As the name implies, Silverfox Massage & Crafts has not one but two raisons d'etre. Primarily, muscles are assuaged of their aches and tension with seven types of massages, ranging from Swedish to myofascial release massage with optional hand paraffin dips. But it's more than just untying knotted muscles and retying them into decorative bows; Silverfox also offers goodies such as genuine handmade, hand-sewn leather bags and hand-painted notebooks, whose ring- or cord-bound covers guard journal entries and Game Boy cheat codes in more than 30 designs.
Carlton Massage Therapy blends relaxation and pain relief into a body-relaxing mélange of muscle-manipulating bliss. In the one-hour candlelight duo massage, the skillful fingers of two therapists liquefy the body-locked stress of two massagees in a candlelit room, creating an ideal environment for a couple's romantic afternoon or a bonding session between a comically handcuffed-together cop and criminal. In the solo, 90-minute Swedish massage, muscles relax in privacy while hot-towel compresses gently warm cold feet with steamy heat. The one-hour satin skin-exfoliation massage uses Thentix Touch of Honey products to gently lift away the outer layer of dead, lifeless skin, revealing the smooth cells underneath for a slathering of body polish. Hot steamed towels impart a blissful warmth to relaxed bodies, and a shower is available post-massage to rinse residue from newly radiant skin. All three massages come with a Dead Sea salt foot scrub with hot towel compresses, helping tootsies get past the low self-esteem that makes them act out at business meetings.
The tranquil environs in the two locations of Healing Hands by Sherrie take visitors on a journey, almost literally. The recently remodeled rooms inside the 2,000-square-foot, two-story facility double as an international tour?the lobby is decorated to resemble a South African rainforest, and other chambers transport clients to a variety of destinations with Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and Native American themes. There, staff members administer soothing massages, perform steam herbal treatments, and detoxify clients with wrap-less body wraps. Healing Hands by Sherrie has expanded an additional 1,400 square feet and will be adding a fondue cafe later in the year catering to couples, and spa parties or just for fun!
Lava Massage Studio owner Laura Pacanin helms a team of licensed massage therapists, all of whom share her belief in massage?s unique ability to relieve stress and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. At sessions held in your home or in one of the studio?s private rooms, the therapists draw on their knowledge of Eastern and Western healing modalities to dissipate buildups of tension. Their signature Thai massages incorporate elements of yoga and acupuncture to balance the body?s out-of-whack energies; hot-stone massages take it a step further, combining Thai strokes with the soothing warmth of heated basalt stones. Among the modalities more commonly seen in a Western spa, sports massages help the body recover from injuries incurred while slam-dunking or arm-wrestling with the opposing team?s mascot.
Laura and her crew supplement their bodywork treatments with add-ons such as exfoliating foot scrubs and migraine therapy. After your appointment, visit the studio?s shop to stock up on unconventional beauty products such as goat's-milk soap and housemade sugar scrubs.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
The waiting room looks like the reception area of a luxury lodge?a wrought-iron chandelier, dark leather furnishings facing a fireplace, oversize windows looking out into the woods of Mill Stream Run Reservation. This juxtaposition of refinement and nature mirrors the philosophy of Docere Medical Spa & Laser Center's team, which favors organic, medical-grade products and an educative approach when performing each treatment.
Overseen by Drs. Ray Seballos and Jeffrey Viscomi, the staff of nurses, technicians, and aestheticians rejuvenates skin and combats signs of aging through services including laser therapies, cosmetic injections, and facials tailored from product lines such as ?minence Organic Skin Care and Sircuit Cosmeceuticals. Image specialists also soothe sinews with multiple massage modalities and offer a slate of services tailored for men.