Physical therapy, pain management, and chiropractic care are the three primary disciplines of the practice, which aims to construct strong relationships between clinicians and patients. Staff members also work to find similar connections between the systems of the body, which functions best when all of its components work in harmony. By doing this, they relieve chronic pain and guide bodies toward wellness without prescription drugs. The team counts a family doctor and an internal physician among its ranks, which include physical therapists, chiropractors, and a pain-management expert, which is also what some sports fans call their favorite team’s coach. Their areas of expertise extend to acupuncture, massage therapy, and stress management, all part of a comprehensive roster of treatments to usher holistic relief and health into achy frames.
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.
The Enchanted Cottage is aptly named—it’s the kind of place that Goldilocks might stumble upon when trolling through the forest, looking for foodstuffs to steal. If she ever showed up here, she’d be in luck, because complimentary homemade breads, cookies, mozzarella, and herbal tea are offered to all who enter.
The signature massage tones the face by releasing facial tension and contractions that build up over time and eventually inspire wrinkles. The treatment’s toning benefits increase with multiple sessions, each of which includes soothing hot towels for the hands and feet. Alongside the face-lift massage, the Enchanted Cottage offers Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and reflexology massage services to relieve tension in backs, necks, shoulders, and feet.
On their way out, clients can purchase all-natural, handmade skincare products by Mary Fairy Angels—including the Angel face cream used in the face-lift massage—or they can pick up a jar of raw, locally made honey.
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.
Soon to be the subjects of a reality show airing on HDNet, this casual salon’s bikini-clad staff of licensed stylists charms the curls of men, women, and children within warm, beach-themed surroundings. Locks relinquish sand, seashells, and stowaway sea monkeys during a thorough sudsing that preludes the 20-minute haircut, which is tailored to each client’s desires and personal style. As fingers lull pent-up tension from weary noggins, peepers can peruse the colorful interior’s vivid artwork and wall-mounted surfboards, which reflect flickers from the lobby’s sprawling flat-screen TV.