By Rakia Reynolds
While we basked in the summer rays, soaking up the richness of the sun and jetting off to beaches and barbecues, our bodies and skin took a beating despite our best efforts. Take time to decompress and indulge in treatments to revitalize and restore your healthy glow.
THE ELEGANT ESCAPE
Tucked away in Rittenhouse Square, Rescue provides a chic sanctuary for you to pamper yourself properly. Based on a system of prevention and repair, Rescue’s Skin Focus employs dermatologic expertise from top-notch aestheticians. The Classic Rescue Facial, which features skin analysis, deep cleansing, gentle extraction, and the spa’s revolutionary “manual lift” massage, promises to leave your face as fabulous as possible. Continue the healing at home with Rescue’s collection of exclusive natural and botanical products. rescuerittenhousespa.com
Ame (pronounced ah-may) Salon & Spa brings the beauty of the natural world indoors. In its signature Rain and Tub Rooms, clients can enjoy a warm overhead shower from a seven-head rainbar or soak in a soothing tub to relieve stress and tension. Misaligned muscles benefit from Ame’s new Bamboo-Fusion massage, with real bamboo sticks that knead away tightness while improving blood circulation. Last, give your skin some TLC with the Physician’s RX facial, which features a blend of alpha and beta fruit acids and a self-heating mask suitable for all skin types. amesalonandspa.com
Give Me Body
Though located along retail row on Walnut Street in Center City, Body Restoration Spa offers Zen-like relaxation and superior service. Thriving mainly on referrals, the spa specializes in targeted treatments like the Hyperpigmentation Facial and Cellulite Body Wrap. The spa provides a tranquil and curative experience, leaving sore bodies and dry skin refreshed and renewed. The well-trained staff is skilled in whole-body care. Body Restoration’s unscented, parabenfree massage cream is trés popular and locally made, and its blue waxing services ensure a thorough hair-removal process for the skin’s most delicate areas. bodyrest.com