It's hard not to relax while lounging beside glowing paper lanterns and flickering candles––and the therapy has barely begun. Licensed massage therapist Danerys Gonzalez slowly builds from flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure, which can improve range of motion in muscles. Guests may also pair bodywork with Danerys' signature brown-sugar body scrub, or request a slimming body wrap with essences of key lime or vanilla bean.
During a plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Eleanor Barone, she goes out of her way to outline all the procedure options available to clients so that they can make informed decisions based on expected results, downtime, and price points. She rejuvenates faces with surgical lifts, while the registered nurse on staff fights crow's feet and facial folds with beauty injections and dermal fillers. Liposuction removes unwanted fat deposits during an outpatient surgery, and noninvasive Viora Reaction treatments iron out cellulite via scalpel-free radio frequencies.
Keeping client satisfaction at the forefront of its mission, the Avalon Med Spa and Laser Center recently underwent a complete overhaul that included acquiring the award-winning G.M. Collin product line, as well as a new therapist, physician, and staff. A medical director and board certified-internist leads a team of professionals, including one member with certification in aesthetic medicine, and special training in medical informatics. The wide-reaching expertise of its staff enables Avalon Med Spa to deliver a varied menu of aesthetic services that includes everything from laser hair removal to teeth whitening, Botox, and body wraps.
Devoted to bettering the patient experience, the center also nestles clients into a relaxing environment replete with plush couches and a waiting lounge done up in warm, neutral tones. Hardwood floors lead clients back to a private treatment room, where the elegant décor relaxes with furnishings such as draped, olive-green curtains, frosted sconces, and a wall waterfall that trickles out droplets harvested from the fountain of youth.:m]]
Like many chiropractors, Doctor of Chiropractic Heidi Pickering offers nutrition and weight-loss services in addition to her pain-relieving spinal adjustments and massage therapy. But unlike other chiropractors, Heidi really practices what she preaches—she is a fitness model who has taken first place in a Muscle Madness competition where she showed off her incredibly toned physique.
At Paradise Palms Chiropractic & Spa, she helps clients achieve their own weight-loss goals with services such as nonsurgical body contouring, Power Vibe vibration muscle toning, and body wraps.
The health buffs at Orthomolecular Nutrition and Wellness Center take the fight for wellness to the body’s microscopic frontlines, using vitamins, hormones, and other supplements to restore vim and vigor lost to age or ill health. During one-on-one consultations, they first sniff out deficiencies and imbalances with a variety of blood tests and questionnaires, giving them a clear view of underlying problems. From there, they can advise on protocols that help their clients lose weight, age more gracefully, or improve their steeplechase performance.
Owner of ReNew Life Clinic and a licensed colon hydrotherapist, Bonnie Barrett gently flushes toxins from bodily pipes to engender holistic, whole-body healing. To begin, patients don gowns or their favorite flannel union suit in a private treatment room, where technicians assemble a purification system including disposable tubing. During the procedure, warm, filtered water flows leisurely through the entire large intestine, sweeping up accumulated waste and bacteria and whisking them out via single-use tubes. Aside from possibly curbing symptoms such as gas, bloating, and fatigue, the 60-minute treatment tones the colon to enable peristalsis and may invigorate bodies and leave them feeling lighter.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to teeth whitening and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Standard UV tanning booths are available ($13–$17 value per session), and advanced spa services, such as hydrodermafusion, sauna time, and LED facials ($40 value per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.