In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' expert fruit florists arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, grapes, and juicy Albion strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Staffers can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, or their own special peanut-butter-and-chocolate blend. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize gift baskets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
Mellisa Rollins, owner of MelliSPA, offers private beauty treatments by appointment only. This rule allows her and her staff to focus their completely on each client during each custom organic facial, full-body waxing, or massage. Committed to using natural and organic products when possible, Mellisa employs aroma and herbal therapies that draw on ancient herbal wisdom. For example, her hair-removal services eschew artificial waxes for all-organic ingredients such as amber honey, which is the same substance that bees use to remove fuzz from their abdomens.
A massage clinic shouldn't be an assembly line. That's why Diana Gethers ensures a full 60 minutes of bodywork during each appointment, every time. In the comfort of her cozy Anointed Hands Massage Clinic, she can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes and hot-stone therapy, or access lower-layer muscles and connective tissues with firm deep-tissue techniques. Clients may also request mud wraps to moisturize their complexions, which they can pair with slices of mud pie or exfoliating salt scrubs, ideal for removing dirt from pores.
The rustling of palm trees as tradewinds blow through them, the scent of saltwater carried in by rolling waves?nothing quite matches the carefree feel of a day on a beach in Hawaii, which is perhaps why The Wellness Journey Studio's owner Denise Baker-Bradley named her massage offerings after beaches on the tropical islands. But since she believes therapeutic massage therapy is not just for relaxation, these sessions have a therapeutic spin and can increase energy by lowering blood pressure. They can even improve sleep patterns better than keeping a closetful of sheep. During the Papohaku massage, for example, she rolls rods of bamboo over muscles to relieve deep-seated tension. For the celebrity facial massage sauna, she uses facial massage therapy techniques to reduce signs of aging. Before each stroke, she warms the massage oil, as clients stretch out beneath soft sheets and a soundtrack of beach sounds lulls them into a state of calm as deep as the ocean. The studio is located off Route 24 in Brockton.
Shayla McCall is a healer, plain and simple. The licensed massage therapist has spent 10 years learning everything she can about how the body works?and how to help it when something goes wrong. At Heavenly Hands, Shayla relieves stress with massage techniques that range from sports to classic Swedish, but therapeutic touch isn't the only healing method in her wheelhouse. She's also a dedicated ear-coning practitioner and hot-rock therapist, which only goes to show that she'll stop at nothing to get your body feeling right again.
Massage therapist Jessica M. Bissonnette is a firm believer in massage's pain-relieving properties and customizes each treatment to address her clients' individual complaints. Drawing from techniques such as deep-tissue, pre-natal, or sports massage, Jessica can do everything from soothing a sore back to diminishing pain from a lingering injury. But it's not all about pain-relief here?clients can also opt for a Swedish massage?a style that focuses less on soreness and more on loosening the muscles and quieting the mind. Meanwhile, as Jessica kneads away tension, on-site aesthetician Vera Willett concerns herself with healthy skin, administering micro-derm facials that utilize a diamond microdermabrasion wand to erase wrinkles and acne from the client's face.