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 or revitalize their complexion with aromatherapeutic skincare treatments in private rooms. Face 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.
RRC Vascular Specialists’ highly trained staff targets veiny legs with sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive treatment designed to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Trained technician determine whether the subdermal arachnid interstates are treatable with sclerotherapy before taking up an ultra-thin needle to inject the specialized sclerosing solution into the offending areas. The injected elixir irritates unsightly veins, causing them to collapse and, much like the ever-illusive second sock, quietly disappear. The procedure takes around 15 minutes per treatment, and patients can treat any area on one or both of their legs. Doctors recommend adorning lower limbs with support hosiery or leg-hugging koalas for at least 24 hours after the treatment, and patients may note up to an 80% vascular reduction within three to six weeks. Treatments should be spaced two–six weeks apart, and more than one treatment is suggested for optimal results.
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.
When licensed massage therapist Sarah Rodriguez performs a massage, she draws from her experience as a former physical-therapy aid, and on her body-mapping skills. That's why she incorporates stretching and other therapeutic techniques in her Swedish and deep-tissue sessions, helping muscles relax and recover from injury. Using body mapping, Sarah locates trigger points that indicate pain patterns within the body. With this therapeutic bent in mind, she gears her massages to help guests overcome a range of ailments, from headaches and trouble sleeping to lower back pain, and she is often referred by doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors.
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.