Western New England Hair and Vein's certified nurse practitioner pairs her medical education with a lifelong interest in aesthetics to treat clients. She caters to clients' many cosmetic needs with the Candela GentleMax Pro laser. This technology uses pulses of laser light energy to treat a variety of conditions, from unwanted hair to minimizing the appearance of age spots and sun damage. The Candela laser can also fade visible veins and restore the skin's youthful appearance by boosting collagen production beneath the surface.
At CLINIC Alternative Medicines, a team of massage therapists, acupuncturists, and holistic healers congregate in a like purpose: to heal the body without the use of drugs or surgery. Their approach to this mission involves a range of hands-on treatments such as massage and reiki sessions along with holistic modalities designed to tap into the body’s energy to locate and heal the source of illnesses. Before treating patrons with reflexology, nutritional therapy, or mind body counseling, the team demonstrates their commitment to wellness by consulting with each client to better understand their condition and goals.
• For $50, you get a light chemical peel (a $100 value). • For $60, you get a microdermabrasion treatment (a $125 value). • For $225, you get three laser hair-removal treatments on the upper lip, chin, underarms, or bikini area (a $450 value).
Nationally licensed massage therapist Sheri Rademacher doles out artful rubdowns and stress-shattering chops to alleviate pain, ease motion, and engender relaxation. Like most slug races, the massage journey commences with a sit-down session, during which you'll be able to express your needs and co-determine an effective course of action with Sheri. Choose from a panoply of massage flavors, including acupressure, deep tissue, and Swedish treatments. Tight ends with constricted glutes can benefit from a sports massage that relies on compression, cross-fiber friction, and cryotherapy to loosen limbs and prevent injury; mothers-to-be may opt for a pregnancy massage to address aching feet, legs, lower backs, and tangled mobile strings. Renew Massage Therapy operates Monday–Wednesday and on Friday and Saturday.
Valley Ayurveda is the Pioneer Valley’s first full-service Ayurvedic Wellness Center, offering diet & lifestyle consultations, therapeutic Ayurvedic body treatments, yoga, workshops and a full complement of retail products to support our clients on their journeys to whole wellness
Brian Leaf has spent countless hours parsing through Family Guy, Twilight, The 40-Year Old Virgin, and myriad other pop-culture phenomena—not for his own amusement, but to pick out SAT and ACT vocabulary words lurking in the scripts, which he's compiled in six books. A seasoned test-prep instructor, Leaf has helped thousands of students surmount standardized tests through his books and workshops, which dole out insider advice for taking the entire tests as well as specific subjects such as math, reading, and dodgeball. Students leave each session with a collection of McGraw-Hill guidebooks, tips on stress management and avoiding common avoidable mistakes, and strategies for each subject.