From the marble statue that greets clients in the parking lot to the giant mural of gondolas floating past an old basilica, Allure European Day Spa brings a little bit of Europe to its clients. Guests awaiting pampering lounge in Allure's tranquil tearoom before wandering past Venetian-esque Carnival masks into treatment rooms for classic European facials, massages, colon hydrotherapy, and laser hair removal. European decor completely fades away in the kids’-salon area, which floods the eyes with oversize murals of Minnie Mouse lazing on a beach and Mickey Mouse and Goofy fishing in the sea. There, little ones sit on a toy ATV as a stylist snips their hair and ponders the simple joys of having no responsibility and eating bugs.
Licensed massage therapist Pawel Slusarz honed his skills at Keiser University before opening his own practice. Now, he uses those skills to treat health issues ranging from acute back pain to digestive disorders. Depending on a patient's needs, he might recommend deep-tissue pressure, reflexology, or a cranial-release treatment that relieves stress by restoring the natural movement of bones in the head. Alternatively, Pawel teaches couples how to effectively massage each other during step-by-step lessons.
Pain Relief Centre’s massage therapists employ a four-pronged massage attack that aims to weed out stress and muscle tension from relaxation-seeking customers. To start, a skilled muscle guru confers with clients and old Hulk comic books to determine the primary source of muscle tension, then decides on an appropriate treatment. Each deep-tissue massage hones in on muscles beneath muscles with more substantial pressure and deeper kneading, and the myofascial-release massage loosens the bonds among fascia, muscles, and tissues to help improve range of motion in appendages. Because pressure points sometimes activate tension elsewhere in the body, a trigger-point massage aims to deactivate those pesky pain channels. Additionally, a medical massage can promote blood circulation to aid healing after a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons "goes there."
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.
With the vision of a healing center combined with aesthetic beauty, stylist Kerri Humphries and health practitioner Sarah Ulmer formed a venture in 2005 that is now Vava'u Salon & Health Centre, formerly known as Confessions Day Spa. Housed in a new 4,800 square-foot building, the owners use client satisfaction as a measuring stick of success, often stating that it's important to accompany their clients on their journeys. The salon features a diverse menu of services performed by multitalented staff members. Signature non-surgical services such as bodysculpts and PRP face help to reinvigorate each patron's appearance and restore confidence. A color and aroma bar that helps style coiffures to clients' content. Facials help remedy myriad skin concerns, such as acne or aging, and massage ousts tension with Swedish or deep-tissue techniques.
Doctors of Chiropractic Dustin Tanner and Mariella Martinez team up at their medical office to alleviate and prevent their patients’ pain and health issues. The duo uses a variety of chiropractic techniques—including flexion distraction, trigger-point therapy, and the Thompson technique, which adjusts the spinal cord into a healthier position to heal headaches, neck and back pain, and muscle spasms. Additionally, Tanner-Martinez Chiropractic, LLC offers pain-relieving therapies, including muscle stimulation, hot-cold therapy, and active release therapy.