Ancient Himalayan singing bowls and the calming tone of a gong envelop The Conduit Center’s space as individuals lie comfortably on pillows and blankets, letting the deep vibrations and soothing sounds lull them into a deep meditative state. These sound-meditation concerts are just one aspect of the center’s meditation services, which are designed to create a state of effortless relaxation for each participant. Guests can also opt for vibrational sound massage and singing-bowl sessions, both of which use vibration and sound to calm the entire body while boosting mental focus, helping the body heal while making ordinary soup bowls seem sadly inadequate.
In addition to meditation, the center conducts yoga, tai chi, and qigong classes that are both challenging and accessible to all levels of participants. Complimentary herbal teas, massage therapy, and individual or marriage counseling are also offered as part of the center's goals to create a tranquil environment where each individual can quell anxieties and start a personal journey of self-exploration.
Shampoo One specializes in all aspects of hair design and skin care. We pride ourselves on continuing education to stay up to date with the newest trends and styles. Shampoo One features the Esthetique massage method in all our exclusive Institute Treatments.
Kirk Scarlett is on the advisory board at Branford Hall Career Institute, where he works with faculty, students, and outside health-care professionals to promote massage and its benefits in the community. Kirk is also a licensed massage therapist, spreading his massage gospel more directly out of his cozy Healing Hands Studio. Guests can solicit him for flowing Swedish strokes, as well as more focused techniques such as deep tissue and sports therapy.
At Venora's Salon & Spa, the stylists and aestheticians strive to make all guests feel welcome—whether by giving free blow-drying lessons or offering complimentary lunch. (Lunch is available every Thursday and Friday; coffee and pastries, as well as wine and cheese, are available every day). Opt for a haircut and these skilled stylists will work with you to determine the best color and cut to suit your sense of style, personality, face shape, or favorite episode of MAS*H. Or, to freshen your frontispiece, go for the Diamond Tome microdermabrasion. This non-invasive treatment can minimize sun damage, age spots, scars, and frosting left over from childhood pie battles by gently exfoliating skin with a diamond-tipped wand rather than one tipped with abrasive chemicals or ground-up Matchbox cars. Venora's light concept gel nails are a safer, more durable alternative to acrylics because they are non-porous, protecting the natural nail without discoloring over time.
Licensed massage therapist Marsha Egerton, owner of The Oasis for Healing at The Center for Progressive Therapies, specializes in soothing muscle pain with Swedish, therapeutic, and aromatherapy massage. Inside her leaf-green and white massage room, Egerton fills the air with fragrances from scented candles and Young Living essential oils to further soothe her clients.
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