Inside Blue Salon and Spa, pale blue walls surround guests seated in sleek black salon and pedicure chairs. The calming blue hue reflects the menu of relaxing services, from a digit-pampering mani-pedi to a deep-cleansing facial that includes a shoulder massage.
Stressed-out hands and feet succumb to thorough pampering during a one-hour signature manicure and pedicure at GG Salon and Spa. Licensed aestheticians first scrub appendages to remove dirt, grime, and outdated wood paneling before gently massaging away tension from fingers and toes. Then, they’ll brush nails with a colorful coat of paint to update looks with jewel-like shine.
At her colorful North Miami office, licensed chiropractor Dr. Yolaris Garcia takes a natural approach to treating her clients' underlying health issues. These methods include nutritional counseling, six styles of massage therapy, and traction therapy using a Triton decompression table, which relieves lower back pain caused by herniated discs and wearing overstuffed fanny packs. Through these services, clients can begin to feel relief from chronic body aches and unexpected injuries.
Surrounded by creamy, golden walls, aestheticians at Epidermis lavish visitors with glow-inducing microdermabrasion treatments and deep-cleaning facials. Crystals spangle a handheld microdermabrasion wand, deploying a tasteful amount of party glitter to gently remove dead skin and help increase the rate of cellular turnover. Fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars diminish under the instrument's bristling rotation, which also aims to promote circulation. Once skin is liberated from superfluous layers of dead cells, a deep-clean facial preps pores to shed debris that can lead to blemishes and foster unwanted dandelion growth.
As an 11-year-old girl, Doctor of Chiropractic Wendy Gallego was diagnosed with scoliosis. The painful curvature in her spine immediately began to interfere with her life, forcing her to drop out of gymnastics and wear a back brace. After years of chronic discomfort, a college friend suggested that she visit a chiropractor, and she finally began to find relief from her symptoms. More importantly, she was inspired by her chiropractor's whole-body approach to wellness, which emphasized nutrition and lifestyle as well as treatment. This drove her to become a chiropractor herself while formulating the philosophy that "people should not be perceived as separately functioning parts, but rather as a complex structure of interdependent systems." By founding Shin Wellness, she sought to create a holistic health care center that addressed physical as well as mental health.
Embracing Western and Eastern treatment modalities, Dr. Gallego looks for instructors and therapists with more than technical proficiency and a photographic recollection of the periodic table. She claims that "there's a quality that comes with being a healer," and she looks for that passion in all her prospective employees, whether they will be performing massages, conducting hypnotherapy sessions, or leading Pilates classes.
Inspired by conversations with women from across the globe, the founders of Vitalis created complete wellness programs that help clients with limited free time to meet and maintain weight goals, find balance, and feel healthy. They realized that women juggling motherhood, careers, and bowling pins didn't have hours to devote to exercise and dieting, so they gathered a team of nutritional experts and fitness specialists to assist these women in finding time-effective exercise and diet plans, such as using a vibrating power plate to speed up weight loss. The team combines these plans with advanced equipment to slim bodies, banish cellulite, or detoxify systems and move patrons further along the path to confidence and health.