Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular service: Acupuncture
Brands Used: Serin needles, Japanese golden moxa
Boris Shapiro grew up in the Soviet Union with a fascination with martial arts and Eastern medical practices instilled in him at an early age. He initially pursued Western medicine as a career, and in an attempt to broaden his abilities, he began incorporating Eastern practices into his work. However, after earning his medical doctorate, he decided to abandon his traditional Western practice, and headed to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York to earn a degree in acupuncture. He has since studied under countless acupuncture experts, and applies his knowledge one needle at a time, working to help his patients maintain overall wellness. Among many other ailments, his treatments are designed to address back pain, stress, fatigue, and depression.
Loretta Gonzales of Healing ZenSation has one mission: to improve her clients' quality of life through massage. But though her goal is simple, her approach is sophisticated. Loretta practices nearly a dozen massage techniques, from basic relaxation treatments to therapeutic sports massage. She also customizes each session based on the client's preferences, including how much pressure they can handle and what areas of their body need the most attention. Following treatment, Loretta helps her clients maintain the feeling of wellbeing by providing tips for at-home relaxation. During her sessions, Loretta uses DoTerra massage oils, which are derived purely from plants and contain no synthetic fillers.
GreenStone Spa’s four therapists infuse organic products and Eastern therapies into treatments that yield whole-body rejuvenation. Calling upon the curative properties of copper and sulfur, aestheticians administer hydrating and deep-cleansing facials that balance skin tone. Massage therapists tackle the muscular system with 11 modalities including Swedish and deep tissue. During the Sticks and Stones massage, they heat muscles and soften areas of concentrated tension with warmed stones and bamboo sticks. In the spa's gift shop, beauty professionals equip patrons with aromatherapy gifts and body products to remind them of the chronic ache that got away.
While lasers are normally portrayed as the tools of evil geniuses, the experienced technicians at SilkAndSheer use them for good. Free consultations help the staff prescribe the proper treatment, which may include laser hair removal, a service that permanently reduces hair by destroying the follicle and impeding regrowth. SilkAndSheer also uses laser energy to rejuvenate skin and treat imperfections such as acne, pigmentation, and stubborn milk mustaches.
Royal Edelweiss does things big, offering more than 100 salon and spa services in their brand new 17,000-square-foot fully-equipped beauty center and spa in the middle of Brooklyn. In addition to classic services such as haircuts, styles, and color, makeup applications, and massages, Royal Edelweiss's beauty experts perform computerized diagnostics with 3D imaging to search for early signs of aging, sensitivity, or skin anomalies and customizes treatments for the skin, hair, and body.
Oshi's Spa Zone is simultaneously calming and invigorating. The sleek wood floors and comfortable couches invite guests to unwind, and the fire engine red walls and the light pouring in from the two-story front window keeps guests awake. When guests finish basking in their surroundings, they can put themselves in the hands of one of the staff for a variety of services.