Beauty experts say that it's important to make sure your dermatologist or med spa doesn't use just one laser to treat a wide variety of concerns. Chances are, that laser will do one or two things really well and probably pop a bag of popcorn in a pinch, but it won't effectively treat every skin concern. That's where the Art of Natural Beauty Center really shines. It boasts 10 distinctive laser machines, which can be used to enhance almost every area of the body.
One noninvasive laser shrinks fat cells and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Another microablative laser resurfaces faces and fades fine lines and wrinkles. Still another removes unwanted tattoos. Before performing many of these treatments, technicians use a Skintel melanin reader to make sure the lasers are set to the appropriate setting for the client's skin.
Such high-tech treatments likely bring to mind a stark doctor's-office environment, and yet, the spa-like Art of Natural Beauty Center relaxes with a mixture of candles, calming music, and refreshments. It also fine-tunes bodies with pampering spa services, including glow-enhancing body scrubs, French green clay algae wraps, and customized facials that start with face mapping.
Maybe you woke up with a pinched nerve and can barely get out of bed. Or maybe you have exactly one free hour in your day?not enough time to travel to the spa and back. These are just a few great reasons to use Zeel, an app that allows you to book and prepay for a same-day massages in your own home, hotel, or other locations in as little as an hour's notice. After specifying type and length of service (and therapist gender, if you wish), Zeel dispatches an excellent massage therapist from its network of licensed, vetted, and insured practitioners. Therapists can perform a variety of modalities, ranging from Swedish, to deep-tissue, to prenatal. Not only is it convenient, but it can also be more relaxing than treating your massage like just another errand, especially if you play your own music or already live in a spa. The app has already seen tons of press since its 2013 release, making fans of editors at Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, and Men's Journal.
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.
Glamor Health Spa?s owner didn?t find relief from her scoliosis until she became a personal trainer. Learning how to strengthen her muscles and correct her posture ushered her into a pain-free life. Her clients also pitched in, motivating her to become a licensed massage therapist. Pairing her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with her massage experience, she now alleviates chronic discomfort and improves range of motion in others through therapies including hot-stone, prenatal, and oriental bar massage. Inside her spa, she also relaxes away lingering stress with facials and body treatments that set skin aglow and remove the dead cells covering its shine. Her waxing services leave skin so smooth you could eat off of it, and with flavored waxes in chocolate, green tea, kiwi, and strawberry, you might just be hungry enough to try. She also donates part of Glamor Health Spa's profits to various not-for-profit organizations.
You won’t find the usual gym equipment you might see at most physical therapy offices at Dr. Shmuel Tatz’s studio. Instead, the office, overlooking a garden near Columbus Circle, showcases piles of books in six different languages, posters of the human anatomy, and most importantly, the doctor’s hands—a pivotal tool in his body tuning sessions. Osteotherapy is the mainstay of Dr. Tatz’s treatments, and he supplements this hands-on approach with yoga exercises, patient education, and perhaps even acupuncture. By “tuning” the body, the doctor can alleviate a variety of conditions, including chronic back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even broken ankles. It’s no wonder that famous faces, including Kathleen Turner, Lou Reed, and Isaac Stern, swear by Dr. Tatz.
Midtown Wellness and Health Center?s licensed staff renders more radiant bodies from the inside out with a slate of wellness and aesthetic treatments. From inside pristine treatment rooms, hydrotherapy colonics and ionic foot treatments help oust toxins from internal chambers, while body wraps target cellulite and anti-hug gears clogging the body?s greeting protocol. Four types of facials uncloud weathered mugs, and waxing services sweep unwanted hair from view.