The team of aestheticians at Paradise Spa takes a holistic approach to inner and outer beauty. Staffers don’t just custom blend masks for facials and pamper feet with whirlpool baths during pedicures; they also ensure that clients’ inner health is taken care of with holistic wellness sessions that can balance chakras, develop spiritual awareness, and ease emotional blockages. The spa’s hydrotherapy sessions tend to muscles and nerves simultaneously by combining warm, bubbling waters with aromatic herbal blends of lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Underwater LED color-light therapy, a contemporary healing technique, enhances the baths without the hassle of lassoing a rainbow and yanking it into the tub.
The spa’s licensed massage therapists take over to knead muscles using Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue techniques as well as to guide clients through the stretching of Thai yoga massage. During a full day at the spa, clients can pair one of these massages with a full-body exfoliation or a body wrap made with natural ingredients, such as blueberries or moor mud. The relaxation marathons unfold against the backdrop of the spa’s golden walls, potted plants, soft lighting, and quiet music.
Each of Imagine You New's skincare specialists brings at least 10 years of experience to the spa's treatment tables. Still, they refuse to rely solely on their own experience when crafting custom treatments for new clients. Every facial or waxing service begins with an informal consultation, during which the aestheticians select products designed for the client's individual skin type or condition. Their collection of such products is extensive; professional DermaQuest formulas exfoliate and cleanse pores during facial treatments, OPI polishes add a glossy sheen to nails, and Jane Iredale mineral makeups imbue cheeks with a radiant glow. Imagine You New's free WiFi gives guests the chance to show off their new look on a social-networking site or research why their body makes a mechanical hissing sound when pressed on during a deep-tissue massage.
Reflective Moment Massages' owner, Lynne Wetherell, spent 20 years working in the medical industry before translating those skills into a career in massage therapy. Today, she works with two colleagues to provide clients with the benefits of skilled kneadings in a variety of massage modalities. Massages?from classic full-body relaxation and deep-tissue treatments to sessions that focus solely on the hands and feet?can have a great impact on stressed-out moms, achy athletes, and people tired from blinking for an entire day.
Mountain Tree Massage is a brand-new massage studio with multiple massage therapists on staff, working to ease tired muscles with a host of different modalities. At this Carillon Office Park location, clients are ushered into private rooms, where anything from a full-body relaxation massage to a deep-tissue or couples massage is on the table. As the skilled therapists work out knots in the neck, back, and shoulders, clients relax and enjoy improved circulation, reduced stress, and chronic pain release.
Palm Harbor Wellness Center offers the community a unique alternative to the standard health club. Incorporating physical fitness with wellness coaching allows clients to experience a total wellness transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. A staff of wellness coaches and personal trainers implement medically based exercise programs and oversee routines as guests pedal aboard cardio equipment, sweat through circuit-training stations, and heave free weights within the fully furnished gym. The center boasts more than 40 group fitness classes per week, during which experienced instructors lead groups through yoga poses, Zumba twirls, and kickboxing strikes. Before or after a workout, clients can choose from a variety of customized massages to help soothe or strengthen the body.
Medical aesthetician Niven Kanaan has been in the beauty industry for more than 14 years. In that time, she's become a SofTap permanent-makeup artist and certified instructor; an Xtreme Lashes technician; and an advanced skincare educator at Loraine's Academy. Titles aside, Niven keeps on top of the latest trends to give her clients attentive, deftly crafted beauty treatments.
Niven administers mink Xtreme lash extensions one lash at a time, using an organic glue to make the extensions look as natural as a bow tie on a penguin. She adds dimension to the face with eyeliner and lip liner?or keeps blemishes and imperfections at bay with scar cover-ups and camouflage. As a licensed aesthetician, Niven also offers facials, peels, and microdermabrasions that pare down signs of aging and yield soft, smooth, vibrant skin.