Its name may suggest extremes, but Fire & Ice Massage and Skin Care is all about helping clients achieve balance. Candles glow on the side table of the blue-hued treatment room, illuminating the bed where guests recline and allow the tension to slowly drip off their shoulders. The spa’s massage therapists can perform a wide array of services, including a tandem massage during which two therapists soothe one client's muscles at the same time. Other uncommon varieties include a bamboo fusion massage that incorporates deep-tissue strokes, bamboo stalks, and a cupping technique designed to stimulate circulation. When they aren’t soothing sore muscles, the staff uses 4.22 Organics products to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and repair skin ravaged by actual crows.
As noted in Seminole magazine, Sona Patel is an avid spa enthusiast who noticed a lack of affordable options in the Orlando area. Her solution was MicroSpa's technology-driven treatments, which have earned acclaim from Orlando Home & Leisure. Cushy massage chairs with far-infrared heat help evict knots and improve circulation, and sweat-inducing iSlim body wraps aim to oust toxins and promote weight loss. During teeth-whitening treatments, techs use hydrogen peroxide gel and an LED blue light to make teeth as bright as a newscaster's precocious hamster.
Facials Unlimited Day Spa’s specialists aim to make everything from the forehead to foot look good and feel good with an extensive menu of body treatments, facials, pedicures, and waxing. Nail technicians dust up cuticles and keratin with french and Shellac manicures, whereas body wraps exfoliate dead skin cells, leach out environmental toxins, and whisk away clients' chocolate outer shells. There’s an extensive selection of facial treatments, too, and each one tackles specific dermatological issues; clients can indulge in anything from an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment to a hydrating vitamin C mask. Each complexion-boosting facial and deep, relaxing mani-pedi incorporates top products such as Bioelements, CND, and OPI.
“I have had countless massages. This is the best one I’ve had in the last 10 years,” says one of Sarah Casesa’s clients on her website. She’s not the only one unleashing barrels of praise on the licensed massage therapist. Her clientele tends to use words such as “amazing” and “wonderful” and aren’t shy about recommending her services to the aching classes, such as athletes or nonpracticing yogis. In addition to her array of massage techniques, Casesa carries soothing products, such as East Indian moisturizing cream, organic brown-sugar scrub, and muscle-relief massage oil, that complement her expert kneadings.
Aora Salon & Spa's baby-blue walls surround a studio-like space with contemporary furnishings and modern artwork. Within the salon, stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists customize their treatments to address clients' goals and concerns. The beauty pros offer a full spectrum of salon and spa services—they do hair, massage, nails, skincare, and waxing.