Mount Auburn Club strives to be a one-stop shop for fitness, wellness, and recreation. Members can sweat as they cheer on their favorite infomercials in the cardio theater, plunge into the salt-filtrated lap pool, or practice their tennis strokes out on 11 indoor and outdoor courts, which were featured on the Tennis Channel. Professional fitness instructors pump upbeat music for more than 90 group fitness classes each week, from Les Mills classes such as BodyPump to group cycling and Zumba. The mind/body classes include five styles of yoga, tai chi, and ballet barre. Joint-friendly aquatics classes take place in the four-lane, 75-foot-long lap pool overlooking the gardens and deck. Swimmers can recover in the whirlpool after practicing their synchronized doggy paddling.
The club's personal trainers help members map out fitness plans centered on achieving their personal goals. After they've worked out on equipment such as TRX Suspension Training bands or BOSU balls, exercisers can head to the caf? for one of the healthful creations or submit themselves to the spa team?s capable hands for massages, facials, and other pampering treatments.
Stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists make up the staff at Raymar Day Spa, each tasked with creating a serene and tranquil experience for every client. In the salon, hairstylists call on Moroccanoil products to hydrate dry or damaged strands alongside cut and color services, and they use formaldehyde-free keratin treatments to smooth curls and block frizz for months. Meanwhile, aestheticians and massage therapists tag-team in private spa suites, where they dole out blissful massage, facial, and mani-pedi spa packages. In addition to pampering workaday Janes, Raymar Day Spa caters to bridal parties with wedding-day packages and makeup applications that make your maid of honor look just like the Scarlett Johansson you never had.
All in One Laser's specialists earned the top spot for laser hair removal in Boston from CityVoter three years in a row. Armed with the GentleMax laser system—which contains both an Alexandrite and a YAG laser for lighter or darker skin, respectively—they scan a range of body areas to eradicate hair, making shaving, waxing, or giving stubble the evil eye a thing of the past. They also use lasers for other services including spider-vein reduction, age- and sunspot removal, and skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction.
When she graduated at the top of her aesthetics class nearly 20 years ago, Lisa Kahan was certified in both makeup artistry and skincare. She went on to earn several additional certifications, including one in chemical peels, which she performs at Total Skin Care II. The spa's menu is rounded with full-body waxing in addition to traditional facials, because facials from the future haven't been invented yet.
Licensed massage therapist Kristin Angeli once focused solely on deep-tissue massage. But her desire to help a wider range of patients led her to quickly expand her repertoire to accommodate athletes and those struggling with chronic pain. By 2008, she had founded Main Street Massage and Wellness, and assembled a crew that specialized in everything from Reiki to infant massage. Together, they are qualified to ease all forms of discomfort, whether by combining Swedish and deep tissue techniques to bring about total relaxation or using Thai massage to open joints and abate muscular tension. Of course, they also know that tension can extend to other areas of the body, and so Kristin and her staff have created a 75-minute "rhythmic treatment", which starts with a full-body massage, and concludes with a warm foot bath, Dr. Hauschka rosemary foot balm, and a rhythmic foot massage performed to the beat of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way".
There are many ways to remove unwanted body hair, but very few methods are actually permanent. Elizabeth Kelly, electrologist and owner of Essential Skin Electrology & Day Spa, understands her clients? frustrations regarding hair that won?t go away and works together with men and women to gently depilate even their most stubborn body areas. That level of attention also extends to her spa?s other focuses, including skincare. In each service, aestheticians use Dermalogica or Pevonia Botanica products and deeply cleanse faces with more than a dozen different facials customized for dryness, signs of aging, or funny faces that eventually got stuck that way. They also whisk away stress with a handful of massages, each of which may be paired with a therapeutic essential oil.