The rhythmic whirring of fruit-annihilating blades, punctuated by the crunching of ice and glugging of poured juices, courses through Smoothie King’s health emporium. Guests select from a bountiful selection of made-to-order beverages in seven categories—including Stay Healthy, Trim Down, and Get Energy—each formulated with specific fruit combos to help bulk up muscle or trim down waistlines. The Raspberry Sunrise balances out its tartness with honey, while the exotic Mangosteen Madness showcases the Southeast Asian fruit along with strawberries and papaya. Guests can augment their fruit flavors with one of 11 enhancers, such as a vitamin and calcium blend to strengthen joints, or a 125 mg Caffeine Charge enhancer to temporarily make mowing the lawn less sleep-inducing.
Because Costa Sol Medical Spa is relatively new—it opened its doors in 2009—the staff has its fingers on the pulse of the latest in anti-aging, salon, and massage treatments. These advanced med spa treatments range from an exfoliating Miami peel that evens skin tone to a keratin treatment that defrizzes manes so they look more like silk and less like mohair. Costa Sol also offers a menu of classic salon and spa treatments such as mani-pedis, facials, and haircuts for women, men, and children.
The team of talented aestheticians at Artistic Beauty Aesthetic Center vivifies visages with their invigorating microdermabrasion and chemical-peel treatment. Combining the exfoliating effects of the two treatments, the package leaves faces feeling fresh and youthful by removing the outer layers of dead skin. The microdermabrasion uses a pad of tiny diamonds to polish the face to a healthy sheen and to expose the natural, rosy glow of the head's magma core, and the chemical peel helps even out skin tone by peeling away ailing areas of the skin with a special solution. Each treatment takes about one hour to perform, and neither requires any downtime or knowledge of Elvish.
Three aestheticians, a massage therapist, a threading artist, three treatment rooms, and a treasure-trove of paraben-free skincare products await visitors at Esthetique Facial Spa—basically, everything that’s needed to tend to all skin types. Tucked beside the Whole Foods Market on Magazine Street, Esthetique Facial Spa and its savvy staff have welcomed clients to relax and rejuvenate since 2008. Makeup lessons with artist Elise Davis help patrons master crafting fresh new looks or using tried-and-true techniques, and fertility massage aims to restore balance in the reproductive system and help break up scar tissue.
For nearly two decades, the medical professionals and laser technicians at Cellulite & Laser Institute have helped patients achieve cosmetic goals with a diverse palette of surgical and nonsurgical options. Harnessing the power of laser and light energy, the skilled staff banishes unwanted fuzz and out-of-date tattoos from skinscapes. Endermology treatments, meanwhile, use gentle suction and a motorized massager to help smooth out cellulite-ridden areas. Cosmetic injections and microdermabrasion sessions rejuvenate façades, allowing patrons to recapture youthful expressions without resorting to gluing a yearbook photo to their nose.
Spa Entice's technicians hoist facial features back into youthful configurations and sculpt bodies into more svelte shapes with noninvasive treatments. Harnessing the powers of laser energy, radio frequency, vacuum, and vibration among other technologies, the staff works with patients to help them achieve their beauty goals or dreams of meeting a real-life laser beam. Additionally, massage and Reiki sessions help clients reach new heights of relaxation, aided by electric fireplaces and lights softened by draped gauze coverings.