Kathi and Anthony Jeannetti of Anthony Fredrick Salon & Day Spa have lived in the Dedham area their whole lives. Their strong local ties are evident in the warm, convivial atmosphere of their salon, where they welcome guests from near and far with a host of custom hair, skin, and nail services. In slight contrast to the salon’s down-home vibes is its décor, which evokes an element of the exotic with its hanging lamps and a mosaic-lined mirror that would be at home in a Mondrian painting.
Those decorative touches serve to illuminate and reflect the sleek tresses shaped by a staff of professional stylists, who clip hair into fashionable cuts before locking in moisture with MoroccanOil conditioners. The spa’s aestheticians and massage therapists practice their craft in the relaxing confines of private treatment rooms, where Pevonia Skincare's natural ingredients nourish pores during facials, and smooth strokes reduce stresses in one of four modalities: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and pregnancy. Calming music enhances the spa’s soothing beauty treatments, drowning out the buzz of overworked minds and the honking of cars pacing impatiently in the parking lot.
After Sioban Washington graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute and earned her license to knead, she opened A Sound Mind & Body to help reconnect the physical and mental through massage. Inside her handicap-accessible studio, she soothes clients who are wrestling with all kinds of problems, including migraines, multiple sclerosis symptoms, and the side effects of chemotherapy. She aims to strengthen immune systems and reduce stress through modalities such as prenatal, hot-stone, and reflexology massage. Sioban can also enhance her massages with serotonin-boosting chocolate, antioxidant-rich pumpkin, or zesty spaghetti sauce.
Staying true to its name, Whole Health Acupuncture/Myotech Combined Therapies offers a variety of treatment options that share the same goals: restoring optimal function throughout the body and helping prevent future maladies. Practitioner Lori Herman maintains professional relationships with a number of chiropractors, physical therapists, and other practitioners. This broad base of knowledge enables her to more efficiently address a wide range of issues, including therapeutic massages to treat lingering sports injuries.
Massage therapist Jessica M. Bissonnette is a firm believer in massage's pain-relieving properties and
customizes each treatment to address her clients' individual complaints. Drawing from techniques such as deep-tissue, pre-natal, or sports massage, Jessica can do everything from soothing a sore back to diminishing pain from a lingering injury.
But it's not all about pain-relief here?clients can also opt for a Swedish massage?a style that focuses less on soreness and more on loosening the muscles and quieting the mind. Meanwhile, as Jessica kneads away tension, on-site aesthetician Vera Willett concerns herself with healthy skin, administering micro-derm facials that utilize
a diamond microdermabrasion wand to erase wrinkles and acne from the client's face.
Cold stones combined with massage combat migraines, easing sinus congestion and decreasing inflammation. It’s one of the techniques
licensed massage therapist Sandra Major uses to help her clients’ overall well-being. Along with employing cold-stone therapy, she knocks out stress with Swedish and prenatal massages. She uses essential oils such as lavender and eucalyptus to complement treatments with aromatherapy, which can boost moods, like a lunch that looks like brussels sprouts but turns out to be $10 million. She will also treat regular clients to house calls for massage treatments that eliminate the additional stress of having to leave the comfort and privacy of home.
At Boston Rolfer, certified professional Diana Phillips applies pressure to the corpus to loosen up webs of connective tissue. Rolfing applies deliberate, directed pressure to lengthen the body’s fascia, with the aim of improving posture, eliminating pain, and increasing slam-dunk ability. Phillips takes a holistic approach to healing, tracing discomforts to their source while netting convalescent results throughout the body. Check Boston Rolfer’s FAQ page for details of the treatment as well as special stretching tips for satyr legs and minotaur shoulders.