The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Jay J. Garcia and his cadre of bariatric physicians customize safe weight-loss programs for patients yearning to shed pounds. The two-week plan opens with a consultation, during which time a specialist charts each client’s starting measurements, completes an EKG and blood work, maps out a nutritional plan, and prescribes medication and supplements. Clients also receive an injection of B vitamins and FDA-approved medicine to balance hormones and jump-start the metabolism without crashing cymbals near the stomach. After the initial visit, patients return three more times for quick injections and a follow-up to ensure the program is functioning smoothly. The clinic also arms clients with a 30-day supply of multivitamins and a stress-support supplement.
Within every Salon Loft location resides a coterie of talented tendril-tamers, each stylist providing different services, styles, and prices. At the Carrollwood location, participating stylists perform stylized women's haircuts ($48), demineralizing treatments ($20), and 16th-century French librettos. Tyrone Square's Salon Loft features follicular artisans who provide women's ($50) and men's ($40) haircuts tailored to each client's special brand of thought-holder. Peruse the stylists' specialties and prices online and then book an appointment without ever touching a phone, carrier pigeon, or minivan-mounted megaphone.
Ridding unwanted hair from clients' bodies since 1975, the skincare specialists at European Wax Center have had plenty of time to perfect the four-step waxing process. First, a specialist cleanses the skin and layers it with pre-wax oil so the wax adheres to the hair and not the skin. Next, the specialist applies exclusive EWC Comfort Wax crafted in Paris from beeswax, which is gentler to the skin than traditional wax or wax made from ground-up rocks. Finally, after the hair has been removed, a rejuvenation product is applied to freshly waxed areas, leaving behind soft, silky-smooth skin.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa licensed professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
All-natural products line the shelves at each of Rituals Salon's two locations. Created by Aveda, these hair serums forgo unpronounceable ingredients for plant oils and nonpetroleum-based minerals, all for the good of the both the consumer and the environment. The salon owners follow Aveda's lead at Rituals, where they invite clients to stop in for chemical-free highlights and chic haircuts performed by Aveda-trained stylists. After the stylists show off their talents, makeup artists step in to dress up eyes and lips and teach novice cosmetics users that eye shadow is to be swept across the eyelid, not across the retina.