The chaos of everyday life checks itself at the door at Massage Worcester at Sherwin Christos - A Hair & Body Workshop. Skilled in a range of modalities, licensed massage therapist Amanda Bourbeau doesn?t just conjure fleeting moments of relaxation, but also helps the body heal itself from the inside out. She marries myofascial and deep-tissue therapies during regional bodywork massages that sooth and stretch sore areas and can apply localized pressure on reflex points of the hands and feet to activate natural healing processes and make tongues stick out at her will. Aside from using her gifted hands, Amanda may also call upon heated basalt stones or paraffin wraps to help assuage aches and pains.
Adesso Salon & Day Spa’s facility invokes the comforts of an elegant home. In the waiting room, an iconic Marilyn Monroe print presides over a cozy fireplace. In the hairstyling room, light pours in through sprawling bay windows as the team creates classic or trendy looks under sparkling chandeliers. Staffers pamper clients with facials, manicures, and pedicures. They also banish unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and laser hair-removal services, in which they extract the laser beams pointing out from your scalp—something robots simply call hair.
With five tanning booths and three Level 3 tanning beds, Indian Summer Tanning Spa Ltd. makes it easier than ever to maintain a summer-like glow year round. Each booth and bed is FDA-approved and entirely devoid of carbohydrates and builds tans that may be aided by the shop's selection of moisturizers, lotions, and tanning accelerators. For those who prefer to steer clear of UV rays altogether, private rooms host spray tans by appointment, and skin is coated in a flawless finish using oil-free, alcohol-free, and paraben-free formulas from Aviva Labs. These same formulas were used to create a healthy, bronzed sheen on the 2012 Dancing with the Stars contestants. The hypoallergenic solutions create sun-kissed shades that develop over 24 hours and typically last 7–10 days, depending on how often the client exfoliates and moisturizes his or her skin.
Though the enclosed porch might fool visitors into thinking they're entering a family home rather than a salon, Bauhous soon flashes its cutting-edge style credentials by showing off such contemporary treatments as Brazilian blowouts and Bio Ionic hair straightening. In front of a single long mirror that stretches across multiple stations, stylists brandish high-end products from Rusk, Paul Mitchell, Iso, and Chi, which lend luster to locks without the neck strain associated with gold-plated doo-rags. Bauhous’s staff also ousts unwanted fuzz from brows, bikini lines, backs, and legs with body and facial waxing
Spray Tans by Jen differs from its salon counterparts in one notable way—it isn’t a salon at all. The company’s experienced tanning technician travels throughout Worcester County, taking her portable pop-up tent to clients’ homes or to their vacationing neighbors’ backyards. There, she uses a spray gun to mist an organic, paraben-free tanning formula evenly across skin. Each tan is customizable according to skin type, makeup routine, and desired level of darkness. The technician can also add the sweet scent of coconut or caramel to leave bodies smelling as good as they look.