Early in the 19th century, health-seekers came to soak in mineral water spas at White Springs. The waters had been so sacred to Native Americans that wounded warriors of any tribe could come here to heal together. The entire region is still peppered with springs warm enough for year-round swimming. Cave diving in the springs attracts an international who’s who of advanced underwater explorers.
In Gainesville, Floating Lotus Therapeutic Spa and Health Center offers yoga, waxing, facials, detox, BioMat therapy, acupuncture and a full massage menu. A Touch of Heaven does hair and nail salon services, facials, weight loss, bronzing, wraps and body treatments including cellulite reduction.
In Tallahassee, Better Living Day Spa specializes in wraps, skin care, waxing, sauna and body and nail services for men, women, couples and groups.
Most therapists on staff at Kanvas, a day spa and skin-care center, are also bra-fitting specialists. On-site is a shop selling luxury lingerie. The menu includes prenatal massage. Visitors who have a bad reaction to local sun or allergens come to Kanvas for Natura Bisse SOS Instant Rescue skin-relief treatment. Millennium at Midtown’s spa menu is extensive and includes chair massages while the salon offers permanent make-up applications for eyes, eyebrows and lips.