L'Europe Nails and Spa's trained and certified techs perform services in an aesthetic sanctuary swirling with old world beauty, charm, and nature sounds pouring from the speakers. The technicians work amid marble accents by the light of a crystal chandelier. Their dedication to their clients landed them a place on Talk of the Town's 2011 roster of winning businesses, thanks to cozy pedicure thrones with built-in shiatsu massage and a pipeless system that reduces bacterial growth. While clients recline, meditative music plays and staffers communicate with their guests in both English and Spanish. In addition to skin-nurturing mud and herbal facials, L'Europe Nails and Spa also tightens and refurbishes epidermises with Thermage and Fraxel laser treatments performed by Dr. Iris Ayala.
Gio Sport Massage's therapist Sergio Rivero calls on a full arsenal of tools to help him during massages, from aromatherapy scents and bamboo sticks to hot and cold stones and honey. The massage strokes themselves blend conventional and holistic approaches as a Swedish massage's gliding motions deliver deep relaxation, and reflexology's manipulation of the soles of feet target the traditional pressure points of eastern healing.
Sessions take place both in Gio Sport Massage's office and on location, recreating a spa atmosphere in homes, offices, and hotel rooms. Corporate massages take place in the specially designed chair that Gio brings along to workplaces, giving workers a break from the day-to-day grind of tapping out emails and screaming into Dictaphones.
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.
Hand & Stone's licensed staff of aestheticians and muscle therapists relaxes ligaments and purifies pores with a variety of massages (a $79.95 value/session) and signature facials (a $79.95 value/session). Monthly kneading sessions may increase alertness, relieve anxiety, and improve one's attitude toward segway cops who don't use turn signals. The season of stress-busting marks three custom massages on your corporeal calendar, offering a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and other styles to suit variously beleaguered bods.
Desiree Burrell, the owner of Restoration @ Desiree's Wellness Spa & Boutique, brings years of experience to soothing sun-damaged skin. She got her start in Beverly Hills, California, working there for 14 years before transferring her person and techniques to Minneola, Florida. She says her most popular service remains the Tri-Fecta non-surgical facelift. She kicks off the treatment with a thorough exfoliation of the skin using microdermabrasion. Then, she applies a peptide peel and follows it up with an oxygen facial that's infused by the dermacycling machine to help the skin breathe and heal.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Tri-Fecta, the non-surgical facelift
Brands Used: Oxygen Plasma and Oxygen with MSM along with DermaQuest
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.