Mother-daughter team Heather Hull and Julie Miller-Wilson stay in sync. They went to massage school together and graduated together. As a licensed massage therapist, Julie unfurls tension for her clients at Body Kneads, Etc. while Heather aids by providing various massage treatments. Operating on the same wavelength, they combine their skills in an extensive menu of services that includes 10 types of massages and facials for acne, wrinkles, and dryness.
Heather and Julie’s historic home practically forbids anxious vibes. A cozy fireplace warms hardwood floors and surrounding Victorian decor. In the treatment rooms, powder-blue walls and a soft, padded bed set the stage for massages and skin treatments, which ease clients into states of serenity known only to Julio Iglesias’s microphone. Outside of each mini-sanctuary, qualified professionals perform skin and nail services.
The Potter’s Hand offers a choice of three relaxing massage modalities in sessions tailored to each client's dorsal needs. Biotone lotion and oil are used during Swedish massages, and deeper, thoughtful steps are taken during deep-tissue sessions that focus on client comfort. Pregnant women who are past their first trimester can enjoy the benefits of the prenatal massage, which may include relief of backaches, reduced swelling, or a bonus baby. After sessions, freshly massaged physiques enjoy a respite from aches and pains, improved posture, and boosted lymphatic flow.
Twenty-three inches. That's the amount that Slim Again Weight Loss' specialists can potentially shrink each client's physique during a 42-day slimming program. They achieve these striking results with techniques such as detox programs that cleanse the body for optimal performance and laser-like lipo therapy, which releases water, glycerol, and free fatty acids from fat cells for a sleeker, smoother appearance. Slim Again backs its work with a guarantee of satisfaction, offering continuing treatments to help ensure that goals are met.
Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Anita Sullivan—the name behind Anita and Co.—offers head-to-toe services with her staff of professionals, including an aesthetician, nail technician, master hair designer, color specialist, and massage therapist. Men, women, and children sit for haircuts, updos, highlights, and hair extensions. Other pampering services include custom facials that work to clear acne and other pore blockages, including oil and leftover New Year’s confetti.