Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
Susan Zhao understands massage therapy. Licensed to practice in New York, Florida, Virginia, and Georgia, she divides her time between attending to clients' needs and overseeing the three Jo Jo's Massage locations that she founded. At these spas, Susan's staff uses a wide range of massage modalities intended to indulge and relax visitors, provide therapeutic relief, or even a bit of both. During hot-stone massages, a therapist treats troublesome areas with heated stones, which radiate heat to soothe tightly knotted muscles located deep beneath the surface. Reflexology treatments target specific areas along the feet with focused pressure, attempting to trigger the nerves that help heal organ systems throughout the rest of the body.
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.
The Posture Project is a yoga and wellness center that fuses mindful yoga practice with bodywork, helping clients to exercise their minds, bodies, and spirits in a safe, welcoming space. Believing that yoga is a perfect way to release stress and connect to your inner self, the experienced instructors offer Hatha yoga classes to long-time yogis and beginners alike, encouraging students to breathe and consciously relax during their practice. After class, clients can head for the dry infrared sauna to soak up radiant energy, or have a massage session with a licensed massage therapist in a private room. The minimally-decorated center uses natural light to create a calming effect for its students and any birds meditating on the window ledge. And for clients who can’t make it into the studio, The Posture Project posts yoga videos online so they can continue their regular practice anywhere.
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.