Licensed naturopathic physician Dr. Myriah Hinchey strives to restore vitality and promote longevity through a bevy of spa services and preventive medicines. The one-hour Swedish massage sees a licensed massage therapist mollycoddling sinews with deep, firm strokes designed to improve circulation and release pent-up tension. Toxins are lured out of lymph nodes and muscular lairs with nothing more than the therapist's dexterous digits and a candy bar dangling from a fishing line.
At Colchester Massage LLC, licensed massage therapists banish pesky pains with tension-relieving Swedish massages. Muscle kneaders begin each session by answering questions and uncovering any muscle woes caused by stress or challenging an octopus at Twister. Using the Swedish technique, the massage therapist then incorporates five different types of long, flowing strokes to soothe tense musculature and reduce stiffness. The treatment may be beneficial for those suffering from chronic back pain, arthritis, and achy fatigue caused by bending over backwards to please an upside-down boss. For a $15 fee, patrons can upgrade their sessions to deep-tissue or hot-stone, or for $5 add aromatherapy.
At His and Hers Elegant Edge Hair Salon, expertly trained hairdressers cut and style clients’ hair using Redken and Paul Mitchell products and make tresses soft and shiny with conditioning treatments. Other services include updos, waxing, gel nails, pedicures, and shellac manicures. This laid-back salon takes its energy from the bubbling sound of friendly stylist consultations and decor that includes brightly colored walls, pop-art prints of celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, and an in-house pup named Faye, who wanders around inspecting the latest hairstyles.
Rita Ammons still doesn't quite believe it. In 1987, she was in a serious car accident that left her suffering with severe pain from nerve damage. A friend recommended reiki as a healing practice, and within time, Ammons found that it worked—the treatments seemed to heal her. Amazed and inspired, she became a master reiki practitioner herself, eventually expanding her expertise into massage and opening her own practice, Back to Harmony Massage & Bodywork.
Now a licensed massage therapist, Ammons offers treatments in 10 modalities, from relaxing Swedish massages to medical massages that help treat ailments including back pain, headaches, and arthritis. She also seeks to heal guests through reiki and to soothe backs with hot-stone massages, which are far more relaxing than hugging a furnace.
At The Baah Spa, clients are encouraged to relinquish their worries and indulge in an afternoon of escape and self-pampering. Piloting the sojourns into bliss are professional massage practitioners who apply firm pressure, soothing strokes, and hot stones to facilitate relaxation and quiet revelry. The spa offers Swedish, therapeutic, and hot-stone massages, and they combine all three during the spa’s signature massage, which also features the client’s choice of aromatherapy oils.
Quality of Life Massage & Wellness is a destination for those who suffer from issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, and fatigue. Licensed massage therapists loosen muscles with deep-tissue massage, swedish massage, and a slew of other modalities.