After working as a massage therapist in various chiropractic offices and spas, owner Maureen Queau fulfilled her dream when she opened up Circle Sage Healing and Massage Center in 2006. All told, she’s now practiced her therapeutic craft for almost 20 years. Joined by a team of eight other massage therapists, Maureen can either field a pro baseball team or unite massage, alternative medicine, and pampering body treatments to take care of clients. On top of the six types of massage they dole out daily, the staffers administer reiki, reflexology, and ionic-footbath sessions. Circle Sage recommends that clients arrive 15 minutes early for appointments so that they
Dr. Patrick S. Carney, who boasts more than 20 years of skincare expertise, and his experienced staff of skinologists wield the latest aesthetic technology to treat and beautify façades. Each visit to the pristine, welcoming clinic begins with a thorough assessment of the customer’s skin and complexion, allowing for the proper selection of light, laser, and voodoo-spell therapies to be customized for an effective treatment. A 30-minute IPL photofacial uses intense broad-spectrum pulsed light to treat skin conditions such as sun damage, broken capillaries, irregular pigmentation, fine lines, rosacea, and superglued Halloween masks. By treating the areas of the skin with excess pigmentation, photofacial treatments result in healthy, luminous, younger-looking skin. For maximum results, IPL photofacial treatments are recommended in a series of three to six treatments. While side effects such as swelling, alteration in pigment, and blisters may occur, Skin Speaks takes all possible safety precautions to prevent them.
Skincare specialist Barbara Ann endeavors to strike a balance between treatments that target the skin’s surface and those that penetrate more deeply with microcurrent and cold-laser-light technologies. The eponymous owner of Skin Wellness by Barbara Ann has more than 35 years of experience performing facial and body treatments on men, women, teens, and rehabilitated crash-test dummies. Each service can be tailored to fit into busy schedules with treatment times ranging from 15–90 minutes. Barbara Ann also readies brides-to-be for their big day with wedding packages of contouring body wraps, waxing, makeup applications, and last-minute vow edits.
Drawing on experience as a makeup artist for a modeling agency, aesthetician Meg Hume transfers the glossy look of a magazine photo shoot onto three-dimensional faces. Wielding the Stream Airbrush system, Meg crop-dusts visages, chasing away blights and blemishes with makeup chock full of moisturizing minerals that feels lighter than traditional makeup, which is generally made from cement and rose petals.
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The massage therapists at 3 Springs Massage & Yoga soothe sinews with a menu of Eastern and Western techniques. In the waiting room of the studio, flames flicker in a stone fireplace and creeping vines hang above doorframes and potted orchids. The massage therapists, members of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, knead muscles with techniques such as Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, and tuina. Yoga classes disperse relaxed sighs across a spacious room with mint-green walls and a stately fireplace.