Lorrie Eyberg's first massage experience sparked something in her. She eventually enrolled in massage school, a move that led her to one day create Achelois Wellness Massage & Spa. Eyberg named the studio after the Greek word achelois, which means "she who drives away pain." At her studio, Eyberg and her staff perform therapeutic massages in a candlelit treatment room to the accompaniment of soft music that never features a chorus of yowling alley cats. This relaxing atmosphere paves the way for a tension-melting massage, which they often supplement with clinical techniques that Eyberg says spur detoxification and strengthen the immune system.
Founded by Helena and Elie Cohen—a master colorist and stylist, respectively—Ardan Medspa + Salon has earned recurring coverage in publications such as Allure and Boston Common and a variety of Best of Boston awards from Boston Magazine for five straight years. Within the salon, the duo and fellow stylists treat manes to designer cuts, color treatments, and other hair services.
Under a physician's guidance, Clinical Director Susan Fallon and her team also use advanced products in their med-spa services, such as the DermaSweep clinical facial that deeply exfoliates without the crystals of microdermabrasion or the chemical solutions of a peel. Further med-spa services include Vaser, and SmartLipo, the latest medical innovations for body sculpting and fat removal.
The studio surrounds guests with relaxing, warm tones and curved lines that create a sweeping, upward energy, encouraging visitors to release their stress and any helium-filled balloons they carried in.
Dr. Yi Luo’s grandfather spent his 97 years of life helping those with medical needs. And for the past 15 years, Dr. Luo has continued his legacy by healing patients with alternative therapies, such as cupping, tui na massage, noninsertion acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
Though they call upon a wealth of skill and knowledge to personalize their beautifying skin and body treatments, the medically licensed aestheticians at Landa Cosmetic & MedSpa pride themselves most on establishing open lines of communication with their patients. Their uncommon empathy goes a long way in making patients feel comfortable, as does the fact that many of the medical spa's services take place under the guidance of a board-certified surgeon.
A repertoire of advanced tools assists the staff through treatments, from the ultrafine crystals that exfoliate skin during microdermabrasion facials to the purified proteins that fill out furrows during Botox injections. When they aren't rejuvenating complexions, they perform sclerotherapy treatments and remove hair with gentle Alma lasers and roll FDA-approved Endermologie devices across skin to erase unsightly cellulite.
The décor of Knockouts mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—patrons look better when they leave. After a consultation with one of the scissor-handed stylists, your Heavyweight haircut will kick off with a relaxing shampoo. As a stylist snips, shaves, and shears, direct your attention toward the many flat-screen TVs showing all the day's top sports and a few of its bottom ones, such as mixed martial horseshoes and the World's Slowest Man tournament. After the follicular wreckage is cleared with a second round of shampoo and a rinse, your stylist will treat you to a neck-tingling scalp massage before arranging head-strands to your specifications and shellacking them in place.
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