At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Infinite Health & Wellness Group's Dr. Bruce Cherlow has been administering chiropractic services and holistic treatments in Parkland for more than two decades. At his respected practice, a staff of patient advocates, x-ray technicians, and massage therapists use non-invasive techniques to treat the whole body rather than just responding to symptoms as they pop up or installing bionic body parts after every illness. Dr. Cherlow adjusts the spine, prescribes corrective exercises, and offers nutritional counseling to address a wide range of issues, from whiplash and soreness to allergies, pinched nerves, and sciatica. Therapeutic Swedish massage or deep-tissue treatments can boost blood flow and remove toxins, while postural screenings help unveil previously hidden maladies.
Owner Dori Mirkow left her job in the accounting world to build clients' confidence instead of their bank accounts. Before opening Goddess Sanctuary, she went back to school and became a licensed aesthetician. She uses her knowledge to deep-clean pores and exfoliate skin during facials, which can be enhanced with specialty masks, paraffin dips, and eye masks. She wraps clients in soothing herbs and minerals, including sea algae, sea clay, or cocoa powder, and bronzes pallid skin with a self-tanning cream that absorbs into freshly exfoliated skin. No matter the service, Mirkow includes reiki, reflexology, and aromatherapy in each one without charging you extra or demanding a map to your coin collection.
Luz Acosta, who goes by Lucy, is passionate about helping people. After ten years working in the health industry and hospitals, Lucy trained her humanitarian hands in the art of massage therapy and earned her certification through the Oregon School of Massage in 2009. Accredited in a wealth of massage techniques, including trigger point therapy, sports massage, foot reflexology, hot stone massage, and deep tissue massage, Lucy now delivers healing treatments at L.A. Massage by Design. In addition to offering a cache of stress-relieving services, L.A. Massage by Design also treats bodies to diamond microdermabrasion facials, fat-reducing electrostimulations, post-operative liposuction treatments, and spa packages for new mothers and newlyweds.
An Angel’s Touch Medical Spa LLC offers relaxing and therapeutic massages. There’s the Swedish massage, a light and soothing bodywork treatment, and structural integration, which manipulates the soft tissue to realign the body and loosen restricted connective tissue. The massage therapists also offer deep-tissue massage, geriatric massage, and reflexology treatments.
Andrea Ignacio-Alves first began working in the beauty industry as a teenager—she even helped her mother open a spa in Brazil. Now with more than 20 years of professional experience, she continues to help clients by overseeing a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Serena Day Spa. Traditional facials can cleanse and hydrate the skin, smoothing away blemishes and stimulating collagen production.
Although a quick pedicure can leave toes neatly trimmed and polished, the addition of orange aromatherapy oils or a peppermint foot bath can turn the treatment into an indulgent experience. Similarly, the massage therapists provide a brief escape by using therapeutic or relaxation-inducing modalities to alleviate the aches and pains caused by the everyday stresses. Serena Day Spa also hosts stylists, who can perform a basic trim and style or create a more dramatic look with highlights.