American Spa November 2012 : Page 88

in touch menu anxiety annihilator While it’s no secret that people handle stress differently, the Delray Center for healing (Delray Beach, FL) has found a customized solution, Harmonial Biofeedback (time and price varies), to help clients alleviate anxiety, address sleep issues, and more. “The Harmonial session begins with a detailed questionnaire and color test, which allows us to create an ‘energy profile’ for the patient and completely personalize their experience with the program,” says Paul Rodriguez, M.D. During the beauty bounty Color Bath, in which they’re treated to mesmerizing colors and shapes, music and corresponding aroma are also provided to stimulate the senses. After five minutes, one of the four elements of nature, based on the clients’ answers, will appear on Harmonial’s high-definition screen in the form of vivid landscape scenes music and aroma accompany the scenes. Next, comes the Mandelas, symbols of meditation, which repre-sent one of the seven chakra colors. To conclude the session, clients experience a “Rainbow” experience in which a display of colors and music comes together. For Harmonial products: —H.M. PHOtOGrAPHY: SHutterStOCk (Old SCHOOl SHAve) Guests at Corbu Spa & Salon (Cambridge, MA) can reap the benefits of fall through Dec. 20, the last day of autumn, with the Harvest Experience Facial ($120, 60 minutes), which feeds the skin with a host of powerful antioxidants. Featuring products from Éminence Organic Skin Care, the treatment uses the Blueberry Exfoliating Cleanser, the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, and the Soothing Chamomile Tonique before skin is treated to the Blueberry Soy Repair Masque. After the mask is removed and the skin is toned with Seasonal Tonique, the esthetician applies Stone Crop Serum and Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer to hydrate summer-ravaged skin. “The signature massage portion of this facial focuses on relaxing the muscles around the jaw, hairline, and scalp in order to release the stress and tension that lead to fine lines and wrinkles,” says spa director Cara Hart. “Our New England Seasonal Organic treatments are specialized for each time of year to target what the skin needs most. This fall, our Harvest Experience Facial focuses on erasing the damage brought on by the summer sun and protect-ing skin for the changes it is about to endure through the winter months while awakening the senses with the nostalgic scents of autumn.” For Éminence Organic Skin Care products: —H.M. and images. Again, corresponding ■ Old School Shave ■ Guys who want to experience a traditional wet-shave needn’t look further than Nickel Spa for Men (New York City), which offers the Signature Shave ($50, 45 minutes) using êShave products. Beginning with a relaxing hot-towel treatment to open the pores, the shave involves Pre Shave Oil being gently massaged onto the skin to relieve dryness and soften the hair. After a second hot towel is applied to the face, an application of warm Shaving Cream Solution is mas-saged into the skin. With skin properly prepped, a razor is applied, using small strokes in the direction of hair growth. Says spa director Michael Hazel, “Men really enjoy the relaxing experience of the shave and the results they get each time.” For êShave products: —H.M. 88 a m e r i c a n s pa • w w w. s pat r a d e . c o m • n o V e m B e r 2 0 1 2

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