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Hand In Hand Massage
12 State St, Marblehead, MA 01945

Hand in Hand has been is business since 1991 and was originally located in the Cambridge/Boston area, moving toMore Marblehead in 2005. When you first walk into Hand In Hand you are asked to leave your shoes at the doorway and this moment of foot freedom is the first step into complete relaxation. The music that greets you as you enter and the low lit environment immediately calms the senses and invites you into a mind, body and spirit experience. 

The owners, Monique Illona and Blane Allen, have a unique perspective on what constitutes health and see their work as a lifestyle, not just a profession. They gently encourage their clients to improve their lives with a mind, body and soul approach. They have found that many ailments and pains come from imbalance of the three and understand that the path to balance and healthy living is a step-by-step process. Hand in Hand's goal is to utilize personalized and professional therapeutic massage and bodywork to help the client find balance and health. 

Illona and Allen are professionally trained in deep tissue, deep relaxation, therapeutic & injury work, sports,post-surgery work and healthy breast massage in addition to mastectomy massage, hot stone, pre and post pregnancy, couples, four-hands, asian bodywork and Craniosacral. They are State Licensed and Nationally Certified. They have studied and taught around the globe and constantly seek new skills, taking advanced classes to best serve their clients needs. 

It is worth noting that Hand in Hand is a Green Business and is a member of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce; Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals; and the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia, winning the 2008, 2009 & 2010 Reader's Choice Awards.

Services are available 6 days a week (Closed Thursdays) from 10:00am to 6:00pm by appointment or walk-in. Hand in Hand also offers Chair Massage at private & work locations. More information can be found on their web site or in a comprehensive complementary booklet on their front door.


Trattoria Sablone
33 Smith St, Marblehead, MA 01945

Trattoria Sablone continues a Maffeo family legacy started back in 1947 when current owner Sergio Maffeo's parentsMore first opened their restaurant. Still an all-family business, Sergio has been wearing the apron since 1975, and he travels to Italy, once each year, in order to learn new recipes and develop new ideas. While Sergio insists that everything at Trattoria Sablone is "Authentic Italian," and "to die for," it has become something of a legend for its veal and cannolis.

The restaurants patrons are treated to live piano music on Wednesday nights. On both Wednesdays and Saturdays, Sergio and his daughter perform a heart-rending duet originally sung by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. And, once per month, except during winter, the restaurant puts on a "family party" for up to 50 people. It consists of a five-course meal with a different wine pairing for each course, and is by reservation only.

The restaurant was awarded a 2009 Reader's Choice award for "#1 Italian Restaurant on the North Shore."

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