The pressure is off—after one visit to Concord’s Reflexology Center, you’ll know you’ve found the perfect place to get rid of all your aches and pains. The massage therapists here really know how to work the knots out of your muscles by getting to all the important pressure points. Note that massage here is not for the faint of heart. This is a deep tissue, intense experience that really gets to the source of your troubles. It’s just like they say—pain is weakness (or tension) leaving the body. And when the massage therapists at Reflexology Center get rid of your tension, it’s no temporary relief; that tension stays gone. Those with a love of foot massage will appreciate that the hour-long session does, in fact, concentrate solely on your feet.
Family Spa is a place for the entire family to enjoy. Chair massages, along with foot and body massages are offered. Though the techniques may be simple, the result revitalizes the body and energizes the mind. Combine both a foot and body massage for a completely relaxing experience. Oil massages are available as well. For feet that need extra attention, try foot reflexology treatment. Guests enter Family Spa to find a soothing autumn color palette complete with accents of nature and candles to begin the relaxation of the senses. Then, the massage completes the rest. Stop by during the day or after work to get a weekly massage, keeping the body ready for the next week. Specials and more information are available on Family Spa’s website.
America's Massage & Wellness's 12 licensed therapists use their skills not only to ease their clients into a relaxed state, but also as a therapeutic intervention when muscle tension and pain becomes chronic. Deep-tissue, trigger-point, and hot stone are a few of their seven modalities. The team renders each massage in a room awash in colors such as spring green and purple, which foster tranquility better than the therapist whispering "spring green and purple" during sessions. Therapists can also give sessions a boost with other services, such as body-balancing or reflexology treatments.
Certified massage therapist and posturist Robert Macaraeg deals with more than just tense muscles. Though his nimble fingers and firm hands are quite capable of kneading out stubborn kinks, he draws upon his understanding of the human form to help clients walk tall and live free of posture-related pains. To accomplish this, he combines manual muscle work with strategic stretches that squeeze out toxins and retrain the muscles, teaching them to keep the body upright during long periods of sitting or marathon planking matches.
Flanked by bright-red walls, stylist Jillian Marker trims and transforms hair, adds depth with color, or infuses dry locks with hydration. Alongside Jillian, the savvy styling staff at Vanity Chair Beauty Salon inspires outer beauty with a gamut of salon and facial services. Aesthetician Alexie Rae Francisco-Siu tends to skin surfaces with facials that brighten tones and correct imperfections. Amid the soothing sage colors of the spa room, a waxing wrangler can lift away unwanted hair, shape brows, or remove improperly placed googly eyes.
At Cutting Loose Hair Studio, seasoned stylists furbish locks with flattering haircuts, bold colors, and products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Sexy Hair. Each cut begins with a consultation, in which the stylist tailors a look to suit the client’s facial features, hair type, and bearskin-rug collection; during the hair-scattering session, stylists even demonstrate how to re-create the new style at home. Trained by Redken’s color educators, the hairdressers can also help clients select new hues to subdue grays and accentuate each lock's loveliest thoughts. All-over color swathes the entire mane in a bold new shade, and partial highlights illuminate the strands with the highest SAT scores.