Urelax Oriental Natural Therapy promotes physical and mental tranquility with a variety of holistic therapies. The center's specialists stimulate the body's healing mechanisms with foot reflexology and acupressure, target chronic issues during traditional Chinese tui na sessions, and dissolve tension with warm river stones during hot-stone massages. Facial massages soothe the sinuses while simultaneously reducing puffiness around the eyes that results from stress, sleeplessness, or using your cat as a nighttime eye mask.
Massage therapist Christine Quattrocchi founded Roots of Creation Massage believing that massage therapy is more than just a leisurely pampering, but a legitimate form of healing. Throughout her more than six types of massages, including Swedish, aromatherapy, and sciatica, she intuitively hunts down embedded tension pockets while boosting all-over circulation. She customizes each massage to suit individuals’ specific needs, even skewing massage experiences to the spa side by adding hot stones to any modality.
Kristen, Rainee, and Karen, the team of trained professionals at Ultimate Sports Massage, know the strain sports can put on a body. They help prevent and heal sports-related injuries with their namesake specialty massage, which can be customized to address everything from lingering pain to lagging range of motion. In addition, they also prep athletes for competition with kinesio taping services, and mend game-sore bodies with the icy embrace of a cold plunge bath. The team also caters to non-athletes with relaxing traditional bodywork, soothing hot stone therapy, or Shivaki Thai massage—a blend of acupressure and yoga-like poses that helps reduce tension.
On the block of McKinley Street, stylist Krisel Baumet transforms clients' looks with eyelash and hair extensions. The certified lash extensionist has more than 12 years of industry experience. At Blueberries Lashes, she applies single-strand NovaLash extensions using a long-lasting, medical-grade adhesive. With proper care, these extensions can last up to four weeks. Krisel is also a certified hair extensionist and even serves as a hair extension instructor. Blueberries Lashes services include facial waxing, hair coloring, professional makeup application, spa-style manicures and pedicures, and flattery free of charge.
Bonjour Belle's Robyn Rudolph has been honing her craft of expertly applying makeup for more than 25 years. Having received a cosmetology license from Wilfred Academy and studied color theory at the Rhode Island School of Design, she puts her skills to use in dolling up clients for weddings, headshots, and other major events, both in her studio at Moss Salon and on location. To share her wealth of knowledge, she also offers one-on-one makeup lessons, during which she analyzes clients' skin tone and texture before recommending products and walking them through techniques.
The aesthetic is decidedly minimalist—a few padded leather chairs, a tasteful rug, a potted plant here and there. But the services are as complex as the decor is simple. Most services rely on some type of laser work, from sessions with the i-Lipo fat-reduction system to treatments that remove moles, hair, and spider veins. Unlike at some centers, medical director Dr. Luciano Sztulman often becomes directly involved in these treatments, except for the apple-related services that keep doctors away.