Angela Gorman has amassed a formidable list of certifications in the holistic-health industry after 14 years. She has been trained to soothe physiques with 28 different bodywork modalities, aided by her experience as a personal trainer and an anatomy and physiology instructor at Florida Metropolitan University, now known as Everest University. With such a broad wellness background, Angela was in prime position to develop Sacred Body's credo of customer care, which focuses a menu of treatments on restoring each individual's mental and physical balance.
Angela's team of massage therapists, yoga instructors, and life coaches subdue stressors by customizing their services to accommodate every client. The massage menu splits its offerings into corporal treatments—such as deep-tissue work—and energy therapy, such as reiki or kneadings with hot batteries. Faith in organic health has inspired the center's signature facial, which combines honey and fruits with herbal infusions brewed onsite to bring out the skin's radiance.
For over nine years, Natural Body Health & Wellness's team of health gurus has shepherded passersby onto the path to physical harmony with its healing therapies, collection of advanced workout equipment, and all-natural products. The team is further guided by the experience that comes with seeing 50 to 70 customers a day and seven years in business. Troublesome aches recede into the distance as the center's aqua-massage beds knead away pains with a dry-water system, while Sunlighten full-spectrum infrared saunas purge bodies of toxins acquired from misguided diets and watching too much reality television. The TurboSonic whole-body vibration machine tends to a range of wellness factors, helping clients increase circulation, stimulate cellular fluids, and accelerate the body's overall healing response. Refreshing sips of Tyent alkaline?ionized water from the center's shop help visitors cool down after vigorous workouts, and it thoroughly rehydrates bodies.
Like the sun, Unique Mills visits the East and West each day, but not by rising and setting. Instead, her fingers channel therapeutic strokes from around the globe to melt pent-up tension and stress. At her eponymous studio, Unique Massage, she makes bodies work like new with techniques honed at The Swedish Institute of Health Sciences. Filled with rolling, kneading, and tapping motions, her calming Swedish massages can dissolve scar tissue, reduce swelling, and send secret recipes to pastry chefs via Morse code. During Japanese shiatsu, her fingers, palms, and elbows liberate blocked energy and stimulate circulation by pressing the body’s acupuncture points. Unique brushes the skin with olive oil and herbs before Chinese gua sha, then scrapes it with a clean, flat tool to oust toxins and promote lymph flow. In addition to easing the aches of pregnancy, scoliosis, and fibromyalgia, she enjoys helping athletes, dancers, and actors loosen up before important performances.
Inside Tranquil Being Healing Arts Center’s feng-shui-inspired sanctuary, bodies revel in a state of stillness as minds wander to exotic destinations. Here, seasoned massage therapists welcome clients with olfactory delights such as gourmet tea, hand-made chocolate, and aromatherapy before taming tension with long, smooth strokes. Brimming with hot stones, warm towels, and organic massage oils, the signature renewal massage melts stress faster than a sunbeam’s lullaby. This service can be tailored to a variety of goals, including pain relief and sports performance, using a custom blend of Swedish massage, acupressure, reflexology, and trigger-point therapy. Guests may also unwind in a full-spectrum infrared sauna that helps soothe sore muscles and extract pent-up toxins.
Jessica Elkins's eponymous spa is a tribute to her love of plants, nature, and beauty. During her aesthetics training, Jessica worked in the bodycare department of a natural-foods market, assisting clients as they selected lotions, rinses, or cucumbers. She then turned her attention to biochemistry, a field of study that explores the chemical processes in living organisms. By learning how cellular components interact, Jessica broadened her ability to resolve or diminish skin conditions with specific products. At the spa, Jessica works alongside aestheticians who perform custom facials with natural ingredients from Europe or minerals from the mines of Moria. Wax technicians specialize in Brazilian and eyebrow services, and cosmetologists perform makeup applications with mineral pigments.
Beneath a lofted zenith of upward-sloping walls that converge overhead to give the space a quaint yet roomy feel, stylists work diligently at their chairs, expertly snipping locks and coloring coifs. A lineup of waxing services—or a magnet for clients whose hair is literally cobalt—de-fuzzes physiques from eyebrows to bikini line to legs. Cream-colored walls, punctuated by light that drifts in from a trio of windows, lend an air of serenity to the full-service salon and spa. Aestheticians tucked away in private rooms cleanse and exfoliate complexions with six different types of customized facials. Massage services focus on hands, feet, and backs during reflexology treatments and dorsal kneading sessions that, like explaining to a child how one knows what one knows, lasts up to 90 minutes.