Sue Lane has performed an estimated 24,000 bodywork sessions since she became a practicing massage therapist in 1984. By founding and operating Muscle Inc., she joins similarly experienced therapists in healing with a variety of bodywork modalities. To dispel stress and aches, foster flexibility and circulation, and help unravel injury symptoms, staffers at the practice's two locations employ a variety of techniques, among them reiki, medical massage, and craniosacral massage. No matter what type of session clients opt for, they're pampered with hot-cold therapy, soothing music, and a complimentary bottle of water. The Brockton location even features a chair lift, which assists people with mobility issues.
At Nutrapy, owner and director Jimmy Chung and his team promote internal wellness and external beauty in a tranquil, eco-friendly environment. Chung addresses physical aches and pains not only as a licensed massage therapist, but as a reiki master and certified polarity therapist, specializing in energy work designed to facilitate healing. For the well-being of their clients and the environment, he and his staff perform services using organic products wherever possible, nourishing faces with the Éminence Organic Skin Care line and pampering nails with toxin-free polish. Chung is also working on his master's degree in Chinese medicine, so it's no surprise that the center also offers Eastern-based services such as acupuncture and tai chi classes. Located in the South Shore, Nutrapy also features a raw herbal dispensary and has tested 200 medicinal herbs.
Before treatments even start, Nutrapy helps guests feel calmer and more centered as they walk into the holistic haven, which is decorated with orchids and soothing brown and blue-green earth tones. Once inside, patrons relax in pipe-less pedicure spas that resemble overstuffed recliners, or on a cushy suede couch in the candlelit relaxation room. In the corner, a small, rock-bordered pond teems with bright orange fish and features a soothing waterfall that gurgles Beatles classics.
From registered nurses to certified hypnotists, the five therapists working for Natural Body Works Healing Center have backgrounds that run the gamut from the scientific to the spiritual. However, what binds them is that each is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, a degree that takes 900 hours of hands-on practice to earn. With their experience and training they relax bodies, reduce chronic pain with massage and reflexology treatments, and relieve psychological stress with hypnosis and meditation. Even the painted walls soothe the senses with their gentle earth tones and soft pastel colors, carefully coordinated with the furniture and each therapist's Care Bear.
At Whole Person Health, the staff has been using healing techniques to help patients overcome aches and ailments for over 25 years in Boston's South Shore. In lieu of drugs or surgery, they rely on the body's innate healing abilities, prescribing Chinese herbal medicines, performing acupuncture, and soothing muscles with massage therapy. But the team doesn't shun modern advancements entirely?they also devise nutrition plans based on an up-to-date understanding of vitamins and how to teleport them into the stomach.
Boston Jean Company's designers are bursting at the figurative seams with local pride, which they infuse into each pair of sturdy jeans they adorn with one-of-a-kind, fanciful designs. The casual-yet-stylish legwear celebrates the history and culture of Boston with styles such as the Charlie jean, featuring a back pocket embroidered with a colorful MBTA map, and the B jean, proudly displaying the city?s iconic letter b. The uniquely American trousers hug hips with comfy stretch denim, while pockets and seams pop with shiny grommets and embroidery, V-shaped flaps, and sparkly emblems?similar to the ones seen on the jeans of our Founding Fathers.
Helmed by owner and president Dr. Ann Doggett, the dedicated doctors at Wholebody Solutions aim to encourage natural health in their clients. During a 60-minute therapeutic Swedish massage, an experienced therapist use natural oils and long, soothing strokes to knead away muscular farmer’s loops and slipknots. After this gentle procedure, bodies shed the burden of aches and pains caused by giving gorilla piggyback rides. Guests who would rather renovate their frontispieces can treat themselves to one of four organic facials employing the all-natural powers of Naturopathica, Dr. Ann’s preferred skincare line. The licorice-laden Sun Repair facial reverses the lingering effects of solar kisses, while the Acne Treatment soothes excitable complexions in teens and adults. The customized moisture drench utilizes rich replenishing creams and antioxidant-loaded black currant oil to boost skin’s natural radiance. Like the bottled tears of Father Time, the Pure Results facial utilizes sweet cherry, pear fig, or pumpkin enzyme peels to reverse the effects of an aging façade.