Only the latest and most sophisticated technology happens at Body Factory Skin Care, where the staff uses FDA-approved laser technology to remove hair. Along with laser hair removal, the skincare center also beautifies clients with Botox and Juvéderm injections, along with noninvasive facial treatments such as microdermabrasion sessions and 20-minute microZone facials that extract gunk from clogged pores and add extra moisture to skin before trips.
A stay at JW Marriott Essex House New York places you in the heart of New York, walking distance from Carnegie Hall and Museum of Arts and Design. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Broadway and Times Square. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 509 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and safes, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. n Dining
Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of JW Marriott Essex House New York. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
The expert beautician at Josephine's Spa, Josefina Rodriguez, and her staff banish follicular forest ranges from legs and bikini lines with safe waxing services. On entering the spa, clients wind their way past arched doorways, gilded light fixtures, and ghosts of follicles future to private treatment rooms. Technicians then conduct the waxing sessions using fresh instruments without double dipping to keep solutions sterile. Afterward, clients flaunt smooth skin that lasts for longer periods than shaving or targeting strands with Barry White tunes.
While traveling the world as a professional opera singer, Denise Galon had an exhausting schedule to keep up with. In an effort to keep her body in peak condition, she sought out restorative treatments and found herself drawn to Eastern medicine. As she started feeling better, she also began embarking on a new passion — becoming a holistic wellness expert. In the process, she learned how to administer Champissage Indian head massages, Indian face-lift massages, and Kansa Vatki foot massages.
Champissage, which has been practiced in India for more than 1,000 years, releases tension through gentle but firm kneads to the head, shoulders, neck, face, and upper arms, without using oil. It also helps balance energy in the body, and is especially good for people who feel depressed or tensed, according to Denise. Kansa Vatki foot massage also helps balance energy, and face-lift massages help tone connective tissue and and balance the body.
Dr. Galon still travels the world, but now she does so while lecturing on healing techniques. She has even told readers on Oprah.com how to relieve headaches and stress with Champissage techniques.
Lena, the titular aesthetician behind Lena Skincare, boasts 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, with a range of techniques learned everywhere from Russia to the United States of America under her belt. She specializes in hair-removal services such as waxing, which has a reputation for being uncomfortable. Clients nevertheless praise Lena for her gentle touch and deft hands, which, when combined with Tea Tree or Azulene waxes, make for an experience easy on sensitive skin.
Lena also treats the skin with Guinot facial products. The French company promises healthy skin for all types, and Lena performs specialized services to reduce signs of aging, diminish dry and damaged skin, and cleanse the pores to prevent the appearance of acne.
Brands Used: Guinot
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
From 1997 to 2014, Mpower Bodywork was known as Massage America, a company that specialized in on-site massages for corporate clients. But over those 17 years, the business continually re-shaped itself, gradually evolving into a practice that offered much more than massage. Today, while almost ten different modalities—among them Swedish, craniosacral, Thai, and prenatal—still comprise its massage canon, the clinic's services include a variety of bodywork therapies, including acupuncture and chiropractic care, all aimed at helping clients function at their physical, mental, and spiritual best. Additional offerings such as nutrition counseling and yoga sessions help guests adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop a closer relationship with their toes, while aesthetic services like facials help improve skin health, which can lead to increased confidence.