Equipped with a degree in biology and a passion for beauty, owner Ania Zaroda embarked on a European holiday that led her to redefine her brows with permanent makeup. In awe of the time and money saved thanks to the procedure, she returned home to open Beauty by Ania, a haven for permanent cosmetics, massage, and other spa services. Ania custom blends permanent-makeup pigment, tailoring applications to complement each client's skin and hair tone, and smoothes away dead skin and blemishes with microdermabrasion's safe Natural Diamond crystals so that clients don't have to cuddle up with a belt sander.
Synthetic eyelash extensions that last up to six weeks frame peepers after stints in Beauty by Ania's violet waiting room, decked out with plush, gray chairs. A private treatment room welcomes guests into its beautifying embrace, where glamour packages re-create red-carpet looks before special events or highly talked-about bedtime stories.
Massage therapist Mihail Rosca draws on 13 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of the human anatomy to relax bodies and relieve muscular tension. Mihail uses a strong, intuitive touch to integrate various techniques during each massage, customizing sessions to address the unique therapeutic needs of his clients. To help clients to stay healthy beyond the massage, he teaches them how to be proactive about their health. Mihail offers both in-studio and on-location massages.
gohspa?whose prefix is a hidden acronym of green, organic, holistic?is a beauty haven where staffers use purified water and skincare formulas that are organic, vegan, and, upon request, gluten free. According to Woburn Advocate blogger and organic-lifestyle advocate Betsy Wild, owner Beth Gaudette has been a green cosmetologist for more than 20 years and has constructed her spa with "low VOC paint, cork floors, LED lighting, low flush toilets, energy efficient washers, dryers, heating and cooling systems, [and] organic towels." The building is unsurprisingly LEED-certified, and the spa services have the safety and well-being of both staff and clients in mind. Pedicures, for example, take place in a pipeless unit featuring a filtered dual-water system, with polish that is free of formaldehyde, camphor, or glitter harvested from radioactive pixies.
At BelloCorpo, the licensed aestheticians beautify their clients with the versatile GentleMax Pro laser. Its beams have two different functions: they're used to shut down unwanted body hair or to minimize spider veins. Whatever the laser's task at hand, it keeps patients comfortable with a built-in cooling system that neutralizes the laser light's heat.
When they're not working with lasers, the team tends to bodies with other nonsurgical treatments too. Ultrasound cavitation liposuction, for instance, drains fat cells and slims hard-to-tone areas. Then there are injections of Botox, Dysport, and Radiesse that are used to make patients look younger, better rested, and less likely to chug a stranger's coffee.
The instructors and massage therapists at Zen Muscular Therapy & Wellness Center rely on yoga and Pilates classes, massages, bodywork sessions, and energy healing to keep bodies and minds in optimum condition. They work on bodies in yoga and Pilates classes, guiding participants through moves that challenge muscles and increase flexibility, and on massage tables, where they perform everything from injury work to lymphatic drainage massage.
They relax minds and rejuvenate spirits during bodywork sessions, which rely on hot stones and aromatherapy, and during energy healing appointments, which rely on Reiki and energy healing techniques. The wellness experts also perform private meditation sessions that teach clients how to relax their minds and finally stop singing "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" over and over in their heads.