When children are sick, their parents will do anything to heal them. That’s why, when her teenage daughter developed fibromyalgia, Sorina Durante decided to go back to school to find ways to improve her daughter's health. She attended 10 different programs across England, Canada, and the United States to learn the latest in laser therapy and relaxation techniques, which not only helped her relieve her daughter's pains but also led her to open Energy Balance Laser Therapy & Massage. There, Durante shares with her clients her expertise in red-light therapy, therapeutic massage, and Dr. Kaufman's pain-neutralization technique, the latter of which relieves chronic and acute pain using a light touch. Durante also offers anti-aging facials that use lasers to firm and clear the skin, as well as stress-relieving alternative therapies such as reiki and CranioSacral.
At Laser & Aesthetic Medical Center, PC, board-certified physician Dr. Kailash C. Singhvi personally administers each aesthetic and wellness procedure to ward off the effects of the aging process. With an arsenal of contemporary lasers at his disposal, he smoothens wrinkles from the face, reduces cellulite from the backs of legs, and destroys tiny Death Stars orbiting in front of the eyes. The youth-inducing beams can also remove hair or stimulate it to grow in areas where thinning has occurred. Injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm combat wrinkles, and Dr. Singhvi's wellness programs address internal maladies by identifying thyroid problems and hormones that may be causing weight gain. For ailments related to injury and sleeping on tables without face holes, Dr. Singhvi administers soothing massage therapy.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of related industries—particularly massage therapy, where he observed especially rapid growth. As the spa industry continued to expand, he noticed that hardly any nationally recognized brands resulted from that growth. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to fill that niche with a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 12 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.
Beach Bum Tanning's board-certified consultants speak with each client beforehand to determine the best tanning method for his or her golden-hued goals, allowing bronzed butterflies to emerge from their cocoons with a natural glow free of overexposure. The salon's Star Trekkian tanning beds come with features such as climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs, and some beds are even open to the air to cut down on claustrophobia. As an alternative to tanning beds, the time-crunched can undergo an airbrush tanning session that suns skin without exposure to unforgiving UV rays or harsh Friar's Club roasts. Using a combination of fine-point- and wide-point-guided guns, Beach Bum's certified airbrush artists will shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to your body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Sinful Tans New Age Spa's Smart Tan–certified technicians darken skin tones with Norvell UV-free spray tanning technology and whiten teeth with quality BleachBright products. A two-stage sunless tanning session commences with a cosmetic bronzer that instantly becomes visible like a ghost tripping into a shower curtain. A DHA bronzer reacts with the skin's amino acids to establish a streak-free golden tone over a 2–3 hour period. Odor inhibitors and a raspberry-almond fragrance leave an alluring scent on the epidermis, while caffeine helps to prevent skin damage and makes hula girl tattoos dance in double time. At the culmination of each airbrushing, an erythrulose bronzer topcoat is applied to lengthen tan lifecycles.
Licensed aesthetician and acne specialist Nikolett Ivanyi focuses her skills on curbing one of life’s frustrations: acne. Nikolett empathizes with those afflicted with the condition, for she suffered from breakouts in her 20s and spent hundreds of dollars on products and doctors who fruitlessly tried to help her. She finally took the reins and solved her own skin problems after becoming a certified acne specialist, and she now works to help others achieve the same results.
Nikolett helps clients ranging from kids to adults understand why their skin is misbehaving. She outlines a personalized Acne Free Skin program to clear up blemishes, which includes avoiding certain foods or cosmetics, and transforming their skin with facials and peels. Her programs are designed for those who are serious about getting their acne under control and diminishing it for good.
If the person across the table weren’t doing your nails, you’d probably feel like you were having coffee with them. That’s the laidback ambience of Bella Nails, where wrought-iron accents, brick walls, and hardwood floors come together in cozy coalescence. Here, nail technicians take their time beautifying nails and feet with a full menu of spa pedicures, OPI acrylic applications, and Signature Nail System, which nourishes and shines natural nails without the use of harsh chemicals.