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Jun 19, 2014
Diane James

Medical day spa grows in south Lee – The News

An Estero medical day spa has expanded to Bonita Springs.

The Laser Lounge Spa, which opened in Estero in 2009, earlier this year launched a second spa at Fountain Medical Court in Bonita. The Laser Lounge also is eyeing locations in Cape Coral, and could possibly open there later this year, employee Raminta Narkute said.

“They keep on adding more employees, and new services as well,” she said. “We’re very excited about that.”

The company, owned by Jonathan and April Sigg, employs about 15 staff members between the two locations. Jonathan Sigg performs all medical services, including Botox and a variety of facial fillers.

“They are extremely popular and he is booked back-to-back every day,” Narkute said of the Botox and fillers, including Perlane, Restylane, Radiesse and Belotero. “That’s probably the most popular appointment we have.”

The spa has a host of lasers, facials and skin treatments to help Southwest Floridians manage and erase sun damage, wrinkles, age spots and pigmentation issues. A Visia analysis machine examines clients’ skin to highlight issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

Though it’s not yet available in Bonita, the company offers two Fraxel lasers at its Estero location: one that pinpoints pigmentation problems and the other that focuses more on deep lines and wrinkles, Narkute said.

The Laser Lounge offers medical-grade products such as Obagi and Skinceuticals. Services include laser hair removal, permanent makeup, massages at its Estero location, tattoo removal, peels, dermaplaning and more.

An Epiwave facial helps cleanse and nourish the skin.

“It’s like pressure-washing your face,” Narkute said. “It actually infuses vitamins and serums into your face and exfoliates as well.”

If you go

• What: The Laser Lounge Spa

• Where: 20400 Trailside Drive, Estero; 9410 Fountain Medical Court, Bonita

• Info: 728-1234;

Jun 18, 2014
Diane James

Who Has the Worst Tattoo in the Tri-Counties?

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There are only two days left to enter Evolutions Medical Day Spa’s “Worst Tattoo in the Tri-Counties” contest, the winner of which will receive free laser removal of their awful ink. Candidates should email a color picture and the story behind their bad tattoo to, or they can bring their picture and story to the spa at 350 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara. The entry deadline is Thursday, June 19, at 11:59 p.m.

“Having a bad tattoo doesn’t have to be permanent,” managing partner Brian Perkins said in a prepared statement. “This contest is our way of giving someone in the Tri-Counties the opportunity to remove a bad tattoo at no cost. There are a lot of technologies that claim to remove tattoos, but our powerful Q-switched laser is one of the best options on the market that can breakdown the ink while protecting surrounding tissue.”

The spa’s management team will select three finalists whose pictures and stories will be posted on the Evolutions Facebook page by June 23. Public voting will close on June 30 and a winner will be announced July 1. Fore more information and additional contest rules, visit

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Jun 16, 2014
Diane James

/Treat Daddy to a Day Out at Body Options Day Spa call today 314-731-5100

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(1 hour Swedish massage, Luxury facial, Spa Pedicure and Manicure $185.00)

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Jun 15, 2014
Diane James

FREE Reflexology with Any Massage!

Friday 6/13

FREE 15 min. Reflexology*( $27.50 value) with Any 1/2 hr., 1hr. Or 1 1/2hr Massage!

With participating therapists only. Not offered with any other offer or promotion. Please mention Ad when calling or Click Appointment Tab to request online


*The ancient Chinese practice of reflexology, a manual therapy focusing on the feet, has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity as a modern holistic therapy to relieve pain and stress. Reflexologists believe that different areas on your feet and hands correspond to other parts of your body, and massaging them stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system to heal itself. If you have been injured or are lacking energy, reflexology can help to restore balance and coax your body into healing itself, It can boost a sluggish circulation and is useful for treating stress, anxiety, back pain, migraine, poor digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), respiratory problems, asthma, headache, bladder problems, menopausal symptoms and period pain.

It can relieve the pain of multiple sclerosis (MS) and cancer treatments, but it should not replace conventional drugs like chemotherapy.




Jun 14, 2014
Diane James

Silvermoon Day Spa and Bridal opens in Montevallo

By GINNY COOPER / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO—Silvermoon Day Spa and Bridal officially opened its doors on June 1, and owner Stephanie Anderson said the shop has been “busy ever since.”

The new business is a “one stop shop for a bride,” offering a salon, bridal shop and massage room.

Anderson, a licensed massage therapist, said it was working in a florist shop for 15 years, which first sparked her interest in the wedding business.

“I’ve always had a fascination with every aspect in this shop,” she said.

Sharon Conroy will be doing hair, makeup and nails in the shop. Conroy has been working as a stylist for more than 12 years, and said she is “very excited” to be working at the Silvermoon Day Spa and Bridal.

“The Lord really put it together,” Conroy said.

In addition to offering massages and styling, the business also offers a bridal boutique, which features more than 200 formal dresses and 100 wedding dresses.

“I’m so proud to be part of this town. I’m so proud of where I’m at. It’s been long and it’s been hard, but it’s been awesome,” Anderson said.

Jun 13, 2014
Diane James

Hylunia Wellness Spa Announces Opening of Day Spa in Cost Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 12, 2014 / Hylunia, the pioneers of all natural, vegan, toxin-free skin care products, has recently opened a holistic day spa in Costa Mesa, CA to help others achieve balance and happiness through individualized and specific therapies and classes. Hylunia Wellness MD Spa, will continue the mission of its parent Company, Hylunia, which is to cultivate beauty, boost self-image and achieve happiness.

Created by medical doctors, naturopaths, scientists and Ayurvedic physicians, Hylunia skin care products encourage healthy skin development by eliminating toxic ingredients and replacing them with natural and safe ones which are appropriate for all skin types and all ages. These products were designed to help users achieve complete balance of their mind, body and beauty.

Hylunia Spa is an extension of that purpose, applying its restorative philosophy to the body as a whole. As a sanctuary for its members, the Spa offers each a personalized, all-natural, mind and body blueprint for balancing every aspect of the body while cultivating true happiness. This may include meditation, facials, body wraps, medical aesthetic services, detoxification, aromatherapy, and weight management programs.

Part of their services includes the choice of several massage therapies. Exclusively in Costa Mesa, they offer Custom Massages, Chakra Balancing Massages, Stress Relief and FIRE Therapy, Shirodhara Ritual Massage, Pre- and Post-Natal Massage, Massage Pour Deaux and Hot Stone Massage in Newport Beach and surrounding areas.

Their yoga classes are designed to be fun for all ages, while building strength and increasing flexibility. There are several yoga classes to choose from for all levels from Kids’ to Beginner’s to Experienced. There are classes for specific situations such as Healing Restorative Yoga, Couples Candlelight Yoga and Stress Reduction Lunchtime Yoga. Family Yoga, Happy Reggae Fun Flow Yoga and Dancing Yoga Classes are just a few of the classes that incorporate joy-filled movements. The Spa also offers an Advanced Holistic Yoga Training Workshop for those interested in teaching yoga.

About Hylunia Wellness Day Spa Costa Mesa

As Dr. Lingam, one of the principle developers of the Hylunia skin care products stated, “Happiness and prevention are the best anti-aging medicine.” The Hylunia Wellness MD Spa combines these two elements to provide a wide range of holistic services for its members. The Spa incorporates techniques for balancing the mind, creating a toxin-free environment and using positive energy to reduce stress and the effects of aging. The Spa staff includes licensed massage therapists and aestheticians, cosmetologists, certified life and happiness coaches and a plastic surgeon.

Contact: Charlie Queeno
(949) 313-7760 or
Hylunia Wellness MD Spa
1901 Newport Boulevard Suite 180
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

SOURCE: Hylunia Wellness MD Spa

Jun 12, 2014
Diane James

‘Natural Beauty’ At Day Spa

The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will host “Natural Beauty,” featuring works by Susan McLaughlin, June 18-July 12 at Avancé Esthétiques Gallery at the spa, 228 South Main Street in Newtown.

The collection of paintings will be the next in SCAN’s ongoing “Art About Town” series of exhibitions.

An opening reception is planned for Wednesday, June 18, from 5 to 8 pm.

The exhibition will include a number of recent paintings from the artist’s “Wings” series, done in her Newtown studio, including the signature piece of the collection.

“Wings transport us to alternate realities,” she posted on her website. “In my current body of work, I have focused on the concept of ‘wings,’ as embodied in insects, birds and even human beings. I combine elements of both reality and fantasy in ways that I hope shed a new light on the interrelationships between humans and the natural world around us. Sometimes the division is clear; on other occasions the two worlds melt into one.”

Ms McLaughlin earned her master’s degree at New York University. In a critical analysis of her work, Professor John Torreano, co-director of NYU’s art department, said “her work maintains a consistently assertive and convincing quality in both style and image. The portraits and landscapes show authority with brushwork and color wherein the images, be they of people or flowers, hover between caricature and illustration, with a flatness that brings to mind odd juxtapositions of artists like Van Gogh and  Grandma Moses.”

The artist’s motto is “Depingo Ergo Sum,” her “artistic reworking of Rene Descartes,” she says at the opening of her Artist’s Statement. Ms McLaughlin uses multiple layers of acrylic paint mixed with acrylic medium/varnish on moderate to large scale linen canvases. She slows the drying time of the acrylic pigment in order to work wet on wet, but then utilizes “the fast-drying nature of acrylics to hasten the buildup of multiple glazes.”

In his piece, Mr Torreano continued to describe her work, saying: “Ms McLaughlin has applied her impressive technical skills and artistic vision to an eclectic variety of subject matter and media, ranging from portraits to landscapes, watercolor illustrations for children, to sophisticated pen and ink drawings, and whimsical, subtly barbed cartoons.

Ms McLaughlin has worked as an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design. She has been included in a number of group and one-artist exhibitions. An award-winning artist, she received the Judges’ Award during The 44th Annual SCAN Spring Juried Art Show for “Wings,” a 36 by 30-inch acrylic on linen work expected to be included in this month’s show at Avancé Esthétiques.

The spa is within Sand Hill Plaza, to the immediate north of Panera Bread. Its hours are Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 9 pm; Wednesday, 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, 9 am to 6 pm; and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. For additional information about the show call Avancé Esthétiques at 203-270-9059.

For additional information about Ms McLaughlin, visit her website or her blog.


Jun 11, 2014
Diane James

Botanica Day Spa Celebrates Father’s Day With Spa Treatments for Men

Clearwater Day Spa Says the Gift of Wellness is Not Just For Women

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Choosing the perfect Father’s Day gift may not be easy, but Botanica Day Spa lends a hand this week with a variety of spa gift ideas for dad. The full-service day spa located in down town Clearwater highlights their spa treatments for men in a recent article, citing the gift of wellness as a perfect gesture for dads in Tampa Bay.

“Although sometimes the world of spa treatments and relaxation may appear to be dominated by women, spa market trends tell us that this is not the case,” says Gen Obolensky, owner and aesthetician at Botanica. “In fact, CNN’s recent Confessions of a Male Spa Virgin points out that as much as a third of all spa-goers are men,” she adds.

The male spa-going community has been catered to by some of the top spas around the world offering dedicated spa menus designed with men’s wellness in mind. Taking a cue from Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel where half of the spa’s customers are men, Botanica is pleased to be offering guy-friendly services ranging from massage therapy to body treatments and facials.

Unsure what kind of spa treatment is right for your man? “If he’s a first-time spa-goer, start simple,” says Obolensky. “For men who may be a little weary of their first spa experience, stick to the basics,” she adds, along with her recommendations:

Botanica Deep Cleansing Facial

A simple yet powerful facial for all skin types, great for exfoliating away rough skin and deep cleaning the pores amidst a relaxing steam treatment.

Custom Massage Therapy

Because every massage client has different needs, Botanica’s therapists offer custom massage appointments. Simply let the therapist know if alleviation of tension, therapeutic muscle release or a relaxation-centric technique is desired.

Botanica Pedicure

Complete with a foot soak, exfoliating treatment and a relaxing warm stone massage, the Botanica Pedicure is a simple yet deeply relaxing foot treatment—perfect for those who are on their feet all day.

Botanica is open Monday through Saturday, with hours after 6pm on select evenings to cater to your busy schedule. To make an appointment, please call 727-441-1711 or schedule your appointment online today!


Located in downtown Clearwater, Botanica Day Spa specializes in natural treatments for the body, skin and nails. Recognized in 2013 as first runner-up for Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay” awards, Botanica was voted first runner-up for Best Day Spa and first place for Best Mani/Pedi. Botanica was also voted “Best of Tampa Bay” for Brazilian bikini waxing, eyebrow shaping and therapeutic massage by CitySearch in 2010. With an emphasis on the use of organic and natural product lines in a cutting edge beauty services setting, Botanica’s staff is comprised of 12 fully licensed aestheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists and makeup artists offering a full menu of luxury spa services. The spa celebrates its twentieth year in business in 2014. For more information, please visit

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Jun 10, 2014
Diane James

Lifestyle Redefined by spa company

That afternoon, it was announced that people can now try the Emans massage and Brazilian hand and foot massage in the company’s branches.

Celebrities who graced the “Lifestyle Redefined” campaign launch
were (L-R) Aljur Abrenica, Fabio Ide, commercial model Mikaela Lagdameo Martinez, Kim Suiza, Ian Batherson, as well as twins David and Anthony Semerad.

Jun 9, 2014
Diane James

Profile: Awareness Within Day Spa opens on Alameda – Las Cruces Sun

LAS CRUCES GT;GT; Heather Sesmas of Las Cruces has a clear vision of wellness, a vision that she’s infused into every facet of her business, Awareness Within Day Spa.

Opened since February, the spa, located at 714 North Alameda, is recognizable by it’s eggplant-purple doors, which are open to clients by appointment.

“I wanted to open my own place and focus on what I believe in as far as skin care and wellness,” said Sesmas, who previously worked in a medical spa. “My whole focus and philosophy is to be more holistic.”

This approach begins when clients come in for initial consultations, during which Sesmas said she takes into consideration everything around a client’s lifestyle.

“Every treatment is completely unique to the person who’s in front of me and I focus on skin health,” she said. “I’ve always been just drawn to wellness and health and taking care of yourself and really educating people that we each have our unique beauty and don’t have to take drastic measures to achieve goals and things we want.”

Sesmas has been an esthetician for seven years and is a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals. She did the majority of her training in California before getting her New Mexico license. She is also certified in oncology esthetics and offers mild, but hard-working skin care products for cancer patients going through chemotherapy and radiation.

Some of her other skin health offerings at Awareness Within, according to their website, include:

•Skin fitness facial: For new clients, this includes a skin analysis and skin care treatment plan with products offered at the spa.

•Aura glow microdermabrasion: Using a diamond tip microderm, this helps plump and increase circulation in the skin.

•Restorative microcurrent treatment: “This is an exclusive treatment that makes us different from everybody. It reduces inflammation in the skin and can provide healing for arthritis. It actually relaxes and lengthens or strengthens for lifting,” Sesmas said. “It’s an alternative to surgery. It’s a really nice treatment.”

•Body treatments: These treatments range from targeting stretch makes and hydrating skin, to waxing and yoga for proper breathing.

•Radiant results: A signature facial treatment for all skin types and skin health concerns.

•Facial infusion: “It’s a non-chemical peel and uses a natural form of Vitamin A,” said Sesmas. Containing collagen stimulators, this is for hyperpigmentation, acne, inflamed skin and aging skin.

To continue skin care at home Sesmas said she carries multiple skin care products, including nourishing serums, mineral make-up, sugar scrubs, bath salts, soap and essential oils.

She also carries jewelry and, she said, her most popular item right now is water that can be consumed and acts as a sunscreen with a canceling effect on UV rays.

Massage therapy

Another large facet of Awareness Within is massage therapy, conducted by licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor Amber Costilow.

Massages are available in different length sessions and Costilow can conduct various kinds of massages, from prenatal, Swedish and deep tissue, to trigger point, lymphatic and orthopedic, helping people who are recovering from surgery.

Hot stones are available for massages, and Costilow said she uses essential oils to add to the relaxation experience.

“I’m just helping people get back in their bodies,” she said. “We put up with a lot of suffering and we ignore our suffering, so when people get on the table and all of a sudden, they feel their body in a way they’d forgotten how to, it just brings them back to balance and I find that really fulfilling.”

Costilow has been involved in wellness since she was younger, beginning in physical therapy when she was 17 and spanning through athletic training and studying nutrition in college.

Costilow and Sesmas also offer private yoga sessions as part of their holistic plan.

The newest addition to the spa is registered nurse Vanessa Santana, who, Sesmas said will be offering medical aesthetics, like chemical peels, mole and skin tag removal and other advanced skin care procedures.

Moving forward

Each year, Sesmas said she dedicates time to learning two new avenues in her line of work, like exploring new product ingredients or skin care machines.

“I just want to keep myself in the up and now and that’s my approach and the way I see my business going forward,” she said.

Clients of the business can schedule appointments on the Awareness Within website and Facebook page.

Discounts are offered for referrals, students, recycling and rebooking, Sesmas said. Monthly specials are also available and can be found on the website.

Outside of the office

Sesmas said, when she is not at Awareness Within, she enjoys swimming and has recently included 4-year-old son Adonis in her favorite past time.

“I really try to balance work with taking care of my son,” she said.

She is also busy keeping up with her three rescue pit bulls, Sage, Sol and Yogi Bear.

“That (Yogi Bear) was my son’s pick. It fits,” she laughed.

For Costilow, fitness features prominently in her life outside of the massage table.

She teaches yoga classes at four places in Las Cruces.

“It’s a weird schedule, but it’s given me time to walk my dog (a pit bull and boxer mix named Pandora) in the evening, which I really enjoy,” she said.

Costilow said she always likes to cook, practice yoga and ride her bike on the mountain trails in her free time.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 575-571-0336, visit or find Awareness Within Day Spa on Facebook.

Matlin Smith may be reached at 575-541-5468.

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