Owner Ali Bourgault’s signature deep-tissue and energy-balancing massage is a sample of the services offered at A Healing Vibration. After softening recalcitrant muscles with a blend of deep-tissue and Swedish massage kneads, Ali targets deeper problems, recalibrating bodily energies with a multipart regimen that includes reiki, polarity therapy, a foot soak, and a chakra clearing. Bourgault—a licensed massage therapist who has received certification for holistic massage and deep-tissue therapy from Spa Tech Institute—employs this blend of traditional and unorthodox techniques to help alleviate her clients’ pain, stress, and fatigue. To complement her holistic ways, she also makes dream catchers, jewelry, and skincare products that are crafted from natural and organic ingredients whenever possible.
From their studio in historic downtown Concord, Intuitive Touch's three veteran massage therapists banish back-bound kinks and ease guests into deep relaxation. Getting The Hippo's nod for best massage therapist of 2013, owner Stephanie Waters takes the leads with specialized training in healing arts both traditional and unique. Her arsenal of massage modalities even includes ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, which finds her applying deep pressure to backs with her feet while holding onto ceiling-mounted bars. Other relaxing options include energy-channeling Reiki and reflexology, which uses foot massage to relax other parts of the body by proxy.
Veronica Kerr began competing in beauty pageants and modeling competitions at age 11. She attended modeling school and then pursued a degree in fashion, but for want of a more client-focused career, she took up massage and became a licensed aesthetician. Enter Spa Specialist Beauty Within, a convergence of Veronica's experiences and education. Here, Veronica offers a slew of massage treatments such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal modalities, the latter a nourishing treatment for expecting mothers. Using all-natural and organic products, she also utilizes her aesthetician's license to conduct facials, mani-pedis, and waxing.