Lorna Baxter is passionate about beauty and skincare and she has the certifications to prove it. A licensed aesthetician for over 15 years, she completed her skincare training at Florida College of Natural Health, but Lorna didn't stop there. She then went on to earn licenses as a massage therapist, cosmetologist, nail technician, and makeup artist, and she completed over 100 hours of study in traditional and advanced Thai medicine. She pulls from her impressive repertoire during traditional pampering treatments such as massages and eyebrow shaping, but she specializes skin treatments that target aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring.
Dan and Linda Rowlands of the Center For Optimal Health prove the power of natural healing every day. Instead of medication or other Western treatments, they opt for acupuncture, reiki, massage, aromatherapy, and other drug-free techniques to manage stress and pain. Brainwave Optimization, for example, enlists nothing more than relaxation and self-regulation to fight anxiety, addiction, and other issues.
The hair, the face, and the body: the team at Bardot Salon & Spa has the entirety of clients covered when it comes to making them feel beautiful and relaxed. They skillfully assess current hair and skin conditions before rejuvenating appearances with haircuts, color treatments, blowouts, facials, spray tans, and manicures. But it's not enough for them to lean on their skill and experience—they also sling high-quality professional products by Wella, OPI, and MensDept. to amp up services.
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.
Need AHH Massage is all about extras. Whether you need a therapeutic massage to ferret out chronic muscle pain, or an old fashioned Swedish massage to oust stress and bruised feelings from an old debate club injury, licensed therapists toss in a complementary hot-stone treatment and aromatherapy. The private rooms?tastefully decorated in muted blues and browns?stand at the ready with towels heating up in warmers. Even the website throws in some free laugh therapy with whimsical pictures of cats posing like human beings. Need AHH Massage also employs multiple massage therapists with experience in the art of reiki energy-style bodywork and Thai therapy, which involves stretching and accupressure.
A full-fledged day spa, Massage by Design offers much more than its name might convey. Here, massage therapists practice uncommon modalities, such as Tian Di bamboo massage, in which smooth bamboo sticks are rolled across the back help improve circulation and alleviate musculoskeletal pain. Custom signature massages blend many modalities, including Swedish and deep tissue, to treat each individual's most pressing needs. But beyond the physical manipulation, aestheticians revitalize complexions with anti-aging facials and microdermabrasions. Mani-pedis beautify nails, lash extensions create lavish looks, and waxing gets rid of unwanted hair in a safer manner than leaning over a campfire.