LaVida Massage of Staten Island plays the role of matchmaker by assessing clients' needs and pairing them with the massage that will meet their goals. A person dealing with a sports injury may find themselves best suited for the rigorous pressure of a deep-tissue massage, whereas a stressed-out office worker may mesh well with the essential oils of an aromatherapy massage.
Therapists also use a four-level system to help match the client with the amount of pressure they'd prefer during the treatment. For those who want to extend their stay at the studio, LaVida dabbles in other areas of beautification, cleansing pores during signature facials, waxing unwanted hair, and gluing pages from fashion magazines all over a person's body.
At Guided Hands Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapists customize 30-minute massage sessions to soothe body aches. Mothers-to-be can prepare babies for tickling with the prenatal massage, which helps to soothe weight-bearing joints and inline skates. Clients can relax with the Swedish massage’s gentle, gliding strokes or enjoy injury relief after the therapeutic massage. To personalize sessions, the therapist will migrate kneads toward sore or tense areas, if desired. Visitors can target deep-rooted twinges by sleeping on a backscratcher or upgrading to a deep-tissue massage for an additional $10 (not included with this Groupon).
Celestial Derma Spa repairs and refreshes facial façades with restorative skincare treatments performed in a tranquil spa setting. The HydraFacial—a noninvasive, hydrating procedure—reduces signs of aging without resorting to wormhole manipulation or funhouse mirrors. An experienced aesthetician begins the treatment by cleansing the skin and purging pores of epidermal debris, and then extracts impurities and infuses newly enlivened surface terrain with a blend of nutrients and antioxidants. HydraFacials can reduce the presence of fine lines, acne, or damage caused by mustache-twirling villains. Treatments can quench the thirst of parched parchment in 30–40 minutes and produce results that last around 5–7 days.
In 2004, all it took was four salon chairs and 900 square feet to launch Blush Salon. Within these humble confines, stylists started sculpting stylish hairdos that caught the attention of more clients, necessitating a new location, a larger staff, and a bald robot to collect the hair trimmings and fashion into a wig. Today, the staff supplement their hair makeovers with nail services, waxing, and rejuvenating facials. For the latter of these services, aestheticians address skin damage and signs of age with products from Janssen Cosmetics, an organic skincare line.
Stylists at Fantasia Spa & Cut fill the air with the gentle hum of their blow dryers as they style freshly shorn locks with Schwarzkopf and American Crew products. In addition to performing modern cuts, stylists can color hair with highlights and rich single-process hues or combat frizz with semipermanent keratin smoothing treatments and Brazilian blowouts. Nail technicians moisturize cuticles with hot oil in manicures and pedicures. Aestheticians refresh faces with vitamin C and fit pore-refining masks over visages formerly adorned with vitamin-deficient luchador masks.
As a student of sports medicine at Grand Valley State University, Julie Finn learned to rehabilitate and relax the weary limbs of the athletes on the Lakers’ sports teams. Now a certified bodywork therapist with her own studio, JB Therapeutic & Sports Massage, she uses her muscular know-how to help all manner of clients feel their best, whether they are athletic and buff or relatively weak and filled with cotton. With specializations in craniosacral-release and reiki therapies, Julie offers a holistic approach toward pain management and stress reduction. More familiar massage styles include Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point.