The scents of eucalyptus, lavender, and sandalwood that linger in the air at The I Spa can be traced back to an essential-oil blending bar, where clients can customize their own relaxing fragrances. These fragrances eventually make their way into massages that cater to individual aches and pains with techniques drawn from 10 distinct modalities.
“Customization” seems to be the principle that unites and guides every treatment that takes place at The I Spa. This is evident not only in the massages, but in the skin analysis that precedes each facial, allowing the spa’s aestheticians to craft unique blends of products from Jan Marini and Eve Taylor.
Regardless of the treatment, it’s not difficult to relax amidst the spa’s tile walls, gauzy curtains, and tropical flowers. Each treatment room is equipped with a vacant iPod dock that allows clients to play their own self-recorded impersonations of Phil Collins cooing like a pigeon. After treatments, clients can enjoy access to the fitness center, salt-water lap pool, and outdoor terrace.
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.
LaTorre Wellness Center fuses Eastern and Western healing techniques to bolster downtrodden bodies using the six-step path to total health. Working top to bottom and inside out, Dr. William A. LaTorre seeks missing pieces in the holistic health puzzle, whether they be nutritional deficiencies or high blood pressure. With the array of information, Dr. LaTorre administers chiropractic adjustments, nutritional advice, or lifestyle recommendations that help bodies run like finely tuned machines capable of surviving an uprising of finely tuned machines.
To bolster the center's roster of clinical services, licensed massage therapists serenade sinews with 50 minutes of massage customized to individual client needs. The staff is available after hours Monday–Thursday to boost health or even out beauty with anti-aging and Zerona weight-loss treatments.
An active healer since 1994, Doctor of Chiropractic Scott A. Rubin hasn’t slowed down since the day he graduated cum laude from Life Chiropractic College. He then went on to complete post-grad studies in kinesiology and acupuncture, earn certifications as a power-Pilates instructor and yoga instructor, and achieve a black belt in wado kai karate. All of these endeavors have added to Dr. Rubin’s holistic understanding of the human body and its wellness—an expansive knowledge that he brings to his practice at Rubin Health Center. There, he teams up with a nutritionist and licensed massage therapists to help clients reach their full wellness potential, rather than continue to live in the pain they’ve suffered since attempting to pogo stick down their staircase.
The experts personalize these plans by starting with a head-to-toe structural assessment for each patient. Depending on a client’s needs, habits, and complaints, the professionals then recommend treatments and therapies that range from chiropractic adjustments to active isolated stretching therapy. The center also focuses on time-tested healing techniques such as massages to ease stress and chronic pain, and acupuncture sessions to allay arthritis and anxiety. Yet the health gurus understand that prevention is key, and to that end augment their personal treatments with the yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and nutrition classes that take place in the center’s second-floor studio.
THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.
Board-certified Dr. Hirsch operates an airy, honey-hued haven where day-spa services relax patrons and clinical skincare treatments reinvigorate complexions. In the lobby, stones assemble themselves into the desk's rustic façade, which curves beneath hanging lamps that set glossy black ceiling accents aglow. Earth-toned squares tile the walls and floor of high-ceilinged massage rooms, and coral-colored nailcare rooms swaddle pedicure thrones in a warm glow. In addition to spa and skincare services, the institute also treats clients with cellulite-reduction therapies and age-related hormone replacements.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
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