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When we take care of our bodies, we nurture our souls. There are many ways to go about this, and each one affects us in a holistic way. Releasing muscle tension through a healing massage makes our entire self relax, and when our shoulders drop, our faces start to loosen up and glow. When we look into a mirror and the face that smiles back looks as young as we feel, we are empowered, ready and able to take on the challenges and create the opportunities we crave. Luckily for us, there’s an amazing lineup of talented medical practitioners and aestheticians nearby to help us transform ourselves and transcend perceived limitations.

Spa Central Station
Experience healing, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at a very special event, “The Spa Experience 2007, ”staged by SpaFinder Inc. in Manhattan’s grand hub, Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall. Indulge body, mind and spirit by sampling totally complimentary treatments and products and familiarize yourself with luxury spa travel destinations, all under one sheltering roof from Wednesday, October 31, through Saturday, November 3. This is the largest, most unique, spa adventure of its kind and completely free to the public. Just head on down to 42nd Street.

Close to Home
With so many talented professionals right here in your own backyard, and services and prices to fit all lifestyles, there’s nothing standing between you and your idealized self except your ability to dream it.

Stepping into the recently opened Noble Salon in Stamford is like gliding into a serene oasis, with its soft lighting, modern furniture and dark wood floors. Your visit starts with a glass of flavored water or a cup of specialty coffee or tea and a bite-size treat before you enjoy a top-level haircut or color treatment. If you’ve been eager to try a new look but don’t know whom to trust, Noble is the perfect place to take that leap of faith. The boutique salon emphasizes healthy hair, so beyond the familiar menu of services (color, highlights, Japanese straightening), it offers retexturizing, reconditioning and demineralizing services plus an anti-chlorination treatment that will leave you with a truly glorious mane.

Prepare to work out in a revolutionary, highly effective way — with biokinetic precision, at Studio Uma, with locations in Greenwich and Manhattan. The biokinetic system is a fusion of Western biomechanical principles, martial arts, weight-training, dance and yoga. Workouts are done on handcrafted biokinetic exercise equipment that was designed to prevent and reduce injuries while utilizing gradual resistance through a full range of motion and rotary friction mechanisms. Biokinetics has been a growing trend over the past twelve years, with athletes and fitness enthusiasts experiencing unparalleled success using the system to sculpt their bodies while avoiding injuries and stress-induced chronic conditions. Biokinetics is also a great rehabilitation tool, as the equipment’s design fits the individual user.

When you have intimate medical problems, you need a medical center you can trust. That’s why women have been choosing Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery for years. With comfortable, private offices in Stamford and Trumbull, the center specializes in elective and restorative vaginal surgery, treatment of urinary incontinence and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Utilizing the most sophisticated technology, the professional team will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Overseeing the entire program is medical director Dr. Brian Hines. A graduate of MIT and Boston University’s School of Medicine, he did a residency in gynecology at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital and a fellowship training in reconstructive pelvic surgery at NYU. Dr. Hines is an assistant professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

As laser technology gets better, more comfortable and affordable, waxing, shaving, and electrolysis are becoming things of the past. At The Vein Therapy and Laser Center of Fairfield County, in Norwalk, men and women enjoy safe and simple hair removal as well as the treatment of varicose and spider veins. While everyone is a candidate for hair removal, people with lighter skin and darker hair tend to have better results. Lasers have come a long way in the past decade. Today, treatment usually feels like a mild pinching or stinging sensation, thanks to the laser’s built-in cooling tip that protects skin and minimizes discomfort. Because hair has three growth stages and not all hairs are on the same cycle, clients usually require six treatments to fully cover a given area.

Voted best local yoga studio for the third consecutive year, Elements Yoga & Wellness Center has created a special environment to practice and study yoga. In addition to daily Anusara, Vinyasa and gentle Hatha classes, the serene Darien studio hosts specialty programs, including Yoga for Men (taught by a former Wall Streeter), Prenatal Yoga and Yoga for Seniors as well as luxury yoga retreats.

Indulge body and soul at the Greenwich Medical Skincare & Laser Spa in Old Greenwich. Don’t let the word “medical” fool you—this luxurious center has the elegance of a spa enhanced by the high quality of trained medical professionals. Pamper yourself with a healing massage or facial.

Or check out their menu of age-defying treatments, including microdermabrasion,
thermage and Intense Pulse Light therapy.

Williams & Warren clinic in Darien wants to make your aesthetic dreams come true, offering everything from massage, facials and eyebrow design to plastic and reconstructive surgery. A special focus here is working with cancer patients. The clinic offers specialized bodywork and creative approaches to hairstyling as it grows back after chemotherapy.

Aetheria Relaxation Spa, in a New Canaan Victorian home, has but one mission: to provide an unparalleled spa experience in a setting of tranquility. Whether your pleasure is a massage, facial or botanical body treatment, you’ll feel pampered from the minute you arrive. Try the Spring Renewal Facial, to stimulate cellular repair, or create your own package that might include a hot stone massage and a chocolate-whip body treatment. Want to share the experience with friends? Book your next shower or special event here!


Dancers and athletes have been turning to Pilates for sixty years to build strength and flexibility, improve body alignment and posture and restore muscular balance. Kathryn Ward Hefter teaches mat classes and private sessions in her Darien studio, Ward Pilates. A former dancer, Kathryn was certified by Joseph Pilates’s protégé Romana Kryzanowska and is committed to helping students maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Let local pros help you become your best you. Because when you look your best, you feel your best, and that’s beauty that goes so much further than skin-deep.

OTHER PLACES TO GO

Derma Clinic – 203-227-0771
Dermacare of White Plains – 914-696-4900
Dream Spa – 203-454-3454
Go Figure – 203-966-8662  •  203-625-7616
Kelly and Company – 203-255-2320
Massage Envy – 203-249-1380
Orthodontic Center – 203-259-3341
Riverside Club – 203-557-4681
Transformation Medical Spa – 203-367-7546
Turquoise Medical Day Spa – 203-319-1900
Warren Tricomi – 203-863-9300

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