Tranquil aromas and the sounds of soft music drift through the relaxing pathways of Deldor Day Spa & Salon, where clients unwind by slipping into plush robes and Sensi sandals. Attentive spa concierges pour steaming cups of tea to warm the soul and awaken the mind before aestheticians beautify bodies with more than 70 indulgent treatments. The vast variety of services allows guests to soften skin and reduce signs of aging in a single visit that's preferable to the local swimming pool with paraffin wax and time machines.
The founder of Direct Pain Relief, Norma Tropiano, NMT, LMT, NCTMB, handpicks and trains each of her licensed and nationally certified therapists, who boast expertise in neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, medical massage, and bodywork. Therapists Sevie and Alexandra personalize the noninvasive, 60- to 90-minute sessions to the needs of each client's body, pinpointing the root cause of discomfort before administering treatments to alleviate muscle spasms. During neuromuscular therapy and pain-relief sessions, they eliminate aches by locating and releasing contracted muscles and trigger points. Alternatively, the duo’s fusion massages abolish tension and rid muscle tissue of toxins through a combination of massage techniques—including Swedish and deep-tissue strokes—and adoption of Gumby as a spirit animal.
Located within The Back Care Center and led by Doctor of Chiropractic David Schwartz, Back at Ease's knowledgeable staff has been soothing weary spines and their surrounding muscles for two decades. Dr. Schwartz’s strengthening and healing services—which include vertebral adjustments and spinal decompression—make way for the relaxing strokes of two massage therapists, who mollify tense muscles in private, candlelit rooms.
The center pays special attention to athletes and their injuries; three professional staff members have backgrounds in the sporting world and draw on their experience to bolster their clients’ health and skill sets. Titleist-certified golf fitness instructor and biomechanic Nick Manoy sets swings straight and repairs painful divots in muscles with corrective exercise programs. Similarly, Jon Manos calls upon 25 years of experience as a PGA teaching professional to customize lessons that stress the importance of muscle memory and build strength by replacing traditional clubs with sledgehammers. Certified personal trainer Terence W. Kerrigan, a triathlete and a graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, takes on athletes in other sports, sharing the lessons he has picked up from training with professional boxers and Ironmen.
The skilled technicians at Serenity Skin Care & Body Wellness work to cultivate inner calm and outer beauty with massages, spa treatments, and skin and nail services. During the Serenity signature facial, an aesthetician draws out pore-dwelling impurities with steam, serums, and masks designed to make the complexion as smooth and hydrated as the face of a fish. Clinical treatments such as Botinol aim to reduce the signs of aging without painful injections, and body treatments such as the Serenity body polish and the lavender luxury wrap pair exfoliation with aromatic essential oils and body butters. Each service is performed inside a quaint spa setting next to an onsite boutique packed with G.M. Collin skincare products.
ZenzaSpa Wellness Boutique cultivates a relaxing atmosphere where patrons can cleanse their bodies and minds with a full menu of facials, massages, and skin care services. Facials and peels aim to create stunning visages, while classic massage techniques help reduce muscle kinks and knots. Alternately, the seaweed body wrap and lavender leg and foot scrub use natural ingredients to ensure bodies feel clean and smooth.
Housed within the intimate confines of the historic John G. Benson House, D2 Spa & Doula Services matches its cozy Dutch Colonial surroundings with signature massages that earned it a spot in the 2012 edition of InStyle's Beauty Black Book. The spa's team of seven nationally certified therapists customize massages to each client, soothing irritated tissue with gentle Swedish strokes or loosening up sluggish circulation with hot and cold stone therapy. Therapists also bring pairs together during their signature couples massages, which treat side-by-side spouses, friends, or off-duty firemen to bonding experiences ranging from aromatherapy-aided massages to red sea salt back exfoliations and steamy hot towel treatments.
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