As a licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, Stephanie Roberts clears and revitalizes skin with exfoliating body scrubs, footbaths, and waxing services. She also delves into massage-oriented techniques, such as reflexology and hot-stone treatments that melt away tension and accidentally swallowed ice cubes. Her facials, however, are what earned her a profile from George Austin of the Spectator. “Do you want to have skin like a celebrity?” Austin asks rhetorically. “Stephanie Roberts may be able to help you with…dermaculture that firms and tightens skin, keeping it looking young.”
At Ageless Body Sculpting, Dr. Gagliardi––a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist and trained liposuction technician––oversees cosmetic procedures that help clients lose weight and gain confidence. From liposuction to Botox, the clinic offers multiple avenues by which clients may attain healthy and stunning appearances. The facility's weight loss program helps clients lose up to 3 to 7 pounds a week through a specialized diet and one-on-one support from healthcare professionals. Those who desire faster results can trim fat from their neck, arms, abdomen, waist, or thighs with the assistance of SmartLipo, which is less invasive that traditional liposuction and can be performed under local anesthesia. Once contours have been shaped, Dr. Gagliardi and his staff can ensure patients have the confidence to show off their new form by administering laser hair removal treatments, which also free patients from daily shaving rituals and afford them more time to sing in the shower.
Dr. Mark X. Lowney's list of accomplishments is already impressive—graduating magna cum laude from Boston College, receiving an MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at a Brown University–affiliated hospital. But even today he continues to improve his skills, studying under renowned surgeons such as Dr. Angelo Cuzalina and logging hours of practice on his life-size "Operation" board game.
Now at Advanced Body Sculpting of New England, Dr. Lowney oversees everything from Botox injections to Celluderm Lipomassage. His specialization in obstetrics and gynecological surgery gives him an advantage in performing certain female cosmetic surgical procedures; he was one of the first gynecologists in Massachusetts to perform Her Option Cryoablation, Novasure, and other menstrual alleviation procedures, and he now serves as a nationwide instructor for these and other treatments. He's also skilled with the SmartLipo Laser system, his knowledge of which stems from techniques taught to him by Dr. Bruce Katz, one of the minds behind the system's creation.
All four Total Fitness locations house a panoply of muscle-building, heart-empowering fitness equipment, and more than 45 energetically instructed classes. From cardio kickboxing and kettlebell to Pilates and strength training, the fitness curriculum readies muscles and cardio systems to take on new challenges, such as running a marathon at the bottom of the ocean. Aspiring Zumbalinas can opt for Zumba classes to learn Latin dance moves; time-hindered humans can choose the power half-hour class, a core-strengthening and high-intensity cardio blast that burns calories like a flaming donut; and those in search of motivation can take boot camp, which comes complete with a military-esque instructor. More than 160 classes are scheduled each week; check each location's online class schedule for more information.
With doctors on staff, the medically supervised team at Agape Medical Spas performs a range of modern beauty treatments, including chemical peels, laser hair removal, and weight-loss regimens. Clients can also fill the 25th hour during the last day of daylight-saving time with a soothing spa service such as a massage, or a honey butter sugar glow scrub.
Mind Body Barre Fitness & Healing Studio, located within a nursery full of verdant plants and spiritually attuned ladybugs, seeks to create a community with bolstered self-awareness and improved physical health with personalized healing sessions and fitness classes for all ages and skill levels. Led by a staff of instructors that includes former and current NFL cheerleaders, the studio's classes combine invigorating dance-inspired choreography, traditional cardio work, and mindful stretches into workouts that engage the mind and the body better than full-contact spelling bees. All classes end with lavender-oil aromatherapy, cool-down stretches, and reiki touch therapy from instructors, and include a maximum of 13 students in order to ensure personalized instruction. Healing sessions target physical and mental tension with massage therapy as well as intuitive career counseling and tarot readings.