Doctors of Chiropractic Victor Lasa and Suanette Torres helm Encompass Chiropractic Center, providing physical, massage, and laser therapy to treat injury and musculoskeletal concerns. Concerned with overall health, they treat the conditions and not just the pain to prevent recurrences. They also design weight-loss and nutrition programs to bolster well-being.
Upon first glance, the treatment room at Salt Room Millenia seems suspiciously barren; visitors who stick around, however, may soon notice the immunity-boosting effects of the 2.5 tons of Himalayan salt that adorn the walls and flood the atmosphere with a sea of negatively charged ions. As the lights dim and guests settle into lounge chairs, an amber glow overtakes the room to facilitate deep relaxation while mineral-rich salt aerosols seep into sinuses and pores. With each breath of air, waves of all-natural salt pervade the lungs to assuage respiratory illnesses and calm aches and pains.
Though the salt rooms for children and adults are its main draw, Salt Room Millenia has several other healing tricks buried in its spice rack. Professional acupuncturists arrange hair-thin needles across backsides to alleviate pain and fatigue, and massage therapists wipe away aches with soothing back rubs. After all the lounging, spa visitors can awaken their limbs with one of the center's additional services, which include myotonic muscle toning, sports massage and personal training.
Located near Universal Orlando Resort, Avalon Massage & Health Spa serves as a relaxing retreat from both the real world and the unreal world of theme parks. Potted plants and landscapes of waterfalls and tropical scenes in the waiting area and private treatment rooms transport clients to a stress-free zone, as does the relaxing sauna and Swiss shower. Along with soothing massages that range from a romantic couple’s massage to a deep tissue or sports massage, the staff pampers clients with facials, body wraps, and waxing. They also perform nail care—pampering each and every one of your nails, even the ones holding your house together.
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Elase Med Spas, specializes in procedures and treatments to enhance the face and body. The technicians under his supervision blast away unwanted body fat with devices such as Cynosure's Elite lasers and also perform laser-hair removal treatments, leaving clients more comfortable in swimwear and fig leaves. Their VelaShape sessions both erode inches from problem areas and buff away at the texture of cellulite.
Unlike its boisterous neighbors—Universal Studios and Disney World—Abba Heath Spa's massages, body wraps, and deep-cleansing facials strive to instill both body and mind with a sense of calm. Massage modalities range from the lighter Swedish massage that can help improve circulation with gentle kneads and long strokes, to ashiatsu massages where staffers walk carefully along the client's back to release tension. Before undergoing one of Abba's nine skin treatments, staffers consult with client's to determine which techniques would most complement their skin type before using organic products to revitalize both visages and birthday suits. Abba Health Spa is open seven days a week, and while appointments are greatly appreciated, they do welcome walk-ins.
When greeting new clients, the receptionists and medical staff at Victoria Med Spa can listen to concerns, analyze needs, and talk about the weather in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, or Greek, as well as English. These same therapists then treat injuries or bolster general well-being through custom weight-loss plans and holistic treatments backed by medical-grade equipment. Medical staffers man FDA-approved Venus Freeze radio frequency to tighten skin and reduce the volume of fatty tissue, or perform teeth-whitening treatments to leave pearlies ready to gnaw through velvet ropes. Slow sighs drift from treatment rooms in which therapists gently knead muscles during deep-tissue massages.
As part of each service, mugs of hot herbal tea warm hands and unfurl delicate floral aromas. The staff also promote mental well-being by surrounding patients with sea-foam-green walls, eclectic artwork, and candles, and by handpicking each musical note as it emerges from the spa stereo.