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.
Marie Theresa Davis wears a number of hats in the beauty industry. She is a licensed aesthetician, massage therapist, nail technician, and certified personal fitness trainer. The well-rounded owner of House of Chi Spa uses all of her expertise during a variety of services, such as reiki treatments, acne-clearing facials, gel manicures, spray-tanning sessions, and weight-loss programs. She also eases sunburned skin with body wraps and applies permanent makeup to clients' faces.
Inside the terra-cotta-tiled entrance to Glamour Center, stylists cut and color men's and women's hair with carefully selected European products. Skilled in color, color correction, highlights, and lowlights, the staff can tint all hair types—long, short, curly, or stolen off a mannequin. Nail services pamper hands and feet, and facial waxes outfit customers with perfectly arched brows and smooth skin.
Modern Wellness Spa's staff helps clients look and feel their best with a vast lineup of cosmetic and therapeutic pampering treatments. To ease clients' pain and tension, licensed massage therapists target acupressure points and tender sections of muscle tissue using Eastern modalities such as shiatsu and Western techniques including trigger-point therapy. Prettifying services range from organic spray tans to anti-aging facials and LED light therapy. To further cultivate calmness, many services come with complimentary use of the spa's robes, steam room, and jacuzzi.
The spa's outdoor patio welcomes parties of up to 30 guests amid lush greenery to toast to good health with drinks from the juice bar or low-hanging rainclouds. Visitors may also browse the boutique, which is stocked with organic hair and skin products, StayFit exercise apparel, and the spa's signature desert-sage aroma.
Through the concentrated use of infrared light, L.A. Tans & Aesthetic Center helps clients reach their health apex through internal cleansing treatments. Take a seat in the sauna, a steam-free booth filled with infrared heaters waiting to saturate the skin in radiance as powerful as the sun's, minus the damaging ultraviolet rays and obnoxious ego. The infrared heat targets fat cells, lifts them head over heels, and shakes their pockets loose of contaminants in the form of perspiration. Infrared sessions are thought to increase circulation and stimulate tissues, which may be useful for treating arthritis or limbering up for a strenuous jazz-hands performance.
Licensed massage therapist Maryuri Velazquez––or Margie––began her career in the accounting field. Day in and day out, she suffered from debilitating migraine headaches, until a chance session with a massage therapist uncovered her innate passion for healing. Today, as a nine-year graduate of Educating Hands School of Massage, Margie relieves the tension of others with own custom bodywork.
Though Margie deftly tempers aches with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, her specialty is lymphatic massage. With a certification in Lypossage and the high-tech Lymphstar Pro, Margie administers manual and electronic stimulation to release muscle spasms caused by exercising too often, experiencing too much stress, and sitting still in a plastic bubble for 30 years and then suddenly playing both your guitars. Clients may also purchase Wellness Center's Pink Horizons skincare products, which are made from all-natural organic botanicals.