Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.
Serenity Med Spa's technicians execute a comprehensive menu of skincare services, outfitting their center with the latest technology and a selection of medical-grade products by Obagi and Neocutis. Beyond the waiting area's chocolate-brown leather couch and jade-hued tiles, the staff smoothes away blemishes with IPL photofacials, fractional-laser-resurfacing treatments, and microdermabrasions. Additionally, they oversee the facility's collection of tanning beds and UV-free airbrush stations, which leave clients' skin with a natural-looking bronze that, much like the lifespan of a red-giant star, may last as long as 10 days.
Natural ingredients may be important at Spa Bolena—body treatments make use of seaweed, lavender, roses, or milk and honey—but just as important is the setting in which treatments take place. That's why the spa adapts each of its treatment rooms based on the client's choice of atmosphere, altering the lighting, visuals, and sounds to fit such peaceful themes as meadow, rain forest, or ball pit. As these environs soothe minds, aromatherapy delights noses with scents of sandalwood, lemongrass, and eucalyptus.
Before he got into the health-care field, Dr. Anthony DiMola, or “Dr. D.,” was headed for a stuffy, number-crunching career in finance. But his drive to connect with people on a deeper level coupled with his passion for the human body compelled him to segue into chiropractic. Since 1996, he has been pinpointing the root cause of health problems with drug-free chiropractic techniques. Adjustments and massage therapy can relieve acute and chronic pain while lifestyle coaching preps patients for long-term wellness by encouraging wholesome habits, such as exercising and adding a green, leafy vegetable or houseplant to every meal.
Licensed massage therapist Sharity Nesmick believes that massage is more than just pain relief; it’s about educating clients so they can take an active role in maintaining their own physiological wellness. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience working in clinical and spa settings, Sharity targets chronic muscular aches with long flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may solicit Sharity for Inner Circle’s specialty medi-cupping technique––a therapy which utilizes a medical vacuum technology to efficiently pull toxins from soft tissue.
While other children grew up wanting to become singers, astronauts, and firefighters, Irene Meiller had other plans. After years of her serving as her family's resident massage therapist, Meiller eventually went on to pursue the profession and has now spent more than a decade as a licensed massage therapist. During this time she's honed her unique style by working aboard cruise ships, at high-end spas, and as a self-employed bodywork specialist. She currently works her magic at Meiller Massage, specializing in deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques that help to treat chronic pain, stress, and limbo-related injuries.