At Healing Hands Massage of New England, massage therapists eliminate stiff shoulders and sore backs through the power of soothing touch. Licensed massage therapist Marcella Allard uses firm, subtle pressure to break up knots and relieve stress patterns in worn or weary muscles. Sessions can be customized to the needs of each client, and use a blend of styles to promote circulation and improve flexibility.
Rebecca Stone combines ancient botanical properties with cutting-edge technology to craft custom, multilayered facials. After cleansing the face, Rebecca analyzes her clients' skin type to determine what products best suit their beauty needs. Exfoliation and steaming prep faces for the extraction process, which is performed with a high-frequency machine that plumbs the depths of pores with the enthusiasm of a bloodhound digging through an abandoned crime lab. Facial massage and toning boost circulation in order to bestow a rosy glow upon complexions, and jade rollers team with moisture to calm inflammations.
The talented technicians at Esteem Skin Care revamp visages and relieve anxious muscles with a lineup of skincare and massage services. Facials begin with a welcoming curtain of warm steam, followed by exfoliation and a neck, shoulder, hand, and arm massage. The American facial employs a penetrating heat mask and several slices of apple pie, and the European facial deep-cleanses pores. Each facial concludes with a light moisturizer and nourishing eye cream. One-hour massages performed by a licensed massage therapist range from traditional Swedish massages to sports-centric therapy and deep-tissue massages to evict rogue pieces of kleenex from back musculature. Clients can choose from a roster of techniques to customize their soothing treatment.
Located on the first floor of a converted house in Ware, Peaceful Paths Massage Therapy is a calming massage studio with a licensed massage therapist onsite. In a quiet room with lots of natural sunlight, clients will have the knots in their necks, backs, and shoulders smoothed out under skilled hands.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Stan Baker draws from extensive experience in Eastern healing methods to adeptly perform numerous Eastern-medicine modalities. Baker's acupuncture and bodywork sessions help to stimulate the body's vital energy channels, working to alleviate such medical ailments as migraines and musculoskeletal pain. A Sun Do mountain yoga instructor with a black belt in aikido, Baker bolsters his understanding of the East by attending weekly chen-tai-chi classes and boycotting three out of four cardinal directions.
Simple Indulgence Day Spa’s skilled digit doctors rejuvenate hands and polish away dullness during the approximately 30- to 40-minute Shellac manicures and moisturizing pedicures. Phalange-fixers first trim cuticles and shape and buff nails before coating finger hats in hearty Shellac polish, which imparts an impressive shine that necessitates zero dry time and is more durable than standard polish. For up to 14 days, the Shellac formula fights off dings and nicks caused by everyday activities such as typing or cleaning dishes with a power washer. Technicians also pamper toes, exfoliating legs and feet with a custom salt scrub before hydrating skin during a moisturizing foot massage and topping tootsies in regular polish. As an added bonus, on their next visit, patrons can take $10 off any of Simple Indulgence Day Spa’s other services, which include five types of massage, whirlpool-jet pedicures, and an impressive lineup of spa facials.