Studies suggest that the loss of one sense leads to the enhancement of the other four—an idea that Earl Williams can attest to. According to Channel 31, when Earl was 20 years old, his sight suddenly faded to black as he was walking down the street. Doctors suspected that the late-onset blindness may have been a consequence of his premature birth and told him it was irreversible. Rather than dwelling on what he'd lost, Earl set his mind to making the most of what he had left: a strong pair of hands and a heightened sense of touch.
Earl has now been answering to his massage-therapy calling for 14 years, using his instinctive digits to draw pain and tension from muscles and earn certifications in several targeted skills. His enhanced ability to feel enables him to detect problem areas more swiftly than the eyes in the back of an elementary schoolteacher's head, and his ever-present pair of shades lends him an air of coolness that puts clients at ease.
Dr. Joyce Peters of Anti-Aging Medical Spa & Wellness Clinic has assembled a network of licensed doctors, massage therapists, beauty consultants, fitness trainers, nutritionists, and more in an effort to provide her clients with a whole-person approach to health and beauty. Boasting many of these certifications herself, Dr. Peters specializes in weight loss and anti-aging treatments such as LipoStar body wraps and photorejuvenation facials. Her clinic’s impressive service menu runs the gamut from salon treatments and wellness checkups to couples massages and mud baths.
Nationally certified massage therapist Alexis Rich melts muscular tightness and eases chronic pain with several massage modalities. Broad and fluid Swedish strokes smooth away stress, whereas deep-tissue massages target specific aches with additional pressure and a motivational speech. Clients can relax under the radiating warmth of a hot-stone massage or steep paws in a foot soak followed by an arch-plying reflexology treatment. Alexis also illuminates visages with custom facials, blending her own formulas from homemade ingredients. Guests repose in a private room sheltered by sapphire surroundings and a wall mirror rimmed in ethereal lights that lends to an ambiance calmer than a placid lake after anger-management classes.
Hands and feet give rounds of applause after the technicians at Castle Nails & Spa tend to them with nailcare and skin-softening treatments. Manicure and pedicure services gussy up natural nails, and powder and gel sets create long, strong, faux nails that can be glittered for added effect. When technicians aren’t getting nails in tiptop shape for scratching itches of revealing winning lottery tickets, they infuse hands with moisture during soothing dips in paraffin wax.
Kellye McCormick is not only a master aesthetician and licensed barber, she's also the owner of Tallulah's Salon and Spa. Her team of stylists, master hair designers, and color specialists design bespoke cuts for visitors, which they can enhance with hair coloring and extensions. They also add glam with nail, wax, and eyelash services, and makeup applications that employ Mirabella Beauty products. With an arsenal of skincare services that includes peels and facials, the spa's aesthetician works to cleanse, hydrate, and exfoliate skin that has dried to resemble that of an alligator or a lady who wrestles alligators.