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To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.? Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
601 Donald Lynch Blvd.
Marlborough,
MA
US
Beyond just relaxing massages, the team at Healing Hands Massage & Esthetics want to provide a retreat from daily life, and a place to allow both body and mind to decompress. Personalized to each client, visits vary depending on their needs, whether an individual is hoping to lose weight or simply get a tan before hitting the tans-only beach. Massages range from the long, flowing strokes of restorative Swedish massage to the gentle, all-over kneading of a lymphatic drainage treatment, which works to detoxify the body and lessen the appearance of cellulite.
215 Boston Post Road
Sudbury,
MA
US
If you're craving Chinese food, try Acton's Spicepepper Garden. Spicepepper Garden features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Spicepepper Garden. Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines. If time is of the essence, Spicepepper Garden's take-out option may be a better fit. Spicepepper Garden will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Take advantage of the free parking next door to Spicepepper Garden. Meals at Spicepepper Garden are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
36 Great Rd
Acton,
MA
US
1 in Boston for Natural Health and Beauty products. Order on-line and either pcik up in our Acton store or enjoy the convenience of local FREE SHIPPING (restrictions may apply).
452 Great Rd
Acton,
MA
US
The owners of The Optical View do their business of selling designer eyeglass frames in an aptly named city: Framingham, Massachusetts. The shop's curated collection of glasses and sunglasses boasts pedigrees to rival pampered Eukanuba champions, coming from brands such as Versace, Oakley, Silhouette, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren. Experienced staff members and qualified doctors perform eye examinations and hand-fit frames to ensure that each pair of glasses or contacts sharpens vision to its utmost ability.
680 Worcester Rd
Framingham,
MA
US
Staff members at Performance Nutrition fuse their training in nutrition and fitness with a broad knowledge of the science of protein powders, multivitamins, and nutritional oils. After listening to clients explain their fitness goals, staff members flip through the encyclopedia in their skulls to pick out products—gluten-free supplements, herbal remedies, workout-recovery bars, and more—that match individual needs.
1291 Worcester Road
Framingham,
MA
US
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