Dr. Marie-Jeanne Takis, a practitioner in the Madame Et Monsieur–slimming-salon franchise, helps patients of all ages and body types tone their physiques during one-hour sessions with Electro-Slim's FDA-approved pulsing electrodes. After collecting measurements and discussing treatment goals, a technician adheres said electrodes directly to the patient's skin and bombards areas of cellulite with a rhythmic onslaught of electricity that causes site muscles to contract. Some say this passive exercise bears a similar sensation to that of a deep massage and is as invigorating as hot-wiring an ice-cream truck. Clientele include adults and children struggling with weight issues, gym buffs hoping to tackle stubborn problem spots, and lightning bugs in need of a recharge.
Given cellulite’s ability to survive any amount of jogging, weightlifting, or salad, it is no wonder people often consider drastic surgical steps to lose it. The staff at PerfectMe by Laser takes a more scientific approach, slimming and smoothing bodies with noninvasive, FDA-approved technologies. By combining cold laser light, infrared energy, ultrasonic beams, and radio frequency waves, the staff is able to get at clingy fat stores and cellulite dimples without ever breaking the skin. As a result, clients skip or moonwalk from the office without worry of recovery time or physical evidence such as bruising or T-shirts that say "I'm with laser."
Though lasers are the spa’s main gig, the dove-gray walls and splashes of pink and floral accents observe more than just cellulite melting into smooth, even textures. Clients also burnish smiles with the dental spa’s veneer fitting and teeth whitening, internalize deep inhalations of aromatherapy, or ease their mitts into warm paraffin therapy dips.
After graduating with honors from the University of Miami's medical school in 1975, Dr. Michael Stephen Norris pursued a specialty in plastic surgery to help his patients improve their looks. Before treatments he gets to know the individual goals of the patient and thoroughly explains their options to them—along with the risks and benefits involved. By keeping his patients informed and empowered, Dr. Norris has gained a loyal following of repeat customers who trust him with their every unwanted wrinkle, bulge, or third ear.
Master clinical aesthetician Claudia Santana believes in a whole-body approach to beauty and wellness, a philosophy she puts into practice in her free time as a belly dancer and champion bodybuilder. With her staff at The Skin Care Clinic, Santana draws on two decades of work in skincare to preform advanced services using medical-grade products from Karin Herzog, Obagi, Janssen Cosmeceutical, and her own exclusive line. The aestheticians customize signature facials with anti-inflammatory plant extracts and fine-tune chemical peels to avoid irritating the skin while removing outermost layers of cells and leftover pie. Even waxing services are carefully designed to avoid skin irritation by using organic liquid waxes and sterile tools that are disposed of after every use. The staff also offers full-body services such as reiki sessions, massages, and Endermologie treatments, which stimulates soft tissue with a mechanical massage device to increase circulation and contour curves.
Kiddie Mia's Family Fun Center entertains children of all ages in two joy-filled facilities. High ceilings loom jealously above the bright blue floors where games twinkle happily. One building houses the center's coin-operated arcade, which rewards youngsters with tickets that, unlike an armored piñata, actually yield prizes. Alongside the redemption games, families can quell appetites with pizzas, burgers, and a spaghetti buffet, all awaiting charged up maws at the onsite snack bar. In the adjacent all-you-can-play game room, dozens of kiddie rides occupy young children, who can scamper between Disney-themed attractions such as Mickey's truck and Barney's tractor as parents shout parallel-parking instructions from nearby red and blue picnic tables. Older kids can blast computerized foes on a number of arcade games or coordinate hands and eyes with turns at basketball hoops or air-hockey tables.
Inner Awakening Healing Center strives to purify the body through holistic healing, energy medicine, and detoxification treatments. Colon hydrotherapy is an intestinal irrigation treatment that flushes out toxins and the boluses they rode in on. Following your initial health consultation, several warm, pure-water passes administered by an experienced hydrotherapist cleanse more deeply than conventional enemas. With FDA certified equipment and massage techniques, intestinal walls are stripped of the childish crayon doodles of clinging ne'er-do-wells. Repeat visits are recommended, but clients who undergo the 90-minute process have reported improved digestion, increased energy and well being, and a greater appreciation for local carnival rides.