Outdoors & Adventures
Looking for luxurious treatments, healthy rejuvenation, and an all-around relaxing day? Lakeland is home to some of the best spas and studios to put you in your most dream-like state.
Live Hydration Spa offers IV therapy with options of upward of 20 different bags for all of your ailments and needs. This therapy is extremely popular for patients with migraines.
“Migraine patients are sensitive to light, they're nauseous, some are throwing up, so we have a migraine room that is quiet and dark where they can curl up with a fuzzy blanket and relax through their hour-long IV drip,” says owner Ilene Cole. After the stay in relaxation and quiet, she says patients come out feeling much better and often hungry, something they couldn't imagine feeling before the IV therapy.
They also have bags geared towards athletes who do long marathons, people who work out a lot, and those who are experiencing symptoms of long COVID.
“People in Florida are dehydrated a lot, and sometimes don't realize it,” says Cole, referencing our high temperatures here in the Sunshine State, as well as the diet most Americans have. People are eating a lot of fast food and missing a more well-rounded diet, so they can use the extra boost of vitamins and minerals.
Only a small percentage of oral vitamins actually get into your system, the rest gets destroyed by stomach acid. IV therapy makes it so that 100% of the vitamins and minerals you need make it into your system.
Ilene and her husband, Robert, specialize in tailoring IV treatments for all of their patients, and can design a custom regimen for your needs.
Looking for lasers?
At Day Dreams Day Spa, their mantra is guest experience, and from the moment you walk into the building, the warm colors, beautiful scents, and comfortable seating areas will have you feeling like you entered another world. They offer many services from wellness to permanent makeup and more. Their laser resurfacing treatments and laser hair removal are two of the more popular services.
The HALO laser is great because it can be used on lighter or darker skin, offering services for all clients. Additionally, when you do a HALO treatment, their nurse practitioner will suggest a regimen recommendation for your skin type to maintain those beautiful results.
Struggling with rosacea, sensitive, or dry skin? Try their targeted corrective facial to combat any skin issues you may have and have you feeling better than ever.
Some of their accommodations include a big room for parties, bachelorette events, and learning and teaching classes. So whether you'd like to relax alone or with friends, they've got you covered.
Healing Through Sound
Not looking for a 'spa', but wanting some deeper healing instead? Noemi Pareja is the owner of Pura Vie Holistic Studio, a healing studio that focuses on bodywork through many different forms. They also offer facials with skin care products that they sell onsite. Most of the products are 99% vegan and made by local businesses in central Florida, so you can feel confident that your purchase is also helping your community along with your skin.
They offer spiritual healing, energy work, and balancing of the mind, body, and emotion. In today's fast-paced world, Pura Vie is a peaceful and relaxing place to let your mind and body heal. The mid-century bohemian theme and incense aromas will have you feeling like you've entered another realm.
Classes and Workshops
Beyond their offerings of raindrop therapy, cupping, and massages, Noemi also offers many classes and workshops at the studio, including guided sound baths and meditation. Most of her classes are donation-based and open to the public, so if you're looking to know your inner self a bit better, a guided sound bath may be just what you need.
If you're looking for a fun and relaxing way to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, Lakeland offers many spas, wellness centers, and studios to meet those needs. So when you're looking to book your next visit, consider trying out one of these awesome local businesses!
Jaydee is a Florida native who loves cats and exploring new places.