Breyer Medspa treats clients to dazzling physical transformations with a stable of professional-strength body and skincare treatments that make use of both medical-grade products and laser technology. Under Dr. Michael Birnbaum, licensed aesthetician Tara pampers and perfects her clients' faces with microdermabrasion therapy and chemical peels that slough away layers of skin to reveal radiant complexions. For a treatment more intense than spa facials and less thorough than chemical peels, the medspa's medical-grade facials deliver skin-renewing results that go beyond traditional facials with deep-pore cleansing and polishing at the hands of an experienced aesthetician. With the use of an FDA-approved Cutera CoolGlide laser, technicians can realize their patients' dreams of hairlessness, vein removal, and wrinkle- or blemish-free skin by simply adjusting the settings on the versatile laser system. The medspa's carefully chosen laser uses longer wavelengths than its competitors to soothe the skin as it works to reduce hair or remake skin texture.
In a Better Philly feature, Pierre & Carlo European Salon & Spa defines itself as a stylish haven where beauty thrives and stress melts into obsolescence. Glowing panels cooperate with track lighting to illuminate clients as hair whisperers practice their cutting and styling craft. In private treatment rooms, candles' gentle presence complements the soft touches of aestheticians with encouraging flickers. Clients can feast thirsty eyes on the spa's waterfall wall before strolling to service stations where therapeutic facials flush the flaws from skin, be it dry, acne-ridden, or covered in decoupage. Before and after any of five massages, visitors are welcome to relax their minds and muscles in a chromatherapy soak tub lit by colorful LEDs. Owner Dorina D'Amore has established in her list of services a special Men's Club, exhorting each passing man to bust his way through Pierre & Carlo's doors for an invigorating herbal-infusion wrap or a signature mani-pedi.
The team at Cryo Spa Natural Healing Center blends natural and traditional holistic treatments, with an on-site massage therapist who provides deep-tissue, hot stone, and acupressure massage sessions. Their aim is to foster relaxation as well as to improve the overall health of the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems of their clients.
The business also lives up to its name by offering Cryosauna treatments. Friendly staffers usher clients into the Cryosauna chamber, which envelops them in a blanket of nitrogen vapor for three-minute intervals. The low temperature of nitrogen vapor to alleviate the symptoms of everything from arthritis and skin conditions to stress and fibromyalgia. The sub-zero temperature also promotes the release of endorphins and anti-inflammatory proteins to improve functions of the immune and metabolic systems. Because there's no humidity in the chamber, the temperature remains comfortable.
Owner and principal practitioner Yvonne Fisher knows most of the techniques you'd expect a nationally certified massage therapist to be familiar with—the Swedish, shiatsu, and myofascial modalities, for example. But because she's such a firm believer in the human body's ability to heal itself, she's gone beyond these traditional bodywork techniques to master less conventional healing approaches, including the soft-tissue method developed by Australian alternative-health practitioner Tom Bowen. Like an innovative hammer, some of these techniques don't even require hands: Reconnective Healing aims to influence life-force energy without physical contact, and a self-help method called the Emotional Freedom Technique targets emotional distress and can even be done over the phone.
The Pink Orchid MedSpa, an extension of the Women’s Health Network regional Obstetric and Gynecological center, combines specialty medical service and traditional spa treatments, all under the watchful eye of a medical director. The Swedish massage rebalances minds and soothes muscles with 50–55 minutes of long, light movements to improve circulation followed by deeper, muscle-loosening motions performed with Swedish meatball gloves, with 5–10 minutes for removal and re-donning of your spa robe. For visages in need of perking up or calming down, the signature facial tackles individuals' specific skin issues. Aestheticians first identify problem pores under a magnifying glass, whisking away whiteheads and blackheads and exfoliating dead skin before massaging mugs into relaxed, doughy contentment. To finish, the aesthetician coats the face in a mask of Germaine de Capuccini skincare products specifically chosen to nourish each client's particular skin type.
Adagio Day Spa's rhapsody treatment sets you up with two hours of personal pampering to make sure that you’re rested and radiant for your next party or collegiate lecture on the history of canned ham. Start by retreating into the warm, cozy cocoon of a customized body wrap based on your specified needs and goals. After emerging from the wrap's detoxifying magic with a pair of paper-thin, beautifully-colored wings, masterful manual manipulators will relieve exhausted extremities with a lavish hand and foot massage before dousing them in a warm paraffin dip. A complimentary cuppa from the adjoining tea room will likewise warm insides.