Tennessee Floyd's Bodywork's licensed and certified massage therapists destress skeletal sacks with relaxing massage-therapy services. Muscles surrender tension and declare albatrosses at customs as anxiety gives way to gliding strokes and the light to medium pressure of a Swedish massage. The deep-tissue massage digs deeper into muscles, using firm pressure to dekink knots hiding deep in the tissue. During the hot-stone massage, smooth, gently heated stones rest along the body, delivering warmth to pained areas and crumbling tension into a fine sand later used to fill zen gardens.
After administering acid peels and IPL facials for leading plastic surgeons, Minding the Body Wellness Center founder Susan Schork assembled her own team of certified therapists to offer a variety of services. Within her center's 2,300 square feet, candlelight illumines eight treatment rooms catering toward specific services, from seaweed body detoxification to facials with medical-grade Glytone skincare products to shadow-puppet shows. During makeovers, Susan also hones her award-winning makeup artistry with brand-name products such as Glo Minerals and Estée Lauder. Along with beautification treatments, experts soothe guests with massages available in techniques such as hot stone and therapeutic.
Before developing Elite Ceuticals Non Surgical Face Lift, the owner spent more than 20 years formulating skincare products for other companies. Armed with that experience, she creates skincare blends that stimulate and revive aging skin with aloe vera that's grown hydroponically—that is, fed a regimen of minerals and vitamins and never treated with pesticides or put through a laminating machine.
Salon by the Sea is only a short wig fling from the Atlantic, and it shows in the warm, inviting ambiance. Natural light pours in through large front windows onto the beach-safari decor. Guests are pampered by experienced stylists, who modernize looks with flattering layers, highlights, keratin treatments, and make-up applications.
Certified massage therapist Lori Amendolara of Essential Touch Body Works tames both physical and mental stress with hands-on healing. After filling out intake forms and chatting briefly about the goals of the session and of the Congress of Vienna, tense torsos undress to their comfort level and lie down. Over the course of 60 minutes, Lori employs a custom massage regimen that includes unscented, hypoallergenic oils to relax muscles, increase circulation, and release wrongfully imprisoned endorphins and serotonins. Tranquil sounds such as ocean waves fill the peaceful therapy room, and when the treatment is complete, clients refuel and awaken with a bottle of water and a small snack.