From the soft pillows on the wicker furniture to the luxurious drapes that conceal private treatment rooms, April Beauty Time and Health Spa is clearly a place intended for relaxation—for guests. The spa's aestheticians, however, are models of productive activity, working to beautify clients' faces and skin with waxing and skincare services or to rid bodies of excess fat cells with contouring treatments.
Ray Boucher, the licensed massage therapist at Zen to You, is passionate about improving the health and happiness of his clients through massage therapy. He focuses on each individual’s needs, whether it’s more convenient to receive a hot-stone massage at home from his mobile-massage service, or visit Z Spa in Palm Harbor, where Ray untangles muscular knots in a soothing, private treatment room. Specializing in Swedish and sports massage, as well as neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release, Ray also incorporates passive stretching, trigger-point therapy, and muscle-energy techniques. He customizes each session to focus on problem areas and the release of chronically held stress.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Dr. William Meadows strives to helps patients live as the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. The doctor curates a list of services that better the body in terms of both health and beauty. After dropping pounds with a weight-management program or a hormone-replacement treatment, patients can turn to microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, or photofacials to revive the skin without having to perform CPR on every pore. Technicians also operate a variety of laser-based technologies that can clear up complexions, blast away unwanted hair, or help eliminate veins on the legs or face.
Board-certified chiropractor Dr. Jason Hurley helms Motion Council, where he and his team work to alleviate pains and issues through motion and physicality treatments. They offer services such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling.