Founded by Dr. Ida Rolf, the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, or Rolfing, works the web of winding connective tissues (fascia) that envelope the body's organs, muscles, and inner-doodads. When stress, injury, and gravity yank the body out of alignment, the fascia, too, is disrupted, resulting in stiffness and loss of energy within the body that usually only comes from sitting through an awful poetry reading. Rolfing ditches the hitches in the body's giddyup through a systematic application of pressure on the body that lengthens and realigns the fascia.
The nail techs at VIP Lao Nails titivate fingers and toes with a full range of nailcare services, from standard mani-pedis to gel fills and Shellac nails. Along with nail services, they also offer waxing services that help customers get rid of pesky, uninvited face and body hair without wrestling a glue-doused strongman.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Miami Pro mollify aches and lull clients into tranquility with many massage modalities. Swedish massages ease muscles with flowing, gliding strokes, deep-tissue treatments treat more persistent pains, and reflexology uses the body's pressure points to treat discomfort.
Under the direction of chief medical officer Dr. Hugo Romeu, the med spa steers patients toward their most confident selves with a range of treatments. The staff takes years off of faces with chemical peels, photorejuvenation, and Botox injections, and renders smoother physiques with seaweed body wraps and salt scrubs. Licensed massage therapists use deft strokes to untangle knots during Swedish or deep-tissue sessions, leaving muscles as loose as a buttered doorknob. To fuel at-home pampering, the spa stocks their shelves with a full line of Derma Skin professional products.
As instructors at a Paul Mitchell Partner School, the tutors of Hi-Tech The School Cosmetology uphold high training standards as they prepare students for careers in fields such as hairstyling, skincare, and nail artistry. The multiphase curriculum combines both classroom and supervised studio training, which helps students progress from mastering the basics to developing their own creative identities by working with clients. Staffers also emphasize the importance of using quality products by furnishing students with brands such as Paul Mitchell, MAC Cosmetics, and OPI for nailcare.
The staff at Bijie Hair and Nail Salon may speak English and Spanish, but their work will elicit compliments in any language. Limp, lifeless manes settle near one of the crisp, white styling stations and arise a short time later with full, flip-able layers and soft curls, and strands prone to spiraling out of control can be calmed with a keratin treatment or smoothing blowout. Fingers and toes can unwind after a stressful day of typing, tap-dancing, or typing while tap-dancing with one of the salon’s mani-pedis, which include cuticle care, careful shaping, and a coat of color in the customer’s choice.
Medical director Hugo Romeu and certified medical electrologist David Reyes form the power duo behind Prestige Laser Center, treating patients with advanced technologies that can clear up medical conditions and help achieve aesthetic goals. Laser hair-removal treatments ease or eliminate the growth of unwanted stubble, and spider veins similarly fade after a laser's attention.