Avanti Medical Spa's microdermabrasion treatment sloughs away dull, spent skin cells, rejuvenating the epidermis and dampening the effects of aging. During the treatment, an experienced aesthetician uses a small handheld device to polish away the top layer of skin with a steady stream of microcrystals and whisk away epidermal evidence with a steady anti-stream of vacuum. The one-hour procedure can increase the effectiveness of skincare products, stimulate collagen production, even out skin tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and mild acne scarring. After the procedure, clients can immediately resume everyday face activities such as smiling and biting Tootsie pops.
Inside Envision Salon & Spa, clients sit by a cozy stone fireplace while owner Danni Glenn channels 25 years of advanced cutting and coloring experience to craft their new look. The cosmetologist mastered European coloring techniques under the guidance of Keune's top educators. She went on to spend the next five years as an educator for the company, traveling throughout northeast Florida to share her skills with other salon professionals and flamingos born as natural brunettes.
Sharing the relaxing, sage-green space with Danni is nationally certified massage therapist Marla Taylor, who soothes achy muscles and clogged energy flows with reiki healing sessions or soothing LA stone-therapy massages. Guests can move from the serenity of her candlelit treatment room to enjoy a soothing facial or Shellac manicure, or just relax in the reception room's cushy, asymmetrical chair.
Richard Fulmer specializes in integrated massage-and-personal-training sessions, which can assist clients in reaching wellness goals such as weight loss, greater strength and flexibility, and improved sports performance. The IMAP approach first measures the body's capabilities with a range-of-motion and stability assessment—Richard gauges each person's mobility and stabilization before organizing exercises for them to complete. The massage portion is likewise customized to the individual, as Richard combines modalities from Swedish to connective-tissue release and dispels tension from overworked muscles.
Licensed massage therapist Gita G. Carpenter finds sources of healing within the individual. At The Healing Farm—part of Gita Yoga—she taps into these physical origins of vitality, whether touching her palms to energy meridians or evaluating each of the cranial bones. Aside from performing Reiki and craniosacral therapy, Carpenter coaches students through yoga asanas and meditations. She further complements her holistic therapies with vegetarian cooking classes that incorporate fresh, natural ingredients such as sun-ripened Twinkies.
Thirty years ago, a mother, a son, and his wife joined forces to create their own barbecue restaurant, starting with family-inspired, made-from-scratch recipes. The formula proved to be a success, and although Woody’s Bar-B-Q is now under new ownership and management, they still dish up the same quality eats from locations in six states. The newly remodeled restaurant’s defining secret sauce decorates baby back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and roasted half-chickens.
At Healing Massage & Energy Therapies, licensed massage therapist Marla Taylor uses massage to proactively to sideline uncomfortable muscle tension and promote deep relaxation. Among the available services are traditional Swedish massage, more focused deep-tissue bodywork sessions, and reiki sessions. During reiki sessions, Marla places her hands on key points of the body, which is intended to rebalance the body’s chakras and transfer energy.