Upon arriving at Body & Soul Retreat's tranquil location, clients cocoon themselves in the Meditation Room, a candle-dotted space that swirls with the aromas of incense and essential oils and readies them for their upcoming spa session. Participants have their pick of a plethora of services, from specialty manicures and waxing services to deep-tissue massages and fruit-laced facials doled out by licensed and trained therapists. Retreat packages that stretch across several hours steep customers in deep relaxation, and private spa parties fete groups with a custom menu of modalities and the permission to blast whale songs until the neighbors call to complain.
The beauty experts at Le Spot European Day Spa draw inspiration from Old World practices as they pamper bodies and nourish the skin. Classic facials and body treatments call upon natural products, antioxidant-rich rooibos teas, and essential oils to create radiant complexions. In other private treatment rooms, massages reduce tension and promote internal detoxification with the use of hot stones and reflexology techniques. Manicures and pedicures can include an application of regular and shellac polishes, the latter of which can last up to two weeks or the duration of the average Rush album.
BK Beauty Spa offers services for the skin, body, and spirit. Skin surfaces get plenty of attention during wraps and rejuvenation treatments, while the body is given the chance to slim down and tone up via cellulite treatments and cavitation sessions. Meanwhile, massages ease muscle tensions and distract the mind from thoughts of a praying mantis that's as big as a golf cart. BK Beauty Spa also offers gentleman's facials alongside medical and wellness services like vaccinations and physicals.
Neuromuscular therapist Ilana Spodak relieves clients of chronic pain with a combination of massage, orthopedic therapy, and exercise. Her client list includes those who have suffered injuries, professional athletes, and full-contact Twister players, and she's worked alongside lauded surgeons and neurologists while honing her healing skills. But the person who most strongly influenced Ilana's career is her own mother, who was debilitated by an auto accident. Her experience while healing is what inspired Ilana to pursue a career in pain relief.
At Muscular Rehabilitation Center of Florida, along with director Mary Engroff, P.T., P.A.C., she calls upon this personal connection to help others heal, providing services that include not only neuromuscular and massage therapy, but also sports therapy. She and her team also work to correct poor posture caused by sitting at a desk all day.
Doctor of Chiropractic Ryan Spicuzzo integrates acupuncture and nutrition into his practice at Deerfield Health and Wellness Center. Dr. Spicuzzo earned his degree at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, thereafter developing a treatment style that's nurturing and effective. Balancing a patient's diet and energy complements a traditional approach to pathology, in which palpation, x-rays, and biting criticism from the doctor's old football coach quickly reveal old wounds that may be healed with adjustments and massage therapy. He and his team use this system to alleviate symptoms and set up maintenance plans for long-term health. In addition to his focus on holistic care, Dr. Spicuzzo specializes in relieving injuries from car accidents and athletics.