Maria Martin may not be Santa’s Vice President of Presentation, but she can certainly wrap. She applies this talent in assisting clients in their efforts to look and feel slimmer. As owner of Forever Slender and a certified fitness and nutrition specialist, she focuses on weight loss, using wraps and sauna cocoons to help clients detoxify, burn calories, and loose up to 15 inches. She presents a number of wraps, such as seaweed clay, aloe-herb solution, or infrared blankets—which are what NASA scientists cuddle under during movies. She places clients in Alpha 2010 sauna massages, enabling them to sweat out toxins and burn many calories. Maria also offers an ionic foot detox, which activates a mild microcurrent to pull toxins from thousands of foot pores soaking in sea-salt water. As a further testament to Maria’s diverse range of beauty-focused services, she offers custom airbrush tans to bronze skin and further reduce the appearance of cellulite.
In Balance owner Sarra Forrester blends a touch of emotional wellbeing into her therapeutic massage sessions. By delivering pain relief, she hopes to promote overall health in her clients' lives. Formally trained in massage techniques, she can perform Swedish, shiatsu, and sports massages, along with Eastern techniques including Thai herbal compress and reflexology.
Dr. Joseph Russo keeps good company. In addition to serving as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Harvard graduate leads Laser Gentle Skin Care's band of medical professionals, aestheticians, and nonsentient lasers. Together, the team works to help their patients reach personal aesthetic goals with skincare therapies, such as laser skin tightening, chemical peels, Botox injections, and i-Lipo, that help to eradicate blemishes, veins, wrinkles, and unwanted bulk.
SpringRain Face & Body Spa combines Ayurveda, traditional European techniques, and modern American skincare solutions. Within a soothing, low-lit spa, staffers administer massage therapies of every kind?deep-tissue, Swedish, shiatsu, reiki?age-defying body wraps, and mani-pedis that help hands and feet recover after their daily dose of punching through walls and kicking down doors. Most treatments infuse bodies with organic herbs and essential oils, which in turn infuse the mind with a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Beautifica Day Spa offers a pleasing plethora of spa services for fingers, faces, and feet of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a certified-organic and vegan manicure ($15) with a nail kit to take home, or opt for the classic facial ($75), which uses custom-blend cosmetic substances to return a healthy glow to your flesh-emoticon. A full-body airbrush tan ($30) gives you the bronze of the beach minus the squawk of seagulls, while a bikini wax ($30) uses a soy-based liquid hair remover to give your bod more surface area to bronze.
Jessica Powell runs the show at the eponymously named J. Powell Salon, harnessing her two decades of experience in the haircare industry to keep ‘dos stylish and functional. A Goldwell colorist and Vidal Sassoon–trained stylist, Jessica—alongside her team of hair experts—wields handpicked Wella products as she remakes coifs with precise cuts or matches hair color to a client’s favorite traffic sign.