Amid Tip Top Nails' bright-green walls and leafy plants, trained staffers perch at more than six stations to perform traditional manicures and pedicures along with elaborate acrylics. They are also wise to the ways of durable Shellac polish, body waxes, and synthetic eyelash extensions.
With a Groupon in hand, you can book an appointment with one of the master hair shamans at Gasoline Alley to snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Gasoline Alley's
stylists can sense your innermost hair-yearnings—no matter how straight, curly, short, or long—and will lovingly direct their careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting the creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp to transform that rebellious young mop top into a polished, well-behaved new 'do. Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.
Spa on the Green's beautifiers relax and freshen epidermises within a two-story ranch-style house filled with soft natural light, plush furniture, and the green accents of potted palms. Aestheticians coddle expression makers with a 50- to 60-minute spa facial, which rejuvenates normal, overactive, or acne-prone skin. Deep cleansing removes accumulated dirt and caked-on pie residue, and gentle exfoliation rousts out rooted impurities, leaving faces glowing and soft.
Inside a beautiful Victorian home, trained massage therapist Sheila Maleckas has created a soothing and tranquil space for her clients to unwind both mentally and physically as she performs a bevy of massage therapies. Massage sessions take place in a quiet, private, dimly lit room where Sheila will perform one of three styles of bodywork, including Swedish, deep tissue, and pregnancy massage. The Swedish massage uses an array of strokes to relieve general aches and pains, transforming tension-riddled body cots into soothed and snuggly sleeping bags. Deep tissue massage is recommended to alleviate chronic stress due to misalignment, past injuries, and daily bear attacks. Sheila is also a certified practitioner of pregnancy massage, which utilizes a variety of techniques to relieve joint pain due to postural imbalance and the weight of carrying an internal tiny person.
Specializing in skin-softening and pore-purifying nonsurgical treatments, Aesthetíque Impressions employs trained techniques to refresh and restore skin. Certified aesthetician Margarita, who spends her off hours providing complimentary beauty treatments to cancer patients, is a skin soothsayer, using her decade of experience to brighten and revitalize each bit of visage-vellum she encounters. An intense-cleansing facial will refresh the body's naturally occurring billboard with an exhilarating cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, massage, and mask, and the naturally occurring salicylic acid in the pumpkin peel will purge pores and boost circulation with an infusion of nutritious vitamins.
Licensed massage therapist Heather Dexheimer of Simply Serenity Massage draws on more than a decade of experience as she tunes up tired physiques with the long, fluid strokes of Swedish massage and the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Heather has worked with many athletes, including the Orlando Magic Wheels wheelchair-basketball team, and aims to rehabilitate old injuries and enhance flexibility and athletic performance while kneading muscles. During sessions with Heather, clients can request hot stones for deeper relaxation or for building temporary lean-tos, or pamper appendages with the soothing wax of paraffin treatments.
Christina DeGeer is the owner of The Healing Zone Inc. She has 30 years of experience in holistic health care. Christina encourages you to experience one of her many treatments such as Computerized Health Testing;
Weight & Lifestyle Mgmt;
Acupuncture; Foot Bath; Gourmet Living or Nutritional Assessment.
The muscle mavens at Energia Massage reduce stress and promote wellness with one-hour massages for couples or individuals. Couples, moms and daughters, or best friends can chat or communicate telepathically within the same room as tension tamers use scentless oil to facilitate smooth movements in one of three types of massages. The Swedish technique aims to detoxify muscles and enhance circulation with gliding strokes, and the deep-tissue modality uses more intense pressure to focus on chronic muscle tension or knots. The back, neck, and shoulder massage combines Swedish and deep-tissue benefits to clear traffic from congested stress highways.
Originally founded more than 45 years ago, Gold's Gym promotes a results-oriented approach to personal fitness. Members can explore their robustness goals with the gym's extensive collection of ellipticals, treadmills, resistance machines, weights, and other fitness gadgets, as well as group classes such as Zumba, spinning, yoga and more, which facilitate social sweating. Check out the class schedules at both Springfield and Chicopee locations.
Experienced stylist and cosmetologist Kelly Holbrook founded Simply Divine Beauty Lounge in 2008. Since then, she has welcomed visitors into a world of haircare treatments, soothing massages, and stylish manicures. The women working behind the scissors draw from a wealth of experiences and training, from Kelly Holbrook's childhood trips to the salon with her mother and grandmother, to extensive practices in energy therapy, reiki, and hot-stone massage—with 100% of the hot stones reporting feeling less tense after their massages. These expertly trained technicians pour out products from Dermalogica, Goldwell, and Bioelements to transform a part of their clients' appearance. They render eye-catching updos, oxygenating facials, Swedish massages, and nail treatments.
The staff also welcomes guests to wait for their services in comfort. The lounge’s refined interior features black leather furnishing, cream-colored walls, and WiFi.
Monica Hunter is part of the team at Issavia Hair Studio, a chic space with exposed brick walls, oak-framed mirrors, and antique furniture scattered tastefully throughout. Issavia Hair Studio staffs stylists and master stylists as well as renowned skincare specialists; Monica herself has experience working for a Conde Nast Top 10 Beauty Destination. At Isavia she helps clients regain healthy and radiant skin with treatments like microdermabrasion, which sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion. Isavia also offers facials and makeup applications as well as precision cuts, coloring, and styling—all of which can breathe new life into a client's personal style and increase their bathroom mirror's sense of job satisfaction.
With more than 10 years of experience to her name, Melissa helms one side of her eponymous salon while her sister and co-owner, Susan, lends her skills as a seamstress to the in-store boutique. The siblings’ signature blend of salon services and boutique luxuries sets them apart as a one-stop destination for those who like to mix their spa and retail therapies.
The sounds of clipping shears and contented sighs mingle on Melissa’s side of the salon, where she wields top-notch salon products that range from CND nail polishes to the individualized ointments of the Bioelements facial line. During haircuts, color services, and treatments for the face and nails, Melissa restores beauty lost to age or gambled away during high-stakes poker games.
Dawna Brisebois of Pioneer Valley Electrolysis debunks the myth that all hair-removal techniques are created equal. Plucking, tweezing, and waxing can cause hair to grow back even thicker than before, and lasers only target dark pigments—these methods may be less effective on blonde, grey, and red hair colors. But electrolysis puts an end to unwanted hair. The precise treatment targets each individual follicle with a quick pulse of energy that puts an end to regrowth, and is safe and effective for all skin and hair types.
"Customizing massage and body treatments to enhance your health … no textbook massages allowed!" This motto of Urban Retreat for Natural Wellness sums up the relaxation emporium's mission to tailor each service to the needs of the client. Owner Megan L. LaRose, LCMT, gives her clients the power to shape their treatments into what works best for them, whether they want to augment a full-body massage with an exfoliating salt scrub, a moisturizing milk-and-lavender treatment, or an invigorating sugar glow that helps limbs shine in the dark.
In spite of the name, Community Massage epitomizes personal service. The massage therapists tailor each deep-tissue, reflexology, or hot-stone massage session to suit clients' unique body type or set of instructions tattooed on their back. Similarly, aestheticians customize facials to hydrate dry skin or draw excess oil from pores.