The skin-care salon specializes in European-style treatments, thanks to owner Lavinia Borcau's upbringing in Romania, where she learned to blend the techniques of modern skin care with Old World philosophies. As a result, Lavinia Borcau Skin Care's staff of experienced aestheticians is particularly lauded for its waxing treatments, which are performed using natural beeswax sans natural bees for much-needed pain reduction. This wax will be used for the entire Brazilian bikini depilatory experience ($60), allowing you to samba away the summer without suffering embarrassing friction burns. Finally, an infrared sauna treatment ($35) will drain body swamps of toxins and unused terror sweat while rejuvenating humid brains with a clarifying dry heat. A shower will be immediately available for cleaning off any liquid mercury or dark humors that get evacuated from your pores.
East West Massage Therapy sequesters pairs in a private steam sauna that holistically detoxifies bodies and tames stress with thermal therapy. To begin, stiff muscles go limp in the hot sauna for about 10 minutes, soothed by the sultry, jungle-like temperature and recordings of purring panthers until the first beads of sweat drip from foreheads and pinky toes. Physiques leap from their perches in the wooden chamber into a cool, tiled shower, where they stimulate cardiovascular- and immune-system health under a chilly cascade. Aided by hair and body lathers, couples can scrub each other's backs under the refreshing stream, and friends can wash out sculptural coifs modeled after ex's jheri curl. A resting period of about five minutes is recommended before the second steam round, during which time invigorated limbs cuddle amid fresh towels, robes, and slippers. Groupon customers also receive 30% off any future massage purchase.
Paula Perino’s massage techniques are so well-liked, she even has potential competitors publicly lauding her talents. On Keepers Therapeutic Massage's website, a client named Leslie says she's been receiving deep-tissue massage from Paula for the past two years—a pretty strong endorsement, considering Leslie herself is a massage therapist who specializes in deep-tissue therapy. Fellow client Rachel praised Ally Ogden's ability to hit the right spots during a massage. In addition to that modality, Paula and her team help clients to relax or manage their pain with seven other types of therapy, including myofascial release and hot-stone massage. For further relief, an infrared sunlight sauna sends heat deep into the body to spur detoxification, melt soreness, and warm hearts still frozen from a bad breakup with a snowman.
Dr. Devorah Feinbloom combines chiropractic techniques, kinesiology, and nutritional know-how with such expertise that Self magazine readers were inspired to vote her the Best Female Chiropractor in Boston. She brings her celebrated care to the confines of her airy, cheery practice, drawing on a variety of services to restore the innate healing knowledge that bodies naturally possess. A warming session in the infrared sauna cues inner systems to banish fatty tissue and toxins, and classic chiropractic adjustments realign wayward vertebrae. Classes and nutritional services supporting mental and physical health round out the menu. No matter what the anatomical need, Dr. Feinbloom’s objective is to bring systems into balance so they can function optimally without drugs, surgery, or lengthy how-to manuals.
While many med spas have only a single doctor at the helm, Kýma Med Spa & Anti-Aging Center boasts a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, laser technicians, and muscular therapists to ensure treatments are administered with appropriate expertise. Dr. Jack Zamora guides the med spa's medical half, overseeing a range of cosmetic procedures such as Botox and eyelid surgery. The center's massage therapists and skincare specialists, meanwhile, take a noninvasive approach to beauty, soothing and smoothing skin with eight varieties of massage, prescription-strength facials, and medical-grade pats on the back.
Before she became a licensed massage therapist, Connie Dale learned how to reduce tension and ease repetitive injuries at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. She uses that education and her experience to mitigate aliments ranging from shin splints and tennis elbow to carpal tunnel syndrome. Connie can also treat frozen shoulder—a condition that hampers mobility and often occurs when a snowman gives you a massage. In addition to reducing headaches, fibromyalgia pain, and tight muscles with Swedish and deep tissue techniques, she also treats children and soothes cancer patients. Connie's also been known to visit hospitals and Special Olympics events to give patients and competitors relaxing chair massages.
The dedicated technicians of Spa Medique rejuvenate and restore waning exteriors to a beautiful, youthful state with anti-aging therapies, hair-removal treatments, and pampering services. Trained aestheticians cater to each client by customizing renewing treatments, from FDA-approved Pelleve sessions, which tighten skin with radio-frequency waves, to microdermabrasion facials that exfoliate complexions until they're as smooth as a freshly shaved bowling ball. Natural White Spa cosmetic teeth-whitening treatments brighten smiles, Swedish massages soothe muscles, and IPL hair removal leaves woman- and manscapes silky. Spa Medique’s weight-loss specialists draw from more than 15 years in the slenderizing game as they tailor programs to help clients lose fat, gain muscle, and achieve the metabolism and body weight of a hummingbird.