Pampering gets a manly makeover at Sports Spa USA, where men can recharge after a tough workout with a sports massage or remove dirt and grit from digits with nail-grooming services. The men's spa also provides facials, hair removal and trimming, and haircuts in a no-frills environment where the focus is on effective treatments and high-quality products.
Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory delights bellies with a profusion of time-tested victuals, including pizza lauded by Taste of the Islands. Spend quality face time with one of the specialty pies, such as the Nor'easter ($17.95 for a large), which is bedecked in buffalo chicken and blue cheese as regally as Emeril's prom tux. Overstimulated taste buds cool off on one of more than 25 flavors of soft-serve ($1.95+), which act as cool building blocks for sundaes, milkshakes, and malts. Rev eating engines with a double-shot cappuccino ($3) before searching the crusty confines of the variety of bagels ($1.25), burgers, and sandwiches ($5.75+) like a forgetful baker.
At International Massage, Asian-inspired décor, glowing candles, and spa music work in tandem to nurture a tranquil and relaxing environment. Before their appointments, guests wait in a quiet waiting room where they can watch videos that describe the various types of massage offered by the clinic. Once they've been escorted to their private treatment room, they're free to relinquish pent-up pain and tension as trained specialists knead at sore muscles using a custom blend of techniques. To keep the feel-good vibes flowing throughout the body, International Massage also offers Chinese cupping treatments that promote better blood flow, as well as ionic detox foot baths that aim to coax toxins from the kidneys, liver, and colon to ensure the body passes its yearly emissions test.
After more than 30 years in business, Amasia Skin Care and Spa has amassed a treatment menu that includes both classic and modern services. In the spa, aestheticians administer European facials, buff skin with microdermabrasion treatments, and apply permanent makeup, and massage therapists pamper muscles with five different modalities. In the salon, nail technicians groom hands and feet and beautify them with anything from a simple swipe of polish to acrylic-gel overlays.
Licensed massage therapist and Reiki master Kandace Blevin marries two of the best-known types of massage: Swedish and Therapeutic deep tissue. Her hybrid massage features both flowing Swedish strokes and intense deep-tissue pressure for bodywork that soothes from head to toe. Clients can also feel free to direct Kandace to specific injuries or opt for the energy-healing art of Reiki instead of, or in conjunction with, massage.
A master of multiple massage modalities, Renee Keene helps banish stress and alleviate muscle pain. Soft music suffuses the intimate treatment room as soon as guests arrive, definitively separating visits from noisy lives living near construction or judging amateur yodeling contests in the evening. Once her clients are ready on the massage table, Keene addresses their particular need with such styles as relaxing Swedish massage and injury-healing sports massage. More specialized modalities include the rhythmic, Polynesian lomilomi massage and reiki, which helps heal bodies with focused energy flow.