Flickering candles softly illuminate Alpha Beauty Clinic's numerous private treatment rooms, where clients relax during services ranging from soothing Swedish massages and firming seaweed wraps for the entire body to specialized facials, such as the Cleopatra 24 Karat Gold facial and the Japanese Pearl facial. The unusual treatments easily attract new clients, yet the spa's welcoming, skilled staffers help to maintain relationships with regulars who've been stopping by since Alpha Beauty Clinic first opened in 1987. The treatment menu isn't the only thing with international flair at Alpha Beauty Clinic. Team members hail from around the globe, and many boast more than a decade's worth of experience. The multicultural staff can speak and recite slam poetry in an assortment of languages including Hindi, Spanish, Italian, and Tagalog.
Specializing in skincare, aestheticians at Perfection Skin & Body Studio perform a number of rejuvenating services in addition to makeup and lash treatments. They know that in order to achieve the beautifying effects of facials—improved tone and diminished impurities—treatments must first improve the skin's overall health. To do so, aestheticians select products from a range of elite lines, including custom-blended Bioelements skin care treatments, medical-grade Intaglio Cosmeceuticals, and the spa's exclusive line of NutraSkinRX products. The staff also boasts a savvy understanding of already youthful skin, offering manicures and facials for teens and children who consistently finish their dinnertime vegetables.
The doctors at FirstCoast MD tend to their patients' wellbeing with a trio of clinical services. Their weight-loss programs herald healthy lifestyle changes supplemented with FDA-approved aids such as appetite suppressants or gloves that prevent hands from fitting into Pringles cans. In the Urgent Care clinic, efficient providers ensure the injured and infirm don't languish more than 30 minutes in the waiting room, and the physicians at the auto-accident center specialize in back, neck, and nerve complaints.
Julee Miller never wondered what she wanted to be when she grew up. She knew she was destined for a career in healthcare, and her time spent volunteering at the Bay Pines VA Hospital's physical-therapy department only solidified her trajectory. She graduated from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a master's degree after achieving a bachelor's in athletic training. She also added a massage-therapy license to her resume, with certifications in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, prenatal massage, and reflexology.
Now Julee is a board-certified acupuncturist who skillfully executes Master Tung's pain-management techniques at Health Pointe Jacksonville. In addition to acupuncture and massage, her services include infrared-sauna treatments and weight-loss programs, and she focuses on women’s health by treating hormonal imbalances and infertility. Her clientele includes professional athletes, as well as golf, running, and biking enthusiasts. According to Julee, she worked with the 2004 Olympic massage-therapy team, where she provided therapeutic treatments to all the overworked, injured, and cyborg athletes.
Although 3AM Luxury Spa doesn't actually stay open until 3 a.m., its menu of services could easily be mistaken for a nightclub's drink list. The words "red wine," "mimosa," and "cognac royale" jump off the page, but instead of potables, they describe the facials female clients can enjoy. But 3AM Luxury Spa doesn’t just cater to the ladies. Nearly half the menu is dedicated to treatments for men or overworked male mannequins. Both men and women also can turn to the staff for waxing, body wraps, and chemical peels.
With their art-deco accents and space-age silhouettes, the sleek Ergoline tanning machines inside Hot Spot Tanning Spa look like props from futuristic films. In the booths, UV rays warm skin and leave it with a bronze glow bolstered by a selection of Designer Skin tanning solutions, including Black Dahlia, Obsidian, and Chez Mystique. Beds in both upright and horizontal configurations direct up to 10,000 watts of power at pale skin and make users comfortable with features such as adjustable facial lamps and music. Nearby, Mystic booths quickly mist skin, letting patrons develop a deep tan without UV light or eating a pair of khaki pants every day. In addition, far-infrared body wraps designed by SudaTonic can help complete beautification sessions by reducing the appearance of cellulite and other skin imperfections.