Within Sakura Touch's quaint, cozy studio, massage therapists and aestheticians combine technical expertise with spa pampering. Patrons can relax during Swedish massages with warm neck wraps, deep-tissue kneading sessions, or aromatherapy massages with heated oil that drips directly onto the skin. All-natural salt scrubs slough away dead skin cells, leaving flesh soft and radiant. Patrons also can opt for reiki energy work or lymphatic drainage sessions, which can be conducted in studio or offsite in clients' homes.
Mark Lohmann's interest in health began when he witnessed its absence. As a child, he saw family members struggle with debilitating disease, and he began to wonder about ways he could restore their health. When he grew older and hopped on a track to become a yacht chef, Lohmann explored nutrition and often massaged his own shoulders to cope with "the long grueling hours spent on [his] feet for some two decades." When his parents' ailing health called him home in 2003, Lohmann began formally training in bodywork—starting with Active Isolated Stretching—before opening Planet Massage on Las Olas Boulevard in 2005.
After almost a decade at that location, Planet Massage relocated to a historical home in the SOLO district that has more than three times the space of the original location. But the ample space isn't the only upgrade; Planet Massage's new urban oasis is even more equipped to relax clients with its lush outdoor bamboo and mango gardens and free parking. Plus, the house is located on a tree-lined neighborhood street, blocks from the beach and within view of the Downtown skyline and any monsters trying to destroy it.
The new spa still soothes bodies with medically based bodywork that often combines multiple modalities and products, as well as with foot massages, heat packs, and pain-relieving Biofreeze treatments. But it also has added a variety of new pampering treatments to take place in the new treatment rooms.
Inside of A Touch of Inspiration Wellness, Inc, licensed therapists use imported products and diverse massage skills to placate the weary cries of both body and mind. Sports, trigger-point, and Swedish massages all eradicate muscle tension and soreness with targeted strokes. Similarly, body wraps coat surfaces in rich, aromatic oils designed to clear away toxins and transport the mind to a deserted beach populated by butterflies and infinity popsicles. Exclusively for established clients and spa parties, the staff also offers mobile massage sessions complete with soothing water fountains and scented candles for an authentic spa-like experience.
Licensed massage therapist Maryuri Velazquez––or Margie––began her career in the accounting field. Day in and day out, she suffered from debilitating migraine headaches, until a chance session with a massage therapist uncovered her innate passion for healing. Today, as a nine-year graduate of Educating Hands School of Massage, Margie relieves the tension of others with own custom bodywork.
Though Margie deftly tempers aches with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, her specialty is lymphatic massage. With a certification in Lypossage and the high-tech Lymphstar Pro, Margie administers manual and electronic stimulation to release muscle spasms caused by exercising too often, experiencing too much stress, and sitting still in a plastic bubble for 30 years and then suddenly playing both your guitars. Clients may also purchase Wellness Center's Pink Horizons skincare products, which are made from all-natural organic botanicals.
Lyn Anthony Salon and Spa’s professional team gussies up clients with a range of services that include Skincare treatments performed with Dermalogica products, waxing procedures, and hair styling sessions employing Moroccan Oil and Osis brand coloring agents. Nail techs bedeck manicured digits with OPI polish as massage therapists banish tension using kneads, strokes, and percussive taps that spell out strongly worded threats in Morse code. Cool and organic tones, along with glossy tiled murals, sweep across the walls to create a tranquil spa setting.
The veteran staff at The Happy Human Center facilitates a transformation of guests' minds, bodies, and spirits. Relaxing massages, reiki sessions, and reflexology treatments are just a handful of the methods here that help clients unload stress, remedy aches, and reduce the efficacy of Tin Man impressions. Couples can take part in an instructional massage session, sending them out the door feeling both relaxed and empowered to remove future knots from their partners' muscles. In addition to massages, the skilled staff performs facials and body treatments —which pamper and nourish the skin with salts, essential oils, or herbs —and waxing services that evict unwanted fuzz.