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Signature Service: Deep-tissue massage

Established: 2000

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: All ages welcome; under 18 must be accompanied by parent.

Kasandra Lambert and Kei Huynh, the husband-and-wife team behind Live Well(ness) LLC, make their living with their hands. They're both trained massage therapists, and chronic pain stands little chance against their various techniques.

Kasandra specializes in deep-tissue and prenatal massage, easing away tension and helping expectant mothers cope with the physical demands of pregnancy. Kei, on the other hand, is a master of the assisted, yoga-like stretches of Thai massage. Though their techniques differ, the couple shares a common goal. "We see a lot of relief around here," says Kasandra. "People ... come in and seem very negative, but leave positive and refreshed."

627 Main St
Manchester,
CT
US

The team at Beauty 911 Skin Lounge has the skill set, training, and equipment needed to rescue skin from a wide array of epidermal maladies. Skincare specialist Elena Melendez calls upon more than 10 years of experience to help determine which treatments are best suitable for each individual. Elena and company practice a distinctly Peruvian approach to skincare and pampering sessions, which incorporate skin-nourishing products imported from Peru. The lounge's vast menu helps reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines with the Maximum Beauty 911 peel, and targets large pores and acne with the Reaffirming mask. The volcanic body wrap helps ease skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, whereas noninvasive vacuum treatments aim to diminish the appearance of cellulite and bread crumbs.

358 Main Street
Manchester,
CT
US

Alluring Beauty Spa's host of age-defying technologies lifts, slims, and smoothes skin. Spa owner Rosa Roberts oversees a staff well-versed in performing high-tech treatments such as Medi-Lift toning, which evens out furrows that arise naturally from age or from crinkling foreheads in confusion during Pauly Shore movies. Body services such as VelaShape work to sculpt frames, and facials enlist LED therapy and deep-pore cleansing to light up visages with newfound radiance. Those unhappy about their follicles can turn to gentle waxing services or encourage growth with hair-restoration treatments.

391 Center St.
Manchester,
CT
US