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.
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. 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, Angel, 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.
With a variety of quality tanning beds and UV-free airbrush tanning, Aruba Tan imbues chromatically challenged hides with sun-kissed glows. Those looking to jumpstart their skin's vitamin D factories can get the bronzing benefits of a day at the beach with a session in basic 20-minute ($40) or mid-grade 15-minute ($50) beds. For faster, more-efficient penny impressions, Aruba Tan also boasts high-intensity 13-minute beds and 12-minute booths ($60). UV-shy meat suits can opt for an airbrush tanning session ($40) to get a golden misting that helps improve their complexion and increases their chances of ending up on a famous actor's mantle during Oscar season.
Ten to fifteen minutes. That's all the time it takes for the tanning experts at Simply Sunless to update pallid skin with a beach-ready bronze color—and they accomplish this feat without using wish-granting genies. Instead, the staff uses airbrushes to evenly apply custom tanning solutions, which gradually darken skin to the desired shade. They can also supply their customers with specialty lotions designed to enhance and prolong the life of sun-kissed hues. Simply Sunless' tanning team works out of a spa room near downtown Ocala, and they can also travel to homes for on-location tanning.
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.
Inside Sun Kissed Tanning & More, walls are covered with bursts of tropical pinks, purples, and yellows that resemble a deconstructed sunset. High-energy staff answer all tanning questions and help customers select tanning lotions from a large inventory in the lobby. The salon also supplies frequent tanners with their own cubby space, where they can store lotions, goggles, and the spacesuit they wear to formal events.