In the late '90s, Daniel Putnam founded a pain-management clinic that exclusively treated patients with doctors' referrals for muscular and skeletal aches. Over the span of about 15 years, his clinic expanded its services to offer clients—with or without referrals—relaxing and health-bolstering massages rooted in the business's specialization in treating pain. Today, Physicians First Choice Medical Massage and Spa's therapists combine their trained hands with a keen sense of understanding the source of one's pain to help clients recover from injuries, reclaim youthful vigor, and show a crowd how to spell "GATORS" quickly and accurately. Located inside a house originally built in the early 20th century, the practice features seven spacious treatment rooms adorned with unique decorations brought in by the therapists themselves.
At Ten Over Ten by Kim, owner Kimberly Christen imparts a sense of subtle sophistication to everything she touches, from her designer West Elm manicure table and the modern upholstered pedicure chair gracing her station to her hand-selected Deborah Lippmann products. She enhances her signature manicures with a light hand and arm massage and a light coat of Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl moisturizing cream. She begins her signature pedicures with a consultation before sloughing away dull skin with a foot scrub and finishing off each nailcare session with brushstrokes of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer, which is free of toluene, formaldehyde, mayonnaise, and other harmful chemicals. Before appointments, clients may recline on a designer white sofa and photosynthesize while soaking in the natural sunlight streaming in through the large windows.
The experienced aestheticians at Scentsational Journeys vivify visages and ease bodily burden by animating an eclectic roster of spa and salon services. Relieve backs of kinks, knots, and errant darts with the soothing strokes of a Swedish relaxation massage ($40 for a half-hour session) or the muscle-softening pressure of a deep-tissue massage ($45 for a half-hour session). Patrons can manage facial fringe with an eyebrow ($15), lip ($12), or chin ($15) waxing or prettify phalanges with a spa manicure ($22) and Exotic Mango Journey pedicure ($50). Other services include lash or brow tinting ($25) and custom haircuts for women ($20), men ($15), and humans less than 12 years of age ($10).
At Custom Massage by Cana MM31403, licensed muscle whisperers neutralize symptoms of stress with thorough kneading services, complemented by a suite of facials, chemical peels, and waxing treatments. Muscles melt under the ministrations of nine massage modalities, ranging from the gentle petrissage and effleurage strokes of Swedish massage to aromatherapy, which harnesses ambient vapor and topically applied essential oils to soothe minds and clear away scent memories from time spent lost in an orange grove. Patrons can recline on luxurious massage tables, surrounded by neutral-toned walls hung with artistically rendered om characters, or for a $20 additional fee, waived for handicapped customers, staffers can coddle bodies in a home visit. The spa is conveniently located near the Riverside, Downtown and San Marco neighborhoods.
The Lotus Salon Boutique is a chic women's boutique and upscale hair salon. One of the things we believe in is keep your body healthy from the inside out and protecting your biggest organ we offer a premium line of all natural bath body and hair care line.
Design-driven owners Jim Stracke and Lea Laskowitz are proud to welcome clients to their salon's chic, modern, and lounge-like digs. As you wait to get your 'do done, pique your appetite for high-end style by perusing large cypress shelves stocked with products from Bumble & bumble and Malin+Goetz. Or, sip a complimentary beverage at the hand-crafted bar as you debate the differences between gross national, gross domestic, and seriously disgusting products. Hawthorn provides strand-taming services for both women and men, including cuts ($40+ for women, $25+ for men), single-process coloring ($50+), full highlights ($95+), and more. Free Wi-Fi enables customers to upload and share pictures of their renovated noggins with friends, family members, and evil ex-stylists without delay.