Inside this candle-lit spa, designed for ultimate relaxation, the staff pampers guests with massages, facials, and body wraps. A licensed aesthetician and body wrapper handles skincare needs, personalizing facials to treat problems such as dry skin and acne. Clients unwind in body wraps designed to help facilitate detoxification and weight loss. Euphoria's hairstylist further polishes clients with nail services, haircuts, and styles.
Posh's long list of spa and salon services can buff the body from toenail tips to head hairs. If you have an unwanted color of hair on your head, Posh will dye it ($55). If you have hair where you shouldn't, Posh will wax it ($12–$70). If you have too much hair, Posh can cut it in a way that makes you feel content ($30 and up for women, $25 and up for men). If you don't have enough hair, Posh can give you extensions (price based upon consultation). And if your hair already makes you feel content or is holding you hostage with its razor-sharp tips, Posh will give you a manicure or pedicure to make your fingers and toes content enough to match your highly contented hair ($22–$52 for a hot-stone pedicure with massage). Posh also offers makeovers and facials such as the luxuriant European facial ($80).
In oak-studded pastures awash with climbing vines and vibrant flowers, a horse whinnies and a startled peacock flies off to find shelter in a tree's branches. For Marilyn Gibbs, it's just another day at the office—the licensed massage therapist opened her studio on a ranch in order to give her clients the kind of tranquility they can't find in the city. With 15 years of experience, Marilyn switches her modality of choice to suit the needs of each client: focused compression addresses chronic pain during deep-tissue massages, and fluid kneads with forearms and elbows comprise her Hawaiian-style Lomi Lomi treatment. She also practices pain-focused myoskeletal-alignment techniques (MAT) and myofascial release, which gradually unwinds contracted muscles and encourage them to stretch. With a G5 Cellutec massager, a complimentary add-on to each treatment, she can even help fade the telltale dimples of cellulite.
After a massage, Marilyn's clients often benefit from increased flexibility and less palpable aches. A complimentary 15–20 stop inside her far-infrared sauna following massages can enhance these effects, warming joints and reducing soreness caused by headaches, arthritis, and other ailments.
Marilyn Gibbs, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT MA25768/MM8508, AL#33)
To keep his clients flexible, Jason Cox keeps his schedule flexible—the licensed massage therapist works with his patrons’ busy schedules, traveling to their residences and workplaces with a variety of soothing music at the ready. Once he’s at his destination, Jason performs customized treatments that focus on relieving specific muscles of aches and pains for several days at a time. Along with traditional styles, such as Swedish, he conducts a number of specialty modalities, including prenatal, foot, and athlete’s relief massages. To enhance the experience, Jason can incorporate add-ons such as a foot wash, aromatherapy, or a warm towel to aid in stretching and relaxation.
The comprehensive wellness philosophy at Acupuncture and Chiropractic Center of Pensacola blends Eastern medicine with natural methods that Dr. Robert Cowan has honed over 25 years of practicing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Careful adjustments of the bones and joints aim to solve back and neck problems during chiropractic sessions. Slender acupuncture needles stimulate pressure points to release the body’s natural energy flows and preserve butterfly tattoos. Specialists reinforce physiques by developing individual nutrition and revitalize complexions with a spread of luxurious facial services.
From a tranquil space within Thrive Salon & Spa, Dionne of Revitalizing Hands relieves tension and pain with custom massage sessions heightened by upgrades such as therapeutic essential oils. She uses the long flowing strokes and kneading techniques of Swedish massage to encourage relaxation and increase circulatory flow, and chronic tension is dealt with through the focused pressure of deep-tissue techniques. Dionne also helps to balance out bodies by applying firm pressure to trigger points and encouraging every client to invest in a tightrope walker’s pole.