Licensed massage therapist Penny J Mitchell blends Eastern and Western massage techniques to address whatever physical or emotional needs her clients may have. At Bodyworks Massage and Wellness, she fine tunes the body and quiets the mind with Reflexology and relaxation Swedish massages. But with training in orthopedics and movement science, she caters to pain and injury as well—she offers comprehensive back therapy and whiplash therapy, and all bodywork can be heightened by applications of moisture wraps, heat therapy, and aromatherapy.
Sounds of breaking waves mingle with the crackling of a fireplace in this ocean-themed studio that owner Veronique Clement turned into an idyllic haven for massage. The licensed massage therapist rubs the skin with organic oils, and soothes tension and stress with a primary focus on light and medium strokes. Her nine massage services include cold stone, aromatherapy, and bamboo massage. She also offers refreshments and snacks such as gourmet tea and chocolate.
Highly trained aestheticians, nail artists, and stylists staff Shananigin's Salon & Spa, a new addition to the local pampering scene. They take pride in treating bodies with premium products, such as Pevonia, a natural skincare line. They extend this same attention to quality to their services, adding soothing mini massages to their spa manicures and filling blow dryers with hot air imported from Tahiti.
Licensed massage therapist Heather Dexheimer of Simply Serenity Massage draws on more than a decade of experience as she tunes up tired physiques with the long, fluid strokes of Swedish massage and the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Heather has worked with many athletes, including the Orlando Magic Wheels wheelchair-basketball team, and aims to rehabilitate old injuries and enhance flexibility and athletic performance while kneading muscles. During sessions with Heather, clients can request hot stones for deeper relaxation or for building temporary lean-tos, or pamper appendages with the soothing wax of paraffin treatments.
La Prestiges Salon and Spa combines s8alon and spa services under one roof to save clients from wasting gas driving all over town for their aesthetic and relaxation needs. A one-stop pampering shop, the salon and spa houses a staff of beauty professionals who reshape shaggy hairstyles or craft complete makeovers using Paul Mitchell products along with their very own comb and scissor savvy. The aestheticians can treat skin with pumpkin, chocolate, or vitamin-C facials and set skin aglow with spray tans. Nail technicians dazzle hands and feet with mani-pedis and tiny, breathtaking nail designs, whereas makeup artists enhance the natural beauty of facial features with skilled cosmetics application and optional helmet-mounted spotlights. Meanwhile, laser techs use laser light to remove unwanted hair from the face, arms, and legs.
Groundwork to Health’s Monica Peters, a health coach and licensed massage therapist, believes that blending nutrition and physical activity with reduced stress and healthier personal relationships can lead to a fulfilling lifestyle. Her holistic approach looks at all areas of a client’s life, such as career, spirituality, and home life, and integrates practical, energetic activities and healthy food choices so you don’t have to raid a pet rabbit’s cage for sustenance. As one of her cornerstone treatments, she offers a comprehensive six-month program tailored every step of the way to help her clients develop well-rounded routines.
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