As a doula and a massage therapist, Rebecca C. Goodwin is in a unique position to soothe the aches associated with carrying a little one. She helps to oust the muscle pains of pregnant women with prenatal massages and consults with expectant mothers to address concerns and offer birthing guidance. Once babies are born, she administers calming infant massages that ease the rigors of infancy, such as colic and having to learn the difference between a dog and a donkey dressed up as a dog. Rebecca's repertoire includes several other modalities. Her sports and deep-tissue massages target chronic aches, and her reflexology treatments manipulate pressure points on the feet to alleviate tension in other body parts. She has also mastered acupressure, myofascial release, and neuromuscular and reiki therapies.
Amber Herzog, a licensed electrologist who honed her skills at the Electrology Institute of New England, helps men and women escape the cycles of unwanted hair growth. Sunshine filters in through the windows of the pleasant treatment room in which she works, providing abundant light for her meticulous task of sending direct and alternating currents into hair follicles using fine probes. Administered at multiple stages of the hair growth cycle, those currents destroy hair cells and inhibit future growth more effectively than individually setting each hair on fire. The treatments are minimally painful and are effective on all types of skin and hair.
The Vidal Sassoon–trained president of J.Kelley Salon Inc., Jill Kelley, leads the team of style savants and certified wax techs to beautify patrons by straightening unruly 'dos and expelling extraneous face and body strands. An experienced staff lavishes bodies with high-quality products such as All Nutrient's organic dyes, Nufree's waxless depilator, and American Crew developed specifically for the manes of men. Chic salon chairs and polka-dotted sofas hold clients in the clutches of bliss as they're pampered amidst the exposed brick walls and turquoise accents of the salon.
Modern technology melds with old-fashioned medical know-how at Lean Logic, where medical technicians use new computer, laser, and lab systems to chart and aid in body beautification. Body hair, typically banished via tweezers, razors, waxing, or proclamation by a medieval king, fades from sight under the rays of Cynosure's Elite aesthetic workstation. The award-winning laser can treat all skin types, fade facial and leg spider veins, and ease sunspot prominence. Through hormone-replacement therapy, the staff infuses hormone-deprived bodies with bio-identical testosterone or estrogen to boost energy and vitality. They also chart clients' existing or potential personal-health issues by tapping a number of affiliated laboratories with equipment such as ultrasound diagnostic systems, dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry machines, and genomic analyzers.
Stacy McCain, help patients to maintain healthy, pain-free lives with non-invasive chiropractic care. Sufferers of stiffness, low back pain, or migraine headaches may reap the benefits of thorough chiropractic examinations, which send the doctors sleuthing over spinalscapes in search of bulging disks and stuck-on “Kick Me” signs. The treatments emphasize progressive rehabilitation, a method which allows doctor and patient to work together to track the effectiveness of treatments.
The professional stress fighters at Massage on Maine deal a one-two punch to tension, incarcerating worrisome thoughts and jangly nerves with a bevy of relaxing and beautifying treatments. During the 30-minute massage, skilled fingers perform piano concertos on tension-taxed back trapezii using a combination of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Treatments adapt to fit each client's needs, with hot stones filling in wherever aches and pains lie, whether between the shoulder blades or inside the subconscious.