Though it's connected to the KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, the calm, relaxing atmosphere within Paradise Mist Spa makes it feel miles away. The spa's decor transports guests to a beach in the tropics, with palm fronds in front of walls painted sky blue and sunset red. Eight treatment rooms lie beyond the waiting room with a team of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians soothing visitors with services from body wraps to facials. The tropical theme even carries through to the spa’s products, which contain ingredients such as coconut milk and Fijian honey. Though Paradise Mist caters mostly to adults, it also offers services for children at the Enchanted Lagoon Kids’ Spa. Such features earned the relaxation haven a place on the Daily Herald’s 2012 and 2014 Readers' Choice list.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Doctor of Chiropractic Leo Potetti takes time with his patients. His goal of not only treating pain, but also educating each patient, means that he devotes part of each initial appointment to getting to know visitors and their aches. His thorough examinations can uncover concerns ranging from herniated discs to tennis elbow and pinched nerves, and he often makes a diagnosis and immediately begins treatment during that first visit. Seeking to correct bad habits and prevent further discomfort, Dr. Potetti instructs which activities, positions, and dance routines to refrain from, and suggests exercises designed to alleviate conditions.
After examining each client's skin to determine its unique needs, the Jeunesse Palace Medi Spa performs customized facials using natural medical-grade skincare products imported from France. She deep cleanses pores, sloughs off dull skin cells with an exfoliating treatment, and invigorates skin with a massage before applying a rejuvenating mask. Visitors to the spa can also opt for microdermabrasion or chemical peels, or purchase beauty products on site, which are discounted by 5% for students and members of the military.
Before Teresa Zeigler even grabs hold of a pair of scissors or mixes up a bowl of hair dye, she first takes the time to evaluate her clients' hair to determine the most beneficial styles and colors. She works from inside Essence VIP, an ethnic salon that specializes in black haircare. She also straightens manes with a variety of products, including Global Keratin Juvexin, and slathers scalp-wellness formulas onto heads to help alleviate the symptoms of alopecia, dandruff, and eczema.