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, Rescueâ€™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 â€œmanual liftâ€ massage, promises to leave your face as fabulous as possible. Continue the healing at home with Rescueâ€™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 Ameâ€™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 Physicianâ€™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 Restorationâ€™s unscented, parabenfree massage cream is trÃ©s popular and locally made, and its blue waxing services ensure a thorough hair-removal process for the skinâ€™s most delicate areas. bodyrest.com