Every spa treatment, class, and wellness consultation at Sweet Serenity aims to cultivate overall well-being, addressing both external and internal wellness. Facials and body treatments rely on an arsenal of organic, botanical-based, and seasonally produced products as they cleanse and hydrate the skin. Yoga and guided-meditation sessions, meanwhile, seek to bolster self-awareness, whereas therapeutic massages work to shoo away tension and spies masquerading as muscle knots with gentle and firm pressure.
Nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, Nancy Nicholson, LMT, helps her clients relax and heal. She does so through Swedish massage and deep-tissue massage modalities, as well as through customizable 30-minute therapeutic sessions. In addition to her own services, Nancy also transports a massage chair to different locations for on-site sessions, such as homes or offices.
Anna Barresi is a nationally certified massage therapist who specializes in therapeutic and relaxing massage therapy. At Serenity Healing Therapeutic Touch, LLC, she brings life to a slow, blissful crawl with Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massage. Anna believes that massage can promote wellness and activate self-healing, which is why she balances the spa massages with treatments for pregnant women, individuals with cancer, and those under the stress of depression or anxiety.
There is certainly curative touch at Curative Touch Massage, but it isn't limited to massage. Of course, the massage therapists specialize in a number of therapeutic modalities ranging from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to the Japanese energy work of reiki, all with the purpose of easing pain and reducing stress. But the center also staffs an aesthetician, who calls on specialized training when she performs her slate of five facials and luxurious add-on services, granting purified pores and natural beauty with her trained touch. Whether they receive a massage or a facial, clients leave with helpful tips on how to make their newfound transformation last, such as recommendations for stretches, skin serums, or switching to a music genre that isn't scream singing.
Owner Gina Scully and fellow bodywork experts specialize in Ashiatsu Oriental massage, during which they hold onto parallel bars on the ceiling for balance while using their bare feet to apply deep pressure to the body and its muscles. Beyond their acrobatic skills, the therapists can blend together other massage modalities to meet each client’s therapeutic needs. They also perform traditional Chinese cupping treatments that use suction to help unwind tight muscles and quickly set backs for tea parties. If desired, clients can choose to add a scent to their session with one of four aromatic blends designed to clear minds, relax the spirit, manage stress, and relieve headaches. Working alongside Gina, aesthetician Deborah Watson promotes health and beauty with facials, chemical peels, body treatments, and waxing services.
Dr. Walter Ialacci, founder of Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates, exclaims pride in his team of health professionals, comprised of an osteopath, chiropractic doctors, licensed massage therapists, and a holistic health counselor. Together, Dr. Ialacci says, these like-minded professionals treat their patients with their “exceptional skills… to create a synergy of wellness that is greater than the sum of its parts.” They treat ailments such as depression, weight issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which all awaken the body’s natural ability to heal.
The team's laser therapy targets acupuncture points for the needle-averse, promoting recovery from strained muscles, skin disorders, and athletic injuries, working closely with each patient’s primary physician if desired, so that they can benefit from both holistic and Western medicine. Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates' wide-ranging treatments are all performed in a neutral-toned office adorned with waterfalls and Eastern artwork.