Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.
Fairmont Battery Wharf stands at the hub of a substantial portion of the things that make Boston Boston. It's a quick walk to the Italian North End, the financial district, the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and TD Garden. And then, of course, there's the wharf and harbor, a rare perch for a boutique hotel. In fact, visitors might be tempted to ignore all the cultural attractions at their doorstep and just kick back around the fire pits at The Terrace, the hotel's waterfront outdoor restaurant, or tuck into the crispy potato gnocchi and harbor views at Aragosta Bar and Bistro. Likewise, they might while away an afternoon at Fairmont's award-winning day spa, Exhale, and enjoy a massage or facial in one of a dozen therapy rooms.
The waterfront location has one other special benefit: travel by water taxi. The hotel's private vessel shuttles guests year round throughout Boston Harbor and all the way to Logan International Airport, meaning they never have to worry about renting a car or getting someone to watch their horse.
The staff at Beacon Massage simplifies serenity by offering two types of therapy. The first, relaxation massage, releases tension from tight muscles and fosters a sense of tranquility. In contrast, the rehabilitative clinical therapeutic massage combines a range of techniques, each of which helps to relieve chronic pain or assist those recovering from injury. One such technique, trigger point therapy, helps to break up tense muscles without requiring the client?s flexor tendons to write a cease and desist letter. Regardless of the service performed, the massage therapist aims to increase the odds of prolonged wellness by providing each client with a long-term care plan.
Skin Serenity Medispa keeps customers glowing from head to toe with a wide range of non-invasive medical treatments and spa services. The staff, comprised of doctors and licensed aestheticians, performs skin rejuvenating procedures including laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels such as glycolic peels, which use sugarcane extractions to remove dead cells. For a more pampering experience, guests can indulge in a facial or a hot stone massage, or enlist the spa?s permanent makeup artist to turn freckles into a constellation chart. To augment the relaxation, the facility?s individually decorated treatment rooms feature crown molding, wood floors, and charming Victorian-themed wall art.
Saldare Body Therapy helps its clients get healthy in a multitude of ways: personal and small group fitness classes, holistic nutrition and health coaching, and various spa services. A legion of fitness instructors inspires exercisers in classes ranging from circuit training and cardio sessions to Zumba to yoga. Lifestyle coaches help their clients achieve their personal goals through regular training and better nutrition, identifying obstacles such as bad habits or living inside a giant Cadbury creme egg. Alternatively, massage therapists can melt away stress and muscle pains with personalized massages and administer skincare and acupuncture treatments.
The massage therapists at Happy Feet Spa are firm believers in the theories of reflexology, which hold that certain points on the feet correspond with the health of the entire body. They employ reflexology and pressure-point techniques during foot-massage sessions that last up to two hours and have drawn praise from the likes of Stuff Boston. Each treatment begins with a foot soak, and clients are welcome to enjoy beverages and fresh fruit during treatment or request use of the semi-private VIP room to bit tearful goodbyes to long-held stress in the arches of their feet.