The diverse team of practitioners at Eternal Balance helps to tune out the chatter of the outside world and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit with reiki, massage, and private yoga services. The intimate healing studio, tucked away in the Cummings Center, contains a private massage treatment room where the therapist tenderizes sore muscles and unties braided tendons with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques.
A nearby classroom hosts groups of students during life-enhancing workshops, such as The Art of Natural Breathing. The studio's owner, Olga, a trained reiki practitioner and yoga instructor, concludes each session with an improvised haiku to brighten each client’s aura.
Look Your Best's age-vanquishing team of board-certified physicians and nurses aim to whittle down wrinkles with FDA-approved Botox injections. A physician or nurse begins by examining facial fields to suss out each crease and determine a plan of attack. In a brief 30- to 45-minute session, the smoothing serum is injected directly into the facial muscles that are responsible for frown lines, laugh lines, and pug-impersonation lines, preventing their contraction. Newly liberated lines soften over the following three–five days, leaving a smoother appearance for up to four months.
Beverly Day Spa might seem like a typical nail spa, albeit a pretty one with wood manicure stations, calming green tones, and a crystal chandelier,?but the little touches it employs makes it stand out. Tools are disposable when possible or are sterilized with the spa's autoclave sterilization system, a system typically used by dentists and doctors. Gel-drying lamps rely on LED, not UV, light, and products used are from the Seacret line, which pampers skin with minerals from the Dead Sea. And technicians are perfectly adept at creating everything from stiletto nails to nail art featuring ombre glitter or the entire Declaration of Independence.
Further back in the space,?the nail spa gives way to private treatment rooms where aestheticians administer Seacret facials, remove unwanted body hair, and individually attach eyelash extensions to natural lashes.
Tranquility Massage and Spa is lead by Janet Owen Estella, who in 15 years as a massage therapist has appeared on TV, been interviewed in New Perspectives Magazine, and worked for the Massachusetts Chiefs AAA baseball team for her therapeutic skills. She also studied aesthetics and herbal medicine, and she integrates all of these skills and experiences into her treatments at Tranquility Massage and Spa.
In her lovely spa—between a gas fireplace and views of the Bass River—the experienced staff doles out therapeutic massages, full body exfoliation treatments, and energy work. The staff treats neck and back pain, headaches, chronic pain, sports injuries, and sore muscles. Knowledge of botanical medicine informs aesthetic treatments—as they use natural plant enzymes to draw out the skin’s radiant colors during the Tranquility enzyme facial.
At Tsunami Massage and Wellness, therapists free clients from chronic discomfort and restricted muscular movement, enhancing both physical and mental health in the process. They work with four massage styles?during traditional Swedish massage, for example, they relax the body through gentle kneading, much like a baker relaxes a lump of frazzled and stressed-out dough. Their deep-tissue massage, on the other hand, disentangles muscle knots with intense, targeted pressure. Hot-stone massage melts away tension with heated stones, and myofascial release alleviates tightness in the fascia with soft-tissue stretching and manipulation.
Naomi LaVoie studied holistic massage therapy at Spa Tech Institute––a school whose instructors specialize in combining beauty services and energy-based health treatments. As the therapist at the helm of True Balance Body Work, she relies on her trained intuition while loosening painful knots with traditional Swedish and holistic massages. This modality encourages relaxation and soothes aching muscles. Alternatively, Naomi also performs polarity realization therapy sessions, during which she aims to purge chakras and bring balance by wielding clear quartz crystals.