August 11, 2018

Wellness On Demand

We highlighted home services in our Portable Purist Home Guide, but here’s some more ways to pamper yourself, your family, and even your pooch!

by Beth Landman

Having a health or beauty professional give you his or her undivided attention is one of life’s guilt-free indulgences, but the stress of racing to a location and battling traffic can detract from the benefits of any wellness service. Here, some of the best providers who will bring their expertise right to your door:

Massage

Having graduated from Harvard with a degree in biology, Roland Davis swerved his career path from physician to medical masseur, studying bodywork with some of the top names in the field, including Milton Trager. He offers a wide range of modalities including orthopedic and pregnancy massage. stillpointmassage@hotmail.com

Hair blowouts and color touch-ups

Why sit in a salon with foil on your head, when you can do it in the privacy of your own home? Paul Labrecque’s crew will bring everything needed, from gloss to dryers, and they offer ammonia-free color and formaldehyde-free smoothing treatments. 212.988.7816, appointments@paullabrecque.com

Stretch

Dynamic assisted stretching is so in vogue that specialized boutiques are popping up in the city and out East. But true luxury is being able to roll over and take a nap at home after a session. John McQueen is a favorite of CEOs with tense necks, athletes who want an improved game, and clients who say they grow an inch in height from the process. johnmcqueenstretch@gmail.com

Organic chef

Elise Swartwood gets wonderfully creative with organic, vegan and raw food, whipping up hearts of palm “crab cakes” with sautéed corn and zucchini, zucchini-crust pizzas with fresh garden pesto and vegetables, plant-based sushi bites with cauliflower rice and local shiitakes, and rustic vegan tarts with fresh berries. Bookings through lilypondservices.com. eliseswartwood.com

Facials and lashes

You may hardly need makeup after an appointment with Karina Freedman. Choose the Fire and Ice resurfacing facial to reduce lines and encourage cell renewal, or Le Lift, which uses microcurrent to take years off by stimulating facial muscles; then top off the beautifying process with a set of flirtatious, eye-opening lashes. 212.355.3919, karinanyc.com

Canine Wellness Panel

Famed house call vet Dr. Cindy Bressler now offers a detailed evaluation of your pet that includes vitamin and mineral assessment, nutritional work-up and metabolic analysis. She can even arrange for in-home ultrasonic and laser therapies for skin and joint issues. Her colleague Lisa Hartman will also design an exercise program for your pooch. 631.255.8556

Trainer

International champion windsurfer Jesper Vesterstroem, a cover boy for Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness magazines, heads the Outdoor Division of Hamptons Gym Corporation. He will take his gear to your home and design a personalized workout. hamptonsgymcorp.com