Beauty & Health

Wellness Guru

2018 Winner: Marie Aspling

Photo Credit: Karoline Klaar


This native of Sweden left her position at a biomedical science lab and applied her gentle and elegant nature to proactive health education. Borrowing its name from the Swedish word for balance, Aspling’s wellness studio focuses on movement, meditation and nutrition, while her organic spa’s flotation therapy and body treatments make for a relaxing urban oasis. Those looking to escape the city should check out the new Balans lifestyle retreat to mindfully reconnect with nature this summer.

Boston Balans Wellness Studio

376 Boylston St., Boston • (617) 450-8333

Boston Balans Organic Spa

216 Newbury St., Boston • (617) 424-1500

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