Rustic wood floors, french doors, and calming white walls create a cozy atmosphere that complements T.A.R. Salon's roster of relaxing services. Skilled hands untie muscular knots during massage and bodywork sessions. During hair-related appointments, they'll clip fresh coifs from overgrown scalps, outdated 'dos, or over-powdered wigs. Nailcare and waxing round out the salon’s services, and patrons can opt to combine any number of treatments to usher in a full day of self-pampering.
Master-level certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, massage therapist Daniel Caruso customizes both Swedish and ashiatsu massages to suit individual clients' needs. Each session begins with a deep breath atop a lambskin-covered, heated table, cleansing the mind of stress and catchy TV theme songs as Caruso assesses for any particularly tense or troublesome muscle areas. During Swedish massages, hot stones, music, and aromatherapy help patrons relax as he blends trigger-point therapy with light- to medium-pressured strokes to reduce stress and promote circulation.
After earning his massage therapy certification from Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts, Damian Colella knew just where to go. A South Philadelphia native, Colella opened his practice where his roots were planted, knowing it was a “community that continues to grow and offer its residents culture [and] high-end services.”
In his hometown location, Colella releases tension with soothing massage techniques and rejuvenates countenances with hydrating facials. His massages work to improve circulation and restore vital energy that may have been lost during hours without a battery charger. His facials cleanse the skin and fight problems such as aging or acne. Dermalogica products infuse moisture into parched skin, and a skin-repair serum heals afflicted areas with lavender, essential oils, and invisible band-aids.
For more than 18 years, Paula Edge has explored the intricacies of physical therapy, chiropractic care, and yoga styles to develop a multi-discipline understanding of how the body works. At Calm Massage – Yoga and Reiki Studio, she collaborates with a staff of massage therapists, yogis, and certified fitness instructors to support the wellbeing of each individual client according to their needs. The team's soothing massage therapies range from the gliding Swedish strokes to the ancient art of Reiki, which aligns energy pathways to quell anxiety and help you beat Frogger. The wellness emporium also hosts a selection of specialized classes, which can demystify methods for mindful living, bolster flexibility with Kundalini yoga, and tone muscles with personal training.
After settling into Paragon's chic animal-print chairs and admiring the stylish art sprinkled on its bright, welcoming walls, your luxurious spa treatments will begin with a thorough skin analysis by a certified aesthetician. Next, they'll introduce your flesh-app Facebook to the deep-pore-cleansing facial, which reduces oil without drying and moisturizes the skin to treat spontaneous flare-ups. Newly pampered skin will take a final curtain call once the detoxifying mask removes impurities and a decisive antioxidant is applied for ultimate radiance. Batting clean-up is the microdermabrasion treatment, which uses the DiamondTome system of skin regeneration to exfoliate and smooth the skin, eliminating dead skin cells and any Deadhead cells that have lingered there since the ’60s.
The aestheticians at Cham-Pagne Salon & Spa take stock of each client's beauty behests before launching into treatments that rely on brand-name products. Nail nurses decorate digits with OPI and Essie polishes during manicures, and stylists shampoo strands with Italian-imported Davines products before shaping them into chic new 'dos. Cham-Pagne's stylists can trim the tresses of anyone in the family, and they even host Princess Parties, during which girls can emulate Mom by enjoying miniature versions of manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications. Grownup pedicures find technicians kneading arches with rolled-up copies of Reader's Digest and one of the spa's signature scents. The salon's 30-minute crystal body-art sessions add twinkling contrast to the dark shades that UV-free airbrush tans bequeath to bodies.