For the past 50 years, lodging luxury resort Plantation on Crystal River has resided on 232 acres of lush preserve land, between the Nature Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounded by natural springs stemming from King's Bay, the grounds brim with exotic wildlife such as osprey, grey-horned owls, and 400 migratory West Indian manatees that—like water wings that have not yet molted—people can swim with on a seasonal basis.
Nestled on these verdant grounds, the eco-friendly institution The Spa at Plantation pampers and relaxes frames with services powered by botanical Aveda products. Patrons settle into salon chairs for cuts and color or relax as Vichy showers gently flow over their backs during body treatments. The onsite massage therapist kneads away tension while balancing chakras or places hot stones on limbs.
Skyview Golf & Country Club’s 18-hole, par 72 course unfurls an emerald map of fairways and greens that span 7,142 yards of lakeside scenery. With four sets of tees, the course offers up a fun, par-hunting test for golfers of all stripes. The club complements its 18-hole masterpath with a staff of instructors led by Director of Golf Peter J. Summers, from whom golfers can gain swing-honing wisdom in on-site lessons.
LA Wraps is the Premier InfraRed Body Wrap Studio in Citrus County Florida. We use only the Formostar Encore system resulting in the absolute best results for our clients. Each session is not only a full hour, but no messy lotions, potions or embarrassing moments as our clients remain fully clothed.
The talented aestheticians at Venus's Sunset Salon and Spa work with each customer to fulfill their individual style needs. The full-service salon offers everything from basic cuts and color treatments to facials, gel manicures, and nail extensions.
Accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, massage therapist Sally Aalto gently digs into the back’s contours, relieving vertebrae and improving blood circulation during individualized one-hour treatments. Varying in pressure and depth depending on customer preference, the Swedish massage interchanges long, slow strokes with light, rhythmic taps synchronized to a recording of each patron's favorite speech by a secretary of agriculture. Therapeutic massages hone in on particular corporeal issues or chronic conditions in client spines, coupling relaxation with relief from discomfort.
Vernon Martin understands the emotional ramifications of hair loss because he's suffered from it himself. But he found a solution. Drawing on 25 years in the styling field, Martin developed a nonsurgical method for treating male and female hair loss, which he offers out of his eponymous salon. Guests of his salon can also request a range of beautification services such as mani-pedis and makeup application, or retreat to a private room for a therapeutic massage.