Licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, and manicurist Alicia Favreau specializes in making her clients look and feel beautiful with an array of spa services. Alicia welcomes guests into her apricot-hued studio, where she helps muscles combat tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage therapy. Massages are customized to each guest’s needs and can be upgraded to include aromatherapy, a hot-towel treatment, or a musician looking for a quiet area to play the drumsticks. Alicia also helps clients in their pursuit of youthfulness with facials, spray tans, mani-pedis, and waxing services, and she carries many natural and organic products.
Experienced stylists and aestheticians beautify clients with custom services performed amid the gray-green walls of Allure Salon & Spa. While hairstylists slather tresses with Soma Hair Technology—a haircare line composed of organic, vegan, and pH-balanced ingredients—skin specialists daub visages with products by Neal's Yard and Jan Marini. Other services include manicures, pedicures, makeup applications, and waxing. Free parking is available for customers traveling by car or motorized bathtub.
Specializing in sports massage, therapist Christopher Benoit applies his athleticism and formal training to a variety of relaxation modalities. A long-distance cyclist himself, Benoit helps to keep athletes limber during muscle-stiffening cold seasons with foam-fingered kneads designed to facilitate healing, improve athletic performance, and increase range of motion. Benoit approaches massage therapy from a perspective of wellness, helping to circulate endorphins, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body as he bolsters the immune system. Dim lighting gently illuminates light-green walls as clients lie on heated towels and surrender to soothing strokes augmented by hypoallergenic massage gels.
Patrons relax on a bed in one of Bliss Therapeutic Massage's trio of private rooms as a certified stress-alleviator soothes tense muscles. The Swedish massage employs long, gliding movements, kneading and friction to release muscles from painful holding patterns, relieving tension and helping to improve range of motion. The massage maven's dexterous, deep-tissue probing targets bodily districts plagued by chronic discomfort and pain and can draw upon stretching and trigger-point techniques to supplement the traditional deep-tissue approach. The treatment typically focuses on creaky necks, achy lower backs, stiff shoulders, and noses tense from repeated theft. The slow, deliberate motions of formidable fingertips penetrate deep into muscular strata, helping to assuage entrenched pain lingering from old football injuries or recent backgammon mishaps.
At Bio-Detox Center, Dr. Debra Graham relies on natural medicine and traditional naturopathic methods to address a wide range of issues. Certified through the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, Dr. Graham employs the latest technology to safely and comfortably flush out toxins. She also provides ionic footbaths, weight-management services, and hair-and-mineral analyses, which use hair samples to reveal a patient’s individual vitamin requirements, disease trends, and more.
Jenn Cavanaugh is a Class 1 licensed cosmetologist working out of Face It Day Spa. At this full-service salon and spa, Jenn practices hair design with a perfect balance of technique and vision. She offers men's and women’s haircuts, perms, and a slew of coloring services that conceal the most dominant grays and add a fresh, youthful gloss. Her commitment to personal style is evident in her approach—she aligns her work to emphasize each person's most flattering features and perfectly complement his or her shoulder parrot. In addition to hair services, Jenn also offers facial waxing and mani-pedis.
Licensed massage therapist Louise Loureiro has seen firsthand the healing power of massage. At her calming Leominster studio, she works to relax the tight muscles in her clients' backs, necks, and shoulders with 60- and 90-minute massage sessions. She offers deep-tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massages, along with corporate and event chair massages, helping increase circulation and ease chronic muscle pain.
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