Ani Miryala started learning ancient-Indian skincare techniques at an age when most people think "acne" is the misspelling of a Road-Runner plot. Surrounded by uncles who were practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, Miryala immersed herself in the noninvasive organic methods taught at the family beauty school, eventually opening a spa with her three sisters. As Kate Hamilton of Skin Inc. magazine reported in 2008, Miryala now owns one of the largest female-operated companies in southern India and has brought time-honored Indian traditions to the United States at Anoo's Herbal Day Spa and a dozen other locations worldwide.
The aesthetician and published author has amassed a team of licensed specialists that rejuvenates minds and bodies with chemical-free treatments. Hair-removal technicians refine 80–120 eyebrows per day with signature threading services, leaving behind more clearly defined arches than a freshly poured sidewalk. Pesticide-free fruits and vegetables nourish skin during Indian facials, and natural peels and herbal-microdermabrasion techniques leave faces smooth and glowing. To combat stress, the crew massages muscles with an ancient herbal-wheat-dough method that turns muscles into soft, buttery loaves of relaxation.
Owner and experienced massage therapist Michael Church organizes his business around the belief that the difference between giving a good massage and a great massage is “asking the right questions and customizing [the massage] to the customer’s needs.” His therapists begin each new-client relationship with a review of the client’s grievances, lifestyle habits, and professional wrestling history, and then they check in with their patients throughout each treatment to better understand where to focus pressure.
Each massage style is priced the same, freeing people to mix and match modalities such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger point within single sessions. The therapists also add hot stones to massages, and the team plans to grow its repertoire of treatments that utilize healing laser and light therapies.
Upon arrival at the cozy studio, which resembles a living room with antique furniture and a painting that represents the four elements, patrons can snack on a complimentary chocolate or mints from the front desk. Soothing instrumental music is piped throughout the space, although patrons can control the volume from their individual rooms.
Dr. Armando Pineda-Velez, the medical spa's captain, uses his 30-plus years of experience to help men and women combat Father Time with an assortment of anti-aging and weight-loss services. Dr. Pineda-Velez has trotted across the globe, learning and practicing numerous types of medicine including nuclear, internal, cosmetic, oncological, and naturopathic. Dr. Pineda-Velez's certified medical staff can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese, which helps them better explain the benefits of Changing Time Medical Spa's brand-name products and why the sky is blue.
Slim Trim Spa supplies all-natural weight-loss supplements to clients and specializes in modern services tailored to a variety of wellness needs. Ultrasonic cavitation heats up microscopic air bubbles to break up fat cells in problem areas then safely and naturally metabolize them out of the body. A number of massage modalities, including sports, deep-tissue, and trigger-point therapy, can assist the detoxifying effects by stimulating circulation and energizing muscles.
Zenerations of Boca promotes healthy living and longevity by helping clients improve their physical and mental well being. The studio offers a variety of styles of yoga for all ages and abilities, including adult classes such as Vinyasa, Yin, and Kundalini, as well as meditation classes. Clients can also keep young ones entertained with kids' classes, and book rejuvenating massages and facials sessions onsite.
With almost two decades of experience, therapist Janine Glickman blends massage styles to soothe stress while fortifying the skin with essential oils from fruits, herbs, barks, spices, and seeds. Janine can also use electrology to stunt unwanted hair on the arms and legs, or she can wield MatrixIR technologies with lasers and bipolar frequencies that reduce wrinkles, scars, and goose bumps. For more extensive physical renovations, ultrasonic lipo-cavitation therapies noninvasively emulsify fat to contour bodies, allowing clients to fit into skinny jeans or a rich neighbor's trash can.