The Spa's focus on customer satisfaction and relaxation has gained the staff recognition from the press, including a nod in Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2011 list. Its vast menu of spa services runs a soothing gamut from traditional western massage to Dermalogica skincare treatments, as well as extravagant spa packages designed for men and women.
About once a month, or whenever the original cast of Footloose shows up, The Spa cranks up the tunes and opens up its hardwood floors for dancing during happy-hour spa parties. The themed shindigs pair lavish massages or facials with a nightclub ambiance of cocktails and activities such as gambling tables or oxygen bars.
A visit to the Maitland makeup studio ensures you'll be glowing like that smug neighborhood glowworm for your next date or meeting with the Minister of Defense. Opt for a full makeup application ($65–$85) and experience the beauty-boosting effects of the KROMA product line, created by owner and celebrity makeup artist Lee Tillett from all-natural ingredients and featured at swanky soirees such as the 2009 Academy Awards and the 2009 Emmys. Or, if wild and woolly brows are obstructing your view of downtown high-rises and low-flying helicopters, opt for an expert brow shaping ($45–$55) to make your best features pop. The friendly brow wranglers rein in unruly and rebellious eye awnings and shape arches to complement your specific eye and bone structure.
The massage therapists at Healthy Body Massage strive to help clients better understand their bodies both mentally and physically. They work to promote a sense of wholeness and self-awareness, employing specialized modalities depending on each visitor’s particular needs. Swedish and lomi-lomi techniques may foster a deep sense of relaxation, and neuromuscular therapy and lymphatic drainage aim to encourage the body’s natural healing process. During some treatments, the staff rubs skin with moisturizing salves mixed in-house from organic coconut oils.
Massage isn’t the studio’s only soothing service: the staff also pampers its clients with other spa treatments. Facials can incorporate everything from antioxidant-rich serums to scented essential oils, and body scrubs use Dead Sea salts or organic brown sugar to gently exfoliate the skin. To help firm and tone torsos, the staff also applies wraps of natural, mineral-rich seaweed harvested from the dwelling-places of the world’s sveltest manatees.
Desires for relaxation and beauty come in many forms. That’s why the staff at Amber Skin Clinic & Day Spa wields a range of equipment that varies from single-use acupuncture needles to Palomar hair-removal lasers. The gentle hush of makeup brushes drifts through the space, which brims with racks of G.M. Collin products, pumpkin scrubs, and mirrors configured not to show your mysterious twin Cranston.
The Beauty Spot is not so much a spot as it is an expansive, 4,000-square-foot spa that engulfs clients in treatments for the skin and body. Founder Jenni Cornette helms a team of beauty professionals, drawing on her experience as the spa director at a five-star resort to massage tense muscles and clear skin of barnacles with medical-grade peels.
Beauty is only skin-deep, but that doesn’t seem like such a bad thing after one of The Beauty Spot’s spray tans and manicures leaves you with golden skin and glossy nails. A professional makeup application can put the finishing touches on a look or inspire a shopping spree at the in-spa boutique, which displays handbags, clothing, jewelry, and eco-friendly fashion accessories—many of which support local artists.
Within funky yellow, orange, and green walls splashed with exposed brick accents, owner and stylist Eileen Mathis leads Yolo Salon and Spa's beauty team in mixing custom salon treatments with relaxing spa sessions. Specializing in custom hair color and correction, the salon's tress experts perform in-depth consultations with their clients before adding a new hue or reversing the damage caused by adding highlights with an actual highlighter. Manicure specialists shape nails and care for extremities with paraffin wax and whirlpool foot soaks, and aesthetic specialists target the wrinkles of age, the blemishes of youth, and the hair growth of aging backward with customized facials and waxing services. For full-body relaxation, massage therapists specialized in a variety of modalities ply their skills in Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology sessions.