Elaine Sullivan is a health fanatic. As the lead instructor at the Salter School's massage-therapy training program as well as a personal trainer, physical-therapist assistant, and nutritionist, she believes in pursuing wellness from all directions. Elaine employs her past experience in the medical-massage and chiropractic fields to her current massage-therapy services, treating everything from common stress to chronic pain to sports injuries. Her custom massages include Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and reflexology modalities, and she can be scheduled to perform chair massage for any type of event, party, or mutiny-planning luncheon.
As a personal trainer, Elaine holds private, semiprivate, and small-group sessions to help others get into and stay in shape. Her dedication to athleticism extends beyond her career—she has competed in two professional bodybuilding competitions and enjoys skiing, golfing, and building human pyramids with her three children.
When Katie Kaplan graduated from Suffolk University with a master's degree in business, she found herself struggling to find a job in the midst of a recession. After finally landing a high-stress, low-paying position, she realized she had to make a career change. Katie decided to attend The Salter School, earned her massage license, and joined the ranks of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals by donning their trademark foam fingers. Today, she helps others find overall wellness through massage modalities that can mend injuries, ease the discomforts of pregnancy, and quell anxiety. Kate also volunteered her services at a charity event raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis.
All of life's stresses tend to build up in the body, and over time, can lead to achy muscles, headaches, and even painful spasms. That's where licensed massage therapist Eli Telyas comes in. Drawing on more than five years of experience, Eli tailors bodywork to the individual's needs through comprehensive assessment and extensive anatomy expertise. Clients may opt for light to medium strokes to prompt deep relaxation, or firmer, more focused bodywork to assuage connective tissue and lower-layer muscles.
Licensed massage therapist Yudelka Bueno restores range of motion to squeaky human hinges with her signature bodywork. Yudelka's massage menu is as diverse as her clientele, because every session is tailored to the individual's health history, physiology, and preference. Yudelka employs flowing Swedish strokes or aromatherapy for relaxation and focused deep-tissue pressure to target chronic aches. Hot-stone massages are also available to improve circulation and melt away stress.
You might see Amy DePerrior’s work in magazines, on TV, or in the New England Patriots Cheerleaders' swimsuit calendar. But you don't have to go that far—her beauty skills also show on the faces of visitors to LuxeBeautiQue Beauty Bar, Cosmetics & Spa. Here, she helms a staff of makeup artists, massage therapists, and nail technicians whose professional prowess snagged the company a Best of Boston award in 2008 from Boston magazine.
Resplendent in flowing white curtains and dark-wood floors, the beauty bar polishes faces with upwards of 10 specialized facials made to firm the skin, reduce redness, and banish other issues with powerful enzymes and antioxidants. The company's collection of SpaRitual polishes make each manicure vegan, eco-friendly, and free of synthetic dyes, and faux mink eyelash extensions create fuller, longer lashes that last up to six months with regular touchups. To pay homage to the owner's claim to fame, the beauty bar also performs makeup services with Becca cosmetics, a line that boasts more than 30 concealer and foundation colors. Nearly every line the specialists use in the studio is available for home purchase from the in-store beauty boutique. Meanwhile, private rooms furnish a tranquil backdrop for therapeutic massages that warm bodies with heated stones and relax the muscles of mothers-to-be weary from carrying baby-shaped pumpkins around for practice.
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