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.
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. 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.
At MiChelle's Hair Etc, head stylist and namesake Michelle Rijo Gullbrants intertwines her background as a beautician—which spans more than two decades—with the expertise of a fellow hairstylist and two nail technicians. The team overhauls aesthetics from crown to toe with salon services ranging from Keratin hair treatments that fend off frizz to pedicures with softening foot scrubs and Shellac polishes that last longer than the silence that greets most novice comedians. For kissers, they enlist exfoliating facials and waxing to restore fading radiance.
Terrie Lee Cole didn't have to go far to think of a name for her studio—her initials aptly sum up the expert care she gives clients. At Essentials with TLC, Terri brings nearly two decades of experience into play while administering facials, mani-pedis, reflexology, reiki sessions, full-body waxes, make-up applications, and back treatments. Using Laboratoire Dr Renaud products, she creates calming facial and back treatments that work to repair everything from signs of aging to dryness. She also performs reflexology treatments, during which she focuses on specific points around the feet to help bring relief to other areas of the body.
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.