personal trainers work on below-the-shoulders beauty with personalized training programs and nutrition advice.