At International Massage, Asian-inspired décor, glowing candles, and spa music work in tandem to nurture a tranquil and relaxing environment. Before their appointments, guests wait in a quiet waiting room where they can watch videos that describe the various types of massage offered by the clinic. Once they've been escorted to their private treatment room, they're free to relinquish pent-up pain and tension as trained specialists knead at sore muscles using a custom blend of techniques. To keep the feel-good vibes flowing throughout the body, International Massage also offers Chinese cupping treatments that promote better blood flow, as well as ionic detox foot baths that aim to coax toxins from the kidneys, liver, and colon to ensure the body passes its yearly emissions test.
Maite and Luis Cruces were burned out from a life overloaded with work and stress. It wasn't until the couple moved to Florida and studied professional massage therapy that they learned firsthand about the benefits from strengthening the connection between mind and body. At Lool Ha Spa, Maite and Luis not only get personal satisfaction out of helping clients unwind, but they find relaxation while massaging knots out of tense backs or popping the bubble wrap cushioning fragile packages.
The Cruces' personal experience with the mind-body-spirit connection is what inspires the spa's holistic perspective. Though its list of massage modalities is extensive?including Swedish, hot-stone, reflexology, and seaweed-enhanced treatments?Lool Ha Spa offers more than massage therapy. Waxing services keep skin smooth, and a variety of facials, chemical peels, and light-therapy treatments help revitalize weary complexions.
It's as if pent-up stress begins to evaporate almost as soon as clients enter SkinFaceBody Spa. With its pristine white walls, drapes, and treatment stations, the studio's ambiance evokes the cool serenity of an art gallery or especially quiet refrigerator. Throw pillows and backsplash tiles add occasional touches of color, although no hues are vivid enough to distract visitors from indulging themselves with one of the spa's rejuvenating services.
In the private rooms, aestheticians customize facials to accommodate recipients' specific needs, and address signs of aging with exfoliating microdermabrasions. Therapists alleviate tension with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and augment soothing Thai massages with aromatic bundles of sweet basil and kaffir lime. Even the nail technicians go above and beyond simply filing and polishing nails?the addition of exfoliating scrubs and massages with organic lotions help turn basic manicures and pedicures into pampering escapes akin to softly crooned lullabies.
The pampering pros at Skin and Body Bliss care for complexions and muscles with a full menu of facials and massages. Custom skincare regimens target conditions such as oiliness, dryness, and leopard spots, whereas microcurrent therapies tighten and tone lax skin. Bodywork options include traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massage, in addition to reflexology, barefoot ashiatsu, and hot-stone massage.
A tranquil oasis featuring organic and natural products, Driftwood Spa channels serenity and escape into every sweep of a massage therapist’s hand or lather of a nourishing scrub. Therapists offer massages for the stressed, the tense, and the expecting, as well as extravagant treatments that compound relaxing muscle work with organic, cold-pressed oils and extra-fine sea salt. To bring a touch of nourishment and a burst of radiance to the skin, the staff administers exotic body wraps—crushed grape seeds and Dead Sea mud are a few ingredients they use during uplifting treatments that leave spirits refreshed and skin radiant and supple.
At Hair 1 and Spa 2, Charity (DeSear) Zeigler draws upon two decades of experience in the beauty industry, transforming men's and women's looks with an array of relaxing treatments. In the salon area, skilled hands craft haircuts, highlights, lowlights, and corrective colors. Fingers and toes relax during spa mani-pedis featuring heat therapy and soothing scrubs. Staff banishes body fuzz with traditional waxing services, as well as laser hair-removal and electrolysis treatments that can prepare legs for the beach or enhance an arm wrestler's aerodynamic advantage.