Inside Jeunesse Salon and Spa's 16 private suites, a cast of independent beauty specialists accomplishes aesthetic feats with a range of salon and spa services for hair, nails, and skin. Its featured hairstylists and aestheticians boost visitors' outer allure with haircuts, highlights, and facials, while massage therapists knead away pockets of accumulated tension. A variety of packages offer combined services geared toward teens, brides-to-be, and alligators in need of a moisturizing facial and a back massage.
The art of healing has taken up most of Arturo Mendez’s life. He holds more than 25 years of experience as a nurse and more than six years as a massage therapist. His massages—which include prenatal, reflexology, and deep tissue—work to find relief from scoliosis, fibromyalgia, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. A natural-born athlete, Arturo also spends his time coaching track, cross country, and thumb wrestling.
Matthew Leahy could be called a body mechanic—and not just because he works on Ironmen during their triathlon events. He's memorized the ways that the body's components can move, stretch, and strain, causing tension to accumulate in muscles. His massage treatments try to alleviate that tension with several modalities. From flowing Swedish kneads to the targeted pressure that addresses sports injuries, his approaches are customized to each client. He has also mastered ART, or active release techniques, a system of massage and specific movements that aims to restore tight, overworked tissues to their healthy state.
Toccare Massage is a membership-based massage clinic that offers a variety of massage services in a relaxing setting dappled in neutral hues and elegant furnishings. Tucked into a private treatment room, await your choice of more than a dozen massage styles (excluding the hot stone, Chinese cupping, and raindrop styles). Try a Swedish massage designed to soothe sore muscles, relieve tension, and improve circulation, whereas a sports massage can treat muscles exhausted from whale wrestling, improving both range of motion and flexibility. Lymphatic drainage is designed to drain toxins from the body's lymph system, and cranial-sacral massage targets headaches, nerve pain, sinus problems, and more. If your body likes what it feels at Toccare, use your Groupon to get 20% off a massage membership. Toccare members pay a flat monthly, annual, or biannual fee for cheaper massages and quick bookings.
A blowout is more than a simple blow-dry to the experts at Plush! Blowout Bar & Salon. They offer six hair-smoothing blowouts with names such as Cosmopolitan and Kamikaze, as well as Shirley Temple blowouts for kids. The staff also cuts and colors hair into classic and modern styles and waxes unwanted facial hair.
What began as a small venture—rubbing her dad’s back for a quarter as a child—has turned into a full-time career for massage therapist Laura. She joins fellow massage therapist Tara at Absolute Body Balance as they work out chronic aches and pains with Swedish-, deep-tissue-, prenatal-, and sports-massage techniques. They boost their massages’ benefits with hot stones, hot towels, and a cooling serum.