In 1999, Allyssa Bedard earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and women's studies from the University of Massachusetts. By 2001, she began helping people feel better physically as well as mentally. She earned her license in massage therapy, later obtaining special certifications in orthopedic massage and prenatal massage.
Within Soma Holistic Therapy Center, Bedard soothes muscles and joints with modalities such as deep-tissue kneads. Sessions aim to reduce pain such as chronic neck and back pain, pain caused by sports injuries, TMJ disorder, migraines, and repetitive-motion injuries. Patrons can also choose craniosacral therapy, which releases neck tension and back pain by improving the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine.
At Salon Aquavit, a dream team of stylists and estheticians work hand-in-hand with clients to provide customized treatments for the hair and skin. Each cosmetic artisan brings their own specialization to the styling chair, whether that’s a keen ability to deal with curly hair or a solid understanding of how to get peanut butter out of one’s eyelashes. Beyond standard salon services, the crew also beautifies bodies and soothes wandering minds with specialized services such as enzyme facials and Reiki therapy.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.
The dedicated technicians of Spa Medique rejuvenate and restore waning exteriors to a beautiful, youthful state with anti-aging therapies, hair-removal treatments, and pampering services. Trained aestheticians cater to each client by customizing renewing treatments, from FDA-approved Pelleve sessions, which tighten skin with radio-frequency waves, to microdermabrasion facials that exfoliate complexions until they're as smooth as a freshly shaved bowling ball. Natural White Spa cosmetic teeth-whitening treatments brighten smiles, Swedish massages soothe muscles, and IPL hair removal leaves woman- and manscapes silky. Spa Medique’s weight-loss specialists draw from more than 15 years in the slenderizing game as they tailor programs to help clients lose fat, gain muscle, and achieve the metabolism and body weight of a hummingbird.
Synthesis Spa at Atlantis's professional aestheticians coax glowing skin to the surface with modern microdermabrasion treatments and Italian skincare products. During each approximately 45-minute session, a certified skinsmith utilizes an ultra-fine spray of medical-grade crystals and vacuum pressure to gently remove the face's oppressive outer skin cells, heralding a new age of pore democracy. The noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure jump-starts sluggish blood flow, resurfaces bumpy dermal highways, and helps undo Father Time's handiwork by fading fine lines, age spots, and scars. Microdermabrasion results in no downtime, though skull-jackets may appear rosy post-procedure. Synthesis Spa at Atlantis's skin experts recommend eight treatments for an epidermis that's as soft and alluring as a bunny in a Ferrari. The included spa fee of $25 entitles Groupon holders to use the entire facility.
Sheer white curtains line My Perfect Salon & Spa Inc.'s beauty haven, where swirled glass pendant lights illuminate individual guests as they indulge in skin and nail treatments. Aestheticians brighten and soften complexions with chemical peels formulated for a variety of skin types in the tranquility of a private treatment room.
Back on the salon floor, skilled technicians sheathe nails in traditional polishes, acrylic tips, and gelish and Shellac lacquers, which use a UV-curing process to resist cracks, chips, or smudges for up to two weeks. Pedicure thrones, regularly sanitized with hospital-grade disinfectant, boast a pipeless water system that uses clean water for each service rather than recirculating impurities and sock-themed knock-knock jokes left over from previous pedicures. At the end of each service, nail techs individually wrap and sanitize all reusable tools in a medical-grade autoclave system and ensure that all files, buffers, and pedicure slippers are used only once.