At Hoboken Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Oscar Pizarro personally performs all of the clinical cosmetic services. The doctor administers anti-aging formulas such as Botox and Radiesse, as well as sclerotherapy vein treatments and prescriptions for the HCG diet. Using the three light-delivery methods of the Sciton Joule laser system, Dr. Pizarro and his team can perform procedures ranging from laser-assisted lipolysis to fractional skin resurfacing. Dr. Pizarro also works together with a therapeutic-massage practitioner to address chronic discomfort such as sports injuries, fibromyalgia, or an inability to form the final letter in the "Y.M.C.A." dance.
Pleasant Road Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Within, a team of aestheticians use renowned Dermaologica products to perform more than a dozen facial treatments, including specialized services for men and expectant mothers. Adventurous clients can dabble in advanced treatments such as glycolic peels or microdermabrasion, which intensively exfoliates the face to dissolve signs of aging or soreness from a staring contest with a raccoon. Nearby, nail techs execute soothing pedicures laced with green-tea and peppermint essential oils. Excessively hirsute guests can get un-hirsuted with an array of waxing services for the face and body.
When doctors offered up medication and surgery as solutions to her health issues, Kerstin Hecker saw another way. By making healthy changes to her regular diet, she found herself able to stave off minor illness while enjoying a boost to her overall energy. In addition to changing her personal life, this discovery also altered the course of her career; today, Kerstin is a board-certified holistic health coach—accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners—and the owner of IndigoMuse Health Coaching. Whether speaking at a health convention or meeting with a client for a one-on-one consultation, she blends principles of nutrition and psychology into a comprehensive plan for better health.
During her nutrition counseling services, Kerstin helps clients set sustainable nutrition and health goals, and encourages them with constant email support and motivational aerial banners. When personalizing diets to address a client's health needs, she combines natural food therapies with recipe plans and occasional cooking demonstrations. Kerstin also strives to heal the mind as well as the body. As a holistic counselor, she relies on psychological techniques such as Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt Therapy to improve clients' ingrained responses to daily stress and other undesired stimuli.
“My stomach actually grumbled several times during the treatment,” a Time Out New York reporter confessed after indulging in the “whirl of euphoric bliss” that is the Strawberry Sweet Cheeks facial. There’s little cause for embarrassment if guests’ stomachs interrupt—using ingredients including poppy seeds, mango, and lime (all blended by Éminence), the aestheticians at White Tea Med Spa are well aware of their appetite-inducing properties. Each treatment on the boutique spa's menu is designed to mimic the healing, relaxing effects of white tea without the time and expense of filling a bathtub with it, and after each treatment, guests are rewarded for their stomach’s patience with a cup of white tea itself served in an English-style tea house.
In addition to nine types of facials, the spa offers higher-tech treatments, such as VelaShape body-contouring procedures. Perched on the border between Chelsea and the West Village, White Tea has often found itself at the forefront of beauty trends—its new services have been tested and demonstrated in the pages of OK! Weekly and The Tyra Banks Show, among other outlets.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
J&S Beauty Spa is pleased to offer a variety of facials which can be tailored to the needs of an individual’s skin type. Specialize in beauty treatments, personalized skin care and body service center in a relaxing atmosphere.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Founders Joyce & Sammi bring over 12 years of experience each. and an enthusiasm for helping clients present their best selves. We offer a variety of facials, both standard and specialized for a variety of conditions
What do you love most about your job?
Treatments include diamond peel, bio-light, fruit acid, oxygen, vitamin c, thermal g plus, collagen, etc). We also offer a variety of eye treatments (including perming), body treatments (body wraps, massages, hand & foot treatments, etc.), and waxing services.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Brenda D (Manhattan) "Joyce has been my facialist for 7 years and I'd follow her anywhere! Her new place is super cute, they put a lot of thought into all the details to ensure the comfort of their customers.As a loyal customer I feel like I get great value for great service. Highly recommend!"
During an interview for Wowowow that was reposted on MU Natural Beauty's website, Chilean-born Marieliz Unwin revealed that she began exploring the connection between body and psyche at an early age. She was involved with Arica, a mystical school that taught meditation and yoga and opened her eyes to the idea that everything is comprised of energy. As a teenager, Unwin studied acupuncture with a Japanese master, delving further into the realm of balancing bodily energy. She went on to study shiatsu massage and microcurrent therapy in Canada, and decided to share her research with others by opening her own holistic practice in 2007.
In keeping with her holistic take on healing and regeneration, Unwin and her team help slow the effects of aging using only natural and organic skincare products, and they perform noninvasive treatments that work with the circulatory system at the cellular level. Unwin has trained her aestheticians and massage therapists to be mindful of chi as they utilize Ultra and Quantum microcurrent machines from CACI International. The technology is designed to help cells repair themselves, thereby diminishing wrinkles, cellulite, and toxins accumulated while swimming in mall fountains.