South Florida Skin Care Systems' resident medical aesthetician, Denise Yopp, draws from more than 30 years of experience to beautify faces, fight wrinkles, and repair skin damage using products with active antioxidant ingredients. Denise meets with each client for a complimentary consultation, during which she designs custom treatments that can target issues such as acne scars, sun damage, and sagging skin. Noninvasive photofacials smooth out wrinkles, and permanent makeup eliminates the need to befriend clowns for their lipstick and eyeliner while tolerating one too many honking sounds. When not making over visages with other services, including chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, Denise educates and lectures across the country.
The owner and head therapist of Massage Works of South Florida has worked at both resorts and rehabilitation centers, earning her a diversified resume as well as a deep understanding of how to blend corrective bodywork with relaxing rituals such as using essential oils or humming a medley of rainforest sounds. While she holds certifications in more than 10 distinct modalities—including lymphatic drainage, sports massage, and stretch therapies—she knows the most effective massages to heal bodies' aches and pains using one of her many services.
Magic Tan gives clients access to two levels of UV tanning beds as well as the Sudatonic body-wrap system, which uses far-infrared heat to improve skin tone and texture and reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. Magic Tan's specialty, however, is Norvell airbrush spray tans, which staffers custom mix according to the instructions tattooed on the bottoms of their clients' feet.
The stylists and technicians of Karisma Salon nurture clients’ image with services that beautify from head to toe. Experienced stylists can gently suds up 'dos with sulfate-free shampoos, or tint them with organic color. A barber specialist clips men’s hair into styles including flat-tops and fades, and manicurists bedeck nails in vibrant hues. Skin technicians soften outer surfaces with facials or wax unwanted hair from faces and legs.
The Massage Studio & Spa's trained massage therapists dissipate pockets of subdermal tension through 60-minute Swedish massages that merge rolling and percussive strokes with therapeutic application of lotions or oils; the therapists can also utilize hot stones or deep-tissue techniques. Under firm Swedish kneading, tendons relax into stress-free states, letting go of aches, pains, and worries about upcoming marathons. The treatment aims to improve the body’s circulation of blood, enhance flexibility, and improve skin's appearance. Alternatively, hot stones radiate tranquility from positions on the back, and deep-tissue massages dig deep within muscles to unseat entrenched tension.
Eden Massage’s licensed therapists specialize in relieving pain; they’ve used their soothing skills to treat everything from carpal tunnel and sciatica to headaches and chronic fatigue. If you opt for the deep-tissue/sports knead, one of Eden’s therapists will use firm pressure to delve deeply into muscles and connective tissue to release the tension that prohibits you from bench-pressing goats. The Swedish massage is a lighter technique geared more toward relaxation. It uses long, sweeping strokes, friction, kneading, chopping movements, and gentle pulling of appendages to relieve physical tension, stimulate the lymphatic system, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché.