In oak-studded pastures awash with climbing vines and vibrant flowers, a horse whinnies and a startled peacock flies off to find shelter in a tree's branches. For Marilyn Gibbs, it's just another day at the office—the licensed massage therapist opened her studio on a ranch in order to give her clients the kind of tranquility they can't find in the city. With 15 years of experience, Marilyn switches her modality of choice to suit the needs of each client: focused compression addresses chronic pain during deep-tissue massages, and fluid kneads with forearms and elbows comprise her Hawaiian-style Lomi Lomi treatment. She also practices pain-focused myoskeletal-alignment techniques (MAT) and myofascial release, which gradually unwinds contracted muscles and encourage them to stretch. With a G5 Cellutec massager, a complimentary add-on to each treatment, she can even help fade the telltale dimples of cellulite.
After a massage, Marilyn's clients often benefit from increased flexibility and less palpable aches. A complimentary 15–20 stop inside her far-infrared sauna following massages can enhance these effects, warming joints and reducing soreness caused by headaches, arthritis, and other ailments.
Marilyn Gibbs, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT MA25768/MM8508, AL#33)
The iron curlicues and elegant lettering on the sign in front of Le Salon aren’t just decorative—without them, it’d be difficult to notice the salon there at all. Flowers bloom, palm trees lean, and flags flap around the neat brick-and-stucco bungalow, which blends right into a block of vintage wood houses. It’s equally homey inside, where a family of four stylists snips and lathers as women, men, and children sit before old-fashioned vanity tables, sink into a paisley sofa, or stretch out on the gleaming wood floor. The stylists are happy to share the secrets to getting the most out of their wide lineup of Redken products, and they will gladly special order anything they don’t have so clients can take home the latest in smoothing treatments or bottled hair.
To keep his clients flexible, Jason Cox keeps his schedule flexible—the licensed massage therapist works with his patrons’ busy schedules, traveling to their residences and workplaces with a variety of soothing music at the ready. Once he’s at his destination, Jason performs customized treatments that focus on relieving specific muscles of aches and pains for several days at a time. Along with traditional styles, such as Swedish, he conducts a number of specialty modalities, including prenatal, foot, and athlete’s relief massages. To enhance the experience, Jason can incorporate add-ons such as a foot wash, aromatherapy, or a warm towel to aid in stretching and relaxation.
The comprehensive wellness philosophy at Acupuncture and Chiropractic Center of Pensacola blends Eastern medicine with natural methods that Dr. Robert Cowan has honed over 25 years of practicing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. Careful adjustments of the bones and joints aim to solve back and neck problems during chiropractic sessions. Slender acupuncture needles stimulate pressure points to release the body’s natural energy flows and preserve butterfly tattoos. Specialists reinforce physiques by developing individual nutrition and revitalize complexions with a spread of luxurious facial services.
At East Hill Laser & Aesthetics, medical director William Goldsmith, DO, clinic owner Kevin Hogan, DC, and their dedicated team take an integrative approach to medical and traditional aesthetic services. Dr. Goldsmith uses his expertise to offer Vampire Facelifts, Botox and other dermal fillers, Zerona treatments, skin rejuvenation, and a selection of facials and peels. A team of laser technicians and aestheticians also provide their own ministrations, using FDA-approved lasers to remove unwanted body hair and slim waistlines by spot treating fat.
Aesthetician Angela Addison along with wax specialist Emily Coren at Transformations Pensacola cleanse complexions and pamper bodies in a welcoming day spa setting. Surrounded by soothing seafoam-green walls in cozy treatment rooms, clients can enjoy the revitalizing effects of professional peels and heated body wraps, in addition to the beautifying benefits of head-to-toe waxing and eyelash extensions. Lash tinting treatments add long-lasting, mascara-like color to lids, where as brow tinting brings out the hue of blonde or invisible eyebrows.