The branches of the baobab tree zigzag into the African sky like roots, giving the tree its distinctive upside-down shape and giving Alchemy Wellness Studio the fruits that infuse one of its signature facials. The studio?s experienced aestheticians meld natural ingredients such as baobab fruit and kigelia?an African flowering plant and natural astringent?into their ameliorating spa treatments, reflecting their overarching focus on holistic, organic care. This goal carries over onto the menu of services?which includes aromatherapy, waxing treatments, and mani-pedis?as well as into the cups of fair-trade coffee clients sip as they shrug off the stressors of everyday life.
Salon Zurell’s stylists start each haircut with an in-depth consultation, and end it with a styling lesson. Using this one-on-one approach, the staff imparts unparalleled wisdom during salon services, which include conditioning treatments, highlights, and perms. The salon also offers spa treatments such as waxing, mani-pedis, and facials performed with organic Éminence products that are completely free of harmful chemicals, additives, and other ingredients that will make dolphins cry.
Luxurious black leather chairs serve as comfortable temporary thrones for patrons as experienced staffers gussy up their hair, skin, or nails during beautifying services. The team can also regale groups of men and women with lavish treatments during soothing spa parties, which can commemorate special occasions or Tuesdays.
Dedicated to wellness for the entire body, the professional and attentive staff provides a variety of services to soothe and smooth weary soul sacks. The signature facial is a customized treatment that targets fine lines and facial impurities, restoring a hardworking face to its default factory setting. It starts with a relaxing shoulder, arm, and hand massage before a trained aesthetician administers a deep cleansing, an exfoliation enzyme, steam and ozone treatments, and a replenishing mask. For a more assertive approach to restoration, the SkinCeuticals peel and microdermabrasion work in tandem to unclog pores, to reduce the appearances of fine lines and blemishes, to accelerate cell renewal, and to tighten and smooth your outer peel.
Dr. Lori L. Greenwald—who is board certified in both vascular surgery and phlebology (venous disorders) and whose skills were featured on Better Connecticut’s Project Makeover segment—has devoted her career to caring for patients with venous problems. Alongside a staff of vein specialists, including advanced nurse practitioners, surgical technologists, and technicians, Dr. Greenwald banishes spider veins with sclerotherapy and laser therapy, and treats varicose veins with 15- to 20-minute Closure or radiofrequency-ablation treatments. She often uses ultrasound technology to diagnose vascular problems and annoy neighborhood dogs, and she can seal off varicose veins in just a few minutes with her lunch-hour leg lift.
Unlike most medical clinics, which often give off a sterile vibe, Vanishing Veins is decked out in leafy plants, colorful flowers, vases of reeds, and Zen gardens for an atmosphere of tranquility. Vanishing Veins supports a variety of charities, including The Easter Seals, American Cancer Society, and Gifts of Love (families helping families).