The mother-daughter team of Alison and Kristen Pope boasts more than 30 years of combined experience in the professional pampering industry and run a. Salon Galleria & Spa with a soft, well-moisturized fist. Though Kristen originally followed in her mother?s footsteps to become a nail technician, she later added licensed cosmetologist, certified massage therapist, and hairstylist to her resume, which explains the lengthy roster of services that the salon boasts. Alison, Kristen, and their staff also host parties for children and adults, sometimes arming older customers with champagne flutes. Visitors can receive hairstyling or makeovers or dip toes into a heated whirlpool tub before each digit submits to buffing, shaping, polishing, and a rigorous cleaning behind their ears.
Christin takes care of her clients from head to toe, performing everything from seasonal facials to foot reflexology treatments. In addition to using her hands to revitalize skin and muscles, she also revamps looks with waxing treatments and make-up applications.
A soundtrack of "relaxation music" fills the air with hymn-like vocals or a quiet instrumental hum, over which speakers layer the sound of trickling rain. Thanks to touches like these, the calming ambiance at Balancing Touch Massage starts to soothe away patrons' stress before massages even begin.
But only when massage therapists take charge do muscles truly start to melt. The highly trained staffers attack tension and soreness with customized sessions that include Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. Additionally, they enhance pampering with organic facials and body scrubs.
Jaclyn Ayotte, owner of Massage Therapy & Wellness of East Greenwich, grew up in a family that embraced alternative and holistic practices, and she herself had multiple conditions improved by chiropractic work and acupuncture. When her uncle died after a battle with melanoma, she was inspired to go into massage therapy and took an interest in massage for the elderly and those dealing with cancer. Since graduating from the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork, Jaclyn has earned certifications in other types of natural healing, such as reiki, reflexology, and acupressure. She also takes a particular interest in working with mothers-to-be and is a proponent of natural births and drug-free deliveries from storks that have passed thorough background checks.
At Healing Hands Massage Therapy each client's body is viewed as the unique structure it is?complete with its own unique aches and pains. Fortunately, the licensed and insured therapists have a full roster of massage modalities to draw upon as they chase those ailments away. From the soothing strokes of a Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of a deep-tissue treatment, their services are able to repair, rejuvenate, and relax.
Studio 401 offers a variety of salon and spa services in an elegant studio space. Maintain your current coif or transmogrify your face frame with a hair wash, cut, and blow-dry or style (men's $20, women's $36). The Redken color specialists can also facilitate a chromatic transformation for the cuticles, using all-over hair coloring ($50) or a full foil highlight ($100). Smooth kinky locks with a keratin smoothing treatment (starting at $150), infusing hair with an over-protective protein layer that prohibits it from frizzing or flying away for up to five months. Have nails winterized with a manicure ($18) and spa pedicure ($40), finished off with your choice of a dazzling assortment of nail colors, or get your face ready for life outside your feverish cabin with a trio of precision aesthetician brow ($15), chin ($12), and upper-lip ($10) waxes.