Although most centuries-old healing practices have lost their popularity, acupuncture has withstood the test of time. The traditional Chinese art of inserting ultra-fine needles under the skin to ease energy flow throughout the body remains a legitimate method for combating all sorts of ailments, from arthritis to menopause. At her health and wellness central, licensed acupuncturist Ingrid Gicherman tailors each of her sessions to individual consultations on her clients’ medical histories. Gicherman catalyzes wellness with strategies beyond standard acupuncture, however; her acupressure-based Shiatsu massages foster full-body wellbeing, and her Bach flower remedies help her patients manage their stress and emotions without smashing every glass of water they drink on the ground and shouting “L’Chaim!”
Spa comforts, clinical care, and attention to fitness intersect inside of KMC Rehabilitation & Aesthetic Center. Aestheticians and massage therapists infuse their work with medical training as they revitalize the skin through facials, masks, and nonsurgical weight-loss therapies. Modalities such as deep-tissue, reiki, and tui-na massages can be focused on issues pertaining to those rehabbing from injury or suffering from stress and tension. In addition to a fitness room stocked with medicine balls and exercise bikes, the rehabilitation center guides its clients toward relief and recovery through electro stimulation, ultrasound, and therapeutic massage.
Behind Panico Spa & Salon is industry expert Jack Panico, a 45-year hair styling veteran and three-time international haircutting champion. The founders of several successful salons in New Jersey, Jack and his wife Sandra designed their spa in the Flamingo South Beach hotel with influences from Eastern healing traditions. Buddha-themed treatment rooms, Zen-inspired decor, and sustainable hair care products from Neuma bring peace of mind to clients as they enjoy fresh fruit, hot teas, and herb-infused waters. Facials derive their anti-aging powers from vitamins and antioxidant-rich ingredients, and massages can be made all the more relaxing with the addition of aromatherapy, volcanic hot stones, or a therapist that moonlights as a jazz saxophonist. Even waxing services take a cue from the salon’s soothing philosophy, thanks to a formula that hydrates as it strips hair from the face, arms, chest, and back.