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.
Most Popular Service: Massage therapy
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
[We have a] professional setting and relaxing atmosphere.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I believe our mental state is deeply connected to our physical well-being. What I enjoy most is seeing clients leave my office with a smile, either from stress relief or pain relief. I feel like it's my small contribution in making the world a happier place.
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Patients never go under the knife at My Wellness Center 4 U. Instead of surgery, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Margaret Yearwood and her staff offer noninvasive services such as custom weight-loss programs and non-surgical facelifts. In the skincare realm, licensed aestheticians purge complexions of toxins, impurities, and freckle jokes by performing facials and anti-aging treatments, and add drama to the eyes with eyelash extensions. Massage therapists, meanwhile, liberate bodies of pain and tension through a variety of methods such as deep-tissue and hot-stone massage.
Jennifer Stephens massages muscles and pampers skin with homemade products blended from fresh produce, local honey, and therapeutic clays. The products she uses are important to her, because her goal is to help clients escape from stress without having to rely on drugs or create their own sprawling fantasy universe. She is trained in an array of bodywork modalities, such as Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
Botanical formulas meet modern technology at Face & Body Tonics, where beauty technicians rely on both to design spa treatments that enhance bodies' health and appearance from the inside out while promoting relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa?s cosmetic-teeth-whitening treatments exemplify this approach, pairing a pH-balanced whitening formula with light, pressure, and heat to erase stains caused by drinking coffee and eating oil paintings of fruit. The spa's licensed-massage therapist, Maribel, specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. Among the spa?s skin-and-body treatments, mummy-style body wraps crafted from an aloe-herb solution work to restore skin's firmness and elasticity. This ancient-Egyptian method finds its space-age counterpart in the infrared technology of a Solocarbon sauna that raises the body?s temperature to detoxify tissue, reduce chronic pain, and aid in weight loss. Those seeking more surface adjustments can enlist the services of Perfectly New You, which treats clients to permanent makeup and tattoo removal services to polish their presence.