An airbrush artist hand sprays an organic solution that leaves skin tan for up to 10 days. Nearby, standup and lie-down tanning booths shine at five different levels, making it possible for clients of all skin types and tones to achieve the hue they desire. The activity at Casa Del Sol Tanning Spa fulfills the vision of owners Joshua and Jacki, avid tanners whose high-end equipment and lotions befit a boutique-like space complete with satin drapery and no parrots screeching lewd jokes.
Slatkow Chiropractic's resident chiropractor Dr. Andrew Slatkow balances the body's energy flow with acupuncture sessions that draw from twenty years of healing experience. A consultation determines each patient's health history and treatment goals before Dr. Slatkow gently inserts tiny, painless needles, which should assuage the fears of people who are frightened of needles or have previously been bitten by rabid cacti. Each needle works to remove roadblocks from the body's energetic passageways, relieving chronic pain, soothing respiratory symptoms, and contributing to a sense of overall well being.
Upon arriving at Body & Soul Retreat's tranquil location, clients cocoon themselves in the Meditation Room, a candle-dotted space that swirls with the aromas of incense and essential oils and readies them for their upcoming spa session. Participants have their pick of a plethora of services, from specialty manicures and waxing services to deep-tissue massages and fruit-laced facials doled out by licensed and trained therapists. Retreat packages that stretch across several hours steep customers in deep relaxation, and private spa parties fete groups with a custom menu of modalities and the permission to blast whale songs until the neighbors call to complain.
Board-certified physician Nabil Barsoum honed his medical prowess at schools and positions in Egypt, England, and Canada before venturing to Florida to practice medicine and enlighten medical students at Nova Southeastern University. Backed by that extensive experience and his team of nurse practitioners at Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medical Center, Dr. Barsoum now oversees a diverse slate of services designed to fortify clients' health and beauty as they age or slowly turn back into statues. The staff enlists state-of-the-art lasers and light technology to oust body hair and tighten skin, and can guide patrons through healthy weight-loss plans. They also tackle epidermal woes with such techniques as microdermabrasion and Botox injections, and can even devise custom hormone-replacement plans tailored around men's and women's specific needs.
South Seas Tattoo Company's artist and founder Rob Soli’s expertise extends from a lifetime of professionally painting, sketching, and airbrushing in his hometown of Honolulu. His tattooing philosophy reflects the Oceanic and Pacific Islander tradition, which views tattoos as a rite of passage rather than a mere accessory. With his custom pieces, he aims to commemorate significant events or honor one's heritage. A team of artists carry out piercings and body images such as portraits, fantasy designs, and Polynesian tribal work in stainless-steel stations equipped with privacy screens. They match their pride in sterilization techniques with that of their designs by exceeding all local, state, and industry standards.