Voted Best Chiropractor by Delray Forum readers in 2010, Dr. Melissa Maher leads a team of expert therapists who specialize in cosmetic and therapeutic nonsurgical acupuncture treatments. During acupuncture treatments, patrons sip on a detoxifying tea of their choice, as needle wielders conduct a thorough consultation that includes an analysis of individual physical conditions and the contents of dream journals. Acupuncturists then cloak corporeal pressure points in strategically placed delicate, disposable needles that can help to repel maladies, including migraines, fatigue, and stress. Follow-up treatments reinforce previous healthful strides forward and enable continued healing.
Treatment add-ons bolster relaxation, with options such as a hot-stone foot massage that uses heated basalt stones to stimulate circulation, nurture damaged muscles, and defrost TV dinners. An infrared detox treatment employs waves of visible-spectrum-evading light to evict pernicious agents such as mercury, nicotine, and alcohol from their cellular burrows via a reduction of ionic bonds. Patrons emerge from their treatments feeling as animated and refreshed as a cartoon awakening from a catnap. In addition to acupuncture, Maher and her team perform additional services, including massages, myofascial-release treatments, physical therapy, and health workshops.
Amazing Births and Beyond's licensed massage therapists deliver relaxation to expecting women and nonexpecting men with a slew of spa services that focuses on easing the labor process for mother and child. During their signature massage, catered to anyone who's not pregnant, the therapist devises a plan to target the body's specific sore spots before employing dexterous fingers to untie troublesome knots in muscles and tendons. Specially designed for pregnant ladies suffering from changes in posture and hormones, the prenatal massage seeks to assuage the discomfort associated with always carrying a person on a person. The massage's soothing strokes aim to alleviate aching joints, help improve circulation, and calm prelabor anxieties.
Everything about Eleven Spa Delray says oasis. The courtyard is lined with palms. White-curtained cabanas billow around a tanning pool whose shallow water is dotted with surreally floating lounge chairs. The Blue Room acts as a cool cavern during the heat of the day, accented with white leather chaise longues and lime-green skylights. Even the private changing areas feature decadent touches such as waterfall showers.
If Eleven Spa Delray doesn't look quite like anything you've seen before, that's by design. To that end, aromatherapy oils and heated basalt stones can be added onto massages. Mani-pedis can be made ultra-luxuriant with mineral-rich volcanic masks and peppermint spa baths. The spa's own ElevenSkin line of skincare products are made from nutrient-dense marine plants.
Spa Advantage believes that regular massages are less a luxury and more a necessity to maintain bodily health and wellness. With multiple locations throughout Florida, this massage-spa chain is popular for a reason—its massage therapists are knowledgeable and friendly, and each location has a professional and soothing atmosphere.
Every massage begins by wrapping the client up in a warmed blanket before massage therapists customize their kneads to especially tight muscles or hard-to-reach shoulder knots and pinkie-toe itches. Tension melts away on the table, and clients leave feeling rejuvenated, looser, and less stressed.
In the comfort of private rooms, clients at Palm Beach Massage Centers unwind under soothing massage strokes. But the experience isn't just about relaxation; the staff take a chiropractic and medical approach to their work. They view massage as a form of healthcare, a philosophy they demonstrate during clinical massages with chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, and trigger-point therapy. Before beginning any of their 11 types of massages, the therapists consult with clients to learn about their individual issues and expectations.
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.