Health

Nine Easy-to-Book In-Home Services Available in Boston

Bring the chef, the trainer, or the hairstylist straight to your doorstep.

Illustration by Eric Palma

We live in a convenience economy. Need a ride? Pull out your phone. Tired of your wardrobe? Fill up that online cart. The wellness world is no exception, with a slew of convenience-minded local businesses making it easier than ever to stay fit and healthy—and squeeze in a little self-care while you’re at it—by bringing the pros to you. Your healthiest self is just a call, click, or tap away.

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Get Glam

The brainchild of entrepreneur Rica Elysée, BeautyLynk will prep you for a night out, a special occasion, or a job interview in a snap. Choose your service (everything from blowouts and manicures to makeup application), select a day and time, and kick back until a professional beautician arrives to get you glam. Now all you need is the perfect outfit.

Services start at $15; beautylynk.com.

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Get in Shape

On any given day, you can come up with a million excuses for skipping the gym. But when JFit 360 brings the gym to you, well, it’s impossible to avoid breaking a sweat. Led by brother-and-sister duo Jason Sarbacker and Jen Dehestani, the JFit team will take you through challenging workouts in your living room, a green space, or another convenient location. Pay by the session, or commit to a class package or annual membership to start looking your best in no time.

Starting at $150 per session; jfit360.com.

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Learn to Chop, Stir, and Sizzle

If you don’t know a skillet from a spatula, give Tru Provisions a call. Health-minded chef and nutrition expert Grace Brinton will teach you the basics of cooking and meal prep right in your own kitchen. Nervous to face the flames on your own? Invite a few friends over for a group lesson.

Starting at $150 per lesson plus groceries; truprovisions.com.

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Clear Your Mind

It’s hard to meditate when you’re stuck in a studio with 15 other time-crunched Zen seekers. The solution? One-on-one, in-home lessons with “intuitive therapist” Edye Caine, who leads clients through guided meditations meant to improve mental health. The trained psychologist is also available for reiki, yoga, and therapy sessions.

Starting at $75 per hour; edyecaine.com.

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Clear the Clutter

Research has shown that messy spaces can make us feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. Enter Organizing Boston. Its professional organizers will streamline your living quarters’ design and storage solutions to make every room, from the garage (can you say shelves?) to the kitchen (hello, tidy pantry!), feel a little more harmonious.

Starting at $75 per hour; organizingboston.com.

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Relax and Recharge

Nothing ruins post-spa bliss like sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic—or, worse, braving the crowds on the T. By bringing quality massages, facials, and more to the comfort of your own abode, So Zen Mobile Spa can help keep that tranquil vibe going long after your appointment ends. Customers can even book parties for bridal showers, birthday parties, and more.

Prices vary; sozenmobilespa.com.

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Say “Om”

Maybe you’re a total beginner who wants to learn the ropes. Maybe you’re an experienced yogi looking to master a new skill. Or maybe you just don’t have time to get to a classroom. Whatever your intention, instructor Jenna Hill will turn your home or office into a bona fide yoga studio. Namaste.

Starting at $100 per hour; jennahillyoga.com.

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Feel Better—Fast

We’ve all been there—grappling with a major hangover after an evening of craft beer and carefree revelry. Though not for the needle-shy, the I.V. Doc vows to cure what ails you without a trip to the doctor’s office—or the hair of the dog. Its in-home IV hydration-therapy services—like the ones used at Las Vegas casinos—promise to treat those morning-after headaches, not to mention dehydration, jet lag, food poisoning, and even the flu.

Starting at $199 per treatment; theivdoc.com.

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Eat Right

Health coach Kerri Axelrod uses the principles of Ayurveda—an ancient healing practice that focuses on building a lifetime of good health through mind-body wellness—to get your eating habits on track, no calorie counting or crash dieting required. And since she “meets” with clients via phone or Skype, scheduling is stress-free.

Starting at $150 per session; kerriaxelrod.com.


Jamie Ducharme Jamie Ducharme, Contributor jducharme@bostonmagazine.com