Massage Therapy's licensed therapist, Michael Manning, convinces snarled muscles to let loose under the supervision of his dexterous digits, which are fluent in three main modalities. The slow strokes of Swedish massage soothe muscles into a state of relaxation normally experienced only by cooked pasta. Limbs that have been injured or overworked during athletic encounters unclench with sports massages, and therapeutic sessions return mobility to stiff appendages without surgically implanting extra elbows.
While attending Withlacoochee Technical Institute, Charles Haffner learned a diverse array of massage techniques ranging from flowing Swedish strokes to firm, deep-tissue pressure. Now as a licensed massage therapist, Charles offers his therapeutic expertise out of Maxibell Bodywork and Massage. In addition to longer bodywork sessions, chair massages are available for clients and La-Z-Boy recliners hoping to live up to the name.
Natural rock salts cover every wall surface of The Salt Room's treatment rooms, including the floors and ceilings. The facility uses salt's innate antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help alleviate a number of symptoms, from allergies and asthma to bronchitis and emphysema. Inside those treatment rooms, visitors lounge in comfortable recliners while breathing in the healing particles, which clear nasal and lung passageways of allergens, bacteria, and mucus blockage. The Salt Room also offers various unsalted services, including acupuncture, massage, skin care, and yoga.
Infinity Fitness & Medi Spa combines its fully equipped health club with a 3,000-square-foot day spa that revivifies bodies with a slew of pampering services. Coddle weary digits with an Infinity spa manicure, which carefully sculpts nails and cuticles. A hot-towel wrap and hand and forearm massage loosen limbs, while a professional polish refines the phalanges for elegant head scratching and sophisticated wet willies. A pedicure de-stresses steppers with an aromatherapy soak and light massage. Callus removal and exfoliation break through the foot's toughened exterior, softening the skin and warming the sole before a coat of polish seals in any lingering beauty vapors.
Massage therapist Mary Koontz offers a full lineup of treatments to help her clients to regain a superior quality of life. Mary draws from an arsenal of modalities, including relaxation, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, to tackle the knots and tension that tighten up backs. She can augment these knead-a-thons with bendy bamboo rods, smoothing paraffin dips, and manual lymphatic drainage techniques, which use light, rhythmic motions to cleanse toxins and wastes from the body. Her spa treats clients to both a la carte massages and monthly membership plans that combat the stresses of heavy lifting, office-chair posture, and afternoon naps in phone booths.
As a certified personal trainer, Kathy Lopez at Family Wellness Center has a unique vantage point on the workings of the human body. She uses this knowledge to work the kinks out of her clients' muscles, using the soothing strokes of Swedish massage instead of turkey-eating contests to lull them into a state of relaxation. Her therapy room is located in a chiropractic-care clinic, which includes massage along with yoga and fitness programs as part of its wellness offerings.
Vidah strives to soothe stress and bolster beauty with a variety of holistic spa services. A 45-minute ionic footbath treatment is believed to send gaggles of charged particles through large paw pores, helping to wick away harmful waste, raise pH levels, and erase olfactory evidence of clandestine gym classes. A far infrared sauna emits radiant heat that can ease joint pain and stiffness, improve skin tone, and reduce fatigue while detoxifying and potentially burning burning 900–1200 calories, and paraffin treatments dip the hands and feet into moisturizing melted wax, softening skin and inspiring jealousy among the more sensitive celebrity likenesses at Madame Tussaud’s.