Equipped with Aveda's botanically based products, Terra Spa's team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin and coddles bodies with facials, massages, mani-pedis, waxes, and other beautifying services. Aestheticians draw on their training with Aveda and SkinCeuticals products while performing Aveda's Elemental nature facial, which combines product mixtures with kneading techniques and Aveda rituals. Each treatment is specifically tailored to individual conditions, such as wrinkles, dryness, and excessive oil. Meanwhile, Aveda makeup and Shavasana eyelash extensions are called upon to ready clients for nights on the town.
Terra Spa's small boutique lends itself to one-on-one attention as the staff balances chakras through massages. Combining deep-tissue techniques on the back with reflexology on the feet and Aveda's Chakra Balancing blend, the treatment leaves patrons walking away stress-free and energized.
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.
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.
Stacy Winick and Sofia Golberg may have been from two different parts of the world, but the beauty industry brought them together 20 years ago and has kept them in partnership ever since. The aesthetician from Russia who trained in Israel and the manicurist and past beauty shop owner from Boston met at a South Shore salon—a salon the co-owners thought they could surpass with their business plan. So they opened a beauty destination and named it after the French words for “beautiful face”—what Napoleon stamped on 63% of his soldiers' cheeks.
At the newly renovated Belle Visage Day Spa, Stacy and Sofia highlight their clients' natural beauty with manicures and pedicures, massages, makeup services, and specialized facials. Their diamond-tipped microdermabrasion tool clears dead skin cells to stimulate growth of healthier skin during the diamond peel, and their services don’t stop with the skin. Stacy and Sofia also present massages for knotted muscles and mani-pedis for hands and feet that just clawed a wedding ring out of the lint trap.
A massage clinic shouldn't be an assembly line. That's why Diana Gethers ensures a full 60 minutes of bodywork during each appointment, every time. In the comfort of her cozy Anointed Hands Massage Clinic, she can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes and hot-stone therapy, or access lower-layer muscles and connective tissues with firm deep-tissue techniques. Clients may also request mud wraps to moisturize their complexions, which they can pair with slices of mud pie or exfoliating salt scrubs, ideal for removing dirt from pores.
The staff at A & J Beauty and Day Spa can embed bliss in any part of the body with a lineup of massages, facials, body wraps, and nailcare services. Massage therapists deliver Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments with the help of aromatic creams and oils or unscented products that leave less of a trail for hounds to track. Facials are customized to each client's particular skincare needs, and the selection of body wraps includes a seaweed body wrap, an exfoliating body mask, and a Parafango mud treatment. For nailcare, technicians perform manicures and pedicures and offer Shellac, a no-chip gel with a mirror-like finish that lasts for two weeks.