Dr. Eddie Armas, director of Le Nouveau Eco Medical Spa, brings more than 25 years of experience to the clinic's roster of cosmetic and anti-aging procedures. His team of aestheticians fights wrinkles with various peels and collagen-boosting therapies or slims physiques with noninvasive body contouring. Medical weight-loss programs help dieters drop pounds under the watchful eye of a physician, and bio-identical hormone pellets inserted under the skin boost vigor and brain function better than an IV of Jolt cola.:m]]
From the moment guests walk or cartwheel into Ohana Spa of South Miami, a variety of stimuli work together to help them to relax: the sounds of calming waterfalls and the subtle smell of lavender, lemongrass, and peppermint. Owner Dionne Corona's eyebrow-shaping wizardry and custom facials have been featured in multiple publications, which isn’t a surprise considering Dionne has been in the business for more than 20 years.
At Elements Massage, it's OK to put your own needs first. In fact, it's encouraged: each of the center's holistic healers makes it their mission to provide care personalized to your specific needs. In order to find out what those needs are, the massage therapists listen closely to clients' descriptions of any problem areas or health conditions. Then, they set to work alleviating aches and pains with custom massage strokes.
The treatments at Elements Massage span a wide range of modalities to meet every massage need. If you're experiencing everyday stress, the therapists might suggest a light relaxation massage. Alternatively, if you're plagued by chronic pain, muscle knots, or tenderness from new wings sprouting on your shoulders, you might benefit from a deep-tissue or trigger-point massage.
Dona Piza left her life as a New York stockbroker behind when she turned to yoga to rehab herself from a terrible car accident. On the first of the new millennium, she opened Prana Yoga in Miami, eager to impart the healing powers of the art to an area where yoga studios were a rare species. She says that the most fulfilling aspect of her job is observing how yoga transforms students mentally and physically, as was the case with a dear friend with cerebral palsy who?through regular practice of yoga?gained the ability to walk.
At her studio, she schedules more than 70 90-minute yoga classes per week for students of all skill levels, whether they are working through injuries or honing their practice. Inside the four spacious rooms, drenched in soft lavender hues, she and her experienced instructors lead a variety of yoga styles, mainly based in the Iyengar tradition, which focuses on achieving proper body alignment with the aid of props. They also lead serenity-enhancing meditation classes, vigorous core yoga, and relaxing candlelit sessions, which help students melt away the stresses of the day. During kids' classes, instructors teach yogis aged 4?9 basic poses using animal imagery and sounds, giving parents time to attend their own yoga classes or to secretly eat dessert before even making dinner.
With a diverse range of fitness backgrounds and specializations—from injury rehabilitation and prevention to martial-arts training—Metropolis Fitness & Spa’s staff of 15 instructors ensures a helpful match for nearly every client. The team leads more than 70 group fitness classes per week, including familiar favorites, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning, and a few of their own inventions, including Video Dance Jam, which pushes exercises through fast-paced choreography. The ballet and jump-rope classes for kids help wee ones burn off extra energy without requiring you to construct a giant hamster wheel in your home.
In the main studio, a slew of cardio machines with built-in TVs and weight-training equipment awaits members, in addition to a room stocked with dangling punching bags and TRX bands. To recover from sweat sessions, guests can fuel up with healthful drinks and snacks at the juice bar.
The licensed massage therapists at Inches Body Studio's three locations help clients slim down with a menu of noninvasive treatments. They harness powers such as ultrasound, radio frequency, and heat to break down fat and leave cellulite deposits smoother than a just-waxed ice rink. Electromassage aims to activate muscles at the cellular level, and traditional hands-on massages promote lymphatic drainage and relaxation in one fell swoop.