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.
Heather S. Kuczer's career was inspired by her experiences as a chronic back- and neck-pain sufferer. After years of trying to cover up her symptoms with medication, she decided to explore alternative forms of treatment and soon found herself pursuing her massage license in order to help others find relief from pain, anxiety, and stress. Seventeen years later, she joinsa group of licensed, experienced massage therapists who dole out relaxing treatments such as aromatherapy massage and warm footbaths. The center's specialties are naturally geared toward therapeutic work including neuromuscular and sports massages, which focus on soothing the ails of consummate athletes and soccer balls tired of being kicked around.
A woman enters a chiropractic clinic, but she's not there to talk about a stiff back, a knot in her neck, or even sinus pressure. Just a short time before, the woman underwent a surgery that resulted in a clipped nerve, adversely affecting both her uterus and bladder. Recognizing that an adjustment would offer little relief, Dr. William Buhrman Jr. instead applies Avicenna laser therapy to encourage tissue regeneration. He soon receives a call from his patient, during which the woman tells him she's regained use of her bladder.
A second-generation chiropractor, Dr. Buhrman takes an integrative approach to structural care and rehabilitation, beginning with orthopedic and neurological evaluations to identify what treatment methods will most positively impact each patient's whole-body health. Dr. Buhrman then designs a care regimen, which may combine therapies such as massage, custom nutrition based on a gene SNP DNA screening analysis, and jetpacks that reduce the impact of walking.
Licensed aesthetician Raye Toscano and her husband, Dr. Francis Toscano, operate Red Bamboo Medi Spa, a facility that marries aesthetic treatments with nonsurgical, medical-grade therapies. Their services, which recently garnered the spa a Best Aesthetics Practice award at The Aesthetics Show in Las Vegas as well as recognition in Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2012 Best in the Biz spa category, cosmetically enhance both the face and body. SmartLipo mimics liposuction treatments with fiber-optic lasers, and a four-layer face lift topically banishes dead skin with enzymes, glycolic acid, and mini exorcisms.
Maison Pour La Peau's Michelle Pirolo, an experienced aesthetician with more than 18 years in the beauty industry, skillfully aims to slough away years of visage wear with a slew of pampering services. Reface façades between dirt-bike competitions with the 30-minute Let's Do Lunch facial (a $35 value), which begins with a consultation to ascertain which facial condition each guest would like to address. Afterward, countenances are cleansed, steamed, and exfoliated before being cocooned in the soothing concoction. Frontispieces are further nourished with moisturizer and skin-shielding cream while aromatherapy stimulates the olfactory system like a cartoon pie cooling on the windowsill.
Doctor of Oriental medicine Stephen Dell-Jones makes use of traditional Eastern medicine beyond the usual Chinese and Japanese acupuncture treatments. He calls upon holistic Eastern methods when creating supplement-based nutrition plans and performing cosmetic acupuncture treatments that can tone and tighten the skin to minimize the appearance of fine lines.
La Belle Hair Salon & Day Spa is a one-stop beauty destination. Clients settle into salon chairs for stylish new dos or venture into private rooms for a choice of 12 types of skincare treatments—including microdermabrasion treatments, peels, and intense pulsed-light treatments. La Belle also keeps skin smooth with waxing treatments and slimming body wraps.