Spa Sundara's licensed aestheticians and massage therapists beautify clients with 90-minute wraps performed amid flickering candles, golden-hued walls, and draped fabric. Sessions commence with a 15-minute stint in a warm, infrared sauna to start the detoxifying process, relax tight muscles, and loosen socks sealed-on with wax. Practitioners then apply a sloughing scrub made from highly caffeinated Balinese coffee to smooth uneven skin texture, refine contours, and infuse the body with antioxidants. An aromatic coffee mask teamed up with a warm blanket wrap follows to evict impurities from cramped pore apartments. Spa Sundara's staff recommends clients receive one body wrap a week for six weeks to obtain maximum detoxification and the energy of a child playing in a pool of Mountain Dew.
Though LoCicero Medical Group comprises a diagnostic center, pharmacy, lab, and med spa?its staff's mission is singular: boosting the overall wellness of its patients. The specialists include allergists, cardiologists, and rheumatologists, hailing from alma maters such as the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and University of South Florida. A board-certified physician oversees the beauty procedures performed in the med spa, ensuring all wrinkle-fighting injections and hair-ousting laser treatments are suitable for each individual patient.
At Care Massage, a team of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians specialize in therapeutic and medical massages, and administer a full menu of Swedish, hot stone, and lymph drainage therapies—but there's more to the business than that. On-staff technicians also address beauty concerns using cutting-edge technology. Cold laser equipment, for example, drains fat cells at targeted locations, resulting in slimmer waistlines, svelter limbs, and tinier earlobes. Each treatment is augmented with thoughtful touches such as hot towels and aromatherapy.
While they specialize in massage, it would be erroneous to say The Massage Center's therapists only do one thing. Their fingers can knead and stroke to the tune of 14 massage modalities, each one carefully administered to render specific benefits.
It's not hard to figure out what the massages accomplish, since the center gives each treatment an easy to remember name. For example, "My Vacation" is just that: an escape into the massage room for a light, Swedish massage focused on relieving stress. During "Rainy Day" treatments, essential oils drop onto the body, while the "Aroma Delight Relaxation" treatments fill the massage room with soothing scents. Other massages focus on specific types of clients, like athletes or expectant mothers. During the "Baby on Board" massage, therapists address lower back pain, swelling in the legs, and other issues for women from the second trimester to six months after birth, when a child can finally leave for college.
Seeing your baby for the first time is a magical experience that starts with the ultrasound. To take that experience a step further, Childbirth Options creates three-dimensional images of your baby in utero between 24 and 36 weeks. These images are designed to give you a glimpse of who the little tyke might turn out to be via keepsake portrait images. Depending on the baby's position, getting memorable pictures can be difficult, so the sonographer will provide a free follow-up visit if you can't get pictures on the first try. After moms-to-be experience the joy of seeing their babies give a Vulcan salute, they can sooth their tense muscles during a therapeutic upper-body or back-and-leg massage.
Licensed massage therapist Diane Johnston Souza knows the human body. During each massage, she draws on her knowledge of massage and reflexology and more than 16 years of working with clients from all walks of life. Through massage therapy, she customizes the massage to use modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, prenatal, and trigger-point therapy to help alleviate discomfort caused by stress or extreme sports. Working alongside Diane, Margie Johnston specializes in skincare, performing facials, LED red-light therapy, and waxing for both men and women. During facial treatments, Margie includes a signature 19-step facial massage and analyzes the skin to create mask that is tailored to her clients' needs, using Elizabeth Grant skincare products to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.