“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, here and now.
Here are places around South Tampa to help relieve your stress, make you feel more beautiful, or get you back on your feet when you’re under the weather.
Perhaps best known as a yoga studio, Kodawari provides a wide range of ways to slow down and be well. Esthetician Shiran Sabah offers facials, chemical peels and brow treatments, while massage therapists relieve aches and pains through bodywork. Kodawari is also home to a Floatpod for saltwater floating therapy and infrared saunas for a detoxifying sweat. In the studio’s cafe, guests can pick up healthy grab-and-go meals from local vendors like The Healthy Dose Organics and Pure Kitchen to keep the good vibes going even after they get home.
3965 Henderson Blvd., Suite C
Lotus Heart Yoga & Meditation
Specializing in mindful meditation, yoga and mindfulness without the “woo-woo,” Stacy Di Gregorio helps bring wellness to the workplace. She offers scientifically backed corporate mindfulness sessions for companies of all sizes, making mindfulness and meditation approachable and business-appropriate.
McIlwain Dental Specialists
When you’re a patient of McIlwain Dental Specialists, you’re set on dental care for life. The family-owned practice offers pediatric dentistry, general and cosmetic dentistry for adults, orthodontics, and aesthetics, making it a one-stop-shop for everyone. With over 40 years of experience in dentistry, the McIlwain team will be with you and your family through your own dental journeys, treating you as one of their own. The office provides gentle and interactive approaches to put your child at ease during their first dental or orthodontic visit and the latest pain-free treatments to make kids and adults feel safe and comfortable. Offering state- of-the-art treatments such as laser fillings, safe sedation for children, and impression-free crowns and orthodontics, as well as cosmetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers, McIlwain Dental Specialists will keep you smiling through a lifetime.
4710 N Habana Ave,
Tampa, FL 33614
26908 Foggy Creek Road,
Suite 101 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Technology is everywhere, and the spa is no exception. At Spa Jardin, the Caci microcurrent facial uses a gentle electrical impulse to get your face in shape (seriously, this treatment is described as “Pilates for the face”). The facial sculpts and strengthens your facial muscles, accentuates your cheekbones and tightens the skin, with instant results. You can also add on microsculpting to one of Spa Jardin’s other innovative facial treatments — because even your face deserves a workout.
4121 S. MacDill Ave.
If you find it difficult to put down your phone or laptop for some relaxation time, flotation therapy might be your answer. During your session at Chill Therapy, you’ll float in 10 inches of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt heated to match your skin’s temperature, relieving all pressure from your joints and muscles. That’s it. No screens, no distractions. Proponents of the therapy say flotation does everything from improve sleep to increase creativity to diminish depression and anxiety. Undeniably, it’s like a forced meditation — and who couldn’t use that?
2102A S. MacDill Ave.
Dental Health Services
Comfort and convenience are the signatures of Dental Health Services. For 35 years, the privately owned group practice has provided general and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, root canal therapy, cosmetic veneers and all-porcelain crowns at their office in the growing Westshore Plaza. Dentists Michael J. Walker, Phuong Vu and Brittany Pierpont have a combined 70 years of dental experience and use the latest technologies — including a 3D CT scanner for implants and root canals, intraoral photography and digital X-rays and records — to create beautiful smiles. Parking at the office is simple and located close to restaurants and the movie theatre. From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers and state-of-the-art dental implants, there’s a wide range of exciting possibilities for men and women of any age. At Dental Health Services, you’ll get the best modern dentistry has to offer.
294 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609
AlongtimeSouthTampafavorite, Spa Sudeva takes a worldly approach to traditional spa services, embracing techniques from places like Europe and Asia. Facials cleanse and address each client’s particular skin concern, from acne to dryness, and some even incorporate spiritual rituals to increase energy flow and realign your chakras (if you’re into that kind of thing). Spa Sudeva has made a name for itself with its luxurious massages, including the traditional Swedish massage and a hot stone massage, to relieve stress and help you unwind.
2406 S. MacDill Ave.
Renew IV Wellness
Yes, the idea of voluntarily getting an IV drip outside of a hospital is usually associated with a night of overindulging. But IVs are the most effective way to get nutrients and hydration to your body’s cells, so Renew IV Wellness has developed drips to meet a number of different health needs. The Chicken Soup treatment helps fight acute illness, while the Fountain of Youth helps recover skin-damaging free radicals and the Athletic Enhancement drip speeds up tissue repair. Renew IV does accept walk-ins, though you can skip the wait by booking your appointment online.
4401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 100
Sweat: It’s good for you! That’s the premise of Sweatology, Tampa’s first infrared sauna spa, where the concept is pretty simple. You sit in an infrared sauna pod (which is both more comfortable and effective than a traditional Finnish sauna) with your head out of the heat for 30 minutes and just sweat. You walk out with better circulation, fewer muscle aches, more glowing skin, fewer toxins in your body, less stress, and up to 600 fewer calories than you walked in with. Sweatology offers individual sweat sessions or memberships for multiple sessions.
2102 S. MacDill Ave., Suite C
Terra Moons Cosmetics
This Tampa-based indie makeup brand is all about the sparkle and shine. Eye shadows make up the biggest swath of the brand’s offerings, including a wide selection of single shadows and a few palettes in a few different finishes (matte, metallic, glitter, duochrome, multichrome and satin). Glowy highlighters, lip glosses and shimmer sprays round out Terra Moons’ offerings, which are all cruelty free and vegan unless otherwise marked.