Essential oils are made from natural plant compounds—and in a way, they are a distillation of plants’ natural defense mechanisms. By applying essential oils topically, Doctor of Chiropractic Erin Petrauskas neutralizes toxins that work their way into her clients' systems naturally, via proximity to mold, an unhealthy diet, or even natural cell activity. Her treatments, which use potent, all-natural oils by doTerra, alleviate symptoms ranging from sore throats and sniffles to stress and sound sensitivity.
The expert aestheticians at Renaissance Salon and Spa provide a wide range of services in the elegant 4,500-square-foot space. They use the state-of-the-art facility to perform luxurious treatments such as a 24-karat Magic “Gold” facial.
The trained and attentive staff at Glow Wellness Spa rejuvenates visitors six days a week. Backed by an arsenal of services, they zero in on needs from head to toe, including 10 different types of massages and hair treatments for both women and men. For shared refreshment and camaraderie amongst friends, the spa opens its doors for birthdays, bachelorette parties, and other special events, and its couples massage allows sweethearts to relax together even when their fingers are stuck in the same Chinese finger trap. The spacious, laid-back nature of the spa complements the pleasant effects of its services, especially in the Zen Relaxation Room and three private massage rooms.
Licensed massage therapist David Niyazov helms Spacibo, where he enlists 14 years of massage experience and expertise in eight modalities to soothe aching muscles and assuage stress. Niyazov begins each one-on-one session with an in-depth look at the client's health and injury history, allowing him to map out a proper treatment plan and attack the areas of concern with the proper massage modality.
After prepping the body with long and flowing strokes, the therapist may unbundle musculature knots with deep-tissue kneads or assuage past or current injuries with a localized sports massage. Reflexology massage applies direct pressure to the hands and feet to conjure total-body relaxation, and prenatal massage comforts expectant mothers with soothing strokes and spoonfuls of peanut butter.
The practitioners at East West Physicians don’t limit themselves to one approach to healthcare. Instead, they merge traditional Eastern medicine with chiropractic, primary care, and anti-aging therapies. The acupuncturists on staff use their hair-thin needles to combat everything from pain and infertility to weight problems, and the spine specialists treat children and adults with drug-free adjustments. Unlike chaperoning a kindergarten field trip to the car horn factory, visiting the center is a good thing to do if you’re feeling tired and stressed; vitamin drips and bio-identical hormones treat fatigue, and massage therapy relaxes muscles and minds.
The fitness fanatics at Extreme Nutrition opened their first store in 2009, and have since expanded to several locations across Florida. In less than five years, the company has earned a notable reputation by offering worldwide shipping on its vitamins and sports supplements and by hosting celebrity-bodybuilder autograph signings and piano tosses.
Tunies' staff of wellness specialists—including a raw-food chef, a midwife, and a nutritionist—guides patrons through the more than 28,000 natural and organic products, vitamins, and supplements that line the shop's shelves. Eschewing creepy preservatives and other unknown chemicals, they instead fill stores’ shelves with provisions ranging from from nut butters and apple cider vinegar to an array of omega oils. When not busy filling baskets with super-foods such as seaweed and almond milk, patrons browse remedies for digestion and the flu, as well as vitamins calibrated to strengthen eyes, kidneys, and vitamin-taking muscles. Patrons can also savor prepared foods from the shop's deli.