Each stroke from the therapists at Adams & Eve Garden of Massage usher clients toward a blissful state, earning it recognition as 2012's Best Massage in Osceola by readers of Practical Living Magazine. During specialty sessions, these therapists get a boost from the transformative fragrance of aromatherapy and the muscle-melting heat of hot stones. For Russian-style sports massages, they shake up muscles weary from athletic feats with rigorous strokes before rolling and twisting them, which helps speed up recovery and release toxins that cause soreness and the tendency to throw jabs whenever a bell rings. Sessions can be enhanced with body wraps.
Equal parts med and day spa, technicians at this one-stop beauty depot refine surfaces with noninvasive treatments and relaxing services. Lasers do double duty, with techs abolishing hair growth on legs, arms, and bikini zones with the Syneron lasers customized to skin type permanently stunt the growth of unwanted hair or smoothing out wrinkles with ThermaScan's infrared rays. To further boost youthful appearances, staffers inject wrinkles with facial fillers, such as Botox, and buff away fine lines and curlicues with microdermabrasions. Sauna sessions and two diet plans help curb out-of-control curves, and eight types of massages soothe overworked muscles.
It's possible that kids who got their first haircut at Clipper Salon & Spa more than 25 years ago are still getting their cuts there, as it's the same family-friendly salon it was back then. Today's team has more than a century of combined experience, which they put to work performing a wide variety of hair, nail, and skincare treatments. Of course, they've picked up new techniques over the years, with nail art reigning as one of their modern specialties. Technicians decorate acrylics with everything from intricate floral designs to social media logos, and can also treat feet to warm soaks and spa pedicures.
Back in the salon, stylists set to work mixing up custom color and designing updos for special-occasion clients. Barbers attend to men with hot towel shaves and a variety of cuts, including crew cuts, fades, long-hair styles, and more. A spa team helps clients complete their new look, performing everything from face and body waxing to facials and contouring treatments.
The hair-restoration experts at Customized Hair Solutions work with men and women to customize their hair-replacement treatment, be it a weave or a custom-made hair piece. They treat hair loss with the dignity that it deserves, offering more than 80 colors of natural human hair, which can easily be removed without damaging the existing hairs or the existing hairs' egos. To help clients sprout new locks, they also offer laser hair-regrowth treatments, which work to slow hair loss while stimulating hair growth.
After suffering from a number of painful complications tied to an allergic reaction, Quiet Touch's owner Jennifer Apolinario says that massage therapy was what made her feel whole. Trigger-point massage helped to relieve severe migraines, and craniosacral therapy worked to restore balance after being paralyzed on her left side. She opened Quiet Touch to share the healing power of touch through massage sessions rather than by high-fiving every sad-looking person she passes. She incorporates Biofreeze products during joint massage to restore flexibility with a cooling sensation similar to an ice pack. Paraffin dips, which for Apolinario relieved the stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis, envelop hands and feel in soothing warmth.
The multitalented team of beauty specialists at Hair Magic Reflections gussies up visitors with an eclectic array of services for hair, nails, and skin. After a consultation, hairstylists prune overgrown head gardens, add sheen to locks with highlights or color treatments, and tame hard-to-manage curls and frizz with protein-packed keratin serums. Across the salon, nail technicians reward hardworking appendage-enders with soothing mani-pedi services, during which they file down natural scratchers, shoo away chinese finger traps, and adorn digits with acrylic nails. With similar enthusiasm for beautification, Hair Magic Reflections' epidermal specialists use ageLoc Science to restore skin's youthful glow and silky smooth touch.