Massage in Lockhart


Tinna's Spa: $104 for a Couples Massage Package at Tinna's Spa ($280 Value)

$104 for a Couples Massage Package at Tinna's Spa ($280 Value)

Tinna's Spa

Maitland

Stress-relieving massage packages relax clients and ease muscle aches in a soothing spa environment

$280 $104

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Healing Touch Massage & Spa: One or Two Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at Healing Touch Massage & Spa (Up to 52% Off)

One or Two Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at Healing Touch Massage & Spa (Up to 52% Off)

Healing Touch Massage & Spa

Casselberry

Massage therapists relieve stress with the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage or the intense pressure of deep-tissue massage

$65 $34

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Calm Relief: Head-Sinus Lymph Massage with Optional Neck-and-Shoulder Treatment at Calm Relief (Up to 55% Off)

Head-Sinus Lymph Massage with Optional Neck-and-Shoulder Treatment at Calm Relief (Up to 55% Off)

Calm Relief

Winter Park

Lymph massage works to relax bodies, reduce water retension, and detoxify bodies

$55 $25

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BodyMx: One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Swedish Massages with Aromatherapy and Optional Body Scrub at BodyMx (Up to 56% Off)

One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Swedish Massages with Aromatherapy and Optional Body Scrub at BodyMx (Up to 56% Off)

BodyMx

Altamonte Springs

The soft, gentle strokes of a 60-minute Swedish massage are combined with the reinvigorating scents of aromatherapy

$80 $41

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L'Eveil Massage: One or Three 60-Minute Massages at L'Eveil Massage (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

One or Three 60-Minute Massages at L'Eveil Massage (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

L'Eveil Massage

Altamonte Springs

Licensed massage therapist treats sore, tense muscles with flowing Swedish strokes, aromatherapy, and deep-tissue treatments

$85 $41

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Philanthropy Skin Care and Massage: Couples Massage Workshop or Chemical Peel at Philanthropy Skin Care and Massage (Up to 40% Off)

Couples Massage Workshop or Chemical Peel at Philanthropy Skin Care and Massage (Up to 40% Off)

Philanthropy Skin Care and Massage

Philanthropy Skin Care & Massage

During interactive class, couples practice massage strokes on each other; peel and facial package culminates with relaxing massage session

$215 $129

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Naturalis LLC: $45 for a Craniosacral Massage with a BioMat Session at Naturalis LLC ($90 Value)

$45 for a Craniosacral Massage with a BioMat Session at Naturalis LLC ($90 Value)

Naturalis LLC

Winter Park

Massage detects and corrects imbalances in the craniosacral system; BioMat session catalyzes healing and cell regeneration

$90 $45

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Total Body Therapy: A 60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massage at Total Body Therapy (49% Off)

A 60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massage at Total Body Therapy (49% Off)

Total Body Therapy

Winter Park

From the merchant: Releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body; slow strokes and deep smooth pressure on the contracted areas.

$89 $45

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Living Health Center for Wellness: One or Three Prenatal or Postnatal Massages at Living Health Center for Wellness (Up to 55% Off)

One or Three Prenatal or Postnatal Massages at Living Health Center for Wellness (Up to 55% Off)

Living Health Center for Wellness

Orlando

Licensed massage therapist eases the aches and pains of pregnancy with prenatal and postnatal massages

$110 $55

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Central Florida Massage Clinics: Individual or Couples Massages at Central Florida Massage Clinics (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Individual or Couples Massages at Central Florida Massage Clinics (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Central Florida Massage Clinics

Winter Park

Massage therapists treat individuals or couples with Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and other techniques to ease pain and stress

$80 $41

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Phoenix Healing Spa: Cellulite Reduction or Swedish Massage at Phoenix Healing Spa (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Cellulite Reduction or Swedish Massage at Phoenix Healing Spa (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Phoenix Healing Spa

Winter Park

Long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage deliver relaxation; therapeutic kneading helps improve circulation to areas stricken with cellulite

$108 $45

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Studio V Salon & Day Spa: One or Three 60-Minute Massages at Studio V Salon & Day Spa (Up to 50% Off)

One or Three 60-Minute Massages at Studio V Salon & Day Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Studio V Salon & Day Spa

Winter Park

Therapists ease aches, unwind muscle knots, and relax clients with therapeutic, sports, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages

$60 $32

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Gifted Touch: 60- or 90-Minute Massage at Gifted Touch (Up to 60% Off)

60- or 90-Minute Massage at Gifted Touch (Up to 60% Off)

Gifted Touch

Winter Park

Experienced massage therapists uses deep-tissue, relaxation, or sports techniques to immediately soothe muscles

$80 $35

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Spring Spa: $29 for $65 Worth of Trigger-Point Massage — Spring Spa Massage & Bodywork

$29 for $65 Worth of Trigger-Point Massage — Spring Spa Massage & Bodywork

Spring Spa

South Fern Park

Trigger-point massage releases and revives muscles afflicted by the build up of lactic acid

$65 $29

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LMT Kneaded: One or Two 50-Minute Massages or One 80-Minute Massage at LMT Kneaded (Up to 61% Off)

One or Two 50-Minute Massages or One 80-Minute Massage at LMT Kneaded (Up to 61% Off)

LMT Kneaded

Winter Park

Licensed massage therapist soothes tense muscles and releases stress during sessions that apply various amounts of pressure to aching backs

$90 $37

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Natalie Scoville at Magnolias Salon & Spa: 60- and 90-Minute Massages from Natalie Scoville at Magnolias Salon & Spa (Up to 63% Off)

60- and 90-Minute Massages from Natalie Scoville at Magnolias Salon & Spa (Up to 63% Off)

Natalie Scoville at Magnolias Salon & Spa

Magnolias Salon and Spa

Therapist relieves pain and stress using Swedish, prenatal, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage, plus aromatherapy

$75 $37

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The Massage Spa of Winter Park: Massages with Reflexology and Wine or a Couples Massage at The Massage Spa of Winter Park (Up to 56% Off)

Massages with Reflexology and Wine or a Couples Massage at The Massage Spa of Winter Park (Up to 56% Off)

The Massage Spa of Winter Park

Winter Park

Individuals or couples indulge in soothing massages, which include glasses of wine or complimentary drinks

$95 $52

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A Room of Therapy: One 60- or 90-Minute Swedish, Deep-Tissue, or Aromatherapy Massage at A Room of Therapy (Up to 52% Off)

One 60- or 90-Minute Swedish, Deep-Tissue, or Aromatherapy Massage at A Room of Therapy (Up to 52% Off)

A Room of Therapy

Lake Formosa

Massage therapist relieves tension with firm, deep-tissue pressure or relaxes muscles and minds with a blend of up to five essential oils.

$80 $41

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Therapeutic Massage By Terri: 60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage, or a 60 or 90-Minute Combo Massage (Up to 50% Off)

60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage, or a 60 or 90-Minute Combo Massage (Up to 50% Off)

Therapeutic Massage By Terri

Orlando

Gliding Swedish strokes assuage tension and boost circulation, or a blend of techniques aims to inspire overall sense of wellbeing

$60 $35

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Personal WellBeing Massage Clinic: Massages or Reflexology Treatments at Personal WellBeing Massage Clinic (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

Massages or Reflexology Treatments at Personal WellBeing Massage Clinic (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

Personal WellBeing Massage Clinic

College Park

Massage therapist creates relaxation while ridding body of pain during signature, Swedish, or deep-tissue massage; reflexology treatment

$90 $41

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Integrative Physical Medicine: One or Two 60-Minute Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage at Integrative Physical Medicine (Up to 57% Off)

One or Two 60-Minute Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage at Integrative Physical Medicine (Up to 57% Off)

Integrative Physical Medicine

Orlando

Deep-tissue massage helps knead out painful knots, and Swedish strokes relax clients with gentle pressure

$85 $41

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Venchi Day Spa: Swedish Massage with Optional Hot Stones, Reflexology, or Scalp Massage at Venchi Day Spa (Up to 49% Off)

Swedish Massage with Optional Hot Stones, Reflexology, or Scalp Massage at Venchi Day Spa (Up to 49% Off)

Venchi Day Spa

Orlando

Licensed massage therapist pairs light or pressure with muscle-melting hot stones or a soothing reflexology treatment or scalp massage

$75 $39

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Petra-fied: 60- or 90-Minute Deep-Tissue, Therapeutic or Sports Massage at Petra-fied (Up to 53% Off)

60- or 90-Minute Deep-Tissue, Therapeutic or Sports Massage at Petra-fied (Up to 53% Off)

Petra-fied

Metro West

Massage therapist promotes relaxation and blood flow, ameliorates chronic pain or helps athletes recover from injury

$75 $35

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Summit Chiropractic: One or Three 60-Minute Massages or One 90-Minute Massage at Summit Chiropractic (Up to 55% Off)

One or Three 60-Minute Massages or One 90-Minute Massage at Summit Chiropractic (Up to 55% Off)

Summit Chiropractic

Orlando

Massage therapists ease clients’ aches and pains and reduce stress levels with soothing massages in a variety of modalities

$80 $41

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Crystal Blue Health Spa: One Swedish Massage Package or Two Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at Crystal Blue Health Spa (Up to 59% Off)

One Swedish Massage Package or Two Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at Crystal Blue Health Spa (Up to 59% Off)

Crystal Blue Health Spa

College Park

Therapist performs Swedish or deep-tissue massages to boost circulation and relieve muscular discomfort

$110 $47

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7 L Bliss Massage: One or Two 60-Minute Warm Candle Wax Swedish Massages at 7L Bliss Massage (Up to 56% Off)

One or Two 60-Minute Warm Candle Wax Swedish Massages at 7L Bliss Massage (Up to 56% Off)

7 L Bliss Massage

Located Inside iStudio Salons

Licensed therapist uses custom blend of Swedish massage strokes and warm candle wax to ease tension and promote deep relaxation

$90 $42

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Serenity Therapeutic Massage: One or Three Deep-Tissue Massages at Serenity Therapeutic Massage (54% Off)

One or Three Deep-Tissue Massages at Serenity Therapeutic Massage (54% Off)

Serenity Therapeutic Massage

Southwest Orange

Massage therapists employ focused kneads to loosen muscle knots and ease localized areas of pain

$65 $30

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Active Living Health Center: Swedish, Relaxation, Aromatherapy or Hot Stone Massage at Active Living Health Center (Up to 51% Off)

Swedish, Relaxation, Aromatherapy or Hot Stone Massage at Active Living Health Center (Up to 51% Off)

Active Living Health Center

Orlando

Massage therapist ameliorates tense muscles with soothing strokes accompanied by optional essential oils or hot stones

$99 $49

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Eternal Youth Wellness Boutique: One Massage with or Without Hot Stones or Three Massages at Eternal Youth Wellness Boutique (Up to 48% Off)

One Massage with or Without Hot Stones or Three Massages at Eternal Youth Wellness Boutique (Up to 48% Off)

Eternal Youth Wellness Boutique

College Park

Holistically minded therapists use a blend of light to deep-tissue pressure to relax muscles

$100 $52

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Aisha Beauty Salon & Day Spa: Swedish Massages with Aromatherapy at Aisha Beauty Salon & Day Spa (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Swedish Massages with Aromatherapy at Aisha Beauty Salon & Day Spa (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Aisha Beauty Salon & Day Spa

Orlando

Aromatherapy relaxes the senses while smooth, gliding Swedish strokes drain muscle tension

$85 $48

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MVP Medical Spa: $94 for 4 Visits with Facial, Hair Removal, Foot Detox, or Massage at MVP Medical Spa (Up to $260 Value)

$94 for 4 Visits with Facial, Hair Removal, Foot Detox, or Massage at MVP Medical Spa (Up to $260 Value)

MVP Medical Spa

Southchase

Pamper yourself with a microderm facial, laser hair removal, ionic foot detox, relaxing facial, and/or massage at this full-service med spa

$260 $94

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Welcoming Serenity Massage: 60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage with Optional Foot Rub at Welcoming Serenity Massage (Up to 72% Off)

60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage with Optional Foot Rub at Welcoming Serenity Massage (Up to 72% Off)

Welcoming Serenity Massage

Orlando

Licensed massage therapist eases tension with flowing Swedish strokes and alleviates arch pain with Prossage and Biofreeze foot rub

$90 $29

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Foot Relax: One or Three Foot Reflexology Treatments or Head, Neck, and Arm Massages at Foot Relax (Up to 68% Off)

One or Three Foot Reflexology Treatments or Head, Neck, and Arm Massages at Foot Relax (Up to 68% Off)

Foot Relax

Orlando

Alleviate pain and tension with calming upper-body massages or reflexology treatments that apply varying degrees of pressure to the feet

$110 $35

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Daisy Napier Massage Therapy: 50- or 80-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Daisy Napier Massage Therapy (Up to 56% Off)

50- or 80-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Daisy Napier Massage Therapy (Up to 56% Off)

Daisy Napier Massage Therapy

Phenix Salon Suite

Massage therapists ease tension with the light strokes of Swedish massage or the intense motions of deep-tissue to alleviate back pain

$80 $35

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Alternative Massage & Meditation: One or Three 60-Minute Thai or Deep-Tissue Massages at Alternative Massage & Meditation (Up to 58% Off)

One or Three 60-Minute Thai or Deep-Tissue Massages at Alternative Massage & Meditation (Up to 58% Off)

Alternative Massage & Meditation

Colonialtown South

Thai massages move bodies into yoga-like stretches; deep-tissue massages employ focused pressure to relieve pain and tension

$70 $35

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Christopher Anthony Salon & Spa: Mani-Pedi and 50-Minute Swedish Massage or Facial at Christopher Anthony Salon & Spa (Up to 58% Off)

Mani-Pedi and 50-Minute Swedish Massage or Facial at Christopher Anthony Salon & Spa (Up to 58% Off)

Christopher Anthony Salon & Spa

Orlando

Facial or massage relaxes patrons; technicians shape nails and soften feet with choice of scented lotion

$142 $59

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Nealys Natural Healings: 60-Minute Therapeutic Massage and Consultation from Nealys Natural Healing (56% Off)

60-Minute Therapeutic Massage and Consultation from Nealys Natural Healing (56% Off)

Nealys Natural Healings

orlando

Therapist customizes massage to each client to achieve maximum effectivness

$90 $40

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Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa: $104 for a Swedish Massage and Facial at Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa ($270 Value)

$104 for a Swedish Massage and Facial at Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa ($270 Value)

Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa

Windermere Business Center

A 50-minute Swedish massage that relaxes the back and shoulders is combined with a 30-minute refresher facial that cleanses pores

$270 $104

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East Coast Floats: $45 for 60-Minute Signature Massage with Added Shower or Nap Time at East Coast Floats ($90 Value)

$45 for 60-Minute Signature Massage with Added Shower or Nap Time at East Coast Floats ($90 Value)

East Coast Floats

Orlando

A customized massage soothes your muscles to improve posture, flexibility, and reduce tension; take a short nap or steamy shower afterward

$90 $45

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The Beauty Spot: One-Hour Massage with Optional 30-Minute Refresh Facial at The Beauty Spot (Up to 51% Off)

One-Hour Massage with Optional 30-Minute Refresh Facial at The Beauty Spot (Up to 51% Off)

The Beauty Spot

Multiple Locations

Swedish-style massage promotes overall relaxation with long, gliding strokes; Refresh facials renew the skin’s radiance

$100 $49

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Blissful Studio: Up to 69% Off Massages and Skincare Servicess at Blissful Studio

Up to 69% Off Massages and Skincare Servicess at Blissful Studio

Blissful Studio

Multiple Locations

From the merchant: Therapists soothe away stress and lactic acid buildup from stress and over worked muscles.

$65 $20

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Karl Lubbers at iMassage Orlando: One or Two 60-Minute Massages or One 90-Minute Massage from Karl Lubbers at iMassage Orlando (Up to 54% Off)

One or Two 60-Minute Massages or One 90-Minute Massage from Karl Lubbers at iMassage Orlando (Up to 54% Off)

Karl Lubbers at iMassage Orlando

Thornton Park

Soothing aromatherapy complements long, flowing Swedish strokes or focused pressure of deep-tissue or sports massage

$85 $41

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Elite Health and Wellness: One or Two Therapeutic Massages or an Exam with Spinal Adjustment at Elite Health and Wellness (Up to 91% Off)

One or Two Therapeutic Massages or an Exam with Spinal Adjustment at Elite Health and Wellness (Up to 91% Off)

Elite Health and Wellness

Orlando

Therapists ease aches and speed healing with therapeutic massages; chiropractic specialist pinpoints sources of pain before adjusting back

$85 $35

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Hair Dynamics West: 60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage or Spa Package with Massage and Mani-Pedi at Hair Dynamics West (Up to 51% Off)

60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage or Spa Package with Massage and Mani-Pedi at Hair Dynamics West (Up to 51% Off)

Hair Dynamics West

Metro West

Massage therapists use various techniques to assuage muscular pain and stress; nail techs pamper hands and feet during mani-pedis

$80 $41

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PandI Acupuncture and Massage: One or Two 60-Minute Massages at PandI Acupuncture and Massage (Up to 58% Off)

One or Two 60-Minute Massages at PandI Acupuncture and Massage (Up to 58% Off)

PandI Acupuncture and Massage

Multiple Locations

Massage therapists knead away stress with techniques that best address each client’s needs; oils and herbal formulas available

$115 $52

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La De Da Body Spa, LLC: $30 for a 30-Minute Therapeutic Massage with Aromatherapy at La De Da Body Spa LLC ($60 Value)

$30 for a 30-Minute Therapeutic Massage with Aromatherapy at La De Da Body Spa LLC ($60 Value)

La De Da Body Spa, LLC

Orlando

Therapist massages trigger points along the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands, supplemented by soothing aromatherapy oils

$60 $30

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John at Hair In Motion of New York: 60- or 90-Minute Deep-Tissue, Swedish, or Sports Massage from John at Hair In Motion of New York (Up to 56% Off)

60- or 90-Minute Deep-Tissue, Swedish, or Sports Massage from John at Hair In Motion of New York (Up to 56% Off)

John at Hair In Motion of New York

Multiple Locations

Versatile therapist eases tension and speeds healing with a range of techniques, from gentle Swedish kneads to targeted deep-tissue pressure

$70 $31

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Bella Vita Medi Spa & Salon: Three-Hour Spa Package with Massage, Facial, and Manicure for One or Two at Bella Vita Medi Spa & Salon (Up to 67% Off)

Three-Hour Spa Package with Massage, Facial, and Manicure for One or Two at Bella Vita Medi Spa & Salon (Up to 67% Off)

Bella Vita Medi Spa & Salon

Bella Vita Medi Spa and Salon

Skilled staffers guide patrons on relaxation quests with Swedish massage, stem-cell facial elixir, a manicure, and a hydrating eye treatment

$270 $99

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Massage By Terrie: One or Three 50-Minute Custom Massages or One 90-Minute Custom Massage at Massage By Terrie (Up to 54% Off)

One or Three 50-Minute Custom Massages or One 90-Minute Custom Massage at Massage By Terrie (Up to 54% Off)

Massage By Terrie

Casselberry

Licensed massage therapist Terrie Makin soothes aches and tension with bodywork techniques tailored to each client

$80 $41

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Select Local Merchants

  • Center for Physicians Care
    Dr. Damon Thornton has called central Florida home for more than 46 years. After graduating with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic, he opened this clinic with the hopes of assuaging pain and boosting health in his own backyard. His office specializes in chiropractic care, which differentiates itself from other branches of medicine by seeking to treat the whole body rather than simply squashing symptoms as they arise. A variety of services, including physical therapy and spinal decompression, aims to realign the body?s operating system to alleviate chronic pain and uninstall unwanted Sudoku apps. Dr. Thornton also hopes to fend off health issues before they start through nutritional counseling. In addition to overseeing a lineup of facial and body rejuvenation services, he supervises a team of licensed massage therapists, who treat soft muscle tissues to the revitalizing touch of massage and bodywork.
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    570 E Horatio Ave.
    Maitland, FL US
  • Skin-Kari LLC
    Kari Stoppenbach spent 16 years honing her craft as an aesthetic technician, working alongside cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists while developing her own organic skincare line. These experiences inspired her to open her own spa, where she performs cutting-edge medical-grade procedures, including ultrasound therapy, microdermabrasion, and custom chemical peels designed to remove acne scars or sun spots and leave skin with a firm, more youthful look. Using her knowledge and experience with cosmetic procedures, Kari designed her Skin-Kari line of products made from organic ingredients. A range of lotions and creams moisturize, exfoliate, and renew skin. Kari also conducts training seminars on aesthetic treatments ranging from chemical peels to LED light treatments.
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    670 N Orlando Ave (1792)
    Maitland, FL US
  • Acaj Salon
    Acaj Salon's collection of talented stylists stay up-to-date on the latest fashion and styling trends by sharpening their skills in quarterly continuing-education courses. Their commitment to learning manifests itself in flattering layers, bold highlights, and classic colors. Acaj is a departmentalized salon, which means people who specialize in giving haircuts give haircuts, people who specialize in color do color, and people who specialize in straightening straighten clients' ties as they get their hair cut. As the proverbial cherry on top, Acaj's staff provides a complimentary moisturizing conditioner treatment with each and every service.
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    903 Lake Lily Drive
    Maitland, FL US
  • Clix Salon and Spa
    Victoria Danico has accumulated a litany of cosmetic skills. She's certified in microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage, chemical peels, microneedling and microcurrent, and body wrapping, using her powers for good as the head of Victoria's Salon Secret. In addition to overseeing advanced skincare treatments and subduing supervillains with detoxifying wraps, Danico and her team eliminate fuzz with waxing, confer sun-kissed hues with bronzing, and tend to craniums with haircut and color services.
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    407 Lake Howell Road
    Maitland, FL US
  • Kroma Makeup
    A visit to the Maitland makeup studio ensures you'll be glowing like that smug neighborhood glowworm for your next date or meeting with the Minister of Defense. Opt for a full makeup application ($65?$85) and experience the beauty-boosting effects of the KROMA product line, created by owner and celebrity makeup artist Lee Tillett from all-natural ingredients and featured at swanky soirees such as the 2009 Academy Awards and the 2009 Emmys. Or, if wild and woolly brows are obstructing your view of downtown high-rises and low-flying helicopters, opt for an expert brow shaping ($45?$55) to make your best features pop. The friendly brow wranglers rein in unruly and rebellious eye awnings and shape arches to complement your specific eye and bone structure.
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    670 N Orlando Ave
    Maitland, FL US
  • Bliss Massage
    Muscular System: The Meat of the Matter The joys of a massage or the relief of a chiropractic adjustment?and the stresses of physical work?play out partly in the muscles. Learn just what pumps the body up with Groupon?s guide to the muscular system. The human body has more than 630 muscles keeping it upright and mobile. They make up almost half its weight and power the movements of the bones, the blood, and even the food in the stomach. Perhaps the most familiar muscles are those seen in bodybuilding contests and facial-expression contests: the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles. They?re attached to our bones and controlled by our brains, which zap them with electrical signals to cause their fibers to contract. During a muscle contraction, filaments inside the muscle fibers slide together, stacking up on one another so that the larger fiber shortens. In shortening, the fibers gain thickness?a phenomenon we notice as flexing. Whatever muscles do, they accomplish by this single pulling action. If a bicep (part of a category of muscles known as flexors) flexes to lift a barbell, it needs a tricep (an extensor), pulling in the opposite direction, to bring the arm back down. The other two types of muscles are smooth muscles and cardiac muscles, and both are beyond our conscious control. Cardiac muscles control the beating of the heart, contracting the chambers to push blood throughout the body. But the blood doesn?t ride to the toes on that momentum alone. Lining the blood vessels are smooth muscles that help push it along. These also line the esophagus, stomach, and intestine to move food through the digestive track, and can even help regulate the body?s temperature by opening and closing capillaries near the skin surface, all without conscious effort. The subconscious brain is also happy to turn muscles to ends beyond their apparent purpose: for instance, what we experience as shivering from cold is simply the brain causing the muscles to spasm so they will generate heat and keep your blood and any baby chicks in your coat pockets warm.
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    Maitland, FL US

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