Massage can release harmful toxins from the body, freeing up pores for more agreeable tenants such as aromatic body lotions and long-forgotten childhood dreams. Evict undesirable epidermis dwellers with today's Groupon: for $35, you get your choice of one 60-minute massage (a $75 value) at Nutrapy, located inside Beautica Nails & Spa in Marshfield.
Nutrapy's licensed therapists adopt a systematic approach to massage, harmoniously blending beauty, health, and natural living to complement chiropractic care. Kneaders target problem areas before they awaken bodies, souls, and napping inner children with a slew of services administered in a cozy, private environment. The Swedish massage peppers pelts with firm, light strokes, and the more rigorous deep-tissue kneading strives to boost recovery of soft-tissue injuries and assuage chronic pain. Holistic muscle manipulators employ Reiki, a method emerging from the early 20th century that lavishes frames with a series of palm techniques designed to transfer energy from the therapist to the client. A pregnancy massage aims to bolster the overall health of expectant mothers and their child, and a sports massage prepares athletes for upcoming decathlons and month-long staring contests. Guests can also stop in for a quick chair massage while on their lunch break or pretending to be sick.
At Nutrapy, owner and director Jimmy Chung and his team promote internal wellness and external beauty in a tranquil, eco-friendly environment. Chung addresses physical aches and pains not only as a licensed massage therapist, but as a reiki master and certified polarity therapist, specializing in energy work designed to facilitate healing. For the well-being of their clients and the environment, he and his staff perform services using organic products wherever possible, nourishing faces with the Éminence Organic Skin Care line and pampering nails with toxin-free polish. Chung is also working on his master's degree in Chinese medicine, so it's no surprise that the center also offers Eastern-based services such as acupuncture and tai chi classes. Located in the South Shore, Nutrapy also features a raw herbal dispensary and has tested 200 medicinal herbs.
Before treatments even start, Nutrapy helps guests feel calmer and more centered as they walk into the holistic haven, which is decorated with orchids and soothing brown and blue-green earth tones. Once inside, patrons relax in pipe-less pedicure spas that resemble overstuffed recliners, or on a cushy suede couch in the candlelit relaxation room. In the corner, a small, rock-bordered pond teems with bright orange fish and features a soothing waterfall that gurgles Beatles classics.