The saying "practice makes perfect" couldn't ring more true for nutritionist Sadhana Bahl, who spent 1,380 hours training to become a licensed paramedical aesthetician. The owner of Adonia Skin Wellness Spa works alongside aesthetician J. Brooke Thurmond, an advanced medical skincare specialist who also clocked 1,380 hours of training, in her quest to develop the skills necessary to treat and correct common skin disorders. Together, Team Adonia tackles everything from rosacea to enlarged pores using advanced aesthetic treatments and products from Image Skincare and PCA Skin. The spa's corrective facials are customized to each client’s skin type, and the signature Indian herb facial uses ayurvedic principles and ingredients such as turmeric, sandalwood, and aloe vera to balance the skin. Bahl and Thurmond also foster glowing complexions by exfoliating the epidermis with crystal or diamond microdermabrasion treatments or with LED light therapy, which uses blue light to kill bacteria and make acne feel so sad it leaves.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Whatever maladies clients are suffering from, the staff at Tampa Bay Bodyworks wants to help its visitors achieve their wellness goals. To do so, therapists specialize in various modalities of massage, ranging from deep tissue for tight muscles to gentle bodywork for relaxation. They also offer therapeutic rehabilitation for clients recovering from injury, zeroing in on muscular and skeletal conditions stemming from auto accidents, sports mishaps, and work-related aches.
As a second-generation chiropractic physician with more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Kyle Remmel helms a team of specialists to mend bodies inside and out through an array of physical therapy, anti-aging, weight loss, and massage services. The staff works together to scout out each patient's route to wellness and take a whole-body approach when outlining treatment methods in order to solve problems at their source. For exterior enhancement, a slate of more than 10 facials harness serums from Repechage Beauty From the Sea to target acne, aging, and permanent leopard spots left by mischievous carnival face painters. Remmel Wellness Center also hosts free health and wellness expos, workshops, lectures, and health screenings in order to help those struggling to afford regular checkups.
The team of stylists at Practically Frivolous subdue wayward strands with hair salves from Schwarzkopf Professional, Ouidad, and the Practically Frivolous line of products developed in cooperation with a California-based company specializing in health-conscious beauty. The salon's crew shapes locks of all textures, specializing in the Ouidad method of outsmarting wily curls and turning them into sculptured ringlets. Keratin-rich hair treatments, pomegranate enzymes to pamper the skin, and hot stones to aid in massage services arm the salon's aesthetes to enhance beauty across the entire body, avoiding the difficult task of keeping one's good side turned toward a carousel operator.
In the 25 years that Spine & Sport Therapy owner Dr. Timothy Johnson has been working to vanquish pain in his native Florida, he's never had to prescribe harsh medications or perform surgery. Instead, he relies on the patient's body to do the healing. Together with his partner Dr. Erin Mitchell, he performs non-invasive spinal adjustments and massage therapies designed to trigger the body's self-healing abilities and correct a range of issues, ranging from headaches to recurring nightmares about a sumo wrestler dressed like a giant baby.