At G. Skin Therapy, licensed clinical aesthetician and professional television makeup artist Glenda Engelbach uses advanced technology and clinical-grade products to beautify skin. After receiving a degree from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, Engelbach went on to complete post-graduate certification at the renowned International Dermal Institute. She is also certified in a number of innovative facial techniques, such as dermaplaning, and in the use of therapeutic and organic lines that include PCA Skin and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. This combination of expertise in high-quality methods and products helped her earn recognition on Applaud Women magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice awards in the Best Facial category.
Engelbach employs the Trios intense-pulsed-light system to rejuvenate skin, remove hair, and clear complexions of acne. She also addresses skin concerns such as rosacea, age spots, and wrinkles, as well as sun damage caused by literally living under a magnifying glass.
The highly trained staff at HLC Med harnesses futuristic technology and its own line of products for services that heal, rejuvenate, and beautify. In the guffawing face of father time, technicians roll up their sleeves and unholster their lasers, blasting away acne scarring, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation with the Radiancy SpectraClear system. A chilled-tip laser uproots party-crashing hair from any skin type, and a Q-switched KTP YAG laser sends sun spots packing. Custom chemical peels stimulate cell renewal and collagen production to fill out fine lines, and radio-frequency devices firm up skin and smooth out cellulite. The center also offers services for men, including laser treatments for razor bumps, back-hair removal, and a gentleman's facial that moisturizes faces more effectively than head-butting Poseidon.
Plum Island Fitness believes the best pieces of exercise equipment have pedals, gears, and handlebars. That?s why it offers so many bike-oriented services, which range from cycling lessons for beginners and experts alike to spin classes taught by a seasoned AFAA-certified fitness instructor. For less intense exercise, the company also organizes bike tours of historic places such as downtown Newburyport and Benjamin Franklin?s old recording studio.
Licensed massage therapist Fred Stuart wants his clients to start relaxing the moment they step through the doors at A Better Massage. To ensure this happens, soothing music fills the private treatment room, and a heated table warms clients up before every session. Fred also chats with clients to learn whether Swedish, deep-tissue, or myofascial-release techniques address their needs best, and he pairs the massage with infused oils in calming scents such as lavender. In addition to traditional massage, Fred offers reiki and Quantum Touch sessions that harness the body's own energy to help boost health and happiness.
Deep-cushioned beds, heated blankets, and a roaring fireplace telegraph the DayDreams Day Spa staff's intention to fully relax clients. They beckon guests to unwind during facials, massages, and body wraps by filling the air with custom blends of aromatherapy oils and by supplementing facials with hand treatments delivered with heated mitts. Certified to wield professional products, the team relies on PCA Skin products for correcting fine lines, acne, and dark spots, and they beautify faces with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.
At The Sanctuary Spa, visitors escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world with relaxing and beautifying services performed by a veteran cast of aestheticians, makeup artists, and massage therapists. Facials thoroughly cleanse and calm epidermal expanses, and microdermabrasion treatments and peels exfoliate away dead skin cells, wrinkles, and forgotten notes to self. The staff’s beauty-boosting repertoire also includes eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions, airbrush tanning services, waxing, and vajazzling. For a tranquil way to celebrate special events, such as upcoming nuptials, clients can also schedule private parties at The Sanctuary Spa.