Still Waters Day & Medical Spa, supervised by Dr. Jack Kotlarz, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializes in bolstering beauty with lasers and other forms of advanced technology while still pampering those looking for a traditional spa experience. VelaShape anticellulite treatments shed dimples without invasive surgery or witchcraft, Isolaz PPX laser from Solta helps minimize pores and reduce inflammatory skin, and the Apogee Elite laser system frees clients from unwanted body fuzz with laser hair removal. Cosmetic injections and facial fillers pair with traditional aroma-infused spa soaks, facials, and massages. Every spa service includes a plush robe and slippers and begins with a warm footbath infused with fragrant herbs and essential oils.
Sunny yellow walls and park benches frame the entryway of CJ’s Kitchen & Grille, giving the cozy eatery the feel of a small, Southern town. Inside, baskets of fried fish and gulf shrimp, and platters of smothered pork chops and country-fried steak keep the Southern ambiance alive. A friendly wait staff shuffles fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare from table to table, sating appetites with crab cakes, housemade tartar sauce, and hush puppies. Early-rising taste buds awaken from dreams about licking the surface of the moon to devour eggs paired with hash browns, grits, and andouille sausage, or to dive into homemade french toast made from Gambino's New Orleans' french bread.
As a massage therapist with nearly 40 years of experience, Ginny Adams has the nimble touch and familiarity with the body necessary to soothe and soften skin with full-body scrubs and relaxing massages. During the scrub, Ginny frosts limbs with a naturally derived blend of salt and sugar that exfoliates skin and repels attacks from wolves on the Atkins diet. Massages aim to reduce stress, relax muscles, and improve range of motion so clients can draw ab muscles on their own backs.
No two massage sessions are quite the same at Allegria Wellness Center. Owner Shawna Guheen customizes each treatment for her client's goals, whether its pain relief or relaxation. She employs a personalized blend of techniques including neuromuscular therapy and holistic bodywork, such as Thai yoga. During these sessions, Ms. Guheen draws on a background that includes time at Florida’s Therapeutic Massage School and more than 200 hours of continuing education, or the length of one episode of Masterpiece Theatre.
At Ma? Therapy Massage Spa Clinic, licensed massage therapists unleash their arsenal of massage modalities on tense necks and sore backs. During Hawaiian-style lomi lomi massages, they use intuition and Sherlock Holmes' magnifiying glass to detect clients' individual stress points, and then customizes their strokes to address those issues. Swedish massages lull muscles into relaxation with gliding strokes and percussive movements, and therapeutic massages target chronic injuries or recurring aches.
Anetta Hoover transforms wild locks with stylish cuts and colors, as well as keratin express treatments, which eliminate 95% of frizz and leave manes glossy and straight for up to eight weeks. Within the boutique salon, Anetta will slather the advanced keratin-infused formula onto clients' strands, commanding it to penetrate deep into the cuticle with a bond that promotes healing and protects follicles from environmental toxins and environmentalist canvassers. Next, she will blow-dry hair and finish the 'do with a careful flat ironing to lock strands straight into place and complete the frizz-free look, leaving skull-capes shiny, smooth, and ready to battle humidity like an air conditioner brandishing a sword. Folks with already-straight hair can redeem this Groupon for a stylish haircut with a choice of all-over color or partial-foil highlights, also performed within the exposed brick walls and sunny yellow décor of the chic salon.