Massage therapists at The Calm Room customize full-body massages to address specific areas of tension in private treatment rooms featuring soft music and heated massage tables. After consulting with clients about trouble spots, overexerted sinews, and pretzel-making demonstrations gone awry, therapists set to work. Their strokes' penetrating pressure stimulates circulation, relieves chronic pains, and helps detoxify muscles to reduce the chance of future aches and injuries.
Looking like the beauty parlor on the USS Enterprise starship, RenaSkin Wellness Day Spa located inside of Studio Elements, employs a staff of skilled hairstylists, massage therapists, certified aestheticians, and one android struggling to understand emotions like “fierce.” These professionals magnify clients’ natural beauty with an array of services performed amidst sleek chrome fixtures, modish pastel-toned furniture, and evocative art painted directly on the walls. The ambiance of futuristic serenity elegantly reflects Studio Elements' philosophy of achieving beauty through the latest technology.
Brigitta Moskova started her medical education in her homeland of Estonia, studying a range of disciplines and discovering firsthand the healing effects of acupuncture. Now, with a degree from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine and an acupuncturist's license pinned to the wall with needles, Brigitta treats a wide array of conditions with traditional Eastern techniques at 12 Meridians Acupuncture. Her passion for natural medicine also inspires her to hold educational talks on such topics as trigger-point therapy, balancing hormones, and weight loss.
Serenity by Elizabeth Ann is the good-looking brainchild of Liz Rapp and the crown jewel of Cala Luna Salon on State Street. Liz draws on her skills as a massage therapist and aesthetician to pamper bodies all over, soothing sore muscles one minute and extracting blackheads the next. Custom facials are her specialty, and she offers five varieties designed to meet her clients' specific needs. Whether they opt for the intensive deep-pore-cleansing facial or the Quick Pick Me Up facial, clients can expect to leave the salon feeling refreshed and revitalized.
The licensed aestheticians at Bahia Beauty LLC embrace technology. They vanquish unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser treatments. They can also streamline makeup regimens with permanent makeup, a tattoo-like process that can eliminate the need for eyeliner, lip liner, or eyebrow pencil. The spa’s technology, however, doesn’t replace low-tech treatments—it complements them. The staff still brightens skin with organic chemical peels and uses old-school techniques—such as waxing, tweezing and threading—to reshape brows.
Kendra Lawless is a licensed cosmetologist and licensed massage therapist at Shag Hair Studio and Bodywork by Shag. She specializes in facial, back, arm, underarm, bikini, and leg waxing and has advanced training and experience in therapeutic and deep-tissue massage. As well as hair design, cutting, coloring, and straightening, she offers bodywork that addresses both physical and emotional discomfort, with the goal of helping her clients find relief and balance.