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.
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.
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.
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.
The trained aestheticians and stylists at Premier Hair & Body Care rejuvenate skin and freshen tresses with a roster of professional salon services. Half-hour microdermabrasion sessions smooth skin's texture and help reduce the appearance of fine lines with minute crystal particles and motivational speeches. The resurfacings, most effective when spaced one to two weeks apart, encourage the production of collagen, resulting in more youthful features. Alternatively, custom partial highlights add streaks of dimension to monochromatic hairdos, updating follicular looks for the season or to match pet Bengal tigers. Scissors trim and fashion hair into each client's preferred style, then a blow-dryer sets the look with gusts of warm air.
Since she was able to crawl, licensed massage therapist Kara Grant's hands would intuitively reach for the nearest pair of hands and feet, where they'd occupy themselves by moving in circular massage motions. Following the lead of her hands, she wound up at the Spa Tech Institute, where she was able to refine her technique and soak up the teachings of experienced therapists. Kara now keeps her hands busy at Peace in the Storm Massage Therapy, reducing stress with Swedish techniques, diminishing physical discomfort in expectant mothers, and easing the pain of losing at trivia with targeted treatments such as neuromuscular therapy.
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.
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