Park Avenue Spa!Zone is about as girly as it gets—couches and zebra-print chairs strewn with fuzzy pink pillows, and manicure tables with frilly tutus tied to the backs of the chairs. It's a good thing it's so frilly, because here girls come in for age-appropriate spa treatments that live up to little ones' wildest imaginings of what a spa is like. Manicures and pedicures begin with scented hand and foot soaks, though the polish is applied with youthful touches like sparkles or polka-dot nail art. "Frosting" facials moisturize little faces, and makeup applications and body-glitter tattoos prep kids for dress-up sessions with tutus and boas. All services are available a la carte, but parents can also reserve parties that include pizza, pink-lemonade toasts, and passes to an on-site bouncy castle guarded by a dragon who keeps his distance thanks to a fear of glitter.
The bodywork experts at Family Massage Therapeutic knead muscles from head to toe, using an array of techniques and modalities. Their classic Swedish massages promote overall relaxation, whereas deep-tissue massages take aim at areas of chronic pain. Sports massages help athletes recover from injuries and prenatal massages ease the aches associated with bending over to pick babies from the baby garden.
Beauty affirmations written in bold print emblazon the pristine, white walls at Pure Luxe, a one-stop salon and spa that swathes clients in indulgent skin, body, and hair treatments. The Pure Luxe team includes Karina, a certified massage therapist, aesthetician, and makeup artist, and Kassie, a stylist and cosmetologist with a passion for transformative ‘dos. Together, they work to relax and glamorize their clientele, performing everything from haircuts and massages to spray tans that prep bods for walking along the beach or trespassing into bronze-sculpture gardens.
Ruth Ann Bradley runs The Yoga Institute of Broward with humor, compassion, and dedication, providing students of all levels with the platform to learn methods of achieving a fitter self and peace of mind. With a focus on the Iyengar method of Hatha yoga, the studio's classes concentrate on overall well being. Ruth Ann shows her students that practicing yoga improves their quality of life by building long, lean muscles as flexible as a calendar with no agenda, while also ridding the body of stress and stimulating weight loss. Whether the goal is to stand taller, bend over backward, or open a pickle jar taped to your back, The Yoga Institute of Broward offers the yoga style to do the trick.