The professionals at Heads Up and Body Works beautify and pamper clients with salon and spa services ranging from haircuts to rose mud body wraps. And with spa packages such as All Dolled Up or the Dog House Special, they spend anywhere from two to four hours readying clients for special events or an evening of smiling gleefully at their reflection in the mirror.
At Healing Hands Massage of New England, massage therapists eliminate stiff shoulders and sore backs through the power of soothing touch. Licensed massage therapist Marcella Allard uses firm, subtle pressure to break up knots and relieve stress patterns in worn or weary muscles. Sessions can be customized to the needs of each client, and use a blend of styles to promote circulation and improve flexibility.
Located on the first floor of a converted house in Ware, Peaceful Paths Massage Therapy is a calming massage studio with a licensed massage therapist onsite. In a quiet room with lots of natural sunlight, clients will have the knots in their necks, backs, and shoulders smoothed out under skilled hands.
At His and Hers Elegant Edge Hair Salon, expertly trained hairdressers cut and style clients’ hair using Redken and Paul Mitchell products and make tresses soft and shiny with conditioning treatments. Other services include updos, waxing, gel nails, pedicures, and shellac manicures. This laid-back salon takes its energy from the bubbling sound of friendly stylist consultations and decor that includes brightly colored walls, pop-art prints of celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, and an in-house pup named Faye, who wanders around inspecting the latest hairstyles.
In Motion owner Todd Kenney approaches the massage table with a deep knowledge of physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and fitness. In each Swedish relaxation massage, Kenney’s half-score of stalwart digits uses different styles of long, flowing strokes to massage out tension, joint stiffness, and chronic chagrin of never having sprouted wings. Groupon wielders will receive a thorough, PowerPoint-free treatment, relieving pain caused by sports injuries, aging, and everyday life.
A licensed massage therapist and member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Julianne Donahue banishes stress and tension from corporal kingdoms. Culling from her years of experience in the health-care field and realm of massage, Julianne administers the soothing strokes of a Swedish massage, the pain-relieving pressure of a deep-tissue massage, and the inner-chi-finding powers of a stress relief massage depending on each client’s desires.