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The Ahh in Aqua 

Sun exposure, stress, fatigue, aging, the daily grind. We could all use a respite and maybe even an antidote for the various things that, on a daily basis, can weigh us down, taking a toll on our minds, our bodies and our skin. Aqua Medspa (3262 Severn Ave., Metairie, 883-5558) is a new place that offers more than one way to look and feel better.

With a licensed physician on staff and a medspa, Aqua provides more treatment options to clients. Dr. Edmund Wood offers medical-grade chemical peels, dermafillers and Botox injections as well as laser treatments and intense pulsed-light skin treatments. Aqua also carries the skin-care line Obagi, which is sold only through physicians' offices.

But Aqua doesn't cater only to devotees of high-tech skin care. There is also a range of massages and facials to relieve and relax any first-time spa patron.

'Everyone can always use a massage, can't they?" says Jenny Menesses, spa manager.

Some of the most popular treatments are the deep-tissue massage, the Luminous Vitamin C and 'Sea" facial and microdermabrasion, Menesses says.

Other treatments include 30-, 60- and 90-minute massages of all kinds, including aromatherapy, deep-tissue and hot-stone. The other spa staple, the facial, is also offered in a wide array of options.

One of the intentions in setting up the spa, Menesses says, is to offer competitively priced services to a broader range of people. There is a facial designed for men, a facial especially for teens and one to combat acne.

'No matter who you are, what gender, what background, you can walk in and be pampered," says Menesses.

Open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aqua's state-of-the-art facility is a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing space that promotes physical and mental well-being.

Memberships are $39 a month and require a one-year contract. Members receive a discounted rate on all spa treatments and can attend yoga and Pilates classes for free.

Aqua will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The event is open to the public, and there will be a reception with refreshments afterwards.

click to enlarge Experience a serene setting and soothing treatments at Aqua Medspa in Metairie. - SHERWOOD COX
  • Sherwood Cox
  • Experience a serene setting and soothing treatments at Aqua Medspa in Metairie.
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