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.
At Laser Trim Contours, a team works to stress the importance of healthy diet and exercise in weight loss. They also understand how difficult weight loss can be even with proper nutrition, and wield Zerona lasers to help melt fat cells. Inside the soothing, spa-like environs, clients get comfy in their own private treatment rooms that block encroaching eyes and clumsy boom-mic operators.
Mesos Cosmetic & Laser Center’s medically trained team staves off the advances of aging using FDA-approved Botox injections, with results that last up to four months. Skilled doctors consult with patients about facial creases such as crow’s feet and worry and laugh lines, and chronicle wrinkles with digital photos and topographical maps carved in cold butter to track improvement after the procedure. The formula floods muscle tissue, drowning out nerve impulses that cause faces to look like dry riverbeds. Each injection area may take up to 15 minutes and cause slight discomfort and bruising that vanishes quickly following the treatment, which requires no downtime.
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.
Katie Emily spent years as a legal assistant and real-estate agent before opting for a more hands-on career as the owner of Katie's Salon. Today, she works closely with a staff of stylists and nail technicians to give women, men, and kids updated takes on classic styles. As clients step into the full-service salon, which also offers hair, nails, massage, facials, and tanning services, they'll be greeted with a glass of wine, soda, or coffee to sip while they wait.
The licensed aestheticians at Vitality Wellness and Aesthetics extract the healing power of seaweed to whip up a facial formula tailored to each client. To start the 60-minute session, a deep cleansing expunges grease from pore recesses and erases lines from games of connect-the-freckles. Next, the aesthetician analyzes the client's skin before blending a seaweed base cream tailored to the pigmentation, elasticity, and moisture level of each unique complexion. As the mask labors away—deposing dead skin cells and restoring the face to healthy hydration levels—a hand and décolletage massage glides across tension fault lines. The mask then lifts from the face to reveal the glowing features beneath, sealed in with moisturizer and SPF that protects against the damaging effects of UV rays or cuddle sessions with sun lamps.