Pure Wellness Co.’s Kristin Evans, a licensed massage therapist and former triathlon lifeguard, plunged into massage therapy to help overworked bodies heal more quickly. Her menu of corporeal upgrades runs the gamut from intensive sports and deep-tissue massage that alleviates persistent pain to Swedish massage and stretching sessions designed to relax reeling minds. The staff at Pure Wellness Co. also focus on cosmetic treatments, such as a parafango mud wrap, which helps shrink waistlines and smooth cellulite. Add-ons such as hot stones, aromatherapy, and operatically trained crickets level up relaxation. Patrons high-kick out of the office with more limber joints, less fatigue, sharper concentration, and a host of other benefits.
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, where she feels fortunate to have met a slew of talented therapists to perform services at Restoration @ Desiree's Wellness Spa & Boutique. 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.
Quiet is the first stop on the road to inner peace, according to Ramona Crabtree-Falkner, owner of Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage, LLC. At her tranquil studio, clients engage in active modes of relaxation such as yoga and passive forms such as massage therapy and reiki. During private and group yoga instruction, students venture inward by pairing deep breathing and meditation with ancient poses that stretch and strengthen the body. One-on-one sessions propel yogis toward specific goals such as weight loss and injury recovery, and group classes build community while releasing recently acquired stress and eye rolls stored up since high school. Bodywork services spotlight therapies from around the world, including the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage and the stretches and acupressure of Thai foot reflexology.