A graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy, owner and operator Lauren Nelson leads a team of three other muscle therapists, Amy, Brendan, and Linda, as they turn down tension levels and subdue stress at Touch of Health Massage Therapy. Therapeutic, sports, myofascial, Swedish, reiki, shiatsu, and hot-stone massages are all key players in the team's quest to relax the body and relieve tension by quieting tight muscle bands and their incessant rock 'n' roll music. Beyond using massage to treat maladies ranging from fibromyalgia and arthritis to sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, Lauren also completed a muscle-therapy course at Hofstra University with a focus on oncology, allowing her to address the particular therapeutic needs of clients with cancer.
Candles shed soothing light in Lavenders Body Care Clinic’s dim treatment rooms, kindling a calming ambiance where relaxation can thrive. In addition to nailcare and spray-tan services, the licensed aestheticians, cosmetologists, and therapists lend their skilled hands to massages, facials, masks, and body wraps. The clinic’s spa rituals merge individual services into super packages enhanced with raw and organic products including lavender, milk, honey, and wild peanut butter.
A glowing complexion. A vivid new hair color. A set of neatly shaped eyebrows. The beauticians at La Paz Day Spa & Salon create all of these and much more at a welcoming studio highlighted by Aztec-inspired decor. Aestheticians perform nine different facials while stylists revive hair with color treatments and cuts. Inside La Paz's private treatment rooms, waxing technicians remove hair from the body, leaving skin smoother than a buttered saxophone.
Backed by 29 years of beautifying tradition, Pour L'image combines exhaustive product knowledge with an astute eye and passion for polishing skin. The spa's full-service epidermal renovation, which spans 75–90 minutes, can be adapted for all skin types thanks to a comprehensive analysis of problematic areas. After an impurity-purging cleanse and refreshing hydration treatment, aestheticians cater to each visage's unique demands with microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. A light massage then tends to stressed facial muscles, knotted necks, and stress-soaked shoulders, with the epidermal detailers capping off the indulgent stay by upping hydration levels around the eyes and décolleté area.
Jolie Salon & Day Spa has a team of beauty gurus that's 70 strong, and not one has ended up there by chance. After graduating from cosmetology school, new stylists earn their place among their peers by completing an apprentice program overseen by senior designers. There, the up-and-coming embrace the salon's established philosophy of working for client's features and lifestyle. And that doesn't stop at the hair. Aestheticians prescribe personalized facial treatments and chemical peels that incorporate everything from European seaweed blends to active blueberry extracts to improve each individual's tone and texture. When salves and balms aren't enough, technology steps in—microdermabrasion wands address signs of aging and submicronic oxygen facials push pure oxygen and vitamins deep into the skin.
Elsewhere throughout Jolie Salon & Day Spa's 6,000 square feet, massage therapists incorporate aromatherapy and hot stones into their Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques. Reflexology can also be found in the technicians' nail treatments, which leave cuticles sparkling beneath the rounded track lighting. Exposed ductwork hangs from the high ceilings throughout, serving as a constant reminder of the spa's air-purification and exhaust systems, which whisk away chemical aromas and the speech bubbles of past conversations to leave the salon smelling fresh and naturally clean.
Nu Waves Salon & Day Spa knows that hair needs protein just as much as the rest of the body does. That's why stylists there pick from four keratin-protein-based products formulated by Coppola, Brazilian Blowout, Simply Smooth, and plant-based KeraGreen, depending on which they judge to be most effective at strengthening frizzy locks. The protein enriches each strand, leaving hair softer, sleeker, and more manageable for up to five months. These keratin straightening treatments are the head of a parade of hair services that range from full color and highlights to perms to haircuts for men, women, children, and border collies who speak enough English to pass for human. Away from the bustling salon floor stand private treatment rooms, where aestheticians perform facials, microdermabrasion, and hot-stone massages, as well as a French-clay body mask that draws toxins from the skin.