Jody Tulloch and her team of massage therapists address tension on all fronts with massage therapy and invigorating spa services. Clients recline across heated tables that are cushioned by layers of padding as a therapist gently relaxes stiff spines, using coconut oil and grapeseed oil to glide their trained hands over areas of tension and harnessing essential oils to boost relaxation ease tenderness. During hot-stone massages, toasted basalt river rocks send heat deep into muscles, allowing tendons to warm up their vocal cords and quietly yodel. For those with TMJ, headaches, and sinus problems, Tulloch herself uses specialized techniques to ease the pain of these stubborn ailments. Body scrubs soften skin while infusing it with scents such as raspberry champagne or chocolate, and airbrush spray-tanning sessions tint bodies with a summery hue. Once clients emerge peaceful and relaxed from their private treatment rooms, they can prolong the experience by purchasing custom-blended essential oils to take home.
Amazing Hands translates the complex body language of its clients with a diverse selection of massage styles and techniques expertly deployed to suit each body’s aches and tensions. At each location, a team of licensed massage therapists harnesses eastern and western techniques to oust muscle tension and detoxify tendons as clients relax on heated tables. Therapists specialize in helping to heal shoulder, knee, and back injuries with a combination of invigorating massage strokes and deep-tissue pressure, which can also help break up scar tissue. They use up to nine essential oils to stoke simultaneous mind and body relaxation, much like practicing yoga or sharing a hammock with a hypnotist.
Nestled in downtown New Port Richey, Belle Elan Salon makes a cozy oasis for a host of beautifying treatments. From among their services, multiple types of straightening treatments meet hair-specific needs such as creating sleek strands with keratin formulas or leaving curls frizz-free but intact with Pravana blowouts. During pedicures, Belle Elan not only prettifies feet, but also protects them from bacteria and nail-nibbling piranhas by swapping whirlpool tubs for Footsiebath’s disposable liners.
The experienced stylists at Tina's Salon Hollywood on Main Street transform tresses with customized design cuts and ammonia-free Majimèches highlights. During each appointment, lasting 60–90 minutes, gentle fingers shampoo locks before snipping strands into modern or conservative cuts, according to personal preference and hair's astrological sign. Well-placed Majimèches highlights kiss coifs with ammonia-free color that instills up to five levels of gleams while conditioning to protect strands from shine shock. Finally, a blow-dry and style send heads of hair back into the world ready for tossing, trafficking fingers, and flipping over windowsills to entice climbing princes.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries—Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.