Family Massage owner Andrea Voegeli honed her craft in her native Germany and then in Switzerland before touching down on American soil to unburden tense bodies. With a specialized focus on women struggling with infertility or the physical discomforts of pregnancy, the licensed therapist administers deliberate strokes that utilize creams, lotions, and oils in order to encourage reproductive self-healing. She also silences the tense muscles of all genders with Swedish massage, and calls upon her role as part of the FSMTA sports-massage team to alleviate physical aches resulting from injuries or the mental anguish of being mocked by a Jumbotron. True to her business's name, Andrea also welcomes infants and children to her pristine facility for therapeutic massage.
A graduate with top honors from England's University of Leeds Medical School, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal heads up a team of fully licensed, dedicated medical professionals at Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa. The experienced staff listens and responds in order to effectively diagnose and treat patients' dermatological ailments with advanced medical procedures, such as biologic therapy and ultraviolet-light treatment. The dedicated team of trained professionals aims to give each patient the individualized attention they deserve.
A lobby decked out with leather chairs, stained wood, tiles, and flowers greets visitors to Massage Bliss & Day Spa, preparing them for a spa visit that melts away the stress and responsibilities of the modern workday. Soft, low lights and gauzy curtains hang over heated massage beds, and two candlelit couples-massage suites surround pairs in a sensual glow during romantic anniversaries or ill-advised first dates. Deep-cleaning facials flush out clogged pores and stimulate blood flow with natural ingredients, such as apple pulp and flaxseed, and aromatic salts and coconut oils soothe digits during spa mani-pedis. The day spa's arsenal of sophisticated technologies beautifies and rejuvenates bodies, with its infrared sauna detoxifying and purifying skin and its TriActive laser smoothing out dimpling and cellulite.
Mana Medical Spa's skincare specialists help patients "enhance their Mana," or essence, with wrinkle- and stress-reducing treatments. During facials and peels, aestheticians cloak reposing mugs in a collagen-renewing formula to fade indicators of time, such as fine lines and page-a-day calendars grafted to foreheads. The mentally wound can let loose with the ancient healing modality of massage therapy, which targets and alleviates chronic conditions such as headaches, carpal tunnel, and arthritis.
When Giovanni and Diana Manzano founded Sol? Spa Wellness Center in 2007, they chose to focus on services that rejuvenated their clients physically as well as emotionally. They also chose to honor Giovanni's mother?Sol? Manzano, a victim of breast cancer?by gracing the spa with her name. The haven of relaxation they've built blends contemporary touches with Asian-themed d?cor. Instead of relying on a throng of fireflies, the studio creates a warm atmosphere by filling rooms with earthy tones and the calming glow emanating from hanging lights.
Although waxing is their specialty, the aestheticians' body treatments?including a full-body sugar glow with imported sugar cane, tropical nut oils, and fruit enzymes?also helped to earn the spa a place on Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jacksonville list in 2011, 2012, as well as best day spa of 2013 by Void Magazine. Manually applied airbrush tans imbue skin with a rich, sun-kissed hue that can last as long as seven days, much like a citywide game of hide-and-seek. Facials similarly make skin glow by slathering cheekbones with vitamin-rich salves or seaweed masks. During massages, therapists can employ a number of modalities, customizing every treatment to address clients' needs with a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, or reflexology techniques.
Crystal Fulco spent six years in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician before she decided to start over in a career that fit with her passion for human connection. Although she only intended to work her way through college as a massage therapist, she found herself drawn to the practice and decided to commit to it fully. With only three months of professional experience, she founded her own practice, a place where she could focus on using deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and myokinesthetic techniques to treat subdermal aches and pains without surgery, medications, or costly seismograph examinations.
Now joined by two more massage therapists and an esthetician, The Massage Shoppe continues to treat stressed muscles and minds while boosting patrons? confidence with its spa and gym services. The spa?s facials exfoliate countenances and imbue them with a healthy glow using organic skincare products. In the gym, Crystal?s personal-training sessions teach women how to sculpt their bodies with invigorating and empowering exercise regimens, sending them on their way to total wellness.