After performing therapeutic bodywork treatments for five years, certified massage therapist Rachel Larrivee felt inspired to create an upscale alternative to massages at day spas and chiropractic offices. That inspiration grew into a setting stocked with innovative equipment, premium skincare products, and upscale linens. Within the studio, Rachel kneads away tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and stone treatments, while making expectant mothers more comfortable with body pillows and prenatal techniques. She also lends her services to corporate or private settings with chair massages and softly whistled lullabies.
Despite the fact that he had already earned his massage license from the Spa Tech Institute, Justin Brousseau wasn’t content to simply set up his table and get to work. He knew there was more to learn, and so, that same year, he sought further training at the Caron Center for Neuromuscular Care, where he honed his skills is myofascial and neuromuscular therapies under the guidance of a physical therapist. Today, that passion for healing permeates his tranquil massage studio, where Justin employs 10 different styles of massage to target ailments such as stress, tension, headaches, and injuries. His menu of services also includes reiki, a Japanese form of energy work that uses a “laying on of hands” to remove energy blockages, encourage self-healing, and reduce the body's dependence on fossil fuels.
At Tiny’s Castle Day Spa, zebra-print chairs turn into miniature thrones as young girls become princesses for the day with spa packages or private parties. The Enchanted Closet package lets girls pick their choice of gown to complete their royal look after being pampered with spa manicures, queenly hairdos, and a modest touch of makeup. Alternatively, with Royal Tea Time, guests of all ages can flaunt newly manicured fingers as they sip on tea, nibble cupcakes or cookies, and shoo away adoring subjects. To enhance outings, guests can add fun touches such as goody bags, a punch fountain, a cupcake tree, or visits from Cinderella or Snow White. Children and adults can also indulge with items from an à la carte menu, such as spa manicures and pedicures and all-natural cleansing facials.
Tiny’s Castle Day Spa's staff can ready kids and adults for weddings, proms, father daughter dances, or any other occasion. They also lend their services to holiday gatherings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, showers, and other special events.
Regis Salons' skilled network of hair stylists comes armed with an arsenal of styling weaponry and deft understanding of the latest color trends and cutting techniques. Manage mane health with a deep-conditioning treatment that infuses cuticles with currents of aqueous confidence. Once hydrated, tresses are trimmed and tousled with styling moxie. Those with more grandiose visions for their head-hedges may opt for full-tilt color application ($50–$75) or streaky sets of highlights ($80–$110). In addition to altering hair hues, Regis Salons coil locks to your liking with perm services ($60–80) or easily unwinds them with a relaxer ($60–80) and snifter of 1942 scotch. Prices vary by location.
The owner of Urban Edge Hair Studio, Linda, draws on more than 14 years of experience to revamp hairstyles and soup up nails. Inside her salon garnished with floral wall motifs and hanging vines, she and her all-female team dole out coloring services, eyelash extensions, and organic spray tans. To oust stress, Theresa, a holistic licensed massage therapist, delivers Swedish, trigger-point, and sports massages in a private treatment room.
Cherry wood work stations and lush hardwood floors surround Paul Mitchell grad Jessica Levesque as she restores vivacity to bland strands with haircuts and applications of color using products by Paul Mitchell and Pravana. The salon's menu brims with indulgent spa services, which range from shellac manicures to facial waxing for lips and brows. Jessica specializes in creative coloring and ombre hair coloring, and prides herself on listening to customers in hopes of providing the look they want.
As a doula and a massage therapist, Rebecca C. Goodwin is in a unique position to soothe the aches associated with carrying a little one. She helps to oust the muscle pains of pregnant women with prenatal massages and consults with expectant mothers to address concerns and offer birthing guidance. Once babies are born, she administers calming infant massages that ease the rigors of infancy, such as colic and having to learn the difference between a dog and a donkey dressed up as a dog. Rebecca's repertoire includes several other modalities. Her sports and deep-tissue massages target chronic aches, and her reflexology treatments manipulate pressure points on the feet to alleviate tension in other body parts. She has also mastered acupressure, myofascial release, and neuromuscular and reiki therapies.