Beyond the white-picket fence that surrounds the porch of her homey Pace salon, owner Rosalinda Fowell has corralled a selection of spa services, jewelry, and brand-name perfumes. Shellac french manicures and pedicures offer an indulgent way to decorate and protect fingernails, and kids’ mani-pedis give youngsters their first taste of spa life. After enjoying a lavish nail treatment or enduring an eyebrow or lip wax, guests can celebrate their new, chic looks with a new rhinestone bracelet, cocktail ring, or sparkling brooch, or gift themselves a bottle of their favorite fragrance, whether it be Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker, or Cheeseburger by John Goodman.
Still Waters Day & Medical Spa, supervised by Dr. Jack Kotlarz, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializes in bolstering beauty with lasers and other forms of advanced technology while still pampering those looking for a traditional spa experience. VelaSmooth anticellulite treatments shed dimples without invasive surgery or witchcraft, Isolaz PPX laser from Solta helps minimize pores and reduce inflammatory skin, and the Apogee Elite laser system frees clients from unwanted body fuzz with laser hair removal. Cosmetic injections and facial fillers pair with traditional aroma-infused spa soaks, facials, and massages. Every spa service includes a plush robe and slippers and begins with a warm footbath infused with fragrant herbs, essential oils, and car air fresheners.
Cheveux Hair Salon's nail-detailing doyen, Melissa Goepfrich, pampers and revitalizes fingers and toes with a six-part spa mani-pedi. The process begins with an aromatherapy soak, which soothes nails' nightmares of being nibbled and supplants fears with dreams of looking lacquered. Then a cuticle conditioning and exfoliating scrub evicts impurities and buffs finger and toe façades to a dazzling sparkle. Hot towels envelope extremities in a terry-cloth embrace, releasing them just in time for a deep massage to ease away the daily stresses of work and high-pressure thumb wars. Finally, Goepfrich will awaken brush from bottle and grant nails three wishes in the form of an OPI base, color, and topcoat.
At Ma’ Therapy Massage Spa Clinic, licensed massage therapist Tamala Allen and three other massage therapists unleash their arsenal of massage modalities on tense necks and sore backs. During Hawaiian-style lomi lomi massages, Tamala uses intuition and Sherlock Holmes' magnifiying glass to detect clients' individual stress points, and then customizes her strokes to address those issues. Swedish massages lull muscles into relaxation with gliding strokes and percussive movements, and therapeutic massages target chronic injuries or recurring aches.
No two massage sessions are quite the same at Allegria Wellness Center. Owner Shawna Guheen customizes each treatment for her client's goals, whether its pain relief or relaxation. She employs a personalized blend of techniques including neuromuscular therapy and holistic bodywork, such as Thai yoga. During these sessions, Ms. Guheen draws on a background that includes time at Florida’s Therapeutic Massage School and more than 200 hours of continuing education, or the length of one episode of Masterpiece Theatre.