At Massage Connection, licensed massage therapists aim to ensure that "every sight, sound, smell, and touch" makes clients feel good. While kneading muscles with light or firm hand movements, massage professionals attend to the client's comfort level, adjusting their methods to optimize relaxation and muscle health. Massages target basic aches and pains as well as the needs of expectant mothers, athletes, and milkmaids. Other spa services, including body scrubs and mud-mask treatments, draw out impurities and leave skin feeling supple. In contrast to relaxation-based options, sauna-treatment sessions promote weight-loss by warming the body, inducing sweating, and burning fat.
When discussing Breakthrough Fitness’s training philosophy with reporters from the Seminole Voice, owner and lead trainer Dominic Lucibello quipped, “we train movements, not muscles.” That’s why the fitness coach eschews machines that focus on only one area of the body for training equipment that utilizes many muscles at once. Drawing from his degree in exercise science and his years as a certified personal trainer, Dominic joins a staff of seasoned coaches to lead group fitness classes, semiprivate training sessions, and sports conditioning programs. They’ve stocked their spacious sunlit studio with kettlebells, free weights, and suspension bands, leading clients through high-intensity functional exercises designed to increase their muscle tone and chances of being elected their state’s congressional power ranger. Their dedicated program-writing department draws up customized workout plans for members based on their current level of fitness, taking into account their interests and goals.
Whereas most people enjoy retirement by relaxing, Mary Lou Boyle has enjoyed hers by helping others relax. By transitioning from her radio job to her current role at Saving Face and Body, Boyle returned to her original career path: More than three decades ago, she opened and operated one of Oviedo’s first full-service salons. Years later, she garnered more experience as a cosmetologist at an upscale salon, where she also delved into aesthetics. Boyle left for a stint in media and, after retirement in 2008, opened Saving Face. Now, equipped with years of experience and a license in massage therapy, she along with a team of therapists relieves pain and tension through massage therapy and rejuvenates skin with a collection of facials.
Helmed by a spa savant with 12 years of experience, Re|You MedSpa cossets clients with a wide range of services, from holistic wellness treatments to advanced medical procedures. Facials pamper skin with all-natural salves and pharmaceutical-grade treatments including injectables, peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts. Body panels gleam after massages and contouring treatments, and acupuncture redirects energy through the body's pathways as efficiently as an electron traffic guard.
Skilled skin-care specialist Michelle Phillips has devoted 17 years to researching product lines, learning new techniques, and honing her skills in both cutting-edge clinics and spas that focus on natural treatments. Over the course of all these years, the expert esthetician has developed her own repertoire of rejuvenating facials, favoring anti-aging treatments that smooth wrinkles, diminish blemishes, and soften skin. She offers innovative, non-invasive microcurrent body treatments that can repair damaged skin and rejuvenate muscles, as well as Bioslimming body wraps that encourage weight-loss and cellulite reduction. Michelle also extends her expertise into the realm of waxing services, stripping away unwanted facial hair with a natural wax that moisturizes the skin. Regardless of the service she is performing, Michelle takes great pains to ensure clients experience deep relaxation, whether that's by treating scalps to soothing massages, keeping wax at a comfortable temperature, or obligingly double-checking under massage beds for monsters.
Billie Jo Creamer, owner of Rejuvenate Yourself, came up with her spa concept after running into a lack of affordable options in the pampering world. Believing that skincare, waxing, and other body treatments should not be luxury items only available to millionaires and pharaohs, she earned her aesthetician’s license and opened up shop. She offers facials, peels, and hair-removal services in addition to body wraps, cellulite treatments, and eyelash extensions.