At Halisi Day Spa & Salon, specialists use premium G.M. Collin products to soothe expressions during facials or the myriad skincare treatments included in luxurious spa days. The Halisi Day of Beauty package launches six and a half hours of tranquility with a 90-minute kneading followed by a facial, mani-pedi, and hair wash and blow-dry. For events and parties, the spa can host groups of 20 guests or four lumbering wildebeests at once. Alternatively, clients can schedule á la carte services, from luxurious weaves to bikini waxes.
M.Y. Salon & Day Spa's staff knows how to pamper everywhere from the temples to the toenails, ensuring that clients leave feeling confident and relaxed. The stylists can design fetching new looks by cutting, coloring, or texturizing tresses, and the aestheticians revitalize countenances by incorporating nourishing ingredients like seaweed extract or crumbled meteorites into their facials. Nail and waxing treatments also keep clients looking sharp. Massage therapists extend care to beneath the surface, using Swedish, deep-tissue, or orthopedic techniques to help relieve muscular tension and improve mental clarity.
The aestheticians at Crystal Salon & Spa pamper clients with services ranging from bright polish manicures to prenatal massage. Stylists transform manes with haircuts and highlights, and therapists invite sore bodies to relax as capable fingers untie muscular knots with the ease of Houdini untying his shoes’ straitjackets. The spa also clears aural canals of wax with ear candling and eases headaches with reflexology treatments.
At Copleys Rolf & Bodywork, owner Joel Gheiler rejuvenates stiff figures of any age with a series of connective-tissue manipulations coupled with a caring demeanor fine-tuned nationally and abroad in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Now settled into Boston, the muscle whisperer rejuvenates the physiques of his clientele using the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, facets of which combine to optimize healing over a 10-session recipe. The method's slow, deliberate strokes and cooperative movements soften the underlying tissue and realign bodies bent out of shape from time spent cramped in a car or locked in a suitcase. Deep-tissue myofascial massages condense the Rolf method’s techniques into one session for a treatment that immediately targets discomfort and pain while providing a relaxing retreat from the outside world. Clients can wear fitted or loose clothing and need not worry about walking away oily, since Joel eschews lotions and oils in order to target the soft tissue and keep bodies from sliding off the table and down the street.
Licensed therapist Joseph Sablevicius blends his expertise in sports massage with an array of modalities to customize every session around clients' individual desires. He thoughtfully tailors his massages with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, working to assuage embedded stress and aches, boost general health, and fortify athletic abilities. Vibrant orange and exposed-brick walls enclose the studio's treatment room, where Joseph kneads away pain when he's not toting his mobile studio to homes, offices, or permanently parked spaceships.
Licensed skincare expert Lisa Demarco uses top-of-the-line products to reveal healthier skin, earning Beauty & Beyond a win in BestOfSurveys.com's Best Facial/Skin Care category in 2011. She employs marine-based Thalgo products in advanced treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments as well as facials, during which a steam machine quickly and gently opens pores or a neighbor's coupon mailouts. Demarco also specializes in makeup artistry, highlighting visages with Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
Cindy Bernstein of Reading-North Reading Patch noted that Beauty & Beyond is a destination for moms' nights out with mini facials, refreshments, and time to socialize. Bernstein referred to the spa outings as a "blissful journey."