Clients stepping into Urban Yoga Spa— with its rows of candle votives and futuristic white decor—may feel as if they’ve entered a meditation chamber in the twenty-third century. Designed by award-winning architects, the minimalist decor aims for a specific effect; the intentional absence of color evokes the look of a blank canvas or Ted Turner’s worst nightmare, helping clients to clear their minds during intense yoga sessions led by skilled instructors. Hot Hatha and power Vinyasa classes held seven days a week help inspire practitioners to find the serenity in a challenging series of poses. Meanwhile, the spa’s aestheticians pamper newly toned bodies with massages, nail treatments, acupuncture, and waxings.
The massage therapists at Artful Healing Massage & Spa take their clients' comfort seriously?especially their clients' emotional comfort. For the therapists, communication and conversation are key, and each session starts with an informal chat to determine the ideal treatment and draping?or the level of undress folks are o.k. with. From there, therapists work from a pallet of treatments, including Swedish, deep-tissue, Thai, foot, and hot-stone massages. Steam and shower services help soothe sore muscles all while easing joint pain and helping to purge toxins. Whatever the service, guests can expect to walk out with a gorgeous glow.
Courtney and Corey Nappa complement each other’s skill sets well. Courtney has a wealth of business experience and a passion for beauty, and Corey has years under his belt as a personal trainer and fitness-center manager. They realized that they could combine their skills into an ideal health-club experience, and Ten X Club was born.
On the fitness end of the business, instructors hold group Pilates, yoga, and spin classes. Cardio and weight-lifting rooms feature equipment from manufacturers such as Nautilus and Precor. A kids’ playroom keeps tykes entertained while parents shed sweat. On the other end of the spectrum, the sleekly appointed salon features hair services, mani-pedis, and spray-tanning services in a quiet environment, the air perfumed with the scent of hair products. Here, too, members can send their kids to the playroom while they enjoy grownup relaxation time with beautifying services, adult conversation, and the freedom to eat animal crackers any way they choose.
It's been more than three decades since Dr. Steven E. Ross walked out of Boston University Medical School with an M.D. and a noble mission: to keep Sharon's residents healthy and happy. Since then, his resolve has only grown, as well as widened to accommodate new advancements in medical technology. He's also won numerous accolades for his efforts along the way, including the title of Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Ross remains onsite and administers many of the center's services, from Botox to laser hair removal to laser skin-tightening treatments. To help clients select from the many available options, Dr. Ross and his team offer complimentary skin analyses and walk clients through the treatments step by step, rather than just emailing them the relevant Wikipedia link.
The licensed aestheticians at Alluna Skin Care customize revitalizing facial and body treatments to the needs of each client, tackling blemishes, fine lines, and stress with quality products from brands such as Pevonia and Jane Iredale. The team personalizes services such as the Signature Facial, microdermabrasions, and enzyme peels to rejuvenate appearances and leave skin as smooth and irresistible as a laminated ice-cream cone. Professional makeup applications and waxing gussy up bodies before special occasions or nights on the town, and therapeutic massages cultivate relaxed musculature under freshly refurbished skin.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo completed a plastic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School. So, when he personally selects nurses and aestheticians for his team at Dream Spa Medical, each staff member must meet his expert standards to perform advanced cosmetic treatments ranging from injections to surgery to noninvasive vein removal. With SkinCeuticals and Image products, aestheticians revitalize clients' skin during facials, peels, microdermabrasions, and other services. Laser hair treatments rid clients' bodies of unwanted fuzz, and tattoo removal helps keep the grocery lists on their arms up to date.