The 3,000-acre Palm Beach Gardens, in its original iteration, was rich with cattle ranches, pine forests, and swamplands. The John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, a barrier island beach located about 8 miles from PGA National Resort & Spa, honors this natural beauty with pristine stretches of white sand, mangrove forests, and nature boardwalks. Visitors can join a guided kayak tour to finesse floating conga line skills or explore the nearby Munyon Island, where rookeries of wading birds and exotic plants brandish tropical colors. The Gardens Mall, an upscale retail venue stationed less than 5 miles from the hotel, dazzles shoppers with more than 160 designer-apparel, international-leather, and eclectic gift shops ensconced in a white marble emporium. The arena occupies 1.4 million square feet, and trumpets its Floridian location with a fleet of indoor palm trees, waterfalls, and tropical gardens.
Dr. David Quartell and the healing team at Quartell Chiropractic help restore neuromuscular systems so patients can achieve pain-free living. During first visits, Dr. Quartell conducts a consultation, examination, and reviews health history to tailor a personalized wellness program for each client. Care plans may include hands-on treatments such as the Gonstead or Thompson Terminal Point techniques to realign spines contorted like a bowtie. Additionally, Dr. Quartell sometimes recommends other therapies such as holistic nutrition, massage, hormone correction, and acupuncture arranged through an alliance of fellow practitioners.
Fluctuations in stress levels and health often go often hand in hand, and addressing one without the other can mask but not eliminate problems. Knowing this, the staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Absolute Wellness Spa works to cultivate a tranquil environment in which relaxing treatments address both bodily and mental health at the same time. Those treatments, which include massages, healing acupuncture, and mud wraps, draw on Western medical practices and Eastern philosophy to better approach wellness issues from a variety of angles. In the studio, quiet music plays to relax patrons, and fountains burble softly like a scuba diver trying to tell a secret.
Clearstone Spa was founded to assist clients seeking a way to improve their appearance by permanently reducing or eliminating unwanted hair. While the spa's technicians still offer full hair-removal services, they have expanded services to include beautifying treatments such as chemical peels, IPL photofacials, HydraFacials, and microdermabrasion. The team harnesses an arsenal of Nd:YAG, KTP, and Alexandrite lasers, which they use to treat unwanted hair, tattoos, or signs of aging such as sun spots and molting.
Eden St. Julien has applied her seasoned massage skills within the spas of lavish five-star resorts. She's also worked in the medical field treating injured muscles with therapeutic bodywork under the instruction of esteemed physicians. Once she honed a fine touch for both pampering and clinical care, St. Julien propped open her table and opened Mist of Eden, where her divergent experiences intersect with massages that cater to both the physical and spiritual form. As a skincare specialist, St. Julien is also flaunts a slate of facials, which blend customized masks with Dermalogica products to retire blemishes and diminish signs of aging, such as wrinkles or the autographs of famous dinosaurs.
Amid bamboo accents, the trained staff at Gardens Wellness Center flush toxins from clients’ figures using a wide array of holistic healing techniques as well as contemporary treatments. The studio's health professionals administer treatments ranging from acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, and massage therapy to herbal medicine and hypnotherapy. Clients relax atop heated tables in private treatment rooms adorned with lush paintings of bright flora, plants, and doodles of weeping stick figures drawn by U.N. dignitaries.
Doctor of chiropractic James Whitney can treat aliments ranging from plantar fasciitis to headaches at Natural Pain Relief Center. A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, he draws on his education and experience to devise a full-body approach to instill better health in his clients. The strategy can include any number of treatments, such as myofascial release, physiotherapy, nutritional counseling, and impulse-assisted adjustments. His team of massage therapists lends a hand as well, doling out restorative, relaxing kneads.