A career-ending shoulder injury knocked Chris Goetz out of the NFL early, but it ignited an interest in a brand-new career path: chiropractic. He found that this form of therapy aided him in his recovery, and soon after he finished, he enrolled in chiropractic school. He opened Advance Health Services in 1999, and since then, he and his staff have added a slew of treatments to their repertoire: physical therapy, massage therapy, and medical weight-loss programs.
Lying on her side, her body supported by pillows, the expectant mother begins to relax. Her massage therapist goes to work, kneading the back, legs, and other areas pregnancy tends to put stress on. With benefits ranging from better sleep to increased blood flow, the pregnancy massage at Essence Day Spa is proof that spa treatments can be about more than just escaping from stress or wearing slippers in public; they can be integral to your health.
This isn’t news to Dr. I. Anthony Cardella, the MD who founded and operates the spa. The OB/GYN and former University of Miami professor created Essence Day Spa to be a place where licensed pros could apply their highly technical skills. That’s why, in addition to staples such as European facials and Swedish massages, his center performs services that require training with special equipment, including laser hair removal, bamboo massage, and microdermabrasion.
For the last 30 years, Dr. Lewis Arrandt has focused on preventative care, working to head off potential maladies before they appear. He and his team keep their patients' bodies and spines healthy with detoxification treatments and adjustments. For those suffering back and neck pain, they offer a host of other wellness services. They relieve aches with cold laser therapy and massage, which relax muscles tense from working a desk job or hauling logs at the log-hauling factory.
Though Imagos Day Spa is located in a vast facility, clients never feel lost in the shuffle because the center’s friendly technicians go out of their way to ensure each client is well taken care of with customized treatments and ample amenities. Flickering candles and rose petals create a cozy atmosphere as guests relax in a warm aromatherapy bath. Out in the salon area, hair dryers buzz and conversations flow as stylists consult with clients before shaping and styling 'dos. Nail technicians add to the energetic atmosphere at manicure stations in the middle of the salon floor, chatting and consulting with their clients as they trim and file nails and massage digits with a warm almond cream. Skincare treatments include aluminum-oxide microdermabrasion to erase years from the face. Natural-looking Tropical Mist spray tans have an anti-aging effect by hiding pale complexions, softening the appearance of cellulite, and covering up white-ink tattoos of your birth year.
Acupuncture and Massage College helps its surrounding communities in two ways: by teaching students the art of pain and stress relief through therapeutic treatments and by empowering those students to treat those in need. With guidance from experienced instructors, students learn the various techniques of ancient acupuncture and massage, both in the classroom and in the field. Patients can come to the college and bid adieu to their aches and worries by lying down in a treatment room and be treated by a supervised learning practitioner. Students shoo away pain with 50-minute acupuncture treatments or massage sessions, customized to address problematic areas or work around any ventriloquist dummies clients refuse to put down.
Just beyond the walls of their medical facility lies an oasis where licensed massage therapists, all of whom are male, knead away tension, aestheticians perform indulgent pedicures and facials, and licensed professionals eradicate signs of age with Botox and Juvederm injectibles. The seasoned staff also offer eyebrow threading, laser hair removal, and prenatal spa treatments, such as a pedicure and pregnancy massage, designed to ease the discomfort of soon-to-be moms. The studio’s sea-green walls, sky-blue throw pillows, and decorative anchors make it easy for guests to kick back on their imaginary beach blanket and imagine that they’ve been whisked away to David Hasselhoff’s living room.