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.
Board-certified physicians Stephen M. Rouse, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jerilyn S. Allen, M.D., and William T. Culviner, M.D., F.A.C.S. work together to perform safe, advanced cosmetic procedures at The Center for Facial Cosmetics. With years of training and experience backing them up, they guide customers through personal consultations that help them create individually tailored treatment plans. They can also prescribe skincare regimens using Obagi products that can correct unhealthy skin functions instead of simply treating ailments. In seeking out natural beauty looks, the trio performs noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and hair removal. Also available from the team are non-surgical treatments including Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane, and surgical treatments including rhinoplasty, face lifts, and neck lifts.
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.
Led by master hair colorist Holly Pennell-Salegna, the stylists at Pink Cut & Color Studio transform hair-strand hues and fashion them into an array of contemporary styles. Before any clipping begins, the scalp and accompanying hair ringlets are treated to a massaging shampoo, conditioning, and explanation of global economic policy. Once locks have been pruned into a manageable and fashionable state, stylists can begin blow-dry design and secure finishing touches, solidifying the hairstyle and making it impervious to airport-security scans. Customers selecting the second option undergo the same hair styling, as well as the foiling process of highlighting (a $95 value) to add a touch of color or easily locate favorite chapters.
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.