Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.
Although licensed massage therapist Merla Joseph tailors each session based on an initial consultation, she continues refining her approach throughout the entire appointment, adjusting pressure and technique based on how each client's body responds. This approach applies to every modality that Merla uses, including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and reflexology massage. She can also enhance sessions with foot treatments, aromatherapy, or by showering clients in $100 bills. Beyond massage, Merla's experience extends to facials, as well as detoxification therapy comprising a steam treatment and an ionic footbath.
There isn't much point in relaxing at a spa if the drive home is going to make you tense again. That's why South Florida Home Spa is completely mobile—their team journeys all over Fort Lauderdale to dole out soothing spa services and savory feasts. Massage therapists may travel to offices and administer 10-minute chair massages, or set up a massage table in a living room to perform customized, full-body therapy. They can even transform a couple's home into a romantic getaway, serving fresh fruit and champagne to pair with a soothing bubble bath before massaging couples side-by-side amid soft candlelight.
South Florida Home Spa also specializes in another form of therapy: food. Personal chefs step into home kitchens to cook multi-course feasts of such dishes as blackened salmon drizzled in a pineapple and cranberry alfredo. They'll even teach diners how to make the food for themselves so they don't have to subsist on pictures from the night as nourishment.
The staff at Le Mont Sinai Chiropractic and Wellness strives to impart their patients with lifelong health. They do this by treating chronic pain with chiropractic methods and massage. Previously, their treatment methods have quelled the aches of patients suffering from sports injuries, car accidents, work-related injuries, and other medical conditions.
At Slim Body Lipo, certified laser technicians target stubborn fat and loose skin with painless red-light treatments. The Painless Lipo Laser technology streams potent 635-nanometer light from 144 medical-grade diodes. The device's nonthermal energy and staff's repeated chants of "Open sesame" cause fat cells to release some of their contents, which can then be flushed out via natural body processes. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and NASA have proven the safety and effectiveness of treatments that use specific red-light wavelengths. The procedure can be modified to address sagging skin, fine lines, blemishes, and scars by boosting collagen and elastin production on the face.
Hairstylist Dilcia hails from the Dominican Republic and draws on 20 years of experience to sculpt 'dos inside her salon, which she branded with her own moniker. Her staff of stylists primp all hair types and textures with services ranging from keratin treatments and color to extensions. While tresses take on new shapes, hands and feet relish manicures and pedicures that smooth out rough edges and keep retractable claws nice and sharp.