The Spa Simply Skin's professional therapists and aestheticians pamper clients inside an oasis of relaxation while beautifying them with an extensive array of spa services. Revivify head masks with a 30-minute microdermabrasion, a gentle treatment designed to increase collagen and elastin levels and even out skin tone. Aluminum oxide crystals exfoliate the skin's surface, eradicating unsightly buildup and cosmetic regrets from enrolling in rodeo-clown college. Although skin will be on its way to a brighter, more evenly toned existence after one session, a course of four to six treatments is recommended for optimal results.
Xenon International Academy's accredited beauty-school curriculum teaches aesthetician aspirants to administer mani-pedis, haircuts, and other pampering services under the watchful eye of licensed and experienced instructors. Customers opting for the mani-pedi will plop into padded seats before extremities technicians direct their focus to prettifying digits of all sizes and decimal points. Skilled keratin crafters will tend to hand parts with expert care during luxurious spa manicures, before sprucing backup fingers with soothing spa pedicures. Those who choose today's second option will also receive a haircut, shampoo, and style under the deft hands of a studious hairdresser. Trained sculptors of scalp whiskers use high-quality products from Peel's Salon Services as they trim, wash, and style manes in 30–45 minutes, the same time it takes to finish a game of full-contact hopscotch.
Before she was a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Renea Barrett was an intern at a hospital and university in Guangzhou, China. Unlike those of its stateside counterparts, the hospital’s medical room contained more than 200 pots of boiling herbs, each tagged with the patient for which the remedy was being brewed. The university’s pharmacy contained both Western medicines and traditional Chinese formulas, but demand for the latter was perpetually high. When Renea returned to the United States, she brought her newfound understanding of the power of traditional Chinese medicine, which now serves as the cornerstone of Soft Touch Acupuncture.
She combines those traditions with Western techniques in her studio, where patrons sit in clusters of heated recliners. In private rooms, she seeks to bolster the body’s energy with acupressure, and acupuncture targets a wide range of maladies with slim needles that are used once and disposed of, much like a billionaire’s theme park.
During a 60-minute relaxation massage, Wellness Connections' muscle menders vie for merit badges in untying knots as they stimulate circulation and clear away stress from head to toe with a full-body barrage of calming techniques. Following a soothing rubdown, customers are free to slip into the rolling waters of a hot tub or clear pores in a sauna for 20 minutes. For an additional fee, clients can elect an upgraded tissue tranquilizing such as a deep-relaxation treatment or hot-stone massage that embraces back muscles with a litter of warm, cuddly pet rocks.
It’s all in the name at Create A New Body Spa, where a friendly staff helps both men and women acquire the physique of their dreams with the two-part Madame Et Monsieur program. Technicians hook clients up to the Electro-Slim machine for one hour, initiating a flow of electricity that contracts muscles, breaks down body fat, and teaches hands to finally clap on beat. Coupled with a healthful-eating plan, the machine can help everyone from athletes to the elderly shed weight, reduce blood pressure, and alleviate muscle pain. The salon accelerates weight loss with the infrared Fit Bodywrap that lasts up to seven days.
At South Beach Tanning Fantasy, knowledgeable staffers point guests in the direction of 17 beds, including Ergoline and Matrix models that build tans in 12–15 minutes and a UV-free Mystic Tan spray-tan booth. They also customize airbrush tans and harness the power of infrared energy with calorie-burning Formostar body wraps or acne- and sun-damage-fighting red-light therapy.
After their pampering session, patrons can browse the store's selection of clothing and accessories, including designer-inspired handbags. The salon evokes the energy and spirit of Miami's renowned South Beach area with tropical plants, vibrant red and turquoise walls, and a huge selection of low-carb tanning lotions.
Before Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Miller founded Healing Hands Chiropractic, he excelled in a different arena—basketball. The one-time hoops player from Canada parlayed his love of sports into a career as an athletic trainer, which allowed him to develop therapeutic methods for alleviating the physical maladies of his teammates. This hands-on approach to healing rivaled the kinesthetic euphoria of bounding across the gleaming hardwood court, and inspired him to pursue massage and chiropractic licensing in order to infuse clients with relaxation and assist in recovery from injuries.
Dr. Miller or massage therapist Paula Liberty leads guests past floor-to-ceiling-windows, models of healthy spines, and sketches of what Gumby's spine might look like before inquiring into individual issues and applying a variety of modalities. Dr. Miller educates patrons in free, biweekly seminars on health-related subjects such as yoga, cholesterol reduction, and peace treaties with bees, and also organizes food and coat drives for those in need.