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.
Magic Touch Skin Care’s technicians rely on lasers to help solve all their clients’ aesthetic issues. They wield laser beams to remove unwanted hair, shine laser light into mouths to whiten teeth, and even use lasers to help slim and shape the body. One of the spa’s only laser-free services is a relaxing deep-tissue massage that focuses on smoothing knotted muscles and tendons.
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.
“It’s not just a haircut, it’s a hair experience.” So goes the motto at this Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, where stylists go above and beyond to make each and every hair feel totally indulged. Shampoo becomes anything but ordinary at the salon's lather lounge, where heads can combine an intense conditioning treatment with a relaxing massage of the neck, shoulders, scalp, or hands. Or, opt for the salon's beauty ritual, which nourishes the scalp with an olive oil sugar scrub, before stylists spoon feed caviar to each strand and wash impurities down the drain with a sparkling Pierre water rinse. The color bar menu allows clients to mix and match shading services such as all-over color with a color glaze or minimal grey touch-up with a matching lash tint, and every color service includes s five minute conditioning treatment to ensure new hues look healthy. Beyond being masters of the latest cutting trends, several of the stylists at Aurelio are also certified Deva Curl curly hair specialists, while others are experts at installing Cinderella Hair Extensions, which are made of 100% human hair.
Licensed massage therapist and reiki master teacher Tammy is focused on healing and restoring the balance to her clients’ bodies and spirits. Along with her healing massages, she offers reiki energy treatments and classes, healing with crystals, guided meditation, and spa treatments. With 25 years of experience in the spa industry, Tammy knows how to create a relaxing, home-like environment for her clients. Her converted-farmhouse studio allows her to see each client in a relaxing private room.
As self-described personal assistants to weight management, the team at Da Vinci Beauty & Wellness Center combines healthy behaviors with European body-contouring technology to help clients achieve—and maintain—their desired physique. Known as Eximia, the clinic’s primary slimming tool combines suction, pressure, and vibration into one enjoyable experience designed to elevate metabolic activity as it tones and drains deep tissues. And though its claim to fame is slimming and shaping, Da Vinci also offers treatments for the neck up, including a noninvasive face-lift package, complete with microdermabrasion and endomassage.
Run by an experienced duo of dedicated yogaphiles who have trained under instructors around the globe, Soul Power Yoga leads students of all levels through yoga's vivifying poses and breathing. Eight different class types allow students to choose from a compendium of yogic options suited to different experience levels and fitness goals, from simply building poise and stamina to achieving the bendiness required to fit into the smaller, faster go-karts of the future. Students melt stress in the Relax & Renew classes, focusing on tranquil breathing, and the Power Yoga classes offer three levels of core-building intensity and mind-balancing breathing. The weekly schedule offers classes seven days a week, with classes offered throughout the day to accommodate hectic work schedules and social calendars clogged with semiformal barn dances.