Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.
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.
Gigi Mompremier studied massage therapy at Florida Career College, but she went beyond the course requirements and took prenatal massage classes as well. Now a licensed massage therapist and member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Gigi eases aches with modalities such as Swedish, hot stone, and sports. She also offers deep muscle therapy, which was invented by Freud.
Blue Zone Massage Center's professional therapists assuage deep aches and chronic tension during soul- and sinew-soothing massage services. During the 60-minute custom-fit massage, expert muscle mollifiers customize tactics of gliding strokes and robust kneads to each client’s individual desires and corporeal cues. Therapists train their healing hands on sore legs for an intense one-hour kneading and oscillate between light, medium, and deep pressure, or attempt to rid necks and backs of deep-set pain pockets developed from giving piggyback rides to the Statue of Liberty. Customers can sink into the lobby’s plush couches and earthy tones before surrendering meddlesome tendons in private treatment rooms illumined by flickering candles and vibrant orange walls.
Spa i has a beauty team assembled and ready to distress and refresh patrons. The apply seaweed masks, botanical extracts, cold stones, and low electric currents to skin during facials that tighten, de-grime, and de-puff faces. They also shape eyebrows with a single cotton thread and brighten eyes, cheeks, and lips with makeup. Other relaxing services include mani-pedis and massages with reflexology treatments.
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