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.
At Nails Hair Spa Massage, getting a fresh look is only half of the experience. The staff members also strive to make every visit feel like an indulgent escape as they pamper their clients from head to toe. Customized facials nourish the skin while exfoliating rough patches and leaving cheekbones looking youthfully radiant. During massages, the therapists also devise custom treatments to ease tension that can linger throughout the muscles. Haircuts and waxing services fill out the rest of the spa menu, along with a wide array of nail treatments. To make a manicure feel extra-indulgent, the nail techs can enhance the treatment with a hydrating mask, before capping the service with a coat of gel polish, which the salon offers in more than 400 different colors.
As co-owners of Trend Studios Orlando, Matthew Bengston and Anthony Cortes have cultivated a business that reflects their own areas of expertise. Matthew brings his skills as a stylist to the hair salon, where he and his team cut men’s and women’s hair, add highlights, and lengthen locks with extensions. For his part, Anthony draws on his talents as a teeth-whitening and airbrush-tanning specialist to oversee those branches of the studio. Both Matthew and Anthony go out of their way to ensure a comfortable experience for clients: Anthony’s airbrush tans, for example, employ an Evolv. Sidekick tanning system that warms up its tanning solution before gently misting skin. For the spa services in which they do not specialize, Matthew and Anthony employ a knowledgeable staff that performs massages, waxing treatments, and a cappella renditions of the spa’s relaxing soundtrack.
Epic Skin Care owner Cymone Charles recognizes that everyone’s skin is different, varying in color, type, texture, and tone. That's why she uses botanical-based Bioelements products to create a diverse array of facials. The women’s signature facial softens and smoothes the skin with a high-frequency treatment and the back treatment clears up the skin on the shoulders so that clients can wear backless pajamas to work with confidence. There's even a men’s signature facial that banishes breakouts and ingrown hairs with a deep pore cleansing. Epic Skin Care’s other spa services are equally adaptable: Aestheticians wax 20 distinct face and body areas on both men and women, and nail specialists perform manicures and pedicures that can be enhanced with aromatherapy soaks and coconut-mango foot and leg massages.
The Spa's focus on customer satisfaction and relaxation has gained the staff recognition from the press, including a nod in Orlando Weekly's Best of Orlando 2011 list. Its vast menu of spa services runs a soothing gamut from traditional western massage to Dermalogica skincare treatments, as well as extravagant spa packages designed for men and women.
About once a month, or whenever the original cast of Footloose shows up, The Spa cranks up the tunes and opens up its hardwood floors for dancing during happy-hour spa parties. The themed shindigs pair lavish massages or facials with a nightclub ambiance of cocktails and activities such as gambling tables or oxygen bars.