Like house parties, massages give people an excuse to forget about everyday stresses and fall asleep on someone else's table. Attend a fettle-ready fiesta with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a Swedish massage and an 8-ounce bottle of signature organic body scrub at Atmosphere Essentials (a $117.99 value).
The wellness wizards at Atmosphere Essential coddle human hides and their muscular under-layers with soothing massages and natural organic oils. One-hour Swedish massages eradicate deep-seated muscle pains and boost circulation with long, stress-reducing strokes that serve as more suitable introductions to massage therapy than acted out scenes from Hop on Pop. Following massages, customers can select their choice of grape seed, olive oil, or Japanese green tea exfoliating body scrub to take home to use on themselves or pet Barbies. The 100% organic scrubs lock in moisture and remove dry skin cells, keeping skin hydrated and epidermal surfaces softer than hugs from angora rabbits.
When you step into Atmosphere Essentials, admiring the boutique's Victorian-style decor, intoxicating array of make-your-own perfumes, and the pictures of beloved family members on the wall, you probably wouldn't guess that the cottage's cozy interior is also home to a high-tech laboratory. That’s where owner Antonio Sciortino creates his natural home and body products, a talent handed down to him by his Palermo-born ancestors. According to StatenIslandLifestyle.com, Sciortino's grandmother began making natural skincare remedies to help cope during difficult, post-war times. The innovative on-site lab allows him to share his family secrets and 15 years of research on a broader scale. Therein, his team produces 100% certified-organic formulas made with botanicals and essential oils, which are then blended into soy candles, lotions, and eco-friendly baseball-mitt softener.
In the upper echelons of the intimate spa and hair salon, massage therapists and aestheticians use the line in a variety of relaxing spa treatments. As documented by Fox News, some of Sciortino's products have also been inspired by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's natural beauty and penchant for aromatherapy.
7481 Amboy Rd.
Staten Island, New York 10307