Although Maria Lekkakos still possesses the beauty that helped her earn the Miss Massachusetts USA title in 2004, she's far from intimidating—Stuff Magazine calls her "chatty" and "down-to-earth." The outgoing celebrity aesthetician spends her days running a salon and spa that features an ambitious lineup of services. Voted Best Facial of 2010 by Northshore magazine, each facial treatment comes with a skin consultation from a knowledgeable aesthetician, a blend of marine botanicals from Thalgo, and a chorus of "oohs" from wrinkly Ronald Reagan masks. Maria's ability to return skin to glowing youthfulness has drawn attention from Boston Common Magazine_ and a large celebrity clientele that includes Salma Hayek, Leslie Bibb, Rosario Dawson, Brooke Shields and Maria Bello.
Safety-trained staff man all aspects of Atlantis's clubs, whether stationed near the free weights and resistance machines or leading group classes in practices such as yoga and Pilates. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and stairmasters set pulses racing without the need to keep convincing oneself that the oven's still on at home. As high windows set indoor pools sparkling at the Braintree, Danvers, and Hyannis locations, tykes reclaim their amphibious heritage in swim classes and adults aggressively burn calories as they cradle tender joints in aqua fitness classes. Afterward, guests can put in an intensive lounging session in the steam room or sauna.
True to the salon's name, the stylists at Bella Naturale Organic Haircare Salon rely on all-natural products to beautify their clients. From the coloring agents to the conditioners to the styling products, everything is 100% vegan. This contemporary view of styling also extends to the services themselves. Each stylist is in tune with all the latest trends in cut and color, and can seamlessly tailor a cut to the individual's unique features.
We at Salon Couture, maintain the highest standards of service and quality, with continuous education. This gives our stylists the cutting edge on the up and coming hair trends and techniques. Our professionally trained staff will help you express your artistic and creative vision, our valued client.
Licensed massage therapist Laura Broderick of Solstice Massage & Bodywork rejuvenates muscles, minds, and epidermises with soothing skincare and massage services using hand-forged, 90% organic 9th Scentury products. During the sugar-scrub treatment, clients select from three scented formulas with essential oils such as chamomile, bergamot, or rosewood. A circuitous scrub exfoliates away dead skin cells and sketches landing targets for sugar-plum fairies, followed by a moisturizing lotion and warm toweling to soften legs, arms, backs, and stiff pinkies. A customized 30-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage unbraids knotty tissue with long, gliding strokes or deep, targeted pressure to unleash chronic tension buried in muscles. Massage benefits bodies by stimulating circulation and bolstering the immune system, and by lowering blood pressure, which explains why traffic cops typically sentence road-raged drivers to massage therapy.
For $30, today's Groupon gets you a revitalizing facial or deluxe mani-pedi at the new Spa de Mar (a $100 value), located at 50 Ferncroft Rd. in Danvers. Though Spa de Mar's in a perfect location for northern sububanites, city dwellers will need to take a calming drive through the pastoral Massachusetts countryside (well worth it for this deal). If you've got friends in the area, alert them via skywriting, air horn, or carrier pigeon that today's deal gets them a whopping 70% off a relaxing spa treatment. After all, a mani-pedi is even better when you make a girls' outing of it.