With zebra-print accents, neon-pink walls, mirrors framed in giant gems, and sheer curtains that double as a runway backdrop, "Mirror Me" Spa Parties resembles a life-sized Barbie dream house. Girls aged 3 and older marvel at the sassy decor as friendly beauticians—trained in stage makeup and hairstyling—pamper them with scented mani-pedis, nail art, all-natural facials, and funky hairdos topped off with glitter and washable colors. It’s a natural spot for spa parties that celebrate birthdays, newly signed BFF contracts, and Girl Scout troop fiestas. Themed packages from Paris Diva to Tween Disco Party entertain gaggles of girls with glitter makeup and cucumber facials as they enjoy themed cupcakes, goody bags, fashion shows, and games.
Inner peace and outer beauty hold equal weight at Contour Medical Spa. Inside private, soundproof treatment rooms, licensed massage therapists remedy ailments of the mind and the body—the former through relaxing Swedish, hot-stone, and couples massage, and the latter via sports and prenatal massage. By way of the center’s ultrasonic-cavitation treatments, which are slimming treatments that liquefy fat cells, the staff help clients achieve their ideal body weight and assume tight, toned bodies. Massage helps yield relaxed muscles and nerves, and the ultrasonic-cavitation treatments result in as much as six inches of body-fat loss per session. Together, they bring mind and body into harmony, improving well-being and self-confidence.
The licensed massage therapists at Inches Body Studio's three locations help clients slim down with a menu of noninvasive treatments. They harness powers such as ultrasound, radio frequency, and heat to break down fat and leave cellulite deposits smoother than a just-waxed ice rink. Electromassage aims to activate muscles at the cellular level, and traditional hands-on massages promote lymphatic drainage and relaxation in one fell swoop.
The therapists and aestheticians at Scape Spa usher their clients to a state of relaxation and treat a range of ailments with a full menu of massages and facial treatments. The team is skilled in a wide array of bodywork modalities, from classic Swedish massage to reflexology of the hands and feet. Lymphatic massage pushes toxins out of the body, and prenatal massage helps mothers-to-be find relief from their unique aches and constant phone calls from their mothers-in-law. Alternatively, 60-minute facials, peels, and microdermabrasion sessions clear pores and freshen complexions.
Using a combination of traditional spa treatments, alternative wellness therapies, and modern weight-loss technology, Miami Detox & Spa's staff aims to keep bodies in tiptop shape. The staff specializes in holistic well-being, employing ionic foot baths, infrared-induced sweat, and a bevy of "keep calm and carry on" posters to facilitate an orderly evacuation of bodily toxins. Unique, noninvasive technologies, such as the ultrasonic cavitation weight-loss treatment or the calorie-burning total-body vibration device, further enhance corpuses while offering pain-free alternatives to fat-reduction surgery.
If a massage therapist is lulling their clients to occupy a relaxed state then they should be in that place of relaxation too. At least that’s how the owner of Miami Foot & Tea Bar feels. His staff of reflexology specialists not only takes care of their clients, they also take care of themselves with healthy lifestyles, ongoing massage training, and calm demeanors. “I can tell you, from knowing them personally, they have zero stress,” he says. They do have drive¬¬––each has studied with internationally known instructors to learn the intricacies of true reflexology. “Just by massaging your foot, they can tell you what your [health] problems are, and they can also help you heal,” he says.
The reflexologists on staff are not the only ones striving to promote holistic health. Tea specialists preside over a collection of more than 20 teas, each specially selected for its healing properties and its ability to calm screaming teapots. Based on consultations with clients and their reflexologists, tea gurus recommend brews to take home, including organic verbena mint, Taiwanese green, or Darjeeling black.