Licensed massage therapist and reiki master teacher Nathaniel Neander combines Eastern and Western techniques to restore calm and balance body energies. Though he specializes in deep-tissue massage, Nathaniel's grab bag of kneading skills allow him to customize each session with techniques from neuromuscular therapy, reiki, Thai, and sports massage modalities to address each client's unique needs. During a brief consultation before the initial session, Nathaniel inquires about previous injuries, illnesses, or a night-job as a donut thief to help him make the massage as beneficial as possible.
Helmed by therapist Michele Salway, the muscle masons of Body Time Massage Therapy help clients unburden themselves of stress and physical tension. A graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage, Salway decompresses bodies with deep-tissue and shiatsu techniques, as well as well-timed knock-knock jokes. In her off time, she continues expanding her arsenal of modalities through ongoing training and checking the museum’s marble statues for cracks. Salway and her team welcome wearied physiques to Body Time’s studio, as well as make house calls and tote chairs to businesses to provide corporate massage services.
At Alternative Health Services Massage Therapy, massage therapists understand their clients' desires to escape life's daily doldrums and provide a relaxing space of total tranquility. The spa's menu features almost 10 different types of massage, including both therapeutic and energy-based treatments. Add-ons such as aromatherapy and reiki enhance massages in private treatment rooms, where licensed and experienced therapists trade in scripted massages for custom techniques, varied pressures, and a trashcan to throw away excess muscle knots.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station in which machines administer all services and humans exist solely to be pampered. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry at the beauty of its handiwork. Discover the therapeutic benefits of hydro massage or the advanced techniques of Lumiere facials, which use red-light therapy and topical skincare products to increase natural collagen production, augment the skin's natural healing powers, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Hydro-Derma fusion unites heat with nutrient-swollen steam, improving skin tone and texture, purifying pores and strengthening the elasticity of the skin to better deflect hockey pucks. Groupon holders can also spend time getting golden with a Mystic Tan session, which darkens pallid pelts with an even airbrushing of UV-free tanning mist laden with aloe vera and antioxidants.
Ambiance Salon and Day Spa evicts unwanted hair, styles the strands worth saving, and rejuvenates nails, all in a relaxing atmosphere. Update antiquated tresses with a haircut from a master stylist ($50) or single-process color crafted by a junior hue caster ($65), or coddle finger fangs and toe shingles with a manicure ($20) and pedicure ($52). Beauty seekers can also wax a variety of follicle-ridden areas, including eyebrows ($15), chins ($13), lips ($12), and marsupial pouches.
I Knead a Massage delivers restorative back rubs and relaxing muscle kneadings to New York’s tenderest residents. Go for a classic Swedish massage and enjoy tranquility-augmenting aromatherapy during the session, or come in comfy, stretchy clothes for the Thai option, which gently ushers joints and connective tissue out of their sheltered comfort zones. For clients carrying imminent miniature humans, a pregnancy massage alleviates some of the muscle cramps and tension associated with pregnancy, without bothering kick-happy unborn cops getting a head start on dramatic apartment entrances.
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