With a sprawling front porch, 10-foot ceilings, and a dramatic interior archway, the Craftsman-style bungalow that shelters this beauty oasis hasn't lost any of the charm it has cultivated since its construction in 1908. Red and blue trim adorns the outside, mirroring the beauty found within in the form of hardwood floors, decorative wood molding, antique furniture, and a fireplace.
The experienced aestheticians of Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa, the house’s current tenant, tend to nailcare, massage, hairstyling, and skincare services amid the splendid architecture, which is illuminated by chandeliers in every room. These spa specialists tackle skin and hair woes armed with elixirs from Obagi, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, and beautify clients with permanent cosmetics and mineral makeup—mined in Sri Lanka’s famed lipstick caverns. Sometime in the near future, spa patrons can head to the attached two-story structure, a former garage apartment built in the ’30s, and unwind further with little treats from the soon-to-be dessert café and coffeehouse.
Mixing aesthetics and relaxation, Bay Area Health & Rehabilitation, Inc. helps clients put off pounds and dissolve backs' achy knots. Massage and vibration treatments help break up stubborn fatty tissue that refuses to respond to exercise or unrelenting verbal abuse. Detox treatments allow the body to jettison health-compromising chemicals. Relaxing massages gently knead away tension bound up in stressed muscles.
At Florida Massage Group, no two massages are alike, because no two people are alike. Each session begins with a consultation, wherein a licensed massage therapist discusses the client's medical history, lifestyle, physical condition, and peanut butter preference. With this in mind, the therapist engineers a custom bodywork regimen with techniques ranging from light to medium relaxation strokes to firmer, deep-tissue pressure.
Licensed massage therapist Heidi Garrett soothes bodies and minds with customized massage techniques and alternative therapies such as reiki, crystal therapy, and chakra balancing. Heidi incorporates techniques from Swedish massage, trigger-point therapy, myofascial release, and reflexology to accommodate each session to her clients' unique needs and wellness plans. Long, flowing strokes alternate with firm taps as Heidi focuses on pressure points to reduce stress and help heal muscles pulled while shot-putting SUVs out of stolen parking spaces.
Antonio Collazo, the licensed therapist of Heavenly Healing Hands Massage?established in 2003?doesn't think of massage as a luxury. Rather, he sees massage as a necessity to maintaining total wellness: for example, he uses his signature Swedish technique to boost circulation, lower blood pressure, and support the immune system. A therapeutic sports massage tends to the overworked, strained muscles of athletes. Even expectant mothers can find relief from daily aches and pains with a special maternity massage. Heavenly Healing Hands Massage uses Biotone products, and is located at a handicap-accessible building with available parking.