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.
Inside da Vinci Salon, licensed aesthetician Rebecca Stone polishes visages into masterpieces with her sumptuous, layered facials. The custom antioxidant facial commences with a thorough cleansing with Ling products, washing away surface oils and surface balsamic vinegars, after which Rebecca analyzes skin to better determine its needs. A gentle exfoliation follows, scrubbing off a layer of dull skin to reveal the sanguine cells beneath. Next, a steam treatment opens pores, readying them for the extraction session designed to purge sebum, dirt, and embedded Shirley Temple dimples from the cheeks. Up to two antioxidant-laden masks then smooth across countenances to replenish vital nutrients. Custom serums naturally balance the skin, after which the face plays host to a brisk toner and a soothing moisturizer. Rebecca completes the facial with a massage and a muscle-calming session employing jade rollers, a vast improvement on granite boppers. During the session, clients recline amidst warm red walls, sleek flooring, and white columns evocative of neoclassical nobility.
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.