Soothing music hits your ears once you step into Serenity Spa at Biscayne. It's clear that the spa is a place of relaxation, but the services used to achieve that state could take many forms. Massage therapists can knead muscles during chair massages use comfy tables for deep-tissue massages, which focus on each muscle's deepest layers and connective tissues. The team also specializes in reflexology, which helps heal various ailments by focusing on different reflex points in the foot. Aside from massage, the Serenity Spa at Biscayne also administers non-invasive Ultra Cavitation body-slimming treatments.
At Bella Nuova Med Spa & Wellness Center, a physician oversees a staff of registered nurses and aestheticians, who beautify bodies and faces with advanced cosmetic procedures such as stem-cell facials and cellulite-reducing vacuum therapy. The lobby and private treatment rooms surround visitors with bright, white walls and simple geometric furnishing, evoking the image of an ultramodern luxury spa or a reasonably furnished space-time machine. During wellness consultations, clients confer one-on-one with knowledgeable medical professionals, detoxifying their bodily systems with metabolic cleansing, or fighting the effects of aging with bio-identical hormone replacement. Cosmetic treatments rejuvenate skin cells and slim down adipose tissue through procedures such as ultrasound cavitation or wrinkle-smoothing platelet-rich plasma injections.
At the core of Essentials Massage and Facials, beneath the dim lights, the plush massage beds, and tranquil lighting, there exists a pineapple. A Polynesian symbol of health and vitality, the pineapple has been adopted by this spa for its symbolism and its healing properties, and every service here includes a pineapple exfoliation and hot-towel treatment. Essentials Massage bills itself as an oasis from the hectic life beyond its walls, and to that end it has set up an atmosphere??with the music, lighting, and fragrances??conducive to relaxation. Their services include massage for the body and the nerves??think relaxation, nueromuscular, and hot-stone massages. Trained aestheticians administer customized facials to rid blemishes and topographical ski maps from the skin, as well as body-slimming wraps and in-depth skin analyses.
White curtain sheers and clean white walls lead clients from the entryway to treatment rooms inside Aventura Aesthetics, where beauty services leave clients looking and feeling renewed. Microdermabrasion treatments incorporate a diamond-tipped wand to whisk away the topmost layer of dull skin and leave a natural glow in its place. For a more dramatic change, Bio-Lift facials tighten complexions with sound waves to cancel out drooping brows, lines, and pirate radio stations broadcasting from the forehead. When it comes to massage therapy, Swedish massages relax muscles with gentle kneading, whereas deep-tissue massage gets to the center of chronic pain and releases it with targeted finger pressure.
It's only 10 a.m., but it's teatime at Eden Spa. That's because a client has scheduled a green-tea stone massage, which involves relaxing muscles with heated stones that have been soaked in the rich liquid. The idea is that absorbing the tea will stimulate the body in the same way that drinking it can, leading the accompanying massage strokes to have a greater healing effect.
It seems the center will try all kinds of ingredients to lend its services oomph. Another massage uses bamboo sticks to promote circulation and relieve pain, and each skin treatment relies on a different cream or mask, from the sugar glow's honey-and-oil blend to the anti-wrinkle treatment's collagen extracts and horsetail (which is actually a plant and not what it sounds like: a story about a man who likes oats so much people call him "Horse").
Nahomie's Day Spa soothes the body and mind with facials, massages, and body wraps. To cleanse complexions, the savvy aestheticians deploy products from SHIR Organics that sidestep the use of harsh, irritating chemicals. Basil and citrus oils aid soothing massage strokes, which diffuse tension and boost blood circulation. After trimming nails and curbing unruly cuticles, techs use vegan Priti NYC polishes to inspire shine without toxins.