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.
Shayla McCall is a healer, plain and simple. The licensed massage therapist has spent 10 years learning everything she can about how the body works?and how to help it when something goes wrong. At Heavenly Hands, Shayla relieves stress with massage techniques that range from sports to classic Swedish, but therapeutic touch isn't the only healing method in her wheelhouse. She's also a dedicated ear-coning practitioner and hot-rock therapist, which only goes to show that she'll stop at nothing to get your body feeling right again.
The staff at The Face Place & Spa performs pampering services in a homey space that embraces clients with cushy couches, pillows, and Victorian-style cerulean chairs. Aestheticians polish frontispieces with skincare services that include 75-minute facials with Yonka and Repechage products, peels from Environ, and ultrasonic microdermabrasions designed for deep resurfacing. Nail techs gussy up digits with standard and Shellac polish, as well as paraffin treatments that moisturize hands damaged during sandpaper origami sessions. Makeup services artfully adorn features with Jane Iredale cosmetics, and waxing and massage tend to the rest of the body.
Spa Ujala?s aestheticians strive to reinvent clients' appearances through custom combinations of organic or botanically derived products. During the facial treatments, they can slather cheekbones with antioxidant-filled seaweed, organic mud masks, or balms with enough vitamin C to get through the next orange strike. The spa's body wraps also seek to leave skin soft and vibrant by first nourishing it in a bath of coconut, mung bean, and lavender. For an even more tactile experience, the massage therapists unravel knots near the surface of muscles by using gentle, flowing Swedish strokes. They also utilize deep-tissue techniques or hot stones to delve a bit further into the musculature.
Bethany Simons’s approach to massage is one of therapy rather than just relaxation. At BethanyHealth and Wellness, she specializes in pain relief, trying to assist the body’s natural healing functions by eliminating chronic aching in the muscles and connective tissues. Treatments are customized to each client, and can incorporate techniques such as deep-tissue, trigger-point, and reflexology massage. Bethany supplements her treatments by educating clients on how to prevent further injury through therapeutic exercise and business suits made of bubble wrap.
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.