Soothing music fills the private treatment rooms at Highland Massage Company, where licensed and experienced therapists trade in scripted massages for custom techniques and varied pressures. These personalized combinations of modalities work together to address each visitor's particular goals and needs by either soothing overstressed muscles or using therapeutic pressure to help the body heal itself. Add-ons, such as hot stones and aromatherapy, can also enhance experiences, gently coaxing clients into a relaxed, worry-free state. When each session concludes, therapists revive clients with filtered water infused with their own herbal-tea concoction to encourage detoxification.
The massage therapists at A Healing Touch provide full-body massages, customizing each one so that they can focus on their clients’ specific areas of stress and pain. Whether they’re doling out Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massages, they pay attention to problem areas and apply careful pressure that soothes tense muscles and creates relaxing experiences.
Certified massage therapist Kalindi Carlson believes that many of life's more common ailments, such as stress and anxiety, stem from a misaligned body. Her remedy for restoring bodily alignment is bodywork therapy. At her studio, she gives relaxing Swedish and hot-stone massages as well as more therapeutic deep-tissue and neuromuscular massages. Her expertise also includes bodywork techniques such as myofascial release therapy and reiki, which was named using the remaining tiles in a Scrabble game.
At Arista Spa 5280, a flock of de-fuzzers slathers strips with gentle Brazilian blue wax to shed sub-equatorial follicles for swimsuit season. The low-temperature hard wax is ideal for sensitive surfaces and leaves skin as silky smooth as a debutante's leather gloves. During the up to 40-minute basic bikini wax, experts tailor the nether regions like a custom-made denim suit. The Brazilian takes up to 60 minutes to blast entire patches for a bare result. Fuzz evictions usually last for three to four weeks.
Certified laser specialist Pamela Archer is a staunch believer in the manifold power of lasers, employing their beams to rid bodies of hair, spider veins, wrinkles, and fungus at BARELaser clinic. Her arsenal of Quanta lasers covers a wide range of wavelengths to address the needs of patients of all skin types and ham-radio-station preferences. The center's team of registered nurses conquers issues unreachable by lasers through skin-smoothing injections of Botox or dermal fillers.
Featured on Channel 2's Fix Me Friday, Rebelle by Tootsie's trusses up its clients using astute eyes and an edgy aesthetic. Amid Rebelle's carmine walls and beneath a battery of gilded chandeliers, a crew of creative stylists twists hair, paints nails, and transforms clients into glowing paragons of beauty. Locks bathe luxuriously during a 15-minute shampoo and deep-conditioning treatment, wherein Mediceuticals products cleanse grease and extremely confused auto mechanics from hair, and then hydrate each strand for health and shine. A blow-dry banishes dampness from client manes and replaces it with a gleaming canvas as the skilled stylist's hands twist and brush hair into a creative masterpiece. The 30-minute style employs products by Kevin Murphy and Moroccon Oil to sculpt flattering coifs that reflect the personality and cranial capacity of each guest.