Essential Clinical Aesthetics' expert technicians melt away subcutaneous body fat with a barrage of Zerona body-sculpting treatments. Each 40-minute noninvasive procedure employs laser light to break down the walls of fat cells in much the same way as lighthouses use lasers to break down invading warships. This liposuction alternative targets specific body areas such as the love handles, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or chin. Zerona treatments result in very little pain, unlike other common cellulite treatments, such as lying in the path of a steamroller.
Ani Miryala started learning ancient-Indian skincare techniques at an age when most people think "acne" is the misspelling of a Road-Runner plot. Surrounded by uncles who were practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, Miryala immersed herself in the noninvasive organic methods taught at the family beauty school, eventually opening a spa with her three sisters. As Kate Hamilton of Skin Inc. magazine reported in 2008, Miryala now owns one of the largest female-operated companies in southern India and has brought time-honored Indian traditions to the United States at Anoo's Herbal Day Spa and a dozen other locations worldwide.
The aesthetician and published author has amassed a team of licensed specialists that rejuvenates minds and bodies with chemical-free treatments. Hair-removal technicians refine 80–120 eyebrows per day with signature threading services, leaving behind more clearly defined arches than a freshly poured sidewalk. Pesticide-free fruits and vegetables nourish skin during Indian facials, and natural peels and herbal-microdermabrasion techniques leave faces smooth and glowing. To combat stress, the crew massages muscles with an ancient herbal-wheat-dough method that turns muscles into soft, buttery loaves of relaxation.
Squares of sunlight filter into Wild Hare Salon & Spa through floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating black salon chairs resting on a tan floor of the 6,500-square-foot studio. For the past 25 years Wild Hare stylists have cut, color, and smoothed out frizzy strands with a special ventilation system and OHSA-approved formulas, while clients gaze outside at a serene lake or glance into a free standing mirror which lets them check the progress. In addition to hair services, the skilled staff also offer mani-pedis, waxing treatments, and facials. Yet no matter the service they are performing, seven days a week the multi-national staff of 45-plus employees is dedicated to giving clients a relaxing, positive experience that results in a transformed look.
A short walk from Hillsborough Bay, Alternatives in Healthcare pampers muscles with 14 different types of massage. In the comfort of a private room, a skilled massage therapist can relieve tension with flowing Swedish strokes and aromatherapy oils or sideline chronic aches with firm deep-tissue techniques. Alternatives in Healthcare also performs restorative reiki treatments for clients with clogged energy channels and couples massages for superheroes seeking amends with their evil nemeses.
B-tan Tanning Salons have a sleek, modern look that starts immediately in the reception area. There, modern chairs, a streamlined reception desk, and a flat-screen television foreshadow the 15 pieces of advanced tanning equipment waiting out of sight. These stainless-steel booths wrap around clients to evenly bronze with nonacrylic bulbs that, like the most ineffective beach umbrellas, let as much light as possible hit the skin. The beds and booths also keep UVB rays to a minimum, reducing the chances of burns. Yet clients can forgo UV altogether with spray tans from the Mystic Tan booth, which lets clients customize their shade and reap a beach-worthy glow in just 60 seconds.
Infinite Health & Wellness Group's Dr. Bruce Cherlow has been administering chiropractic services and holistic treatments in Parkland for more than two decades. At his respected practice, a staff of patient advocates, x-ray technicians, and massage therapists use non-invasive techniques to treat the whole body rather than just responding to symptoms as they pop up or installing bionic body parts after every illness. Dr. Cherlow adjusts the spine, prescribes corrective exercises, and offers nutritional counseling to address a wide range of issues, from whiplash and soreness to allergies, pinched nerves, and sciatica. Therapeutic Swedish massage or deep-tissue treatments can boost blood flow and remove toxins, while postural screenings help unveil previously hidden maladies.
Beverly Vascianna founded Massage Solutions after graduating from the American Institute of Massage Therapy. Now, she specializes in neuromuscular, Swedish, deep-tissue, geriatric, and prenatal modalities. Her partner, Sandra Hightower–Lewis, builds on Beverly’s specialties by adding reflexology, sports massage, and even the Myokinesthetic modality. Together, Beverly and Sandra unite more than a decade of experience.