A bright reception area welcomes beauty-seekers into Friends Day Spa & Salon, where stylists transform manes with cuts, color, perms, and twisty updos, which will impress pillows at bedtime. Soothing facials pamper the remainder of clients’ heads, and nail techs add flair to handshakes and footshakes with manicures and pedicures. For full-body buffing, massage therapists remove knots from musculature, sometimes utilizing warm hot stones. Each spa service is performed in its own roomy area, separated from the rest of the 3,400-square-foot spa and salon. The space also has a locker room and a wet room equipped with a Vichy shower, which provides clients with a place to refresh between services.
At TherapyWorks of Jacksonville, relaxation is only a side effect. The therapist-s main goals for treatments are more medically minded: treatment of injuries, pain relief, stress reduction, and improved quality of life for their clients. Founder James R. Lehman leads the team of licensed massage therapists and physical therapists, whose services cover common massage modalities, such as deep tissue and Swedish, as well as more specialized neuromuscular and orthopedic work. These therapists personalize each appointment to address a number of rehabilitative concerns, including relief for chronic neck and back tension, automobile and sports injuries, and the weight-bearing aches associated with pregnancy or watermelon smuggling.
All three TherapyWorks clinics strive to craft goal-oriented regimens for their visitors, focusing on concrete outcomes rather than merely suppressing symptoms. They also accept most insurance plans, provided patients have a physician's prescription for treatment.
The bright treatment rooms within Skin Deep Studio & Day Spa evoke sun-drenched meadows of the Italian countryside, tricking clients into believing they've escaped to Tuscany for a European vacation or an anniversary screening of European Vacation. This warm, welcoming environment helps visitors feel at home as they receive skincare, massage, and nail services from a team of talented aestheticians and massage therapists. The staff also performs makeup applications, waxing services, and spa treatments designed specially for men.
At Blissful Wellness Medical Weight Loss Centers, Dr. Elyssa Blissenbach and her team of licensed medical professionals and counselors devote their medical expertise to combating obesity. They take a three-pronged approach to slimming clients: customized programs, top-shelf supplements, and constant support. Like snowflakes’ DNA strands, no two patients are alike—and so staff members carefully calibrate diet and supplement plans to suit each client's metabolism, condition, and body type. The program also provides a support system for clients, offering everything from individual therapy to group outings to help ensure long-term weight loss.
If a giant hourglass exploded, leaving a sand-hued floor and a temporary break in the flow of time itself, Paradise Grooming would be the result. Against a backdrop of murals featuring palm trees frozen mid-sway beneath a sun perpetually stuck in the warm golden hours, gents grab a brew and try to sink into vacation mode while shears flick through unruly curls. As spheres rocketing across a fully functional foosball table sound a sharp report, scalp massages grab the attention of nostrils by steeping skin in fragrant tea-tree oil that soothes heads stressed from living downstairs from a piano-and-anvil factory. On the way to a private room for a hot-stone massage or facial, guests pause to peruse a menu of manicures and waxing services.
The licensed massage therapists at The Elements unify the body’s warring chemicals with muscle-soothing lotions and one of seven specialized modalities. Swedish massages whisk away general aches with a flurry of flowing strokes, and deep-tissue techniques ambush chronic stresses with a therapeutic tag-team of fingers and elbows. Shoulders stiff from being tackled or doused with ice-cold sports drinks sprint down the road to recovery after a combination sports massage. Regardless of the modality, the many benefits of massage include increased circulation, reduced cramping, and more flexibility for crowded bus or clown-car commutes.