The greatest benefit of chair message, despite its ability to fight stress and diffuse muscular tension, may be that it is portable. The staff at Happy Feet have been bringing their chair massages to offices, holiday parties, and conventions for almost 10 years. At their permanent locations, they perform full-body, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, and ice massage, as well as exfoliating full-body scrubs.
The beauty mavens at Honeydoo Salon & Spa soften clients’ skins with a barrage of essential oils, Dead Sea salts, and marine clays. A lavender salt scrub’s scented blend of lavender and patchouli oils, Damiana tea extracts, and reconstituted butterfly daydreams stimulate clients’ senses as a pro pamperer gently rubs bodies with Dead Sea salt to slough away dead skin. Then, a spa staffer will slather on a mix of three marine clays, French green clay, and kelp to detoxify pores during a mud mask. The mask also harnesses the healing powers of vitamin E, green tea and grapefruit extracts, and amino acids to encourage rabbit-like cell repopulation, freshening skin and reducing inflammation caused by nights at crowded jellyfish bars.
Many a family get-together has been marred by your fingers and toes getting into violent arguments with each other during dinner. Today's deal will help your tootsies de-stress in style with a Brazilian manicure and pedicure at Miami Beach's Glamour By J's for $45 (a $70–$100 value). For extra opulence, your mani-pedi can include a dip in paraffin for no extra charge.
Behind the vertical columns and manicured hedgerows of the art-deco district's Ocean Reef hotel, the salon and spa’s aestheticians and massage therapists pamper bodies with nourishing head-to-toe therapies. Mere steps from Miami Beach and bustling Collins Avenue, the spa is surrounded by myriad local promenades on which to flaunt physiques newly nourished by hair, body, and facial treatments, as well as waxing. Clients can park cars or their Shetland ponies on the street, or take advantage of Ocean Reef's valet service.
Whether guests are seeking relaxation or clinical aesthetic procedures, the team at Sobe Spa have the skills and knowledge to customize an appropriate service. Owner and registered nurse Sandra Mendizabal and her staff of aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists utilize the latest technologies and product lines to create effective, lasting results. They can ease muscle tension with soothing, hot-stone massage, or perform a lymphatic-drainage massage to facilitate recovery from surgery. A skincare expert can deeply cleanse skin during a stress-reducing spa facial, or address mild scarring or acne with a medical-grade chemical peel. To target cellulite, the crew might recommend noninvasive, roller-based Endermologie sessions or minimally invasive mesotherapy injections.
They also offer mani-pedis, hair services, and holistic healthcare, and do it all within a clean, chic spa environment that aims to cultivate a tranquil vibe. Collections of earth-toned rocks line the bottom edges of the walls, leading from the white-on-white reception area toward treatment rooms that branch off from a hallway that is elegantly adorned with sheer, white drapery.
Even as a child, Gustavo Briand's fascination with hairstyling was so strong, he was willing to get into trouble for it. In the years since he lopped off the locks of his sister and all of her dolls, he's gained enough fans to outweigh any early disapproval his passion encountered. Those fans tend to be highly visible: a lifelong lover of the arts, he's styled a long list of opera stars, prepped heads for the red carpet at London Fashion Week, and performed pro-bono work for the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet, and the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
In his home studio, Briand and his team draw from a service menu spiked with innovative techniques. Ionic infrared technology leaves blowouts smooth but not overly dry, Davines and Sojourn shampoos and conditioners are specially formulated to restore dehydrated hair, and hair extensions are applied with a minute "lock-and-key" system that requires no adhesives, duct tape, or other potentially damaging techniques.
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