As stylists tame unruly coifs at Vernon Martin Salon, Travis Edmosen tends to a different form of bodily rebellion: muscular aches and mental stress. A licensed massage therapist, Travis kneads out knots and soreness with deep-tissue massages that foster relaxation with hot towels, aromatherapy, and massage oils. He also puts a cosmetic twist on his therapy sessions with extra add-ons such as facial peels and foot scrubs.
Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Scott Redrick oversees the operation at Medical Weightloss Center. His clients can join weight-loss programs, dietary injections, and low-carb diets, which aim to lower BMI. He also oversees the anti-aging laser treatments; they can help remove common signs of aging such as wrinkles and wisdom.
Named one of the state’s top ten courses by GolfFlorida.com and the top New Affordable Public Golf Course by Golf Digest, El Diablo Golf and Country Club treats club-wielding contestants to a 7,045-yard stretch of challenging golf set amid an omnipresent forest of oak and pine. As players check off holes on their leafy sojourn, they’ll also encounter course architect Jim Fazio’s barrage of challenges, which range from extremely fast greens – never registering less than a 9.5 on the Stimpmeter – to deep bunkers filled with Floridian sand. Though the greens are speedy and will punish too-bold rolls, they nonetheless exhibit an underlying softness, helping each iron approach hit, stick, or even stop for a nap within feet of the cup.
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Snorkel with Manatees' expert divers lead tours on underwater sojourns to discover peaceful manatees and environs beneath the waves. Offering both group and mini manatee tours year-round, the guides monitor each diver to ensure safe practice with the animals. Their Crystal River scallops tour scours the ocean floor for tasty scallops while avoiding crabs auditioning for The Little Mermaid revival, and the Snorkel with Manatees excursions explore the Crystal, Homosassa, and Chassahowitzka Rivers on airboat. They also teach the fundamentals of their craft during discover scuba-diving lessons.