Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Jorge Gonzalez, MD, Elase Medical Spas' team rejuvenates clients with medical-grade laser procedures, skin treatments, and cosmetic injectables. As an academy for laser technicians, Elase unleashes an arsenal of advanced laser equipment upon a host of epidermal conditions. Sagging visages spring back to a more youthful state after laser skin tightening with a Candela ND:YAG laser, which helps rebuild the collagen and elastin scaffolding that keeps skin supple and plump, and supports the body's crew of construction guys. Laser hair removal eradicates unwanted strands, VelaShape helps firm up physiques with radio-frequency energy, and vein therapy reduces the appearance of veins on the face and legs.
Elase also offers treatments that tackle problem areas without a light show, such as cosmetic injectables—including Botox, Radiesse, and Restylane—which relax or plump up wrinkled areas. Alternatively, medical facials swathe skin in clinical-grade salves selected according to each skin's type and astrological sign.
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.
As part of a brand with 70 spas in a dozen countries, Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay was voted Best Spa Day in Orlando magazine?and it's not hard to see why. Guests might start their day of indulgence with a visit to the fitness center, steam rooms, or indoor whirlpool. From there, they can move on to one of 14 private treatment rooms to pass a few hours receiving signature treatments such as a Mandara Hot Stone Massage or an Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial. And in the hair and nail salon, aestheticians can perform anything from a conditioning treatment and scalp massage to the Mandara Ritual for the Hands and Feet, during which appendages are exfoliated, massaged, polished, and pledged to each other for life.