Owner Christina Allen brings more than 12 years as a Master Esthetician and Laser Technician in Boston to her spa, Citron. Her skills are buttressed from extensive training at institutions such as Catherine Hines Institute of Esthetics, Rob Roy Academy, and Empire Beauty School. Christa also holds a state board certification in all intensive pulsed light modalities along with multiple certifications in superficial spider vein removal, laser facial and pigmented lesion removal. Complimenting Christa's lengthy experience and skills are an equally talented staff that includes one of Citron's stellar estheticians, Amanda. Holding a robust background in medical aesthetic services and having trained at the prestigious International Institute of Medical Esthetics in Utah, Amanda, has performed laser hair removal services on thousands of clients.
Citron is an iconic citrus fruit that's captivated noses since antiquity with its fresh, lively scent. Some of the fruit's aromatic qualities must've imprinted themselves on the technicians and stylists behind Citron, the Wayland Square spa known for its rejuvenating treatments. Here, facials powered by healing botanicals reverse the signs of everything from aging to acne, restoring youthful glow and suppleness along the way. They're joined by a full host of massages, body treatments, and even med-spa services such as laser hair removal. All aesthetic laser treatments are performed using the Cynosure Elite Laser. The Elite laser addresses a combination of cosmetic issues such as hair removal on all skin types, treatment of pigmentation, redness, and wrinkles. Even the smallest details earn technicians' undivided attention; at the nail bar, they grace hands and feet with a blend of lasting color and therapeutic treatments.
Getting the mind, body, and spirit to work in tandem can be a difficult task. That's why so many people turn to Dharma Healing Center's owner, Sandi Anderson, and her team for help. Using traditional Chinese medicine, yoga practices, whole-food nutrition, and bodywork including zen shiatsu massage, the healing center sets clients down a path toward healing. Treatments employ 100% organic oils and creams.
Spa Shanti uses organic, wild-crafted, and fair-trade products to pamper and coddle hands and feet within a comforting, tranquil environment. The friendly nail technicians begin the treatment by relaxing your hands and feet with an herbal-tea soak, a blissful, organic exfoliating scrub, and a luxurious lotioning, which makes hands and feet as soft as wet cotton candy. After the soothery, the ‘curists will buff out imperfections, unsnaggle cuticles, and paint finger and toe helmets in the shade of your choice. After a manicure and pedicure at Spa Shanti, your feelers and walkers will proclaim your put-togetherness to the crowds of potentially amorous others and jealous, rough-fingered tree branches. Call to schedule your appointment.
Before Christina DiBiasio and Brooke Young cofounded Total Body Affinity, they were both members of the Rhode Island College Dance Company. This shared background in dance performance informs their total-body approach to wellness, whether they're offering up fitness programs or spa services. During personal-training sessions, they customize fitness and meal plans that help members reach personal health goals. For the more community minded, classes such as yoga, Zumba, and Total Body Boot Camp jumpstart metabolisms, tone limbs, and boost endurance.
In the spa, aestheticians and massage therapists pamper clients and slay stress with facials, mani-pedis, and [massages], (http://www.totalbodyaffinity.com/spa/massage/) which include deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish modalities.
From the outside it looks like a single-family home, complete with a brick chimney jutting from the roof and a garage in back. But since 1979, the only occupants of the house have been the barbers, stylists, and aestheticians of Shear Dimensions. The staff is populated by such veterans as Pat Petronio, a barber who's been cutting hair for more than 40 years. Elsewhere on staff you'll find licensed massage therapist Donna Celona, who is well-versed not only in massage techniques, but in linguistics as well; the Brazilian native speaks five languages fluently, and can perform four distinct types of massages.
Licensed massage therapist Dana Lynn O'Neill boasts not one but two certifications: one for massage therapy, and another for craniosacral therapy. It's no wonder then that she performs such a wide range of massages, from luxurious aromatherapy and hot-stone treatments to therapeutic deep-tissue and prenatal massage. Her craniosacral treatment taps into the body's natural healing abilities with light, relaxing touches along the spine, neck, and "feel better now" button.