The licensed massage therapists at Life Healing Spa send stress the way of the corded phone. As far as other things susceptible to knots, staff members take the kinks out of muscles by rendering six Westernized treatments, such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. But they also offer Chinese-style therapies, including cupping and gua sha therapy. During gua sha, a therapist pressures the skin in strokes with a round-edged instrument to decrease the visibility of small red petechiae, called "sha," in two to three days.
Mitchell Wachtel, a doctor of podiatric medicine, has devoted his practice to treating medical and cosmetic imperfections of the foot. Dr. Wachtel's areas of expertise include diabetic and pediatric care, addressing foot issues that arise from poor circulation or improper biomechanics with custom orthotics that prevent long-term damage. Heel pain, whether it arises from plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or stress fractures, is another of Dr. Wachtel's specialties, and he relieves pain by prescribing specialized shoes, performing laser therapy, or imbuing patients with the power of flight. He also uses advanced lasers to treat heel pain and pain caused by Achilles tendonitis.
Pamela Drouin draws on her experience as a certified holistic health and nutrition coach, certified allergy-release consultant, Reiki practioner, and chef to aid her clients down the path to health. She works with people with eczema, asthma, seasonal and food allergies, chronic inflammation, acid reflux, irritable-bowel syndrome, and other digestive conditions, to help relieve their symptoms. And as a health coach, she helps clients set achievable goals and supports them in reaching their optimal lifestyle by providing smart nutritional choices and affordable shopping options.
The medical team at New England Eye and Facial Specialists uses innovative technology to create personalized plans of care that treat optical and epidermal ailments. Board-certified ophthalmologist Adam Beck—a former clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School—improves eyesight with procedures such as LASIK or PRK laser corrective surgery. He is assisted by optometrists Chris Brown and Kristin Stanley—Brown's specialties include pediatrics and contact-lens fitting, and Stanley has trained extensively in the treatment of dry eye, a condition caused by reading too few Nicholas Sparks novels.
New England's resident physician assistant performs a variety of aesthetic treatments, including microdermabrasion, Botox and dermal fillers, and Pellevé, an FDA-approved radio-frequency laser system that tightens skin. She employs the Reveal Imager to assess skin issues and develop custom solutions, and her advanced laser systems remove hair from or repair damage to virtually any skin type.
A Center for Aesthetic Surgery's Dr. Stephen Scully helms a team of technicians who refurbish visages with 30-minute microdermabrasion sessions. During the noninvasive treatment, a technician smoothes a wand across the skin to blast away dead skin cells with aluminum-oxide crystals. The gentle resurfacing gives weary faces a new lease on life by eliminating acne, fine lines, and blemishes and sloughing off sequins from last year's masquerade ball. Boasting bolstered collagen and elastin production, skin leaves the treatment looking softer, smoother, and more youthful. With little to no downtime needed, patients can immediately return to their normal day-to-day activities, relishing in passersby exclaiming, "Look at that infant doing its own grocery shopping!"
AmyKMassage's licensed massage therapists tailor therapeutic-massage sessions to each client's specific needs. They draw on Swedish, sports, neuromuscular, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques to work to relieve soreness and tension. They also offer therapies such as hot-stone massage, prenatal massage, and infant massage with instructions for caregivers.