Beverly Vascianna founded Massage Solutions after graduating from the American Institute of Massage Therapy. Now, she specializes in neuromuscular, Swedish, deep-tissue, geriatric, and prenatal modalities. Her partner, Sandra Hightower–Lewis, builds on Beverly’s specialties by adding reflexology, sports massage, and even the Myokinesthetic modality. Together, Beverly and Sandra unite more than a decade of experience.
An infrared laser tightens skin by stimulating collagen growth, diminishing the appearance of fine lines. The nonsurgical process is just one of Vitality Laser Spa’s treatments, but it's representative of the rest: beautifying services that incur little to no downtime afterward. Because beauty treatments, like chicken soup, should only be handled by people with medical training, a clinical aesthetician and laser specialist performs each of these services under the supervision of a medical director. Their other specialties include removing hair with a laser, plumping fine lines with a collagen mask, and treating cellulite with infrared light and radio-frequency energy.
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.
At Boca Beauty Academy, clients aren’t just getting pampered; they’re helping future beauty professionals hone their skills. At the waterfront campus, students take in thorough classroom instruction, then use what they've learned during hands-on hairstyling, massage, skincare, and nail treatments. Rather than absorbing knowledge in stuffy lecture halls or through uncomfortable naps on textbooks, the licensed vocational school lets students loose in a real salon replete with styling chairs, nail stations, and a spa treatment room, where their clients bask in low-cost indulgence with products from Matrix, OPI, Pevonia, and Biotone.
Dr. William R. Cooper, DC, along with licensed massage therapist Debra Wiesner, leads Boca Spine & Physical Rehabilitation Center with one mission: to help his patients live without pain. His approach is completely noninvasive; he sees no reason to add pain by cutting with scalpels or jabbing with syringes. Instead, he performs gentle hands-on adjustments and massages to ease discs away from delicate nerve tissue or stimulate the flow of oxygen-rich blood to inflamed areas. In spinal-decompression therapy, Dr. Cooper aims to relieve chronic back pain through customized sessions, which have helped past clients avoid back surgery. In an effort to put new clients at ease, he provides a thorough explanation of what to expect on the first visit and a compilation of resources for patients seeking more information.
The Beauty Spot’s European-trained aestheticians refresh faces with a bevy of beautifying treatments, ensuring customers look exponentially more radiant during sidewalk strolls and smiling glances. A 60-minute European facial ($90 value) infuses an array of rejuvenating agents deep into pores to empty pockets of dirt. A restoring exfoliation pulls back a curtain of dulled dermis to reveal a fresh new face, while an extraction shoos away blackheads, whiteheads, and Deadheads jamming beneath the skin. The facial then ends with a massage. The 30-minute microdermabrasion ($90 value) bids further farewell to dull, dying skin with a noninvasive resurfacing treatment that reduces large pores and diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and remnants from face-first interstellar trips through asteroid belts. Treatments also help diminish hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and age spots.