Every element of Tranquility at Doral contributes to its status as a great place to relax. The 2,000-square-foot facility looks every bit the part of a harmonious sanctuary: it’s filled with feng shui–inspired decor, elegant plants, and Buddha statues, and even includes a lotus garden and a patio for special events. Flickering candles illuminate the center's 10 treatment rooms, where aestheticians brighten and firm dry, oily, and aging skin with a handful of facial treatments and body wraps infused with chocolate, sea algae, and black pearl. The spa also offers advanced ultrasound therapy and electrical stimulation for the skin, as well as tanning sessions in a standup SunDash 252 Radius booth. To relax before or after their treatments, clients can sip a glass of house wine as a technician sings a really slow version of "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Aching athletes, overstressed moms, and exhausted office workers. The massage therapists at Healing Hands Massage Therapy have seen them all, and offer fives types of full-body massage to help them relax. For those with limited time due to work or work-related movie marathons, Healing Hands offers chair massages that are shorter than traditional treatments.
Spa Shanti uses organic, wild-crafted, and fair-trade products to pamper and coddle hands and feet within a comforting, tranquil environment. The friendly nail technicians begin the treatment by relaxing your hands and feet with an herbal-tea soak, a blissful, organic exfoliating scrub, and a luxurious lotioning, which makes hands and feet as soft as wet cotton candy. After the soothery, the ‘curists will buff out imperfections, unsnaggle cuticles, and paint finger and toe helmets in the shade of your choice. After a manicure and pedicure at Spa Shanti, your feelers and walkers will proclaim your put-togetherness to the crowds of potentially amorous others and jealous, rough-fingered tree branches. Call to schedule your appointment.
After spending 13 years closing business deals as a sales representative, Mari Brown decided to trade in handshakes and contracts for therapeutic strokes and aromatherapy oils. Mari’s new clients are thankful for her change of heart. The nationally certified massage therapist now spends her days tending to their aches and pains with relaxing bodywork treatments that employ custom-blended organic oils.
Inside the studio’s private treatment room, the sounds of Asian music join with the flicker of warm candlelight to foster an atmosphere that calms the senses. Mari’s various massage techniques do their part, as well, working to alleviate the stresses of workdays spent crouched over computers or hiding from bosses in cramped supply closets.
Cocooned in a rich color scheme of maroon and gold, Ch’i Spa surrounds guests in Asian-inspired décor and intricate wall art. Privacy screens painted with cherry blossoms enshroud treatment beds, creating a peaceful vibe and camouflaging clients from near-sighted tigers. The staff applies all-natural, organic products to faces and bodies during facials, massages, makeup applications, and waxing services. Wann Samantha Bankowski, one of the spa's highly trained professionals, earned a spot on Paul Mitchell The School’s prestigious Dean’s List in March of 2010.
Eager to restore balance to the body/mind/soul trifecta, Unique Total Body offers a variety of specialty spa treatments, a private gym, and a full-service wellness center. For the traditional mani-pedi combo treatment, a talented and attentive nail nurturer will buff and beautify finger shingles and toe awnings using all-natural and eco-friendly SpaRitual products and polishes. After wrist-mitts and toe-docks unwind in a calming soak, cuticles are clipped and nails are cleaned, trimmed, shaped, and given a mini-lecture on the dangers of chalkboard scratching. Your nailsperience concludes with the an artistic coat of the polish color of your choice.
Though massage therapist Stacy Smith believes deeply in holistic healing methods, hands-on education and training remain paramount to her treatment philosophy. Stacy has trained extensively in massage and the study of human anatomy, and she is nationally certified by the NCBTMB. She bases most treatments at Full Circle Massage around Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, though she also uses hot stones and acupressure to help relieve tense musculature. Traditional spa services such as facials and body waxes augment the lineup of massages, ensuring clients' outer beauty matches the inner zen gardens that sprout during massages. Aesthetician Maria Botero takes a personalized approach to give clients of all skin types facials with the latest technologies and cutting edge products. Her passion for life and the field of beauty help her inspire each of her clients to feel confident and beautiful, inside and out.