White Lotus Massage and Yoga's diverse staff fosters a relaxed, noncompetitive environment where clients can pursue their holistic wellness goals through massage-therapy services and a robust schedule of yoga classes. A FAR infrared heating system warms the yoga practice space up to healing temperatures designed to detoxify the body and loosen muscles, tendons, and minds in preparation for yoga’s soothing stretches. A textured flooring system provides support, comfort, and grip so students can perform Yin yoga's long-held balancing postures or Vinyasa's flowing movements with confidence. White Lotus' skillful massage therapists ease physical and emotional tension with unique massage modalities, such as owner Carolyn Calvacca's signature Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy method. While maintaining balance with overhead bars, Carolyn carefully places her feet along the client's body in gliding strokes, providing a deep yet relaxing muscle-mashing treatment.
LaVida Massage's comfortable atmosphere and experienced therapists invite guests of all ages and genders to unwind and improve their emotional and physical well-being. During a one-hour massage, one of LaVida's skilled deck hands untangles back knots, helping to banish stress from the body. The deep-tissue massage accesses the deepest layers of soft tissue and targets specific muscle groups to drain wells of pain and soreness. Light- to medium-pressured long strokes soothe sore muscles during Swedish massages, and prenatal-massage maneuvers gently alleviate the discomfort associated with pregnancy. This LaVida Massage location houses several elegantly appointed private treatment rooms in calming earth-tones, and an experienced staff trained in both the science and art of massage and nurturing by especially paternal penguins. Locales stay open seven days a week and offer weeknight extended hours, so clients can squeeze some relaxation into hectic electric-shoveling schedules.
More than 30 years after its inception, Cactus Salon & Spa and its team of continually educated stylists have not lost their edge—they earned the Long Island Press's designation as Best Hair Salon and Best Day Spa in 2012. It's not surprising, then, that the salon has enjoyed such impressive growth over the years, with more than two dozen separate spa and salon locations.
Although hair is still the focus—stylists craft 'dos that reflect everyday ease or fashion-forward thinking—the repertoire has expanded to include everything from nail treatments and massages to permanent cosmetics and laser services. Since the roster is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services and products by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
With 13 licensed massage therapists on staff, Elements Therapeutic Massage is equipped to help clients treat an array of ailments, from back and neck pain to emotional stress. The team utilizes a level system to give clients the right amount of pressure during their massages, starting with a light and relaxing level one massage and working up to the deep kneads and trigger-point work done in a level four session. Each therapist is versed in a handful of techniques and styles, including the popular Swedish massage, sports massage to help athletes improve their performance ahead of upcoming yo-yo tournaments, and prenatal massage to help expecting mothers ease pregnancy related aches and pains.
Marosé Spa and Wellness' licensed beauty professionals specialize in skincare for the whole body. They approach each appointment with a fresh perspective, customizing facials to yield specific results. Whether battling wrinkles, blemishes, or sun damage, they ensure that skin feels springy and supple, like a brand-new hacky sack, upon completion. The technicians harness advanced technology for their body treatments, tightening up fat-prone areas suction stimulation and detoxifying wraps. To complement skincare treatments, massage therapists administer aromatherapy and hot-stone massages.
The staff at Grace Forever views your skin as a coat of armor, which they strive to keep in mint condition with a variety of facial and body masks. To soothe sensitive skin and repair environmental damage, they apply oatmeal masks, and the multivitamin mask delivers antioxidants to skin to protect and enhance healthy tissue regeneration. Along with smoothing surfaces with masks, the staff resurfaces skin with microdermabrasion and chemical peels, which remove dead skin cells to reveal the more youthful and bright skin beneath. They take care of full-body surfaces with mud massages and mineral salt scrubs and tend to manly needs with a post-shave balm or daily scrub that preps skin for close shaves with a flat-edged razor or, for true men, a logging axe.