The therapists at WholeBody Therapeutic Massage can certainly help you relax; they're adept at the soothing strokes of Swedish massage, which they refer to as De-Stress Relaxation Therapy. However, they also offer many more styles of massage so that clients can reap the clinical benefits of more therapeutic types of treatment. Neuromuscular massage, for example can help alleviate chronic pain, while postpartum massage can help new mothers bounce back after giving birth by c-section. Scalp and facial massage, meanwhile, help to relieve migraines and boost circulation to keep skin looking young, and geriatric massage helps seniors retain range of motion and improve balance, and can be administered while they're lying down or sitting up.
Located within The Back Care Center and led by Doctor of Chiropractic David Schwartz, Back at Ease's knowledgeable staff has been soothing weary spines and their surrounding muscles for two decades. Dr. Schwartz’s strengthening and healing services—which include vertebral adjustments and spinal decompression—make way for the relaxing strokes of two massage therapists, who mollify tense muscles in private, candlelit rooms.
The center pays special attention to athletes and their injuries; three professional staff members have backgrounds in the sporting world and draw on their experience to bolster their clients’ health and skill sets. Titleist-certified golf fitness instructor and biomechanic Nick Manoy sets swings straight and repairs painful divots in muscles with corrective exercise programs. Similarly, Jon Manos calls upon 25 years of experience as a PGA teaching professional to customize lessons that stress the importance of muscle memory and build strength by replacing traditional clubs with sledgehammers. Certified personal trainer Terence W. Kerrigan, a triathlete and a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, takes on athletes in other sports, sharing the lessons he has picked up from training with professional boxers and Ironmen.
At Crystal Skin Care, skin need not travel far from its skeleton to indulge in European-style pampering. That’s because the center’s knowledgeable aestheticians import FDA-approved French and Swiss products that they regularly use in an array of treatments. Their menu of services restores youthful allure to skin with custom facial packages, which can incorporate skin-lifting ultrasound care and light therapy that repairs damaged skin. Other treatment regimens include microdermabrasion that removes dead skin cells and reduces fine lines, as well as rubber acne masks that close pores and help clients bounce back to their feet if they ever fall on their face. Crystal Skin Care’s team also contours bodies with its 3MAX system, which reduces the appearance of cellulite and tightens skin using sound waves and thermal energy.
By blending scientifically developed products with holistic healing techniques, the staff at Amazilian Spa can achieve both effective results and full-body relaxation in each massage, facial, and mani-pedi they perform. Aestheticians draw from a huge arsenal of treatments to nourish skin, from natural herbal serums that fight fine lines to high-tech microdermabrasion procedures that use jets of tiny crystals to slough off the dead skin cells and Teflon coatings that can dull the complexion. Therapists unravel tense muscles with full-body shiatsu, sports, and Swedish massages, while waxing specialists sculpt eyebrows and remove unwanted body hair with expertly executed waxing and tweezing services.
The beauty experts at Closter Nail pamper hands and feet with classic and spa mani-pedis, grooming cuticles and decorating nails with traditional or gel polishes. Hot-stone massages enhance treatments with warmth and relaxation, whereas waxing services whisk away unwanted fuzz from lips, brows, or beaks.
At Visage Salon & Spa, an Aveda concept salon, stylists accentuate haircuts with glossing and demi colors or Bio Ionic straightening treatments. But hair isn’t all that leaves the salon brightened and shiny—something made clear by the diverse skills amongst the 13-person team. Skin care specialists customize Elemental Nature facials to hydrate and revive complexions, and administer natural alternatives to microdermabrasion and peels using Aveda botanicals that won’t leave behind redness or signs of irritation. On top of that, aromatherapy body polishes and sea salt body wraps render skin soft and radiant, waxing services do away with lingering scruff, and manicures and pedicures pamper fingers tired from constantly typing short stories about protagonists fighting to get their nails done.