While most businesses claim “no shoes, no service,” The Barefoot Zone welcomes unclothed feet, pampering them to relieve bodily pain. Certified reflexologist Allyson Nolan helms the practice, using reflexology to alleviate symptoms of conditions including high blood pressure, plantar fasciitis, migraines, and fibromyalgia. Clients rest atop a heated spa table as Allyson applies pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and outer ears. To round out each treatment, warmed river stones nestle between toes and canoodle with sock lint as a warm towel infuses extremities with heat.
Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage's licensed therapist Louisa Abarno whisks clients toward a state of relaxation with spa treatments. As a fitness instructor and personal trainer who’s well versed in soothing sore musculature, Louisa zeroes in on trouble points during a variety of services, from reflexology sessions to hot-stone massages. She also revitalizes skin with paraffin and European rose mud, which is designed specifically to soften feet in preparation for important toe-model auditions.
A licensed aesthetician and nail technician, owner Cris-Anne works alongside stylists and a massage therapist to attend to all of clients' indulgence needs. Certified in sugaring techniques, Cris-Anne uproots unwanted strands with an all-natural sugar paste devoid of the harsh chemicals, resins, and bumblebee dander that's found in many waxes. Stylists evict dead ends and dull colors in the salon; in the spa section, aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate faces, and expert kneaders force chronic pains to leave the body.
Though Salon Tuscany's decor is an elegant nod to the Old World—from ceramic pillars crowned with indoor plants to the heavy, gold-framed mirrors that reflect the salon's cranberry-and-gold color scheme—the hairstyles its staff produce are anything but dated. In fact, owners Rick and Dawne Guay's main mission is to provide clients with current yet affordable hairstyles.
To create modern 'dos, stylists employ products from brands such as Redken, Aquage, and Soma, as well as 100% human hair NEO extensions. Salon Tuscany's crew also aims to beautify clients with shellac manicures, which coat nails with 50+ different colors of chip-resistant polish, and with Ardell eyelash extensions. In an effort to stay connected to the community, Salon Tuscany supports charity events such as leukemia fundraisers, and it takes the time to doll-up local celebrities, including Ms. New Hampshire America 2012 contestant, Jennifer Dickson.
Amy K Massage's licensed massage therapists tailor therapeutic-massage sessions to each client's specific needs. They draw on Swedish, sports, neuromuscular, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques to work to relieve soreness and tension. They also offer therapies such as hot-stone massage, prenatal massage, and infant massage with instructions for caregivers.
Classic pedicures, shellac manicures, intricate nail art, and gentle but effective waxing services—Nicole Giorgi does it all. Inside Paul Edward Salon, the professional beautifier spruces up fingernails and toenails and evicts unwanted hair from brows, legs, and bikini lines. She joins a staff of stylists and aestheticians who dedicate themselves to their clients' wellbeing, pampering them with hair styling appointments that employ organic Eufora products. They even render facials that infuse vitamins into the skin, which is more effective than just taping Flintstone chewables on foreheads.