There’s a hair salon, nail studio, and 14 treatment rooms where you can get an array of treatments from high-tech facials (the Oxylight Facial is an over-the-top combination of micro-current, ultrasound, oxygen therapy, and more to lift, tighten, and smooth) and pore-shrinking laser therapies to life-affirming massages and detox body wraps (you’re slathered in antioxidant-packed sea mud, which leaves skin insanely silky). The two-floor space is posh—and sprawling—and we can’t recommend enough their Bio Seaweed Gel manicure, which uses 5-free polish, LED light to set the pigment (as opposed to potentially harmful UV light), and lasts about a month. A facial with founder/skin-whisperer Danuta Mieloch is transformative—her touch is exquisite and you emerge looking totally glowy.
It’s officially Fall which means that it is time for a refresh!
As your sun-kissed glow begins to dwindle the signs of sun damage may start to appear. It happens to the best of us, even those that wear SPF diligently. Unfortunately these tell-tale signs take form in unwanted or extra sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and dehydration.
Which makes this is the perfect time to schedule a restorative treatment to specifically target and repair sun damage. We recommend scheduling any one of our
Rescue Spa Signature Facials, always tailored to your needs.
No need to book a flight to experience these exceptional treatments, these are the same treatments offered at the world famous Ambassade de la Beauté on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Manicures and Pedicures
Stay on trend and choose any color of your choice from our incredible selection of polishes. You can also opt for Bioseaweed Gel, the healthy alternative to typical gel nails, for 2+ weeks of high shine, chip-free gel nails, sans UV light (we use LED).
There is nothing quite like a face-transforming magic of an eyebrow shaping with a pro. Allow our experienced hands to custom shape the perfect pair of brows for your face.
Fall is the ideal time for a hair refresh! Whether you are refreshing your color, cutting it short, adding some fringe, or simply playing with texture… this is the prime time to do it.
Our Fall 2017 palette is as gorgeous as ever. Our skilled makeup artists will enhance your features for a beautiful finish.
From no-makeup makeup … to all-out glam it’s entirely up to you.
Escape the heat! Rescue Spa is Open this Sunday July 23rd. Schedule your appointment now.
$195 and up
Toner / Glaze / Blowout
Do you want luxurious hair that gleams in the summer sun, without the commitment to color? Then you are the perfect candidate for this toner & glaze hair treatment finished with a night-out worthy blowout. You’ll be ready to take on City Sips with lavish hair.
The best brows are maintained, but not overly done. Get the #wokeuplikethis look with our Designer Brow and Tint. Crunched for time? You can achieve bold & beautiful brows over your lunch break!
The scenario: You’ve been applying SPF religiously, daily (and your future self is grateful). But it’s currently summer and you’re beginning to notice that the heat, humidity, and city smog has left your skin a bit dull and congested. Polish away the build up with a 30 minute Microdermabrasion, the perfect pick me up to revive that summer glow!
Squeezing in that last vacation before autumn approaches, and don’t want to take your chances at a nail salon overseas? Try our Bio Seaweed Gel Manicure—the healthy alternative to typical gel nails, for 2+ weeks of high shine, chip-free gel nails.
Lift & Sculpt
Our Lift & Sculpt is like a Rescue Facial for your entire body! Flaunt glowing toned skin from head-to-toe.
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2017 PHILLY.COM READER’S CHOICE AWARD
BEST FACIAL & BEST DAY SPA
We Are Honored, Thanks To Those That Voted For Rescue Spa & Congratulations To Our Talented Staff!
ASHLEY SPAN – BEST EYEBROW WAX
COLLEEN FOSTER – BEST MASSAGE
PATTY GIBBONS – BEST MEN’S & WOMEN’S HAIRCUT
KELLY JEAN LIZZIO – BEST MANICURE & BEST PEDICURE
VERONICA LOPEZ – BEST MAKEUP ARTIST
Via Travel Industry Today 15 NOV 2016:
This month is the 40th anniversary of the first “Rocky” movie created and starred in by Sylvester Stallone. Back in 1976, Rocky was too busy working out and securing a boxing title to care about how his face looked or if his battle worn hands and nails used for punching opponents could use a good buff or his feet a soothing soak and clip. Rescue Spa in Philadelphia can provide some welcome relief to both Rocky and I and our aging bodies.
Stallone, now 70 years old, amazing still maintains his macho physique and persona. Despite his machismo he probably wouldn’t be averse to a little self-preservation of the facial and mani-pedi kind.
On a recent trip to Philadelphia while visiting various attractions and filling my tummy with culinary delights like cheesesteaks (hold the cheese please), pretzels, tomato pie and spicy Mexican dishes, I dedicated some time for a spa escape. With the colder and drier weather approaching and a rash of sleepless nights, the face was looking a little like Rocky after a few rounds – just not as battered and bloody but definitely puffy.
Unfortunately the ravages of age do occur as I’m in the boomer stage of life. Rescue Spa, opened in Philadelphia in 2004 in Center City (what Philly calls downtown). Its central location attracts visitors and locals alike. Located on the 3rd floor of an office building on Walnut Street, the 7,500 square foot spa has added space as the demand and clientele grows and plans to open up another spa in New York in 2017.
The facility features ten treatment rooms for body and facial treatments, infrared saunas, brow room, hair salon, steam room, locker rooms, nail lounge, relaxation lounge, beauty boutique and cafe bar.
Polish born owner Danuta Mieloch explains her philosophy on skincare and why she opened up Rescue Spa. “For the first half of your life you get the skin you were born with but for the second half, you get the skin you deserve. I created Rescue to help you get what you deserve: healthy, glowing, radiant skin. Because beautiful skin is a matter of choice, not chance.”
Mieloch and many of the staff walk the talk as it looks like they have not left silky smooth skin to chance. There was much beauty in this eye of the beholder!
The spa’s atmosphere is a blend of airy casual elegance with its bespoke furniture and eclectic wall art. The gray toned flooring and walls provide a sophisticated and gender-neutral feel. With the exception of the boutique area filled with a variety of skincare products overall the spa is welcoming to male clientele. As a guy it is refreshing not to be bombarded in the relaxation lounge by the latest issues of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Allure, Redbook and more and not one male-oriented magazine. Instead in the lounge’s warm confines, there are comfy chairs where you can unwind with an erudite collection of books they have featured on a bookshelf while you can sip on tea, fruit or cucumber infused waters.
Mieloch’s Rescue Spa has won many accolades and it is known as the place in Philly for the best facial. Mieloch mixes the old with the new, the science with the holistic.
“We see the face first. It has to last a lifetime,” Mieloch explains. “For me, it’s not simply about skin. Your face is how you present yourself to the world.”
Right now my face is a living and walking billboard telling everyone I need more sleep and need to reduce my everyday stress.
I’m a perfect candidate for their signature Bio Lift Facial. Shannon, my experienced and personable aesthetician greets me with a warm smile and we go into the treatment room. After leaving the room and returning after I change the Q and A begins and she flicks on the powerful probing light to see what facial skin problems lay ahead. She does a thorough analysis: a few blackheads here and there, a bit of rosacea on my chin, skin dryness and puffiness under my eyes – but overall not too bad. Thankfully Shannon held back about my rapidly receding hairline – she’s skilled but not a miracle worker and treating men’s hair loss is not in her repertoire.
The 60-minute Bio-Lift Facial combines many different elements: a deep cleansing, extractions (fun, wow), exfoliation, lifting facial massage, application of masks and serums. Ingredients are determined depending on your skin type. They add the most advanced technology of non-invasive electric currents. This helps in the reducing wrinkles, puffiness and droopy eyelids. I’ve been accused of being droopy in my lifetime but not my eyelids. Thankfully since I am careful about the sun, the onslaught of wrinkles is minimal. Puffiness under the eyes? Now that I can claim I have in spades!
Shannon, with her rhythmic hand and finger movements, applies a dizzying array of cleansers, serums, and moisturizers to my face obviously feels passionate about what she does and explains with each application why it helps the skin feel like new again. One of the spa’s biggest sellers is Biologique Recherche Lotion P50. What owner Mieloch describes as, “Like a facial in a bottle.”
Following my facial I venture over to the mani-pedi area. It’s been a while since I’ve had a mani-pedi. The transfer of pampering now rests with Kelly, a bubbly and feisty Italian aesthetician with soft, welcoming hands.
Kelly puts my hands and then my feet at ease with relaxing and soothing soaks. She buffs the nails (no polish necessary!) while we engage in seamless conversations from the US election, skincare, best places to eat and drink in Philly, relationships with our respective loved ones, Canada and how my big toe nails got so discoloured. The fact she didn’t gag when she saw them earned her big points (and a good tip) with me.
Philly has plenty of attractions for you to discover whether it’s on the cultural side with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, it’s vibrant culinary scene, urban adventures from river rowing, hiking, mountain biking, or rich history with the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. But if you are in Philly and in need of getting back some vitality don’t call 911 – just visit Rescue Spa. Take the first step back to good health.
Thanks to Rescue Spa I was now ready to tackle 72 more steps – the famous “Rocky Steps” and “face” the world again.
Micro Facial – ($160) We all know that applying and reapplying sunscreen in the summer is non-negotiable. However, the “summer gunk” that SPF’s leave behind can take a toll on our skin.
Brow & Lash Tint – (Brow $25 – Lash $30) It is just too hot and humid to worry about your makeup. Allow tinting to enhance your features without all the work. Beyond waterproof, your brows and lashes will appear natural yet thicker and more defined for days. *Don’t forget to schedule designer brows for the most enviable arches.
Bioseaweed Gel Nails – ($45 manicure only) All of the pros of gel nails with none of the cons? Yes, please! Perfect to get before your next getaway as it lasts approximately 2 weeks. Does NOT contain the 5 notorious chemicals found in traditional gels. Nails are set with LED Light, unlike traditional gel which uses damaging UV rays. You can also look forward to an upgraded and comfortable steam removal!
Summer Hair – ($40 and up) Frizz. The struggle is real. Maintain your sanity by scheduling an appointment for aGlaze and Blowout. You’ll leave with silky smooth hair that shines and defies humidity. *Calling all balayaged, bottle blondes, platinum, and silver hair… Davines Silver Alchemy Conditioner is a summer must-have to stave away brassiness. Use 1 x a week to maintain the perfect color.
Lift & Sculpt – (60 min – $125 ) If you’re searching for a next level bikini body boost, look no further. This whole body treatment stimulates, exfoliates, tones, and firms like no other. *At home we recommend massaging Lotion P50 Corps all over the entire body with Biologique Recherche’s Body Glove, excellent for toning, exfoliation, and stimulation. Follow with a moisturizer such as Crème Reparatrice, which is exceptionally firming. *Don’t forget to apply sun block on all areas exposed to the sun.
Velashape III – (per consultation) The answer for those looking to tighten up stubborn areas such as the buttocks, thighs, back of arms, and tummy. Results vary but typically can be seen in as little as 3-6 sessions. *Reach forBiologique Recherche’s Creme Anti-C for areas prone to cellulite.
Micro Facial – We all know that applying and reapplying sunscreen in the summer is non-negotiable. However, the “summer gunk” that SPF’s leave behind can take a toll on our skin. Enter micro mini. Deep cleans the pores and diminishes fine lines without downtime. Win win!
*Use Dr.Dennis Gross Skincare Medi Spa Peels 1 x a week as maintenance in between facials.
Bioseaweed Gel Nails – All of the pros of gel nails with none of the cons? Yes, please! Perfect to get before your next getaway as it lasts approx 2 weeks. Does NOT contain the 5 notorious chemicals found in traditional gels. Nails are set with LED Light, unlike traditional gel which uses damaging UV rays. You can also look forward to an upgraded and comfortable steam removal!
Brow & Lash Tint – It is just too hot and humid to worry about your makeup. Allow tinting to enhance your features without all the work. Beyond waterproof, your brows and lashes will appear natural yet thicker and more defined for days. *Don’t forget to schedule designer brows for the most enviable arches.
Summer Hair – Frizz. The struggle is real. Maintain your sanity by scheduling an appointment for a Glaze and Blowout. You’ll leave with silky smooth hair that shines and defies humidity. *Calling all balayaged, bottle blondes, platinum, and silver hair…
Davines Silver Alchemy Conditioner is a summer must-have to stave away brassiness.
Use 1 x a week to maintain the perfect color.
Brazilian & Bikini – the best way to get beach ready in an instant!
*Opt for Fur Stubble Cream daily to keep ingrown hairs at bay.
Lift & Sculpt – If you’re searching for a next level bikini body boost, look no further. This whole body treatment stimulates, exfoliates, tones, and firms like no other. *At home we recommend massaging Lotion P50 Corps all over the entire body with Biologique Recherche’s Body Glove, excellent for toning, exfoliation, and stimulation. Follow with a moisturizer such as Crème Reparatrice, which is exceptionally firming.
*Don’t forget to apply sun block on all areas exposed to the sun.
Velashape III – The answer for those looking to tighten up stubborn areas such as the buttocks, thighs, back of arms, and tummy. Results vary but typically can be seen in as little as 3-6 sessions. *Reach for Biologique Recherche’s Creme Anti-C for any areas prone to cellulite.
Jessica Corrigan wears Dandy Blossom by Essie; Micheux Jordan wears Cake Pop by Vinylux; Kelly Collana wears Creekside by Vinylux; Aggie Otrebska wears Sunbleached by Vinylux on her nails. Manicures courtesy of Kelly Collana of Rescue Spa, 1601 Walnut St., 215-772-2766, www.rescuespa.net.
Stark-white blouson jumpsuits and pretty floral skirt-and-midriff-top suits call for so much more than a plain old nude nail this summer.
Saturated pastels – think cotton-candy pink, grass green, sky blue, lilac purple, and even milkshake white – on short, squarish nails pop against quiet palettes. The more opaque your shade of sherbet is, the better.
Where’s it come from?
Shortly after first lady Michelle Obama kicked off the greige nail obsession during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, women moved away from candy apple red and clear polishes en masse.
In recent years, advancements in manicure technology – ultraviolet gel systems and quick-drying polishes – have eliminated nicks and cracks. As a result, we’ve gone hard on color. Even the most conservative of us experimented with deep cobalts, navys, and blacks in the fall.
Influential designers from Wes Gordon to Misha Nonoo directed stylists to use chalky hues on the nails of models sent down the spring 2015 runways, complementing the pale jumpsuits and pantsuits they were wearing.
And in April, Obama paired a soft blue nail with a Monique Lhuillier watercolor coat-and-dress ensemble to welcome the Japanese prime minister and his wife to the White House – working her influential nail magic once again.
Who’s wearing it?
Ladies eager to add personality to their neutrals while standing out in a quiet way. Actress Zoe Saldana has been spotted in white nails, singer Lady Gaga recently went with violet, and actress Megan Fox has been known to prefer periwinkle.
Would Elizabeth wear it?
Even as I type this, my nails are a cool shade of key-lime-pie green.
Should you wear it?
Absolutely. Ice-cream-color hues make fingertips quietly fierce. And don’t be afraid to treat the lighter hues as a neutral. In other words, a light-pink or yellow nail will not at all clash with your orange shirtdress.
Read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/
Where: Rescue Spa 1601 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Rittenhouse
What: We can attest to the amazing work of Sally Stark (you may know her as Sally Man—she got married in October 2013 and we featured her wedding in our Fall/Winter 2014 issue!) Rescue’s licensed nail technician and nail art extraordinaire. Whether you want a delicate design in classic bridal colors or something snazzy that’ll really make your engagement ring pop, Stark’s steady hand has you covered.