The body can be affected by its environment, and when surrounded by other people who are in an extremely relaxed state, a person’s body begins to relax as well. It is this principle on which the shared treatment room at North Shore Community Acupuncture operates. Acupuncture patients lay back fully clothed on zero-gravity recliners as the needles do their work. Balance plays a large role in the acupuncture practice of head acupuncturist Stephanie Kula and her board-certified staff, who treat patients according to the theory of five-element acupuncture. This theory is based in the fundamental elements of nature—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—which, when out of balance, can cause sickness and a shift in over overall well-being.
Advanced Allergy Centers of New England’s medical experts zero in on irritants via contemporary equipment that safely employs noninvasive, holistic techniques. Initial visits last about an hour and begin by cuffing wrists with a bracelet that emits digital signals emulating more than 160,000 allergens. Common mimicked irritants released from the band include shellfish, latex, food additives, pet dander, and car alarms. The system records bodily reactions to each faux-irritant and tags substances that caused distress. Patients select the most vexing allergy for about 30-minute treatments, during which professionals unleash the chosen stressor while simultaneously enlisting an artho-stim instrument––a low-level laser––to apply positive stimuli to specific appendages. Pleasant feelings spur the brain to churn out euphoria-inducing chemicals that reprogram bodies to keep their cool when encountering real-world allergens or MMA champions. Some patrons procure long-term results within the first few treatments, but up to 12 may be needed to completely conquer symptoms, such as rashes, fatigue, wheezing, and headaches.
HLC specializes in advanced laser technology used by experienced technicians. Evict stubble and banish bodily fuzz with laser hair removal, or choose from a wide array of skin-settling services. The ultrasonic facial stimulates collagen using a negative ionic current, while Lumi/LED phototherapy increases turnover of cells—improving skin pigmentation, alleviating acne, and producing a glow previously seen only in honeymooning fireflies. Call to schedule your appointment.
Live orchids flourish amid the dark-chocolate and caramel tones of Gentiana Salon Spa Boutique, where Gentiana and Christopher Watts lead a trained team of stylists in performing haircare, facials, and bodycare treatments. The team performed hair and makeup services for many of the competitors in the 2011 Mrs. Massachusetts pageant, and they utilize Jealous haircare products with botanical extracts along with restorative L'anza products to keep each of their client's locks healthy. They offer specialty facials with pure essential oils, deep-exfoliating natural enzymes, and potent antioxidants to brighten skin while also improving tone and texture. With their therapeutic deep-tissue massage treatments, the team addresses particular injuries or conditions resulting from improper posture or tendencies to juggle medicine balls.
The staff members at Go Platinum Salon and Medspa haven't stopped learning since they graduated from school. By focusing on continuing-education courses and staying abreast of new treatments, they have cultivated a med-spa service list that includes dermal fillers to reduce age lines, laser treatments to remove unwanted body hair, and Image Skincare chemical peels to revivify sagging skin. They also perform traditional spa services to give full-body glows via personalized facials and Aviva sunless spray tanning. They pamper scalps with haircuts and color treatments to create headscapes more dazzling than a mop dipped in glitter and tied around one’s chin. The salon also carries a full array of Jane Iredale Cosmetics so that their clients can beautify themselves at home.
Sunlight floods the main salon area at Maria Francesco Salon & Spa, illuminating classic black styling chairs and oversized framed mirrors. Here, hairstylists style the locks of men, women, and children, cutting off overgrown strands and enhancing shine and color with foil highlights or tinted flashlights. Across the way, nail technicians are busy at work. Other than buffing, shaping, and polishing finger- and toenails, they soften skin with warm paraffin wax. Aestheticians administer eight kinds of facials inside the space’s private spa rooms, including classic European facials and condition-specific services for acne, rosacea, or teenage skin. Once skin is free of dirt and oil, the team can wax hair from both the face and body.
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