Glow Hair Skin and Harmony’s interior evokes an elegant turn-of-the-century hotel with its candles, sumptuous drapes, gilded decorations, and a real bed for massages. The spa encompasses all three stories of a colonial home, where beauty buffs flock for haircuts, specialty facials, massages, and nailcare. Aestheticians certified in Keratin smoothing treatments can coat strands in Matrix products, while skincare services such as waxing might use Glow’s house line of products. Regardless of the service, the spa staff only uses products that exclude artificial colors, allergens, and repurposed hotel samples.
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.
At "Spa-cation” Massage, licensed massage therapist Stacey Marshall strives to help clients leave their fast-paced worlds and arrive at a place of physical and mental relaxation. Within her tranquil setting inside Silver Lake Fitness & Nutrition Center, she works away stress with modalities such as deep-tissue, Swedish, trigger-point, myo-fascial, and prenatal massage. She's also trained in medical massage, which is designed to provide relief from chronic neck and back pain.
Guests to iMassage are greeted by a wall bearing the words "Relax…Renew…Relieve", hinting at the kneading specialists' ultimate goal as they work to alleviate aches with eight different massage modalities. Private treatment rooms glow with amber tones and soft lighting, helping to usher away outside cares as massage therapists melt stress with gentle Swedish massage or hot stones or target harder-to-reach tension with sports or deep-tissue styles. They also offer side-by-side massages for couples or mother-daughter duos, as well as chair massages to soothe busy bodies or those who are routinely sat on.
Muscle Management Massage’s scheduling book never has back-to-back appointments. So if someone has a 60-minute deep-tissue massage at 1 p.m. with licensed massage therapist Howard Dodd—who is also a certified personal trainer and lead instructor of the massage program at Lincoln Technical Institute’s Brockton Campus—there won’t be a Swedish massage at 2 p.m. with Dodd, however, appointments would be available to schedule with another licensed massage therapist. This scheduling approach allows the clients to enjoy their massage service without feeling rushed out the door. Adding to the comfort, the staff can customize its kneads to alleviate pain, tension, and ailments from common sports injuries, such as spraining a muscle or mistaking a bowling ball for a basketball and trying to dunk it.
Paula has been in private practice since 2000 and continues to advance her studies in Body Memory Recall after first studying the practice from its founder, Jonathan Tripodi. Drawing on multiple modalities of massage to unleash the body's own healing abilities, the therapy treats the whole body and is thought to address the symptoms and causes of problems such as joint and muscle dysfunction, headaches, scoliosis, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, asthma, and an unwillingness to try cottage cheese.