Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
At Simple Healing Touch Massage, the massage therapists ease tension and stress with a variety of massage modalities. Swedish massages boost oxygen flow and circulation and decrease muscle toxins thanks to the massage therapist's long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood flowing back to the heart. Deep-tissue massages are similar, but focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue to relieve chronic pain. Clients can also indulge in hot-stone massages, which employ smooth, water-heated stones?rather than rocks from the studio's backyard volcano?to ease stiff muscles. In addition, the studio offers bodywork sessions specifically for athletes, pregnant women, and seniors.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa's staff of beautifiers tunes tendons and harmonizes physiques with an array of pampering services. During a 10-minute massage consultation, a massage therapist will determine the best way to melt tension and aches left over from stressful things, such as jobs and stress. Each personalized 50-minute knot-kneading session combines several techniques to help relieve muscle tension, recharge bodily batteries by increasing circulation, and tranquillize the mind.
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.
Tru Beaute Med Spa boasts a staff of three heroines whose primary nemeses are stress and Father Time. The spa's partner in crime, Uchenna, also combats aging with the help of cosmetic injections. She uses wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane to firm up the skin, fading frown lines without mandating that clients only watch sitcoms from now on. Their leader and spa manager, licensed massage therapist Valerie, fends off stress and muscle ache with specialized massages to address each client's therapeutic and relaxation needs. Lead medical esthetician Elizabeth's noninvasive HydraFacials simultaneously moisturize, exfoliate, and protect the skin through hydradermabrasion, and her dermaplaning procedures gently clear away dead skin cells to reveal luminous complexions.
Rounding out the team roster, medical esthetician Tasha specializes in the application of permanent makeup and eyelash extensions. Tasha applies permanent makeup by hand, which allows for a softer look for her clients. She works carefully with each client to achieve the look they desire, and follows up with her permanent makeup clients for a touchup after 4 weeks. Cups of coffee and wine, served beneath the waiting room's sphere of hanging crystals, contribute to the spa's aura of relaxation.
Owner Darren Pena has traveled around the world as a founding member of the Pureology Brand Artistic Team, working at high-profile events such as New York Fashion Week and earning ink in industry magazines like Modern Salon along the way. Darren channels all of this experience at his eponymous salon, where he and his staff favor organic and eco-friendly hair products and emphasize the health of their clients' hair and skin. Just as they shun run-of-the-mill products, they also eschew cookie-cutter treatments, striving instead to customize each service to each individual client. They achieve this by starting every hair service?from cutting to texturizing?with a consultation in which stylists analyze the client's hair and listen to their needs and goals. From there, they craft a 'do that gels with the client's features, and can even prepare a unique, one-of-a-kind color in one of Florida's largest open color bars. Hair isn't the only star of the show, though?Darren Pena Salon and Spa also offers facials, peels, mani-pedis, massages, and airbrush tanning.