At Professional Bodyworks of South Florida, PLLC, the staff regularly takes their massages on the road, meaning clients can enjoy Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal kneads at home—but clients can still enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa if they'd prefer. There, the staff also schedules services that range from the natural—mud-mask facials and algae body wraps—to the technological—laser lipo and bipolar-radio-frequency treatments.
With today's Groupon tucked beneath a headband, partake in the polish this palace of pulchritude has to offer and select two of the following corporeal services. Highlight a dull noodle nest ($45+ value), or retouch the whole kit and kaboodle for $40. A mani-pedi counts as one treatment, cleaning up your keratin collectors for $30. Absolve yourself of that overgrown pompadour with a haircut and blow-dry (starting at $50), or indulge in the Brazilian keratin treatment, a popular method of silkification that smoothes frayed head-threads into a long-lasting state of smoothness. The keratin treatment normally ranges between $150 and $300, depending on the amount of hair on a given noggin. Hair thickness and length raise the price of both the Brazilian keratin treatment and highlights.
As its name implies, Beyond Salon & Spa plays host to more hair and body treatments than one might expect. When they aren’t cropping hair into styles that bring out their clients’ best features, stylists tame frizz with keratin treatments, add permanent waves, and straighten strands with a special Japanese relaxer. Massage therapists similarly draw on Japanese influences during shiatsu and reiki massages, both of which aim to balance the body’s internal energies and promote self-healing. After purging toxins and unflattering chunks of marble during a body-sculpting treatment, clients can head to the nail technician for a relaxing mani-pedi.
Acupuncture and Massage College helps its surrounding communities in two ways: by teaching students the art of pain and stress relief through therapeutic treatments and by empowering those students to treat those in need. With guidance from experienced instructors, students learn the various techniques of ancient acupuncture and massage, both in the classroom and in the field. Patients can come to the college and bid adieu to their aches and worries by lying down in a treatment room and be treated by a supervised learning practitioner. Students shoo away pain with 50-minute acupuncture treatments or massage sessions, customized to address problematic areas or work around any ventriloquist dummies clients refuse to put down.
Every product sold at Dermbar MD does more than maintain the results of your professional skincare service or facial at home; the staff donates a portion of the proceeds to the Moms with Hope Foundation, which is a charity that helps single mothers fund their children’s education. Staffers are not only skilled at doing good deeds—they also perform laser services that soften the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite, and tattoos of knife-sharpening kits.
The team at Genesis Total Health doesn't attempt to solve all of their clients' problems with a single service. Instead, they embrace a holistic approach, using a range of tactics to treat the root causes of medical issues. They offer an array of wellness services, including chiropractic massage, QuickSlim Lipo, along with detox and weight-loss programs.
To tackle the diverse needs of their clients, the weight-loss team uses scientifically based methods that stress the habits needed to keep weight off permanently. For more medically complex cases, they work with a physician, rather than consulting with a roguishly good-looking TV doctor."Everyone is different," says program coordinator Tara Duque, noting that getting to the root metabolic causes of health issues is "the key to unlocking your goals, getting to them faster, and maintaining them." She and the rest of the staff prefer to use dietary programs designed to be sustainable, "instead of being another yo-yo diet plan with no end." Getting healthy is the main goal, she adds, while "weight loss is a side effect." But that doesn't mean the weight less isn't effective: Tara notes that most of the women drop 3–5 pounds a week on the program, while most men lose 4–7 pounds.