Lasers are the star of the show at Maine Laser Clinic, where skilled technicians rely on them to achieve a range of beauty goals. The lasers can be used to zap thousands of hair follicles, causing them to drop out at the root. They can also be used to collapse unsightly spider veins, or erase unwanted tattoos. But before performing any of these services, the team consults with clients to help customize each treatment.
Chimera Massage & Day Spa's therapists provide customized massages, merging modalities to create a treatment suited to each client's individual needs. They conduct each session in a private treatment room that perfectly blends functionality and comfort, where gauzy curtains let natural light filter in to warm the green walls and the earth-toned blankets that are draped over the massage table.
Skin Deep Day Spa knows that looking good is all about the details. Although its custom-ordered jewelry help accessorize outfits, it's its large collection of spa services that really helps embellish each client's inherent beauty. Products from Bioelements help rejuvenate skin during facial treatments that may be customized to combat acne, dullness, ingrown hairs, or textural imperfections, and mud-therapy body wraps help purge skin of toxins with help from peppermint and red-raspberry extracts.
Massage therapy wasn’t always in the cards for Rebecca Whitehead. The licensed massage therapist originally set out to be a dental hygienist, and practiced for four years before enrolling in massage therapy school. There, she found the type of passion she couldn't seem to find in her former profession, and today she calls her departure from dentistry the "best decision I have ever made.”
Today, Rebecca runs her own practice—Rebecca Whitehead Massage—where she uses her skills to help others find relief from stress and pain. Her 60- and 90-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic massages are performed in quiet, heated rooms, and are fully customized to help treat specific ailments such as poor range of motion or cramping. Beyond just treating the back, each full-body massage also includes work on the neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, and feet, all while avoiding the self-destruct button that all humans have between their second and third toes.
The stylists at Voila Salon and Day Spa accent their full spread of traditional salon and spa services with an eco-savvy twist. In addition to a reliance on organic haircare products from Surface and Davines, the team uses environmentally responsible cleaning products and shares a strong commitment to recycling. Even their building is recycled, as the salon and spa operates out of a renovated church.
Downstairs, a bustling salon accommodates haircuts and coloring services surrounded by cream-colored walls and sunny track lighting. A mere flight of stairs away, the second-floor spa welcomes clients to a quiet, secluded space where they can enjoy Bioelements facials and massages while daydreaming about ways to subvert world peace in their next game of Risk.
After graduating from a 900-hour massage-therapy program in 2008, Natural Approach Muscular Therapy's Ryan Tapia began using his trained hands on clients ranging from spa-goers to medical patients. Today, he harnesses his unique blend of holistic and clinical experience to pamper guests with massages that instill relaxation as well as produce results. To add to the experience, Ryan personalizes each session to meet clients' specific needs, such as tapping out Chopsticks on their shoulder blades.