David Marron remembers a day when he was in middle school, kneeling atop a pew during Mass and clasping his hands together in prayer. His back, already strained at a young age from participating in a number of sports, sent pulses of pain to his knees. The pain overwhelmed him and he fainted, startling the Catholic-school peers around him. David's mother, concerned for the wellbeing of her son, decided to take him to a chiropractor. The treatments quickly helped to rebuild the strength in his body, and sparked young David's desire to pursue a career in chiropractic.
Since becoming a board-certified chiropractor in 1984, Doctor of Chiropractic David Marron has completed numerous post-graduate studies, garnered several certifications, and opened a center focused on treating ailments with a combination of holistic modalities. The team at Marron Wellness Center creates personalized healing plans for patients of all ages, whose aches and pains may meet their fate with any blend of techniques from chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy.
The facility houses multiple treatment rooms, including three chiropractic rooms, two acupuncture rooms, and one decompression room, plus two separate waiting areas to ensure that all visitors can score a seat for themselves and their favorite cat figurine.
Before opening Believe Skin Care Studio, owner Lauryn Allen spent two years at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. She learned much while tending to her base of big-city clients, and she brings all of that knowledge—as well as 13 years of general spa experience—to her own charming studio in Oakhurst. Lauryn and her staff cater to all skin types with facials that flush dirt from pores and waxing services that swipe away unwanted fuzz. Various makeup wands summon cherry-red lips, tinted lashes, smoky eyes, and orange hopscotch courts on the studio’s floor. Skilled therapist Candice plies her nimble fingers during massages in modalities ranging from soothing Swedish to penetrating deep tissue.
At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each client's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A fluffy robe drapes around their shoulders and mugs of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: staffers fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products, none of which are tested on animals. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage.
Whether stopping by for a quick haircut or manicure or devoting a whole day to facials and massages, trained staff members pamper guests of Milagro Spa amid soothing amenities. Visitors don robes and lounge in the relaxation area after their services are complete, basking in the glow that only an expertly administered mud wrap or nearby anglerfish can provide. Thoughtful touches such as onsite childcare ensure youngsters stay safe and happy while adults unwind.
Most popular service: Integrated massage
Brands Used: Certified Organic HobaCare Jojoba Oil
Staff Size: 3
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Andria, the owner and massage therapist of Inner Peace Healing, believes that every form of massage has its value. Whether it's a Swedish massage that gently relieves tension or a reiki session that balances the body's energies, the benefits of professional bodywork are tangible.
Andria's goal as a therapist is to raise the public's awareness of these benefits, one massage at a time. She specializes in a wide variety of modalities, ranging from neuromuscular therapy to sports massage. Regardless of which style she practices, her clients tend to appreciate the outcome. Talk with her before scheduling a treatment to discuss which techniques are best for preventing injury, managing pain, or finding out if you're still ticklish.
Bear and Birch pairs the time-tested experience of the Russian banya with modern luxuries. Housed in the massive, sand-toned expanse of a two-story, brick-and-stone facility, multiple rooms provide the space and privacy needed to unwind. Bear and Birch boasts three different steam rooms, hot tubs with billowing jets, couches to recline upon, and, in many cases, roaring fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. TVs are also present in some of the dining rooms, where inky red borscht and platters of smoked fish can be paired with beverages brought from home. Robe-clad guests can improvise their own self-guided spa experiences, trading their time between napping, schvitzing, soaking, and watching sports, but they can also commission massages and traditional birch branch slappings. Bear and Birch's uniqueness started with its very founding, encapsulated with BBC and New York magazine interviews with headlines like "Goldman Sachs Trader Quits to Pursue Sauna Dream."