With experience in cosmetology and business management, Octavia McDougle helps aspiring beauticians of all sorts forge new career paths as hairstylists, barbers, cosmetologists, and massage therapists. At Beauty Anatomy Institute of Cosmetology and Wellness, Octavia and her staff guide students in immersive programs that combine preparatory theory with hands-on practical application. Once they've learned the ropes, protégés get to practice services on real-life clients before they earn their licenses and find employment.
Students train on a 4,100-square-foot campus replete with four clinic areas and salon-exclusive products typically found only in premier salons and Walt Whitman’s finely manicured beard. Beauty Anatomy Institute also runs an outreach program to provide disadvantaged teenagers with scholarships, workshops, and grooming services to further boost their self-esteem.
Situated inside Sea Gardens Beach and Tennis Club, Soleil Spa does a good job of convincing guests they're actually underwater. Photorealistic images of sea anemones adorn the walls of the spa's private treatment rooms, recreating the scenery of the ocean to help guests sink further into relaxation during each massage or facial. Out on the salon floor, nail technicians buff away callouses and gently remove lobster claws during mani-pedis.
The trained and attentive staff at Glow Wellness Spa rejuvenates visitors six days a week. Backed by an arsenal of services, they zero in on needs from head to toe, including 10 different types of massages and hair treatments for both women and men. For shared refreshment and camaraderie amongst friends, the spa opens its doors for birthdays, bachelorette parties, and other special events, and its couples massage allows sweethearts to relax together even when their fingers are stuck in the same Chinese finger trap. The spacious, laid-back nature of the spa complements the pleasant effects of its services, especially in the Zen Relaxation Room and three private massage rooms.
Cozy boutique body care spa that features individualized sessions, organic products and organic body care with experts in their fields. Deep tissue, aromatherapy, Swedish relaxation, sports massage, pain relief, prenatal and soon - acupuncture with state licensed pros.
The massage therapists at Rejuvenate Day Spa melt tense muscles with dexterous digits. Practitioners begin by lubricating lumbar with Biotone massage cream for smoother kneading and somersaulting through art-museum air ducts. During the bamboo massage, stalks of varying lengths and diameters assist fingers with deep-tissue work to promote improved circulation and sensory-nerve perception. Swedish techniques encourage relaxation, ease tension, and result in more delicate pancakes. A furnished rest area offers clients a place to recuperate after each session.
More than a spa, Body & Soul Retreat strikes down malady at its stressy source, setting its sights on systematically improving the immune system through specific body therapies. For instance, lymphatic massage purges toxins from the body alongside a heaping helping of pampering during Ayervedic healing sessions that enlist oils, herbal powers, and deep strokes that stimulate blood circulation. A duo of massage therapists tandem-attack aches and pains during the Four Hands Escape treatment, chasing down splinter cells of knots and the moles that so often evade therapists armed with novelty mallets. Couples looking to cure their ailments can inquiry about tandem-savvy packages that include massages and a jacuzzi designed with pairs in mind.
Beyond their impressive bodywork skills, which also include cranio-sacral, reflexology, and neuromuscular techniques, Body & Soul?s practitioners also tend to rough, cracked skin with sugar scrubs or salt glows laced with lavender, citrus, or peppermint, and groom fingers and toes during aromatherapy manicures and pedicures. For communal unwinding, guests can rustle up a cadre of friends for one of Body & Soul?s spa parties.
Along with massages, spa parties, and mani-pedis, the "soul mates" at Body and Soul Retreat also perform a variety of facial services, including organic skin care, back facials, and full service waxing. Now in their 20th year of business, they have also recently added chiropractic care, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine to their list of services.