Zen Zone Acupuncture and Spa’s original menu of services included traditional acupuncture and Chinese herbal-medicine treatments, but has expanded over the past five years thanks to a growing team, which includes a medical director who is also a plastic surgeon, an acupuncturist/herbalist, and a laser specialist. The team now treats clients with dermal fillers and detox programs, wields the Candela GentleLase laser to remove unwanted hair, and supervises a smoking-cessation program to wean clients off nicotine. Massage therapists deploy hot stones and natural essential oils to relieve aches and pains, and those trained in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture aim to erase facial wrinkles, soothe digestive issues, and rebalance people who feel off-kilter.
At Weightloss Boston, Drs. Shalva Nash and Lilia Bespalko adhere to the Sadkhin Complex, a weight-loss technique that focuses on 16 points behind the ears believed to control hunger. The duo stimulates these hunger-control points during acupressure treatments. Then, they augment the treatments with a nutrition plan of fruits, vegetables, and whole milk, or a milk alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or just afraid of cows. If the regimen is followed correctly, Weightloss Boston claims patients can lose up to 25 pounds per month.
Boston’s leader in helping men and women LOOK FRESH AND VIBRANT AT ANY AGE! Made up of a team of physicians, facial cosmetic surgeons, nurse practitioners and medical aestheticians dedicated to developing and providing customized state-of-the-art cosmetic, laser and skin rejuvenation treatments. Operating since 1999.
Signature Service: Massage, reiki, and cranial-sacral therapy
Brands Used: Organic jojoba oil?an absorbent, non-greasy plant product
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Eric St. Laurent holds a master's degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture, where he specialized in several Japanese styles, including non-insertive techniques. Though he is adept at treating a variety of ailments, he specializes in helping patients manage their anxiety without the use of medication.
After earning a dual bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston, Latoya Lewis graduated from the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy. Today, she specializes in reflexology, deep-tissue, Swedish, and sports massage, in which a cushion-footed baseball mascot walks on the client's back. Latoya prides herself on her level of empathy and intuition, always making the effort to understand clients' problems and constantly tailoring her services to the individual in her care. She often incorporates elements of trigger-point therapy and reflexology, as well as stretching and breathing exercises, into her massages. Past clients have included oncology patients and senior citizens, for whom she's developed ongoing therapy plans that she hopes will translate into broader, life-related changes.