Firm believers that a healthy body and a healthy spirit are two halves of a whole, the experts at Body Wisdom imbue each of their services with a positive energy. Licensed therapists soothe stress and loosen muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages, along with TMJ therapy, which uses facial massage techniques to relax jaws stiff from chewing too much Ent jerky. An aesthetician who honed her skills at Paul Mitchell The School in Orlando uses classic combinations of steam cleansing and extractions to unclog pores in her facials, as well as high-frequency technology to help ward off wrinkles. CosMedix peels diminish blemishes with blueberry extracts and vitamin C, while a full-body peel extends the rejuvenation down to the longest toe. To complete their transformation, clients can enhance their features with brow and lash tinting and banish unwanted hair or tail feathers with waxing.
A graduate of Aveda Institute, a licensed massage therapist, and a stylist/aesthetician who’s done work for a fashion magazine, films, and fashion shows constitute the skilled team at Envy Salon & Spa. With their impressive experience guiding them, they go out of their way to make their customers feel comfortable while augmenting the natural splendor of their hair, skin, and eyelashes. Their diverse slate of services covers all aspects of salon and spa work; they give men and women modern hairdos, fight stress with massages, and wax out unwanted hairs from the body or excess shag from rugs. To accomplish these various prettifying tasks, the team employs products such as Redken, Pureology, and Pink Up by Kaaral.
Shea Atkin knew from a very early age that she had a soothing touch. After high school, she followed a common path to college but soon realized that she wanted to develop her gift. So she immersed herself in the art of massage at Core Institute School of Massage Therapy & Structural Bodywork, where her partner in healing, Matthew Hourigan, also developed his talent for allaying pain and stress. The two have each been practicing massage for more than a decade now, and Hourigan’s stints at chiropractic clinics have buttressed his therapeutic techniques. Today, the pair works together, presiding over Somatic Massage's white-shuttered brick home, where a private room sets the stage for relaxation. Using intense pressure akin to deep-tissue massage, coupled with tension-soothing effleurage strokes, they ease the back pain that results from long office days and long tumbles down the stairs while trying to impersonate a slinky.
At Your Ultimate Massage, owner and senior massage therapist Barbara Riche uses her more than 22 years of stress-abating experience to oversee a staff of licensed therapists and guide them towards the path of muscle-mollycoddling mastery. The 60-minute Swedish massage begins with a personalized consultation, allowing the relaxation guru to zero in on specific areas of discomfort. Employing long, broad strokes and a combination of essential oils, the therapist then goes to work on the beleaguered back, triggering circulation, alleviating aches, and forcing tension to melt as fast as a beach ball made of butter. While being treated, clients can sink into supportive pillows that offer cushiony comfort and relationship advice, emerging an hour later with reduced stress, a stimulated nervous system, and a heightened sense of mind-and-body balance.
As an Aveda concept salon and spa, Athena is armed with quality, eco-friendly products and a warrior-like focus on the needs of each client. Spa services zap stress from every direction to keep faces radiant and smiling (skincare starts at $15), and muscles as loose as a child star's screws (massage starts at $35). If you prefer to focus pampering on your follicles, bypass the spa, and swing by Athena for a noodle nest remix. Haircuts begin with a complimentary stress-relieving scalp massage, which gently untangles follicles from frazzled brain waves and melted top hats. After a thorough consultation and precision slicing, grateful birds thank the salon for its environmental activism by arranging hair in whatever style you prefer. Finish up an already illuminating experience with a complimentary color consultation to learn exactly what shade of violet will add that final visage voila! Though not included in this Groupon, pigment services at Athena start at $80 for all-over color and $90 for full foil highlights.