Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
The body is a beautiful structure, and as a licensed massage therapist, Ronald Bruinius views himself as a humble tool to keep it running smoothly. In the comfort of a private room, Ronnie can coax away aches with flowing Swedish strokes or call on firm deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer muscles, or "fascia." Clients can also induce relaxation with prenatal bodywork, trigger-point therapy, or the foam-finger kneading of a sports massage.
With such a talented staff, Largo Salon & Spa has split the team in two experience levels. Regular and master stylists unleash Redken and Scruples products during haircuts and coloring services. They also twist hair into updos, french braids, and pretzel knots. Standard and master wax techs tend to face and body fuzz, and master techs blast through acne and oil with facials.
Beautifiers at 2 Dye 4 Salon and Spa (formerly Salon Serenity) dole out a cut and style, a hot-stone massage, or permanent eyeliner to patrons in a salon filled with black chairs and track lighting. The always-changing menu of services includes hair, nail, skin, massage, and permanent-makeup services.
Free wine probably isn't the main reason most people visit Clearwater Salon & Spa, but it sure doesn't hurt. That's just one of the ways the staff of licensed professionals works to turn each treatment?whether it be a manicure, massage, or facial?into an experience that's as relaxing as it is physically rewarding. The wine also isn't the only reason why clients may be spotted leaving the salon with a rosy glow: hour-long deluxe facials pare down blemishes and signs of aging such as wrinkles or fine lines, while body wraps help exfoliate or detoxify the skin for smoother, tauter contours. Other services include everything from skin-softening paraffin wax treatments to tanning, nail design, and waxing.
Ruth M. Schopper-Hughes performs a variety of soothing services, using her 25 years of experience and her personal knowledge of the benefits of massage. She offers reflexology as well as other spa services that include massages, facials, and facial waxing.