The dedicated staff members at Miami Skin Boutique and Spa pamper patrons with tranquil services administered within comfy confines. Thirty-minute mini massages soothe stressed-out backs with gentle kneading and lullabies delivered through fingertips via Morse code. The Sonya Dakar boot-camp facial harnesses handpicked products from the renowned skincare expert to invigorate visages with four levels of exfoliation. Wielding natural ingredients including pumpkin enzymes and green tea, aestheticians polish faces with steam, microdermabrasion, and a seaweed repair serum derived from kelp-based tool belts. The intraceutical oxygen-infusion facial treats sensitive countenances with vitamins, hyaluronic acid, and therapeutic-grade hyperbaric oxygen pressure. Sips of effervescent champagne and bites of fresh fruit enhance the experience.
Dr. Hugo Goldstraj helms Luna Medical Spa, a weight-loss and anti-aging emporium that buffs up bods using noninvasive technologies. Whether disrupting fat cells’ lazy lives with Zerona’s cold lasers or diminishing cellulite and signs of Father Time with eMatrix’s and Venus freeze’s radio frequencies, technicians keep clients comfortable while providing treatments that don’t require downtime. The spa also bolsters bodies from the inside out with lipotronic injections and natural supplements, which aid metabolism and ease glandular difficulties better than milk shakes made using chemistry sets.
Inspired by her international travels and background, Nayive, spa director of Le Petit Maui Spa, leads a team of massage professionals, aestheticians, and cosmetologists in creating a relaxing spa experience. She and her team welcome customers into private treatment rooms for various massages, which range from traditional Swedish massages to the nurturing lomi lomi Hawaiian massage. With both massages and rejuvenating facials, they employ natural ingredients such as milk and honey, avocado scrubs, cardamom amber oils, and ghost tears.
Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.
After beginning her career as a certified esthetician in Paris, Patricia Mitev made the move to Miami and became certified as a laser technician. She now teams up with medical director Dr. Lolo Wise at HD Laser, where they strive to rejuvenate the skin with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatments. She expertly wields the GentleYAG laser to handle tasks such as tightening the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite, or blasting away unwanted hair or hard-to-remove feather boas.
At Azul Wellness, Dr. Erica Vislobokova and her team take a holistic approach to wellness that integrates chiropractic techniques, massage, and controlled stretching. Dr. Vislobokova's gentle adjusting technique releases tiny gas bubbles held hostage between askew vertebrae, helping spines straighten and cease making loud burping noises. Adjustments aside, the team applies the other treatments in her repertoire to her patients' complaints as needed, bolstering circulation with massage or supporting injured muscles with kinesio tape.