Lorna Baxter is passionate about beauty and skincare and she has the certifications to prove it. A licensed aesthetician for over 15 years, she completed her skincare training at Florida College of Natural Health, but Lorna didn't stop there. She then went on to earn licenses as a massage therapist, cosmetologist, nail technician, and makeup artist, and she completed over 100 hours of study in traditional and advanced Thai medicine. She pulls from her impressive repertoire during traditional pampering treatments such as massages and eyebrow shaping, but she specializes skin treatments that target aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring.
Dan and Linda Rowlands of the Center For Optimal Health prove the power of natural healing every day. Instead of medication or other Western treatments, they opt for acupuncture, reiki, massage, aromatherapy, and other drug-free techniques to manage stress and pain. Brainwave Optimization, for example, enlists nothing more than relaxation and self-regulation to fight anxiety, addiction, and other issues.
The hair, the face, and the body: the team at Bardot Salon & Spa has the entirety of clients covered when it comes to making them feel beautiful and relaxed. They skillfully assess current hair and skin conditions before rejuvenating appearances with haircuts, color treatments, blowouts, facials, spray tans, and manicures. But it's not enough for them to lean on their skill and experience—they also sling high-quality professional products by Wella, OPI, and MensDept. to amp up services.
Licensed massage therapist David Niyazov helms Spacibo, where he enlists 14 years of massage experience and expertise in eight modalities to soothe aching muscles and assuage stress. Niyazov begins each one-on-one session with an in-depth look at the client's health and injury history, allowing him to map out a proper treatment plan and attack the areas of concern with the proper massage modality.
After prepping the body with long and flowing strokes, the therapist may unbundle musculature knots with deep-tissue kneads or assuage past or current injuries with a localized sports massage. Reflexology massage applies direct pressure to the hands and feet to conjure total-body relaxation, and prenatal massage comforts expectant mothers with soothing strokes and spoonfuls of peanut butter.
The bodywork experts at Family Massage Therapeutic knead muscles from head to toe, using an array of techniques and modalities. Their classic Swedish massages promote overall relaxation, whereas deep-tissue massages take aim at areas of chronic pain. Sports massages help athletes recover from injuries and prenatal massages ease the aches associated with bending over to pick babies from the baby garden.
Need AHH Massage is all about extras. Whether you need a therapeutic massage to ferret out chronic muscle pain, or an old fashioned Swedish massage to oust stress and bruised feelings from an old debate club injury, licensed therapists toss in a complementary hot-stone treatment and aromatherapy. The private rooms?tastefully decorated in muted blues and browns?stand at the ready with towels heating up in warmers. Even the website throws in some free laugh therapy with whimsical pictures of cats posing like human beings. Need AHH Massage also employs multiple massage therapists with experience in the art of reiki energy-style bodywork and Thai therapy, which involves stretching and accupressure.