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.
Licensed massage therapists Marielle Shoffstall and Vincent Cicchetti join forces under the guise of Therapy Touch Massage, where they focus on treatments that assuage stress and reduce pain. Their soothing repertoire includes a signature custom massage, gentle Swedish strokes, and a more intense deep-tissue massage that targets buried aches. They also relieve mommies-to-be with prenatal treatments, which work to alleviate common maternity issues such as stiff necks, back pain, and the inability to hula-hoop. A variety of Spaaahh Therapies can enhance each treatment with pressure-point reflexology or hot-stone-and-bamboo fusion.
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.
With the range of specialties that Kathy Lopez flaunts, visitors to Healthy Hands of Ocala can be sure she will fix what ails them. For those looking for simple full-body relaxation, Kathy harnesses heated rocks or bamboo tools to melt away tension or lure away stuck-on pandas. During sports massage, she works to soften and lengthen muscles that athletic endeavors have made tight or painful.
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.
Belle La Vie may be a small salon, but the talent within is limitless. Women, men, and children can stop by for a haircut, which can be upgraded with coloring services, perm treatments, or intricate updos. Nearby, nail techs primp digits with meticulous manicures, acrylics, and nail art. For clients with excess stress, an intuitive therapist dissolves tension with deep-tissue, Swedish, and neuromuscular techniques.
Escape Salon & Spa, named one of the area's Best Salons and Spas in Ocala Magazine, pampers patrons' hands and feet within a bright, taupe-walled space. Nail specialist Vanessa, who approaches nails the way a painter approaches a blank canvas, cleans, buffs, and shines nails until they feel comfortable at a special occasion, such as a potluck.