At Miami Nail Club & Spa, patrons are invited to outfit their talons with a diverse array of gel colors and acrylic nails. Nail art, whimsical designs, and tiny likenesses of Grover Cleveland also add flair to nails, turning manicures and pedicures into creative personal expressions. A technician can quickly pamper digits with a mini manicure, or she can boost overall beauty and relaxation with a spa package that includes a mani-pedi, a restorative facial, and a reflexology treatment.
Pit Center, Day Spa and Therapy Center welcomes guests to relax within a tranquil setting with spa and weight-loss treatments. Certified massage-therapists soothe muscle aches and pains with pressure and kneading, while facial treatments cleanse and refresh pores. Other services include waxing, body treatments, nutritional consultation, and body shaping.
Although licensed massage therapist Merla Joseph tailors each session based on an initial consultation, she continues refining her approach throughout the entire appointment, adjusting pressure and technique based on how each client's body responds. This approach applies to every modality that Merla uses, including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and reflexology massage. She can also enhance sessions with foot treatments, aromatherapy, or by showering clients in $100 bills. Beyond massage, Merla's experience extends to facials, as well as detoxification therapy comprising a steam treatment and an ionic footbath.
As a welcoming gesture, Daymara Navarrete and her staff of licensed aestheticians press a cup of wine, tea, or coffee into the hands of arriving guests. The team fosters a familial bond with clients during services ranging from therapeutic wraps and massages to cuts, styles, and hair texturing. Each staff member offers experience in a particular area and hones his or her skills through continual training on new products, such as Gelish polish, or through wagers that they can get a bespectacled mannequin asked to prom. As they execute their pampering services, most of which call upon OPI products, staff members navigate between rows of pedicure chairs and black leather-backed salon chairs. Their busy hands release a symphony of soft sounds that reverberates off dark wood accents and sea-green walls as floral arrangements nod their colorful heads in time.
Thin needles slip gently into the skin at specific points on the body, promoting balance and a healthy flow of energy. At the other end of these needles is the sure hand of Sonia Li, who uses the ancient practice of acupuncture to alleviate anxiety, hypertension, and chronic pain. Her holistic treatments have also been known to promote collagen growth, which combats wrinkles and fine lines. Sonia's medical knowledge also comes in handy during metabolic assessments, in which she advises clients to cut back on drinking soda and unrefined oil.
In Essential Escapes' 5,000 square feet of space dedicated primarily to massage, clients have room to stretch each muscle and suspend every last worry in the air before watching it dissolve into the aromatherapy-perfumed ether. The entire sprawling space is awash in soft music and tranquil hues, from the lobby to the private treatment rooms, where licensed massage therapists treat clients to traditional massages and more exotic bodywork including Thai herbal ball massage, which incorporates steamed bundles of medicinal herbs to relax muscles and meet clients' recommended daily allowance of bliss. A repertoire of skin treatments and body wraps features ingredients such as tropical fruits and volcanic ash to smooth and brighten the skin.
Nail services take the spotlight at Aurora Nail Spa where aestheticians wrap hands in warm towels, massage arms and feet, and polish nails with a kaleidoscope of colors. They also outfit digits with artificial acrylic, gel, silk, and minx nails. Eyelash extensions using Xtreme Lashes and massage treatments round out the spa’s indulgent offerings.