Dr. Bill Rice has been performing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, along with nutritional and lifestyle counseling since 1977. Along with the trained staff at Gardens Wellness Center, he flushes toxins from clients? figures using a wide array of holistic healing techniques as well as contemporary treatments. Amid bamboo accents, 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.
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.
A licensed massage therapist for more than a decade, April Hathaway has filled her toolbox with an assortment of different massage treatments. Her menu includes massages that target physical pain, emotional stress, and symptoms that arise from specific conditions. Though April performs specific modalities, she stresses that no two bodies are alike, and so each client will receive a customized treatment based on their own needs. For instance, an expecting mother might need a prenatal massage, but April will focus on a specific area??say the neck or the back??if the client is experiencing trouble there. Her other massages include Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger-point myotherapy. She also offers the option of aromatherapy massage, which incorporates essential oils that add another layer of relaxation to the proceedings and whose fragrances serve specific purposes.
Spa Advantage believes that regular massages are less a luxury and more a necessity to maintain bodily health and wellness. With multiple locations throughout Florida, this massage-spa chain is popular for a reason—its massage therapists are knowledgeable and friendly, and each location has a professional and soothing atmosphere.
Every massage begins by wrapping the client up in a warmed blanket before massage therapists customize their kneads to especially tight muscles or hard-to-reach shoulder knots and pinkie-toe itches. Tension melts away on the table, and clients leave feeling rejuvenated, looser, and less stressed.
Head to Toe Massage and Spa lives up to its name. From rose renewal foot treatments?complete with a foot soak, rose scrub, heated rose clay mask, and foot massage?to facials, massages, and body treatments, the spa staff pampers the entire body. Facial treatments such as the Le Grand Classique deep-cleans and restores skin with the help of anti-inflammatory flower and plant extracts, and a sugar scrub with peppermint and rose hips gently exfoliates and moisturizes the body. Specialty massages are customized to each client's needs and amount of lodged sailor knots, with modalities including warmed bamboo massages that combine Swedish, deep-tissue, and pressure-point techniques. Hot-stone, maternity massages, and reiki treatments are other options, and aromatherapy scalp massages and herbal pain-relief masks can be added on.
Jupiter Farms Yoga’s instructors outline the many benefits of the age-old art of yoga, which they teach inside an airy, wood-floored studio. Students who follow them through classes can enjoy mood regulation, weight management, increased flexibility, and straightened posture. Yogis of any skill level can confer with an instructor at the start of class to make sure the session, which can come in more advanced Vinyasa, Hatha, and power styles, is a good fit. The center also schedules classes for beginners to ease newbies into harder poses without needing to swallow motor oil to lube their joints. Jupiter Farms’ spa branch requires less athleticism from clients during massages that help them to reach a similar state of relaxation. Therapists specialize in such styles as Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, and body lifting, during which a therapist slathers the skin with a firming cream that plumps dimples so effectively that it was used on Shirley Temple during her adult career as an undercover cop.