Dr. Damon Thornton has called central Florida home for more than 43 years. After graduating with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic, he opened this clinic with the hopes of assuaging pain and boosting health in his own backyard. His office specializes in chiropractic care, which differentiates itself from other branches of medicine by seeking to treat the whole body rather than simply squashing symptoms as they arise. A variety of services, including physical therapy and spinal decompression, aims to realign the body’s operating system to alleviate chronic pain and uninstall unwanted Sudoku apps. Dr. Thornton also hopes to fend off health issues before they start through nutritional counseling. In addition to overseeing a lineup of facial and body rejuvenation services, he supervises a team of licensed massage therapists, who treat soft muscle tissues to the revitalizing touch of massage and bodywork.
A visit to the Maitland makeup studio ensures you'll be glowing like that smug neighborhood glowworm for your next date or meeting with the Minister of Defense. Opt for a full makeup application ($65–$85) and experience the beauty-boosting effects of the KROMA product line, created by owner and celebrity makeup artist Lee Tillett from all-natural ingredients and featured at swanky soirees such as the 2009 Academy Awards and the 2009 Emmys. Or, if wild and woolly brows are obstructing your view of downtown high-rises and low-flying helicopters, opt for an expert brow shaping ($45–$55) to make your best features pop. The friendly brow wranglers rein in unruly and rebellious eye awnings and shape arches to complement your specific eye and bone structure.
Leveraging a collective average of more than 15 years of experience, the licensed and certified massage therapists at Altamonte Springs Massage tend to all manner of sore muscles and soft-tissue maladies. To begin each session, the staff listens to clients’ needs and pairs them with the therapist best qualified to treat their conditions. The therapists then blend a variety of techniques—Swedish, deep-tissue, trigger-point, sports, and neuromuscular massage—to provide relief that's otherwise unattainable from a single modality or a series of slap fights.
At Naturalis LLC, the team focuses on the foundation behind health—a well-functioning, balanced body. This focus shines through in the team's Bowen technique bodywork, whose gentle, precise motions are punctuated by carefully-spaced pauses that jump-start the body's self-healing process. The center's traditional kneads complement their Bowen bodywork, and clients can always eschew massage tables in favor of BioMats, which exude healing infrared rays.
Exhale Body Care’s purifying services work on two levels: They draw out toxins hidden beneath the skin using steam sauna treatments and body wraps, and they care for the body's surface with natural and organic products. The locally and woman-owned business also pampers clients with massages and facials, among other services, administered by a fully licensed and insured staff.
With more than 20 years of combined experience, Iliana and Victoria Velez work with clients to help them achieve a healthy balance in mind, body, and spirit. Therapeutic massages, including prenatal and neuromuscular modalities, help relieve stress and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.