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.
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.
Pure distilled water and sound waves are the only weapons an ultrasonic facial needs to attack blemishes. The sound waves distribute healing compounds into the pores, ones designed to fight sunspots, acne, and dry skin. With added microcurrent therapy, the treatment also boosts collagen to trigger healing that continues after the facial ends.
The ultrasonic facial is just one of the contemporary skincare treatments at H. R. Wellness. Facials with Eminence Organic products, chemical peels, mani-pedis, and waxing round out the service list.
Massage therapist Jodi McClain had just finished her last massage of the day when her patient, still lying prone on the table, burst into tears. She began speaking about difficult emotional issues she'd held in for years, until that massage helped set the pain free. Jodi savors seeing her clients leave happier than they were when they walked in, and uses her custom blend of Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point-therapy massage to achieve this pleasant outcome—by way of ousting tension and muscular pain. She also performs myofascial-release massage and cranio-sacral therapy upon request, and can collaborate with doctors to build injury-treatment plans and incite laughter with multiple taps to the funny bone.
During massages, massage therapists may slather their client's skin in Massage FX cream—infused with aloe, arnica, and ivy extracts—to keep it moisturized and dull any site-specific pain. Though they eschew aromatherapy, they often soak a cloth in eucalyptus and peppermint oils to relieve clients' suffering from sinus pressure. They also conduct facials and specialized skinny massages to tone and tighten skin, as well as applying infrared-light therapy to detox skin and enrage cats by demonstrating the photon theory of light, as most cats still think of light as a wave. They conduct all their treatments in one room designed to evoke a garden; with flowers hung from the ceiling, a decorative fence, and soft lighting. While they often plays piano melodies, the massage therapists also lull clients toward relaxation with a bubbling water fountain and casual conversation.