From head to toes, the staff at iMpressions Salon and Spa works hard to fine-tune the exteriors of all the clients who walk through the doors. Eye-popping colors coat fingers and toes after a technician delicately shapes and buffs nails during each mani-pedi. The staff also readies clients for weddings, photo shoots, and hot-dog-eating contests with professionally applied makeup and waxing services.
Warmed bamboo branches , heated river rocks , and peppermint oils are just a few of the natural elements that the licensed massage therapists at NewAgeTouch incorporate into their treatments. Salt scrubs marry skincare and massage, loosening muscles with hot towels before a mixture of Dead Sea salt, aromatherapy, and oil are applied to the skin in a cadence that mimics Swedish massage strokes. Afterward, skin feels softer to the touch than a coat made from luxuriant muppet fur. NewAge Touch also sells skincare products, massage supplies, and pillow sprays to soothe the senses just before bed.
Within the berry-colored walls at Simply Soothing Massage, therapists soothe stressed clients with personalized massage treatments. Massage modalities, such as deep-tissue or hot-stone massage, work to enhance moods by increasing the amount of serotonin, dopamine, and knock-knock jokes in the mind, while also prodding toxins from the body. Clients can further purify themselves with ear candling to remove excess wax and sugar scrubs to slough away dead skin. To extend its range of services, Simply Soothing Massage also employs hairstylists who sculpt coifs for men and women before fluffing manes with a blow-dry.
Tucked inside Daytona Beach Resort, Terra Acqua Day Spa shelters weary travelers and residents from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. From inside private treatment rooms, Hawaiian-made candles fill the air with the intoxicating scent of coconut as skilled staff members ease tension with soothing massage techniques. Body scrubs from local vendors gently whisk expired cells from corpuses, and imported creams and body wraps pare down hazardous curves. The pampering continues outside on the ocean deck, where cabana-shaded massage tables pair sessions with fresh air and the coos of relaxed conch shells.
A trip to the islands is the most relaxing getaway. The staff at Java Hair Company strive to recreate that state of relaxation with a tropical atmosphere and a roster of beautifying services. Expert hair stylists snip clients' hair into face-flattering shapes, adding color and highlights to add dimension without using hairspray to sculpt it into a cube. Facials restore moisture to tired skin, and massages release tension and aches. The gel polish used in manicures resists chips for up to two weeks, and feet get scrubbed and lotioned up during pedicures.
At the door of Lavender Fields Day Spa & Wellness Center, a burst of purple lavender greets the soon-to-be-soothed. The licensed massage therapist at Lavender Fields provides treatments ranging from Swedish, prenatal, sports, and foot massages. Past the warm pastel reception area waits a cool-colored treatment room, the scene of such services as massage, waxing, and skincare treatments. The spa's website also provides an extensive list of FAQ answers, including how to prepare for treatments, what microdermabrasion is, and why soccer players only protect their shins.
Doctors of Chiropractic Philip Afghani and Melissa Ferranti are married, but that's not the only reason they spend their days together; the two work side by side at Atlantic Chiropractic & Wellness Center. The spinal adjustments they perform can alleviate back pain and realign spines thrown askew by heavy furniture or a rugby team that discovers who keeps moving their furniture. The spinal column is richly studded with nerves, so spinal adjustments may restore balance to the entire nervous system as well as the back. Additionally, the practitioners perform acupressure and acupuncture treatments and educate their patients with diet tips and exercises that improve overall health.