It can be tough to find a decent cup of tea when you're climbing in the Himalayas. But Alantra Spa has created the next-best thing by selling teas near its salt room. After a calming session in the salty, mountain-like air—which can help alleviate respiratory and skin problems—guests can take home tea to indulge in a piping mug of mango rose or chocolate chai at home.
The tea is one of the touches that highlights Alantra's holistic view on wellness. The staff aims to lead clients toward both physical and mental serenity, whether they're administering an Aveda facial or leading a guided meditation session. During massages, they can implement deep-tissue techniques for chronic soreness, or use the focused touch of acupressure to realign the body's energy meridians, which can promote healing and recharge the car battery behind your heart. For long-term health and comfort, registered dietitians are also onsite to customize food plans around different lifestyles.
Whether guests need some extra pampering for a wedding, a special event, or a day spent with a surplus of mirrors, the staff members at Sondarya Health n Spa help beautify them with a wide array of holistic therapies and spa services. The ancient healing therapies of ayurveda work to boost mind, body, and spirit with everything from massage and yoga to mantra meditation and herbs. Alternatively, facials, haircare services, and makeup applications indulge the spirit of beauty first.
A lot can be done with 1,200 hours. You could walk from Boston to Guatemala City. Or you could count to 4,320,000 by the second. Angela Downey instead devoted a precious 72,000 minutes to graduating from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, anchoring her certification as a master aesthetician. She and her team of similarly brilliant beautifiers and licensed massage therapists at Escape Day Spa dole out a spectrum of spa treatments, from facials to laser hair removal. Escape?s onsite childcare services facilitate spa days for busy mothers and overextended babysitters, and daytime and evening group treatments can accommodate bridal or birthday parties.
True to its name, Fresh Start Skincare & Laser Tattoo Removal Specialists provides specialized skincare treatments and safely, permanently remove tattoos. Technicians certified by the National Laser Institute clear away unwanted tattoos with lasers that are gentle enough to leave skin undamaged but strong enough to break down even stubborn ink colors such as green, blue, and black.
On the skincare side, staffers perform treatments that can take years off the face. Microdermabrasion and microneedling treatments restore a youthful glow to skin, and Hydrafacial treatments use water to cleanse the skin and gently improve its texture. Other services include spider-vein removal treatments and age-defying dermal fillers.
Licensed skincare expert Lisa Demarco uses top-of-the-line products to reveal healthier skin, earning Beauty & Beyond a win in BestOfSurveys.com's Best Facial/Skin Care category in 2011. She employs marine-based Thalgo products in advanced treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments as well as facials, during which a steam machine quickly and gently opens pores or a neighbor's coupon mailouts. Demarco also specializes in makeup artistry, highlighting visages with Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
Cindy Bernstein of Reading-North Reading Patch noted that Beauty & Beyond is a destination for moms' nights out with mini facials, refreshments, and time to socialize. Bernstein referred to the spa outings as a "blissful journey."
Under the medical direction of a board-certified dermatologist, certified laser technician and licensed electrologist Nancy Ramsdell helps patients revamp their skin surfaces at New Image Laser Hair Removal. She's been practicing electrolysis since electricity was discovered in 1984 and confidently stages microdermabrasion and Pelleve skin tightening treatments as well. During laser hair-removal sessions, she uses a Candela GentleLase laser to rid skin of excess hair with noninvasive beams.