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.
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.
Each licensed therapist at Genesis Bodywork specializes in a different form of therapy. That means that, together, owner Tammy Lagasse, Nancy Kysela, and Sharon Smith can address conditions ranging from pain and injuries to stress and anxiety using four different forms of treatment, including physical therapy and therapeutic massage. The team also leads Pilates personal training sessions, during which clients stretch their bodies and practice controlled breathing in order to improve their strength, flexibility, and coordination.
A butter-yellow canine named Praline formerly comforted nursing-home residents at pet-therapy sessions. Now, she serves as the tail-wagging mascot of Go Madd 4 Massage. Owner and massage therapist Diana Beranek takes Praline on strolls that cover up to 15 miles each week, and also practices pet massage therapy on the pooch's muscles. However, the tender care that Diana lavishes on Praline isn't reserved only for her pet; she also relieves physical stress and pain for human clients, drawing on 15 years of massage experience and a knowledge of deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massage techniques. Clients recline on a heated table surrounded by candles as soft music or recordings of Top-40 whale songs lull minds to peace. Heated lotion keeps flesh warm, and essential oils put nostrils at ease. A large massage room hosts twosomes with tense backs or a shared muscular knot.
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.