2010 Best Facial in Boston by InStyle Magazine
After steaming pores at the city’s top spas, aesthetician Natalie Maibenko went solo a few years ago and opened up her tranquil South End skin studio. Shunning harsh ingredients in her anti-aging facials, she packs vitamin A and C into her peels and serums to erase fine lines, reduce pigmentation, and boost collagen production.
2010 “Boston’s Best” Facial, Improper Bostonian Magazine
Trained in skincare and massage, Natalie Maibenko makes her own organic oils and incorporates healing rubs into the facialss at her tranquil studio. Shunning deep peels and scrubs, she packs vitamins A and C in her arsenal of serums to erase fine lines, inhibit and reduce pigmentation, and boost collagen production. The end result is a lasting glow.
January 2010 Improper Bostonian Magazine:
Vitamin C Revitalizing Facial with Revitalight LED Treatment.
Description: The facial and the LED treatment work to reduce fine lines and make skin healthier. A photostimulation process encourages collagen production without turning you into a Hollywood housewife.
Health Benefits: This isn’t a gimmicky facil that leaves you smelling line Sunny D. Vitamin A and C serums help reverse sun damage, while the LED light is rejuvenating without pesky UV rays.
Novelty Factor: Electrical stimulation from a “galvanic machine” coaxes your skin to absorb the vitamins.
Account: Starting with the LED treatment, the therapist covers your eyes and moves a small light slowly around your face – like an erazer removing each, tiny flaw. Next, your skin is coated with a fruit bowl’s worth of nutrients. After a few applications, it’s time for an upper-body massage.
Results: Clearer skin with fewer fine lines.
In a Nutshell: “I feel like I cheated plastic surgery.
We like it rough, but that bruise on our shoulder? Ouch. And do-nothing spa massages? A waste of a good nap. With a just-right blend of relaxation and technical know-how, Natalie at Unique Verve can adjust to whatever your need may be – a lulling back rub to relieve stress, serious bodywork for injuries and muscle tightness. No matter the case, she uses her custom-made aromatherapy oils to deliver an intensive massage session that’s both effective and blissfully quite
2009 “Best of Boston” Massage – Runner Up, Boston Magazine
“It was hard to find a bad massage – if indeed there is such a thing – in this year’s bunch. Natalie at Unique Verve put us quite pleasantly to sleep…”- Best of Boston 2009 edition, Boston Magazine.
2009 “Boston’s Best” Facial, Improper Bostonian Magazine
Natalie Maibenko’s vitamin-enriched facials at Unique Verve (a South End gem) combine pampering practices with results-oriented techniques that not only feel good, but leave your skin vastly impoved over the long term. Maibenko’s touch is light and her aromatherapy potions heavenly, so you can drift off while she does her work, efficiently, quietly and always with a smile.
2008 “Boston’s Best” Massage, Improper Bostonian Magazine
After stints at salons and spas around the city, massage therapist and esthetician Natalie Maibenko launched Unique Verve. In a subterranean South End space with Japanese-inspired decor, Maibenko, a petite beauty with amazing strength in her hands, blends essential oils and gets to work, penetrating muscles you thought would never give.
2007 “Boston’s Best” Massage, Improper Bostonian Magazine
We like it hard and deep. But don`t mistake that for a no-frills experience, please. We want it all – strong hands and ambiance. That`s why Maibenko is tops in our book. This pretty Eastern European transplant is stronger than she looks. She communicates blissfully with your muscles, stretching, rubbing and applying deep pressure to just the right spots.
Juli B Boston, August 2008
Natalie Maibenko Unique Verve blends nourish skin, smell heavenly and infuse all sorts of added bennies. there’s a ginger-scented mixture for aching muscles, an invigorating energizer with eucalyptus and grapefruit and a calming concoction of patchouli and chamomile. one’s bound to match your mood. For an extra boost, book one of maibenko’s aromatherapy facials.