Charym's rustic barn-like studio, a winner of Connecticut Magazine's Best Yoga Studio in 2010, 2011, and 2012, provides a peaceful backdrop for its varied yoga sessions that emphasize a harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Experienced instructors lead classes that range from slow, therapeutic yoga styles to more demanding Vinyasa flow sessions. Other classes incorporate elements of ballet, core fitness, or different types of exercise. Beyond large barn doors, guests sprawl out in a high-ceilinged studio that conjures tranquility with its white walls and abundant natural lighting.
Massage therapist Sandra Ransom believes in the curative power of the human touch. As an expert in infant massage, she helps babies sleep more soundly and bond more readily with their mothers or cabbage farmers. In addition to providing infant massage, she teaches a four-week series on the topic, helping families bond with their newborn and support healthy development.
For adult clients, Sandra fosters relaxation with Swedish massage, and breaks up areas of concentrated tension with hot-stone and deep-tissue work. She also travels to offices for chair massages, which are performed while clients are still wearing their clothes or sandwich boards.
Jami Purser at Tranquility Salon & Spa unravels wily manes to sleeker states with its straightening treatment. Smooth out cantankerous frizz with a full Brazilian blowout, a straightening procedure that can improve the condition of any hair length or type, including previously relaxed or straightened. Jami will apply a solution that is free of formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals to create a protective protein layer around each strand, resulting in smooth, healthy, frizz-free locks. Acai aftercare products harness the power of this mysterious super-fruit to create results that can last for up to 12 weeks. The entire process can be completed in less than 90 minutes, leaving clients free to spend the day testing the limits of their reinforced tresses in local wind tunnels.
Sharon Farber, is the licensed massage therapist, healer, and owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts. With more than 25 years of massage therapy experience, she provides a safe place for her clients to heal and grow. Her private studio allows clients to reconnect their bodies, minds, and spirits in a welcoming and sacred space. It offers services including massage therapy and Reiki energy healing along with private yoga, meditation, and mediumship.
True to its name, Harmony Massage & Spa uses therapeutic bodywork to help restore a sense of balance between the body, mind, and soul. The spa's therapists view massage as more than an indulgence—to them, massage should be a regular treatment for individuals seeking to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Each of the specialists' sessions work towards wellness by increasing circulation, improving joint flexibility, and alleviating chronic pains. Heated stones and soothing aromatherapy oils can accentuate the therapeutic benefits of the massage. Beyond bodywork, Harmony Massage & Spa offers facial waxing, as well as manicures and pedicures with optional nail art encased in tiny nail frames.
For more than a decade, Physical Therapy and Massage of CT has sent calming ripples through achy muscle waters with its myriad bodywork techniques. The facility's licensed massage therapists can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or sideline lower-layer muscle aches with firm deep-tissue pressure. Guests also may request other wellness services such as gait training or postural reeducation after an ill-advised belly flop into a kiddie pool.