Maria De Santis, permanent-makeup specialist and founder of A Face Forever, LLC, seizes every opportunity to further her knowledge in the field of micropigmentation. Though she currently holds 15 advanced industry certifications, she continues to enroll in education programs and study emerging procedures. She imbues lips with rosy color, touches up eyebrows with hair-like brushstrokes, and reconstructs features that have undergone damage from surgery or injury. Because of her extensive knowledge, warm bedside manner, and ability to stay inside the lines of coloring books while blindfolded, local doctors, including Mitchell Chasin, Mark Granick, Suzanne Offen, Andrea Strauss, and Duncan Burnett refer their patients to Maria.
Each massage at U Relax - Westfield may focus on a different need or goal. For example, some focus on relieving stress in the back and shoulders, while others aim to improve overall circulation and bring feelings of well-being throughout the body. But they all have one thing in common: each incorporates ancient acupressure techniques designed to restore balance to the body's internal energies and promote overall health. Using their palms, knuckles, knees, and even their feet, U Relax's therapists apply pressure to specific meridians on the body, helping to relieve tension and soreness, increase energy levels, and promote healing from injuries.
Recalibrating the relationship between your lifestyle choices and your health can be tricky. But Certified Clinical and Holistic Nutritionist Stephanie Olton and Licensed Massage Therapist Jamie Lester are there to help. At Seraphim Wellness, Stephanie offers nutritional counseling plans that boost the metabolism, elevate moods, and undo years of eating paint chips for breakfast. To restore balance in both the muscles and the mind, Jamie conducts relaxing massages and energy healing sessions that include reiki and Pranic healing.
G.M. Florino, M.D. serves as the medical director of Westfield Laser Skin Care, where skin-care concerns are treated with advanced technology. The treatments offered span from spider vein treatments to skin tightening to sun damage correction, as well as reduction of fine lines, pores, and wrinkles, all benefitting from the practice's state-of-the-art equipment. For instance, Westfield Laser uses two types of laser devices during laser hair removal treatments in order to treat all skin types and tones. Dr. Florino determines beforehand which laser works best for clients. Westfield Laser Skin Care also offers dermal fillers in order to erase signs of aging such as wrinkles or tree rings.
On the Side Day Spa pampers its clients with natural products and holistic spa and nail services in a peaceful, serene environment. Masterful muscle-workers revive worn-out bodies during a one-hour mojito hot-towel massage. The experienced, licensed therapists gently stretch overtaxed muscles and joints to relieve pain in trouble spots before mummifying clients in minty-lime-scented towels. Tired, achy lower limbs can opt for a rejuvenating foot treatment and pedicure. A trained nail tech sloughs off dry skin with a brown-sugar-coconut scrub, slathers on a pineapple-papaya mask, and finishes with a coconut-pineapple massage. After a hot-towel wrap, lazy legs will be energized and ready to take on another day of work carrying their owner. Polished piggies can step out confidently in flip-flops to show off bright coats of chartreuse tangerine or vermillion pink.
At Gold Medal Fitness, positive energy does as much work as anyone's muscles to propel group classes. These courses cover the grounded poses of Power Yoga, the barbell lifts of BodyPump, and the festive spins of Zumba with more than 50 sessions per week. Cyclists can even choose between 45-minute spin classes and the more vigorous rides of super spin, which increase the challenge by adding an extra 15 minutes and asking your parents to stop putting a stabilizing hand on your back. Regardless of the discipline, however, instructors motivate their students by carefully balancing the room's camaraderie with a honed focus on every individual.
This personal approach typifies the gym as a whole, where the staff strive to memorize each member's name as they arrange workouts for all fitness levels. A nationally accredited team of personal trainers draws on specialties from boxing to Pilates to back rehabilitation, pushing their clients toward coveted milestones. On the gym floor, an assortment of machinery and free weights, as well as a designated stretching area, bespeaks the same regard for diverse goals—visitors can complete a round of resistance work on the FreeMotion circuit equipment, toss a medicine ball to a partner, or step onto a StairMaster. Other amenities include a childcare station, athletic speed school, HydroMassage, and a juice bar.