Sol Elements Massage Studio aims to bring a serene peacefulness to minds and healthful beauty to bodies with soothing yoga, spa, and massage-therapy treatments. Private and small-group yoga sessions boost spatial and spiritual awareness, and antioxidant-rich red-wine wraps infuse skin cells with life-giving moisture and an intricate knowledge of vintages and terroir. A wealth of gentle massages, exfoliating scrubs, and relaxing aromatherapy treatments not only ease away the troubles of the workday, but also promote wellness and health by leaching out toxins and increasing circulation.
Jai Michael Barry's massages are as relaxing as the new-age music he loves to create. That's because the founder of Ancient Art Massage & Bodywork, who has recorded three albums and played numerous benefit concerts in his other life as a songwriter, gets the little details right: the massages take place on heated tables and incorporate treatments ranging from ayurvedic aromatherapy to egyptian ear candling. It's also because his repertoire is so broad. Jai can spend a session relieving stress with Swedish techniques, treating head and back pain with craniosacral therapy, or manipulating the body's energy with reiki. He also leads meditation sessions on the night of each full moon.
Affinity Life Spa’s talented professionals perform an array of cosmetic and corrective services, including facials, LipoSonix, laser hair-removal treatments, IPL laser treatments, and permanent-makeup procedures. For patrons seeking stress relief, massages in the form of Swedish and deep-tissue modalities shepherd muscles into serene states; holistic treatments such as acupuncture and hypnosis target unhealthy habits and foster overall well-being. Staffers send guests home with a positive-thought card that helps keep dispositions brighter than a Harvard-educated flashlight.
Belle Vie Boutique Spa's owner, licensed aesthetician Janene Rick, brings more than 10 years of experience to the treatment table as she prepares to invigorate each client's complexions with treatments evocative of beautiful destinations from around the world. The Hawaiian Heaven facial, one of seven facial treatments offered by Janene, surrounds olfactory systems with the tropical scent of coconuts and pineapples from Éminence skincare products and whole coconut trees placed over the eyes to push down puffiness. Amid the delicate-patterned treatment room, Janene also beautifies clients with full-body waxing, chemical peels including Jessner, and a Walk on the Beach foot-detox treatment that pulls toxins and impurities from the sole's pores.
Leveraging a collective average of more than 15 years of experience, the licensed and certified massage therapists at Altamonte Springs Massage tend to all manner of sore muscles and soft-tissue maladies. To begin each session, the staff listens to clients’ needs and pairs them with the therapist best qualified to treat their conditions. The therapists then blend a variety of techniques—Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point, sports, and neuromuscular massage—to provide relief that's otherwise unattainable from a single modality or a series of slap fights.
Even as a little girl, Tamara Baker kept herself busy inventing natural beauty remedies in her parent’s kitchen. When she grew up, she became a freelance makeup artist, creating designs for the Bozeman Opera Association. Later, she transitioned into the world of skincare, learning the ins and outs of aesthetics from dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Eventually, she went on to teach others the tricks of the trade at Florida College of Natural Health.
Today, from her second floor treatment room within Clix Salon and Spa, Baker relies on her more than 20 years of experience to help visitors battle blemishes and the signs of aging using a blend of organic and cosmeceutical treatments. Limited-edition facials naturally brighten complexions with seasonally themed creams and essential oils, and exfoliation treatments—ranging from chemical peels to dermaplaning—gently remove dead skin cells and rough patches. The seasoned aesthetician can also resurface skin using a Dermafile wand. Those suffering from fine lines can opt for the collagen-stimulating glow of a LightStim LED Light Therapy treatment.