“Self-care” may be a social media buzzword, but it’s crucial to your long-term health to care for your mind and body — inside and out — in the here and now. Here are places around Tampa’s urban core to help relieve your stress, make you feel more beautiful, or get you back on your feet when you’re under the weather.
Daily yoga classes for beginners through more advanced practitioners are just part of the lineup at Seminole Heights’ Sattva Yoga, which also hosts journaling workshops around the new moon and full moon and other astrology-centered sessions. Within Sattva Yoga, Elemental Evolution creates custom therapeutic sessions that incorporate massage therapy, yoga therapy, herbalism and art to set you on your way to a more balanced life.
5008 N. Florida Ave.
Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa
Housed in a restored Seminole Heights bungalow, Forever Beautiful is all about green beauty. That means natural and organic beauty products, ammonia- and sulfate-free hair products, and eco-friendly cleaning practices. In addition to hair, nails and facial treatments, Forever Beautiful has created a vino’s dream, with wine spa packages for both men and women. Your choice of treatments come complete with a light lunch and wine or champagne. We’ll drink to that.
5135 N. Florida Ave.
ZOE Yoga Lifestyle
Led by owner and instructor Dina Georgoulis, ZOE Yoga Lifestyle focuses exclusively on the practice of Iyengar yoga, which helps people learn healthy movement patterns to relieve pain throughout the body. ZOE Yoga’s Iyengar classes are designed for all experience levels, and Georgoulis will also work one-on-one with students who need special attention or assistance to ease pain or asymmetries in the body. Group classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
3706 N. Arlington Ave.
This multispecialty facility offers a little bit of everything for its Channel District neighbors. OPES physicians provide primary and family care, urgent care, dental and vision services, plus imaging and prescriptions on-site. The clinic is open daily until 6 p.m. or later.
912 Channelside Drive
European Wax Center
Wax on, wax off. The team at European Wax Center have honed their skills (using a proprietary hard, stripless wax) since opening the first center 15 years ago, and in recent years they’ve been making their mark on the beauty and skin care industries. European Wax Center now carries exclusive lines of eyebrow, bath, and skincare products like lotions, serums and masks meant to pull double duty, nourishing skin and slowing hair growth between waxes.
105 E. Jackson St.
Fast Track Urgent Care
Residents of the booming Tampa Heights and northern downtown neighborhoods now have a convenient place to turn to in the event of a medical emergency. This local group of urgent care clinics recently partnered with Tampa General Hospital and will soon rebrand as TGH Urgent Care Powered by Fast Track. Like its sister locations, the downtown Fast Track treats routine illnesses and injuries like the cold and flu, stomach viruses, fevers, ear infections, burns, lacerations and fractures, with a wide range of tests and procedures available in house. While walk-in spots are available, the clinic offers “Fast Pass” reservations online to expedite the check-in process once you arrive for your appointment.
303 W. Palm Ave.