Beauty Glam'z doesn't just beautify its clients?it also helps clients learn the secrets behind salon services. That way, they can make informed decisions about the treatments they do themselves or receive from a trained aesthetician. Mobile spa parties and workshops such as an eyelash-extension seminar help customers see what the beauty industry is all about. On a typical day, though, the Beauty Glam'z staff sticks to serving up an array of salon treatments like facials, mani-pedis, waxing, tanning, and makeup artistry.
The team at Garden General Services beckons passersby onto the path toward overall wellness paved by physical therapy, spa services, and cosmetic treatments. Licensed therapists help clients overcome the pain and discomfort of injury through rehabilitative sessions, and alleviate chronic tension and deep muscle aches with therapeutic and relaxation massages. The center's Botox and Restylane dermal fillers turn back the clock to a time when faces were still smooth, wrinkle-free, and had airplane spoons flying toward them. Experienced aestheticians also strive to improve visitors' self-confidence through skin-tightening radio-frequency treatments and advice on how to reduce acne.
Dr. Rafael Alfrido Garcia oversees the operations at Azur Medical Center, a practice that addresses everything from basic wellness issues to weight loss and aesthetics. His team—affiliated with Baptist Hospital of Miami—treats chronic and acute diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cooties. They also offer counseling and pharmaceutical solutions to those trying to shed excess pounds and inject wrinkles with a variety of beauty gels and formulas.
The therapists at Medical Massage Professionals don't simply point and push. Instead, they tailor their services to each client's needs—something they've been doing for the last decade. Founder Marian Sotelo-Paz has more than 20 years of industry experience under her fingers. At three locations around Miami, she's built a team of similarly seasoned professionals. All that experience is reflected in the team's versatility, which allows it to offer massage services for pain management, injury recovery, simple relaxation, and a variety of other ailments and issues.
William Vivas brings a wealth of experience to his work as a podiatrist. Not only does William speak English and Spanish, but he is also a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and worked at Miami's veterans' hospital. In 1986, he opened Flagler Foot Clinic, where he treats various medical issues, including foot pain resulting from arthritis, varicose veins, sports injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, and toenail fungus. He also offers orthotic therapy and even makes house calls.
Under the direction of an MD, the team at West Miami Health Center erases the line between health and beauty. The on-staff physician conducts blood tests and checkups, while the team of aestheticians oversees the relaxation process with facials, scrubs, and peels. Injured elbows sigh with relief inside paraffin-wax baths or noninvasive laser therapy, and tense muscles drink in heat from smooth river rocks during hot-stone massages.