Peacock Alley is a family salon located in the Vinnin Square area. Our stylists want you to feel pampered from the time you walk in until your experience with us is through. All of our stylists attend Paul Mitchell and Loreal classes on a regular basis to stay educated on the latest cuts, colors, and products.
Usually a bed is required for a full-body massage, but at Beijing Herbal Foot Spa, an armchair is all that's needed. Upon taking a seat in the massaging chair, clients can choose an herb to be added to their warmed foot bath: lavender, green tea, rosemary, lemongrass, or chamomile. As their feet soak, a certified reflexologist begins manipulating acupressure points along the face, head, neck, and shoulders.
Reflexology is the spa's specialty, so the next step is removing feet from the bath for a complete reflexology massage. The treatment is designed to stimulate organs throughout the body by targeting various pressure points in the feet, thereby relieving symptoms ranging from tension headaches to menstrual cramps. And though reflexology is the focus, it's not the finale: each session ends with the therapist fully reclining the chair and having the client turn onto his or her stomach for acupressure and a percussive massage of the shoulders, back, arms, and legs.
The body can be affected by its environment, and when surrounded by other people who are in an extremely relaxed state, a person?s body begins to relax as well. It is this principle on which the shared treatment room at North Shore Community Acupuncture operates. Acupuncture patients lay back fully clothed on zero-gravity recliners as the needles do their work. Balance plays a large role in the acupuncture practice of head acupuncturist Stephanie Kula and her board-certified staff, who treat patients according to the theory of five-element acupuncture. This theory is based in the fundamental elements of nature?wood, fire, earth, metal, and water?which, when out of balance, can cause sickness and a shift in over overall well-being.
One of Back 2 Balance’s patients is lying on his stomach with what looks like a dozen light bulbs sticking out of his back. It becomes clear that they are not light bulbs when the practitioner lifts one and places it in another spot, rather than twisting it into a lamp. The man is receiving cupping therapy, and the devices that resemble light bulbs create a suction action that opens energy pathways. Back 2 Balance’s practitioners regularly integrate different techniques, such as cupping, to enhance acupuncture treatments, massages, and chiropractic care. They add these techniques according to the patient's needs, developing personalized healing regimens that deliver relief and relaxation.
The doctor and nurses dedicate their time to espousing the benefits of natural healing at Advanced Allergy Centers. Here, the team and BioVeda Technology identify allergens via noninvasive methods, working to decrease allergic reactions such as headaches, fatigue, and bloating. Patients repose in private exam rooms as the team uses advanced technology and techniques to read the body’s response when exposed to a variety of substances. Once the top stressors have been identified, the team works to alter the body’s reaction to it and reduce the sensitivity, rashes, or uncontrollable desire to ride a police horse it may cause.
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.