Licensed aesthetician Clara Martinez employs her 15 years of professional experience to expertly execute a wide range of body-beautifying spa treatments. Clara rejuvenates full bodies with an exfoliating triumvirate of treatments, including a healthful massage, tip-to-toe scrub with vitamins A and C, and a hydrating vitamin E brush. Finally, a midsection lymphatic wrap works with a presotheraphy machine to drain unwanted fluid and motor oil, leaving behind statuesque stretches of firm, youthful skin.
According to the foremost doctrine in ancient Chinese medicinal texts: “Those who say diseases are incurable have not mastered the art of acupuncture and do not deserve to eat from my potato tree.” Today’s Groupon puts this historical healing treatment in the nimble, all-knowing hands of the professionals at Haas Acupuncture. For $39, you get an initial consultation followed by a one-hour session of holistic acupuncture relief, a $120 value. A movie featuring Reno Raines, rogue acupuncturist, is set to be released soon, tentatively titled The Acupuncturist Who Travels Around and Gets into Adventures.
At South Miami Physical Therapy and Pilates, founder Michele Gust and her staff of instructors help clients combat pain and strive for healthy living with a program that combines Pilates and physical therapy. Michele Gust helps improve guests' bodies and minds with the expertise she has displayed as a physical therapist for professional basketball and tennis players, and the butlers who carry them around their mansions. Whether clients are recovering from an injury or simply getting into shape, the classes seek to strengthen core muscles, improve flexibility, and alleviate any pain lingering since Firefly was cancelled.
Kids often take after their parents, and Armin Khavari is no exception. After growing up watching his parents run a beauty business, it seemed only natural for him to use his own experience and found Armin Salon-Spa. Alongside a group of skilled stylists, Armin clips and reshapes hair into trendy forms, colors locks with bold new hues, and conditions strands. On the spa side, massage therapists knead away stress, nail technicians retouch hands and feet, and aestheticians restore skin's youthful vitality and original shrink wrap.
Formerly a med spa, Soluna MD shifted gears in 2008 to focus more on the “med” aspect of the med spa, eschewing treatments whose job was only to pamper in favor of treatments that produced visible results, such as sclerotherapy, Botox, IPL facials, and chemical peels. But instead of letting its new medical services turn the office into a cold, clinical place, Soluna MD retained much of its med-spa comforts and ambiance. Patients relax atop padded massage beds during such treatments as SolunaSculpt SmartLipo Ultra, which permanently removes fat cells with a combination of ultrasound waves, lasers, and tiny incisions.
Before any treatment, patients can grab complimentary coffee and the occasional cake and cookies. They can also take advantage of consultations with cosmetic surgeon John W. Chang to learn more about Soluna MD's services or to discuss the advantages of adding a third ear to the elbow.