Now offering IS Clinical Facials


Our most popular facial, this intensive clinical treatment is designed to rapidly and safely resurface the skin, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing, softening, and encouraging overall skin rejuvenation. Excellent for all skin types and ages, this facial results in a complexion that is dramatically refined, with no downtime, peeling, or other negative side effects.

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35 Year Old mother of 2 loves her non surgical tummy tuck

Tummy Tuck Orlando

Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck in Lake Mary

Bre is a 35 year old mother of 2 searching for a non invasive tummy tuck that could give her the youthful figure that she once had. She thought that she would have to travel to another country to be able to afford the type of non surgical tummy tuck and mommy makeover that she desired, until she found Angelic Lift in Lake Mary, FL.

Bre LOVES her results and can’t believe how easy the treatments were.

She is completely blown away by the results of her non surgical tummy tuck has become a huge fan of HLC Wellness for helping her to achieve her goals. HLC Wellness and Angelic Lift also offer Non surgical Facelifts, Butt Lifts and full body contouring. Our unique method melts fat and tightens the skin!

Orlando Body Contouring Testimonial

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Orlando Body Contouring

Testimonial from Marisol, who received Angelic Lift at HLC Wellness

Angelic Lift tummy tucks can transform your body without requiring surgery or down time.  The program uses 2 IPL lasers to melt fat and tighten the skin.  And when we say no down time, I mean ZERO down time.  You can come in for lunch, receive a treatment and then return to work.  We don’t just work on tummy tucks, either!  We can work on your face, neck, legs, buttocks and many other areas.  The Orlando tummy tuck program is the popular in Orlando, followed by the non surgical face lift and no cut butt lift.

Angelic Lift can melt the fat and tighten the skin to provide a more youthful appearance and take years off!  Many local and national celebrities have used the Angelic Lift to transform their bodies before being filmed with the new 4k cameras that show every detail and wrinkle.

The tummy tuck alternative

Exercise and sit ups are great but you need to eliminate the layer of fat to show off those abs again.  Angelic Lift can help to sculpt your body back to when you were proud to show it off!  This procedure helps with c-section scars, breast enlargement/reduction scars and other surgical scars on your body.  Do you want a better body without the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia? Are you considering plastic surgery but afraid of the many dangers of surgery?

Call us for a no risk free consultation to see what we can do for you first.

Hot Massage Therapy vs Cold Massage Therapy

couple-massagerHot Therapy vs. Cold Therapy Treatment

Ok, I know what you may be thinking. Isn’t the difference between the two pretty self-explanatory? The answer may surprise you though. Lets start with the how’s and why’s of applying the two.

Hot therapy, is typically used to loosen sore and painful muscles .It can be used in the form of hot towels, heating pads, lava shell massage, hot stone massage, or even bamboo massage. Applying heat for a period of time to an area not only is soothing and relaxing to loosen the muscles, but also aids in helping the therapist to better access the client’s muscles resulting in a successful massage session. Hot therapy can be used in the beginning of a session to promote circulation and prepare the body for an invigorating bodywork session or at the end to further loosen and relax the muscles.

Cold Therapy, can be used in the form of ice packs or cold stone therapy. It can be used for reducing inflammation, aid in repairing damaged tissue in the instance of an injury, and in some cases to alleviate headaches. Icing with cold therapy should never last any longer than 10 minutes, unless recommended otherwise.

In variation, both work well for the same beneficial results and they make for a unique and fast approach to recovery, depending upon the circumstances. The varied use of hot and cold therapy is called a “contrast treatment”. Contrast treatment combines any form of ice and heat for a period of 30 minutes (sometimes more) alternating between the two for 10 minutes each.

To maximize better results a topical analgesic can also be applied to the area prior to treatment and post treatment. In any instance hot and cold therapy is a way to doctor up your massage session in addition to helping you relax and rejuvenate to the best you possible!

What is the right massage for you


Author:  Wekina McMillian (Massage Therapist at HLC Wellness)

Massage is perhaps one of the oldest greatest homeopathic remedies known to mankind. Dating back to the BC era, massage has been used to alleviate stress, tension, and pain throughout the body. By definition, massage means the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue by using various levels of pressure.

The most common types of massage are:

• Swedish (very light relaxing strokes)
• Deep tissue (intense and focused pressure)
• Sports (manipulation of muscles by mobilization through stretches ideal for athletes)
• Hot stone (deep penetrating heat to help assist in loosening the muscles, also used in contrast with hands-on modalities)

The benefits of massage therapy include:

1) promoting improved circulation throughout the body;

2) help in alleviating chronic and back pain, improved flexibility

3) relief of headaches and insomnia;

4) and reducing scar tissue and fatigue.

In a professional setting, massage is performed on a massage table, massage chair, or mat. Over the years massage has been used primarily in spa settings, gradually progressing and becoming more widespread into chiropractic offices and used in teaching settings for couples massage, prenatal, and infant massage.

Touch, while very intimate, is also soothing. It is said that introducing touch to an infant at a young age helps instill fearlessness, enhances movement and coordination, and helps in increasing weight. For pregnant women, touch alleviates some of the negative side effects of being pregnant. It enhances blood flow that prevents blood clots, helps to reduce headaches and swelling/edema, eases backaches, improves sleep, and in some instances helps to induce labor.

Very often clients ask how often they should receive massage; I answer by saying if you can afford it and your body is not in any pain after receiving massage, then you should do it every day! However, the average person generally sees a therapist one or two times out of the month or annually. Your massage session should be scheduled accordingly to whatever your life situation may be at home, in the workplace, physically and personally. Whether it’s a couple times a week or once every week, the important thing is to always be aware of your body and what’s going on with it. If you’re sore from a massage session, I suggest icing the muscles; if you want further relief and release of your muscles, use a heating pad, soak in a tub with Epsom salt, and for pain a topical analgesic like Biofreeze or Tiger Balm.

A lot of tension and stress that our bodies absorb is from our work or home environment and the activities we partake in. Most people typically carry their stress in their upper body region, i.e., neck and shoulders. So it is not uncommon to learn that this stress comes from the way you hold your posture, the length of time you sit at a computer desk, the amount of weight you carry (e.g., women with heavy purses, men lifting weights in the gym, lifting or toting a child, moving furniture). Stress may even be a result of past surgeries or injuries where scar tissue is left over and has built up over time. Whatever the case, it’s always important to give any and all information, past or present, about your health history to your therapist in order to maximize the success of your bodywork session.

It’s important to drink lots of water for 24 hours after a session in order to assist in releasing toxins out of your system. Stretching is also very important as it not only aids in preventing injuries like arthritic joints, carpal tunnel and tennis elbow, but it also helps with any preexisting health issues by building the strength and range of motion for muscles and joints throughout the body. If you want to maintain a stress-free body it’s important to be on a regular regimen of receiving massage and following whatever plan of progress your therapist suggests for you.

How to avoid Holiday Stress

Stress reduction techniques Lake Mary

Reduce Stress During The Holidays

  1. Try AcupunctureStress reduction techniques Lake Mary

  2. Exercise More

  3. Grab a Massage

  4. Try yoga!

  5. Try Reiki!




There are many ways to reduce stress during the holidays and throughout life but it is important to take some time for yourself to reduce the stress.  Acupuncture and massage are by far our favorite stress reducers at HLC Wellness of Lake Mary.

Taking an hour per week to heal yourself and bring your body into balance with acupuncture and massage can do a world of good for you both physically and mentally.

Try a relaxing massage or a healing acupuncture treatment today at HLC Wellness!


5 ways to lose weight fast

Lose weight fast

If you want to stave off pounds within a few weeks, you can either go straight to the nearest Lake Mary weight loss center or get a taste of the latest diet fads.Lose weight fast

Now, if you choose the latter, chances are you might just end up frustrated. Just because a diet works for a Hollywood celebrity doesn’t mean you’ll get the same results. Besides, we all know how most of crash diets work. Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

But what if your party will take place three weeks from now? Or you’re looking forward to your high school reunion yet too discouraged because of your weight gain?

Truth be told, there’s no magic bullet to help you slim down instantly. But the good news is that there are few safe ways you can try to lose weight fast. And even better news is that if you develop some of these habits in the long term, you can finally say goodbye to all your diet woes.

Here are just some of the surprising—and safest—ways to lose weight fast:


Keep yourself busy

Seriously, how many times have you found yourself munching a pack of Cheetos just because you’re bored? Part of America’s obesity problems must be blamed on laziness and the failure of some people to know the difference between “healthy” and “careless” eating. It’s so easy to slack off and eat anything you want if you’re doing nothing. So instead of daydreaming, spend your time productively through hobbies, sports, and personal projects that matter. Without you knowing it, junk foods will be the last thing that pop on your mind.


Avoid skipping meals

How you eat your breakfast can make or break your productivity for the entire day. If you skip it, its more likely that you’ll crave for more food the rest of the day. The problem is, people who skip breakfast and turn out more hungry tend to pick unhealthy choices. So don’t just prepare healthy foods; learn to enjoy every meals and don’t let your busy schedule get in the way of your healthy eating.


Drink plenty of water

We’ve all heard it before: drink plenty of water and you’ll stay cleansed, healthy, and energized. But is it just another overhyped health myth? Recent research says otherwise.

According to a scientific study featured in Discovery News, obese dieters who drank at least two cups of water before each meal lost an average of 5 pounds more than those who didn’t increase their water intake. This is because drinking plenty of water may suppress appetite and increase the body’s metabolic rate.


Switch to healthier alternatives

Losing weight fast doesn’t mean you should be desperate to burn more fats than necessary. Oftentimes, changing one’s perspective about diet and weight loss can bring the greatest impact. For example, instead of storing gallons of ice cream in your fridge, why not opt to buy healthier snacks like roasted sunflower seeds instead. You can also get rid of oily foods from fast-food restaurants and start spending more time eating home-cooked meals. By doing so, you won’t just lose weight faster but save more money as well.


Try hypnosis

For some people, losing weight fast also means taking major risks and going under the knife. Weight loss surgeries are rife nowadays and consumers are led to believe that these painful procedures are the only way out. But there are better ways to lose as much as 1-5 pounds per week without the risk of medical complications. Hypnosis for weight loss, also known as Virtual Lap Band, is one of them. This is a non-surgical approach of suppressing one’s appetite so you can get all the benefits of traditional surgery, minus all the risks and complications.


If you want to know more about Virtual Lap Band and other safe, non-surgical ways to lose weight, contact our Lake Mary weight loss center today. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you in making better, healthier choices.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: 3 Amazing Facts You Should Know

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: 3 Amazing Facts You Should Know


Anyone in Orlando or Lake Mary who has tried shedding pounds can vouch for the fact that weight loss is not as easy as it looks. Just watch “The Biggest Loser” and you’ll see what that means.weight_loss_lake_mary_hypnosis

But seriously, a potent dose of self-discipline is simply not enough for long-term weight loss. Blame it on false advertising, most dieters jump from one overhyped fitness product after another. And the fact that most diet fads (or even traditional ones) eliminate the fun part of eating only adds hurt to the injury.

Then there comes the weight loss surgery. It might work in one way or another but just imagine the physical demands of going under the knife and you’ll just think twice before even considering it.

Now, if you’re too scared to deal with a surgeon or too much of a foodie to even try the next South Beach diet, consider what other weight loss patients have been craving about: hypnosis for weight loss.

A non-surgical way to stave off excess fats, weight loss hypnosis puts you in a sort of a trance. By doing this, the hypnotherapist will be able to introduce ideas to your subconscious mind that will help you feel full  faster and lose weight without letting yourself go hungry.

And here come the best part.

A new innovation called Virtual Lap Band Hypnosis offers you the benefits of a gastric band surgery without undergoing a surgery yourself. The process is plain and simple: You undergo four intense phases of hypnosis where you’ll be able to change some limiting beliefs and mimic the actual surgical procedure. You’ll step outside of the surgical room stitch-free but with better control and a renewed enthusiasm to lose weight.

Sounds better? Here are another 3 facts about this innovative hypnosis for weight loss you ought to know:


It won’t starve you to death

Saying “don’t eat this and that” is the best way to discourage a dieter. Sadly, this is the same idea we get from most weight loss diets; they restrict some food groups and let you focus on a set of unpalatable recipes. What a way to kill one’s enthusiasm from the get go.

Hypnosis for weight loss, on the other hand, encourages the foodie in you. In fact, you can literally savor any food you like without you worrying whether you’ll gain weight or not. This is because the “mental surgery” will give your subconscious mind the idea that you have a gastric band in your stomach (even if there’s none). As a result, you get the luxury of eating foods you desire in moderation, savoring their taste, and feeling satisfied quicker as before.


You lose weight without going under the knife

Achieving weight loss by surgically putting a band in your stomach is downright scary, to say the least. The smell of blood and the frightening sight of surgical tools can make anyone cringe.

Surprisingly, Virtual Lap Band Hypnosis will put you in the same procedure but with one odd twist: everything is all in the mind!

As a non-surgical way of helping you lose weight, you will enter the surgical room—dressed up and all—to begin an intense session of “mental surgery”. The hypnotherapist will try to simulate the common sounds and smell of an actual operating room. As a result, you get the idea that the procedure is a real deal even if it’s not.


Virtual surgery = No harmful effects

Because it’s a type hypnotherapy, this procedure assures safety both for your mental and physical health. In other words, you’ll never fear waking up in a middle of the operation with anesthesia running out. Hypnosis for weight loss will give the feeling that you have a band fitted in your stomach while eliminating all the nightmares involved in the actual operation.

Truth be told, Virtual Lap Band Hypnosis is not the be-all, end-all of weight loss program. But couple it with a healthy, balanced diet or an effective exercise regimen and you’ll reap all its benefits one by one.

Hypnosis for weight loss is great, pain-free alternative for weight loss but just like in any other endeavors, you should be ready to put all the effort to bring out a healthier, fitter you.

Interested in virtual lap band hypnosis? HLC Wellness has been serving people from Orlando and Lake Mary with effective alternatives to lose more weight. Contact us today to see how we can help you.


Massage is now available at HLC Lake Mary

massage lake maryWe finally decided to offer massage at HLC Wellness in Lake Mary! Join our team in welcoming Deborah Lamb as our massage therapist.

Deborah has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Central Florida since 1997. Deborah’s sixteen years of experience has led her to work with thousands of people through the many benefits of Therapeutic Medical Massage. Having spent the majority of her massage career working for Chiropractors.

Her experience has also allowed her to work with many of the areas Plastic Surgeons, spas and independently for herself. As a Medical Massage Therapist and former instructor, Deborah specializes in rehabilitation and Neuromuscular Therapy, and she brings extensive training in many modalities.

Deborah will be working on Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only at the HLC Wellness Spa 407-833-3800.

For relaxation Deborah enjoys reading, wine tasting’s, going to live concerts and yoga. She is also becoming an E-RYT 200 yoga instructor starting this spring. Deborah is currently working toward her Masters in Natural Health.


Massage currently being offered:

Traditional Swedish Massage – 50 mins -$70.00, 25 min – $45.00

A light, stretching relaxing massage. Soothing Swedish strokes relax muscles and stretching helps relieve aches from stressful tension knots.

Deep Tissue Massage – 50 mins -$85.00, 25 mins $50.00

Deep tissue massage treatment begins with slow, firm gliding pressure to restore normal length to contracted superficial Myofascial tissues. Then,the muscles are treated with deep, ossilating pressure. Afterward, the muscles are massaged with deep, sustained pressure until they release and regain their normal resting length.

Sports Massage – 50 mins, $90.00

The most beneficial massage for athletes. Sports Massage combines deep tissue and a firm Swedish massage to focus on muscles that are sore due to physical activity. The hard, sweeping strokes reduce soreness in over-worked muscles and rid the body of lactic acid build-up. Perfect for athletes, golfers and those with rigorous physical jobs.

Prenatal – Pregnancy Massage – $85.00

This relaxation massage helps relieve sinus congestion, backaches, leg cramps and sciatica pain. We place pillows on your side to aid in comfort during your pregnancy massage

Introducing a new weight loss method for Orlando and Lake Mary

HLC just acquired the new lipo light technology for weight loss and inch loss!

The new Lipo Light therapy is an extraordinary new slimming therapy designed to eliminate fat and inches. You will see IMMEDIATE inch loss and fat loss through this cutting edge therapy.
The heat and light emitted from the pads of the Lipo-Light stimulates the release of energy causing a physiological change in the body.
The combination of the light, heat and exercise promotes the difficult process of burning energy which results in visible and immediately noticeable toning and slimming in the targeted areas that you specify.  The beauty of this therapy is that you can target which areas you want to work with including stomach, arms, legs, buttocks, face and neck!

Fast and Effective Results

Lipo-Light delivers very effective results with just a single treatment. However, sustained results occur when continued Lipo Light therapy is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regime or infrared wrap program.

Melissa and Joanne are already enjoying the results of this amazing new technology and they love the fact that you can target which areas you would like to treat!  If you want to try the lipo light before Christmas, we have immediate discounted gift cards available.  Lipo Light makes a great gift for the holidays!