At Geni Waxing & Massage Center, every Brazilian-wax treatment is fittingly conducted with organic Spanish wax, which founder Geni Forton discovered while getting certified in body and facial aesthetics in Rio de Janeiro. Her staff has also mastered services beyond waxing, including European-style facials, microdermabrasion, massages, and body wraps.
At The Woodhouse Day Spa, relaxation begins upon arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. Guests don fluffy robes and reflexology sandals as they sip mugs of loose-leaf tea and wait for their treatment to start. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: the shelves are filled with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products. The spa goes the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage.
At Khush Threading & Herbal Salon, ancient Eastern methods of beautification meet the scientific methods of the 21st century. Salon aestheticians wield their lengths of pure cotton string to remove unwanted hair from the face and neck or to sculpt brows, while facial specialists employ enzyme peels and microdermabrasion to bring out a complexion’s natural glow. These relaxing facial sessions incorporate healing antioxidants and customizable masks that correct an individual’s skin complaints without lengthy litigation.
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.
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Elase Med Spas, specializes in procedures and treatments to enhance the face and body. The technicians under his supervision blast away unwanted body fat with devices such as Cynosure's Elite lasers and also perform laser-hair removal treatments, leaving clients more comfortable in swimwear and fig leaves. Their VelaShape sessions both erode inches from problem areas and buff away at the texture of cellulite.
Unlike its boisterous neighbors—Universal Studios and Disney World—Abba Heath Spa's massages, body wraps, and deep-cleansing facials strive to instill both body and mind with a sense of calm. Massage modalities range from the lighter Swedish massage that can help improve circulation with gentle kneads and long strokes, to ashiatsu massages where staffers walk carefully along the client's back to release tension. Before undergoing one of Abba's nine skin treatments, staffers consult with client's to determine which techniques would most complement their skin type before using organic products to revitalize both visages and birthday suits. Abba Health Spa is open seven days a week, and while appointments are greatly appreciated, they do welcome walk-ins.
Helmed by a triumvirate of dedicated doctors, the experienced staff at Bella Vita Medi Spa & Salon tends to guests inside its more than 5,000-square-foot med spa with a diverse menu of cosmetic, spa, and salon services. Ornate mirrors and artwork line the warm-hued walls, surrounding aestheticians as they revitalize faces and bodies in private treatment rooms or style coifs with products in the salon area. Their laser services do battle with fine lines and cellulite, and a range of cosmetic injections helps to undo the effects of aging or playing Sudoku in the dark.