Panache ranks its stylists according to four levels of expertise (artist, designer, master, and top stylist), but all know how to keep appearances fresh and flattering with an array of mane-based services using Aveda products. Clients can relax or gargle the national anthem with a cup of Aveda tea as their scissor samurai cuts ($25+ for men, $37+ for women) and styles ($10+) hair into exciting new follicular sculptures. Panache also keeps anime hair looking its purplest with a variety of color treatments, including a color cleanse ($35+), touch-up ($60+), full color ($70+) with highlights ($25+ for partial, $45+ for full), or paint-can swirly.
Some clients go to spas to boost wellness with ancient rituals. Others go for the technology that helps them look their best. New Spa Me Inc. serves both categories of clientele with services from both the holistic healing and med-spa worlds. Treatments such as Thai herbal therapy and shiatsu draw from Eastern healing traditions thought to align energy and restore inner balance without surgically removing inner seesaws. On the other side of the spectrum, radiofrequency facials employ radio waves to deeply penetrate and tone skin. Both kinds of services are conducted within private treatment rooms whose lights may be dimmed for a relaxing, candlelit atmosphere or brightened to ensure medically exact treatments.
Over the course of a 15-year career, chiropractor Trek R. Smith has learned a lot about the body. He guides the staff at Back to Health Chiropractic with this knowledge, working to treat headaches, chronic pain, and other conditions, as well as helping his patients bounce back after accident or injury. Using advanced techniques such as spinal decompression, electrical muscle stimulation, and sweet-talking your vertebrae, the clinic’s team moves patients toward a state of improved health and reduced pain. Additionally, Smith and his staff can suggest herbal and nutritional supplements to help boost health and performance.
Doctor of Chiropractic Amber Wellman, who specializes in sports rehabilitation, pediatric care, cold-laser therapy, and nutritional counseling, treats patients with chiropractic care combined with lifestyle advice. After any type of treatment, including spinal adjustments and massage therapy, Dr. Wellman suggests a wellness program for patients to use on their own. This can include instructions for ice and heath applications, corrective exercises, and stretches, helping treat both the symptoms that are currently active and the dormant ones that, like a child television star, may act out in the future.
At Go Yoga, owners JP and Cassie McClellan pay homage to the practice that brought them together with a slate of classes inspired by Baptiste Power-Vinyasa yoga. Both veteran yogis train under the method's creator, Baron Baptiste, on a regular basis, and import his techniques to their own studio, which surrounds visitors in tropical plants and soothing earth tones. Baptiste yoga weaves several different traditions into a series of flowing postures performed in a space that’s warmed to 90 degrees, mimicking the average temperature found on the dark side of the sun. At Yoga for Beginners and Restorative Flow classes, instructors tweak gentle routines with a focus on linking breath to movement. Special events treat attendees to yoga on the beach, and regularly offered sessions such as massages and outdoor EcoVentures offer relaxation or tours of Amelia Island by foot, bike, kayak, or horseback.
Reima Reyes has administered more than 5,000 massages, and perhaps no two have been alike. That's because no two clients are alike?each has their own needs, their own areas of discomfort, and their own backs. Some backs tense up after a long day of sitting at a desk, while others throb every time they're used as a carriage by not so dainty toddlers. Reima's goal is to treat each client individually, and to offer a therapeutic massage that addresses their needs. To that end, she's become well-versed in multiple modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage. Reima also specializes in energy work, and uses Reiki, craniosacral therapy, and reflexology to help her clients achieve balance and a sense of well-being.