Winners of Cape Cod Life's 2010 Best Day Spa award, Painted Red Nails' seasoned beauty buffs mollify cranky hands and feet with fragrant autumn-inspired pumpkin-and-spice treatments. Part of the spa's innovative waterless approach to hand and foot care, the pumpkin hand package pampers cuticles with a multilayer exfoliation and an intensive cuticle mask. Technicians gently scrub away drab skin with a spiced sugar formula, and revitalize upper limbs weary from practicing secret book-club handshakes with a freshly blended harvest-pumpkin hand mask accented with hot towels and massage. A combination of a sloughing, organic moisture mask and soothing paraffin wrap loosen up reticent elbows.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's more than 400 locations throughout the country, doctors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains while helping clients increase their overall wellness levels. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This chiropractic treatment incorporates whole-body wellness, not only treating back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns, but also focusing on prevention, wellness, and nutrition to help clients achieve optimal health.
Like the staff-designed folk art and jewelry displayed in its boutique, the spa services at Studio 137 Salon are informed by a unique artistic vision. During each beauty treatment, staffers channel their aesthetic savvy through each client's personal style to craft an image that befits its wearer. Hairstylists' sensibilities overflow into everything from simple haircuts to full cut, style, color, and retexturizing overhauls. Aestheticians brush away blemishes and skin imperfections with the help of pharmaceutical-grade Pharmagel products, and mani-pedis complete head-to-toe beauty transformations with OPI polish. In addition, full-body massages soothe sore muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques that untie knots quicker than shouting "Fire!" during a game of Twister.
Dr. Lucia McNabb expertly enhances faces, smoothes skin, and beautifies bodies with an arsenal of aesthetic technology at Sorgente. Unwanted follicular outcroppings can be expertly diminished with laser hair removal, which, like a laser pointer, efficiently focuses on its target and is disruptive if applied in high-school classrooms. The laser uses an intense pulsed light to target the pigment in each bristle and reveal more fuzz-free skin within the first 2–3 treatments without requiring any downtime.
Inspired by its surroundings, Cranberry Nail Spa devises treatments that are grounded in a sense of place. The signature spa manicures and jelly pedicures incorporate enzymes as well as fruit acids derived from cranberries, exfoliating the skin with products inextricably linked to the region's berry-laden bogs. From there, they can beautify fingers and toes with some more traditional spa products, including CND acrylic extensions and chip-resistant Shellac gel polishes. The facial treatments can hydrate and cleanse cheekbones with organic blends of fruit-, herb-, and vegetable-based skincare products. Cranberry Nail Spa’s team doesn’t neglect the bulk of the body, though; therapists render massages using modalities from shiatsu and qi gong therapy to deep-tissue pressure and putting one of those vibrating alarm clocks that can walk on your back.
Among exotic Oriental décor, Best Ever Massage Therapies at International Inn & Suites expertly pampers dermal and epidermal coverings, shooing away stress and worries with relaxing spa services from within the hotel's charming spa. Visitors can receive their one-hour massage in one of three distinct styles: the soothing strokes of Swedish massage, the tension-relieving deep-tissue massage, or the sports massage, ideal for athletes rehabbing their sore shoulders from a freak chess-playing injury. Customers can also use this Groupon toward the stress-evaporating hot-stone treatment (additional $20 fee).