The expert team at Abacoa Physical Medicine coaxes beleaguered bodies back to full strength through such therapeutic disciplines as neurosurgery, orthopedics, and chiropractic care. The facility focuses on addressing pain associated with injuries, sports, or napping on a mattress filled with uncomfortable peas. During the 60-minute massage, a licensed massage therapist employs deft handiwork to ease stress out of bodies, without having to wait for it to leave naturally in the form of earwax. A spacious facility plays host to the relaxation process, directing pain through the exits while clients unwind unencumbered.
Clearstone Spa was founded to assist clients seeking a way to improve their appearance by permanently reducing or eliminating unwanted hair. While the spa's technicians still offer full hair-removal services, they have expanded services to include beautifying treatments such as chemical peels, IPL photofacials, HydraFacials, and microdermabrasion. The team harnesses an arsenal of Nd:YAG, KTP, and Alexandrite lasers, which they use to treat unwanted hair, tattoos, or signs of aging such as sun spots and molting.
Former Londoner Vivien Henderson spent four years working on chiropractic patients dealing with pain and dysfunction before she opened the doors to her own massage studio. In addition to modalities such as gentle Swedish massage and therapeutic deep-tissue massage, she practices treatments such as craniosacral therapy, a gentle, powerful light-touch approach that acts through the central nervous system to assist in improving function in the whole body, and hot-basalt-stone massages with essential oils induce relaxation.
The exfoliating benefits of microdermabrasion and the acne-fighting power of light therapy join forces in Sapphire 3 photo abrasion, one of Spa Cara's most popular services. In lieu of a diamonds, the exfoliating tool uses bits of sapphire and gentle vibration to polish skin and prime it for red light, which conveys vitamin serums to the pores. Then blue LED light decimates bacteria and infuses oxygen deep within the skin. The treatment is just one of Spa Cara's many skincare, massage-therapy, and other beautifying treatments.
Palm trees reflect in the windows of the new A.Studio Spa, a sister location to the original facility opened in the Hamptons. The interiors were clearly designed with tranquility in mind—flickering candles, fresh-cut flowers, and a soundtrack of snoring doves fill the reception area and private rooms. Before their appointments, clients can sip complimentary chilled water or warm tea. Massage therapists and skincare specialists perform a range of restorative services that include Swedish massages, anti-aging facial peels, waxing, and manicures.
Located just off Clematis Street in lively West Palm Beach, One XI Salon & Beauty Bar fits right in among the neighborhood’s boutiques, nightclubs, and restaurants. The salon’s high-spirited stylists clips to the rhythms of trendy music, putting down their shears every so often to offer their guests complimentary glasses of beer and wine. Owner Cathi oversees the team of stylists she handpicked for their friendly demeanor and wealth of haircare and styling certifications. Before leaving, guests can take home specialty products from L'Oreal Professional and Moroccanoil to help maintain salon-like hair and silky mutton chops at home.