At "Spa-cation” Massage, licensed massage therapist Stacey Marshall strives to help clients leave their fast-paced worlds and arrive at a place of physical and mental relaxation. Within her tranquil setting inside Silver Lake Fitness & Nutrition Center, she works away stress with modalities such as deep-tissue, Swedish, trigger-point, myo-fascial, and prenatal massage. She's also trained in medical massage, which is designed to provide relief from chronic neck and back pain.
After Sue Vieira earned an associate's degree in physical therapy, she spent eight years honing her skills at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. Eventually, her thirst for knowledge led her to Headhunter Spa Tech Institute, where she mastered massage-therapy techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release. As the owner of Tranquility's and a member the American Massage Therapy Association, she pours more than 14 years of experience into her massage sessions. During her treatments, she strives to help others overcome mental, emotional, and physical hurdles by relieving stress and balancing the body. In addition to studying massage, Sue returned to Headhunter Spa Tech Institute to add aesthetics to her repertoire of skills.
The calm and quiet interior of A Beautiful Face Day Spa mirrors its scenic surroundings amid the Jones River woods. Inside this beauty retreat, licensed aestheticians rejuvenate skin with seven types of facials, including treatments specially formulated for men and teens as well as LED light-based services that work to diminish signs of aging. The spa’s licensed massage therapists break apart bundles of stress with tantalizing deep-tissue or hot-stone massages, and nail techs accessorize digits or stubborn Chinese finger traps with manicures and pedicures.
Equinox’s therapists relax and recharge clients with a spectrum of massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, reiki, and the spiritually charged polarity massage. Aromatherapy adds a fragrant touch to the club’s holistic style of massage, and the hand-and-foot massage option incorporates a paraffin wax and soothing games of patty-cake. Dim lighting, draped curtains, and flickering candles create a soothing atmosphere.
From registered nurses to certified hypnotists, the five therapists working for Natural Body Works Healing Center have backgrounds that run the gamut from the scientific to the spiritual. However, what binds them is that each is a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, a degree that takes 900 hours of hands-on practice to earn. With their experience and training they relax bodies, reduce chronic pain with massage and reflexology treatments, and relieve psychological stress with hypnosis and meditation. Even the painted walls soothe the senses with their gentle earth tones and soft pastel colors, carefully coordinated with the furniture and each therapist's Care Bear.
Armand makes engaging with the present moment a worthwhile endeavor—in one room, a jacuzzi tub rests within reach of flickering candles and terry-cloth robes. In another space sits a plump massage table primed for soothing deep-tissue massages as well as body treatments enhanced by the scents of rosemary, mint, and success. Complementing the spa’s pampering treatments, Armand’s full-service salon plays the part of primper with aesthetic services powered by high-end products from Aveda, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and OPI.
As the moon waxes and wanes and the sun rises and sets, so does the sea ebb and flow with the tides. Drawing inspiration from this natural occurrence, the specialists at Ebb and Flow . . . Wellness help clients find their individual ebb and flow, customizing treatments to each client's lifestyle and pace. The specialists draw from multiple massage modalities, including Reiki, hot-stone, Swedish, and deep-tissue massage. They offer spa treatments such as body waxing for a range of areas, skincare treatments such as facials and microdermabrasion, and sugar-scrub body treatments that all use locally grown, organic, and preservative-free products. Like a farmer can bundle his cows into a super cow, Ebb and Flow can bundle all of its services into wellness packages, allowing clients to indulge in weekly treatments and onsite yoga and Pilates classes for a set fee. They also prepare brides-to-be for the big day with different levels of wedding packages that include facials, makeup consultation, and skincare procedures.