The skin-care salon specializes in European-style treatments, thanks to owner Lavinia Borcau's upbringing in Romania, where she learned to blend the techniques of modern skin care with Old World philosophies. As a result, Lavinia Borcau Skin Care's staff of experienced aestheticians is particularly lauded for its waxing treatments, which are performed using natural beeswax sans natural bees for much-needed pain reduction. This wax will be used for the entire Brazilian bikini depilatory experience ($60), allowing you to samba away the summer without suffering embarrassing friction burns. Finally, an infrared sauna treatment ($35) will drain body swamps of toxins and unused terror sweat while rejuvenating humid brains with a clarifying dry heat. A shower will be immediately available for cleaning off any liquid mercury or dark humors that get evacuated from your pores.
Since 1993, Ellen LaBella has been honing her expertise in styling and aesthetics. At Salon Kokopelli, which she opened in 2006, Ellen gives patrons the benefit of her carefully curated range of treatments, waxing away unwanted hair, infusing hair with highlights or full color, or rejuvenating skin with nutrient-rich facials. One of those facial specialties is the marine-enzyme facial, which exfoliates the skin and includes a mask of vitamins and oils that are essential, unlike James Bond in a James Bond movie. The Salon Kokopelli team can add a youth-glow hand treatment to facials, which uses a hydrating cream to moisturize winter-wracked hands.
At The Rothfeld Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld, MD, leads a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and acupuncturists, drawing upon his nearly 35 years of experience as a doctor and acupuncturist. Dr. Rothfeld and his team work to not only diagnose symptoms, but to identify underlying causes, providing clients with more complete and effective treatment. Together he and his team provide medical acupuncture treatments, IV nutrient infusion therapy, allergy testing and treatment services, and weight loss therapy.
As its name implies, East West Massage Therapy uses body-work techniques from around the world to relax and heal clients. Their team of licensed massage therapists specialize in relieving muscle and joint tension using a variety of massage modalities, including deep-tissue and neuromuscular massage, as well as Eastern modalities, including joint-mobilizing Thai massage and high-pressure shiatsu. Reiki masters and body workers, meanwhile, employ other traditional Eastern medicine and chiropractic techniques to relieve pain. Semi-private yoga classes help visitors take an active role in their relaxation without having to pen their own self-help books. Clients can also unwind in an on-site dry-wet cedar sauna, where the traditional process of pouring water over super-heated rocks creates therapeutic steam.
Paula Perino’s massage techniques are so well-liked, she even has potential competitors publicly lauding her talents. On Keepers Therapeutic Massage's website, a client named Leslie says she's been receiving deep-tissue massage from Paula for the past two years—a pretty strong endorsement, considering Leslie herself is a massage therapist who specializes in deep-tissue therapy. Fellow client Rachel praised Ally Ogden's ability to hit the right spots during a massage. In addition to that modality, Paula and her team help clients to relax or manage their pain with seven other types of therapy, including myofascial release and hot-stone massage. For further relief, an infrared sunlight sauna sends heat deep into the body to spur detoxification, melt soreness, and warm hearts still frozen from a bad breakup with a snowman.
Dr. Devorah Feinbloom combines chiropractic techniques, kinesiology, and nutritional know-how with such expertise that Self magazine readers were inspired to vote her the Best Female Chiropractor in Boston. She brings her celebrated care to the confines of her airy, cheery practice, drawing on a variety of services to restore the innate healing knowledge that bodies naturally possess. A warming session in the infrared sauna cues inner systems to banish fatty tissue and toxins, and classic chiropractic adjustments realign wayward vertebrae. Classes and nutritional services supporting mental and physical health round out the menu. No matter what the anatomical need, Dr. Feinbloom’s objective is to bring systems into balance so they can function optimally without drugs, surgery, or lengthy how-to manuals.