Doctor of Chiropractic Linda Stevens and the team at Stevens Family Chiropractic care for joints, muscles, and minds with a full menu of holistic services. As an alternative to risky surgeries or karate chops to the back, they offer relaxing spinal decompression treatments that help ease the pain associated with bulging discs. Traditional spinal adjustments address issues such as whiplash and migraines, whereas acupuncture treatments aim to improve the flow of energy through the body. Those seeking to get rid of excess body hair and the hassle of shaving may chose to partake of laser hair removal treatments, typically doled out in series of six sessions.
Island Life Spa's staff pampers guests under the expert guidance of spa director and massage therapist Tina Marie Mayr, who has 20 years of experience owning and operating spas. Guests can relax with hot-stone massages, revitalize their complexion with aromatherapeutic skincare treatments in private rooms, or stop in on Wednesdays for acupuncture sessions. Facial treatments are performed using Eminence Organics products, which have garnered acclaim from publications around the world.
As their spa’s name implies, the licensed technicians at Forever Young Bodyworks tap into the fountain of youth with detoxifying body wraps and nourishing facials that soften, hydrate, and set skin aglow. They supplement these skincare treatments with beautifying spray tans, eyelash tinting, and all-over waxing services. Permanent-makeup applications cut time out of the morning routine; similarly, ink-removal sessions save time that would otherwise be wasted explaining tattoos of string-theory equations to nosy strangers on the bus.
At the age of 11, Peggy Newlan began sculpting her mother's hair into beehives and french twists. She practiced on friends and family members, her fingers becoming more and more adept as she styled manes and picked locks. Despite her innate talent for hairstyling, Newlan pursued a career in accounting and banking. Eventually, she returned to her true calling, joined ooh la la Salon, and purchased the company in 2003.
Newlan now leads a team of stylists, as well as a massage therapist and a skincare expert who is an educator at Florida Academy. The beauty specialists perform a variety of services, from cuts, highlights, and ionic hair straightening to nailcare and spa services such as facials, massages, waxes, and spray tans.
Le Bijou Salon & Spa helps clients find inner tranquility while enhancing their exteriors. The salon’s stylists shear tresses into new ‘dos and alter colors in front of gold-framed mirrors. Aestheticians perform facial treatments with seaweed and essential oils, customizing products to banish crow’s feet or renew cheeks worn out from communing with puffer fish. They also lavish hands and feet with spa treatments and wax away unwanted fuzz from any area—even ears. Meanwhile, the spa’s massage therapists invite aching bodies into private treatment rooms, where they knead muscles in modalities that range from prenatal to craniosacral.
The entire staff at Zen Wellness Studio is focused on overall wellness, uniting mind and body in a search from peace. Lead massage therapist, Dr. Amy Emme, smoothes tension from muscles with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and medical massage. Massages are designed to soothe aching muscles, as well as promote restful sleep, reduce stress-inducing cortisol, and decrease pain. Also at the center are certified hypnotists, reiki masters, and a health coach who advises clients on attaining healthy lifestyles and which color M&M has the least calories.