The medical staff at Alaska Premier Health carries on a 19-year tradition of helping clients achieve weight-management goals with personalized weight-loss programs. The team begins with an in-depth consultation, analyzing each patient's social and family history and current health before embarking on a body-fat analysis that helps determine the caloric intake and chip-aisle circumventions needed for healthy weight loss. Non-Herculean exercise and diet recommendations add balance to programs and facilitate sustainable results, while meal-replacement products from OptiFast curb calorie deficits. Medical professionals are available through extended office hours and a "no-waiting" appointment policy and also give patients a calorie-counting book for recording daily food intake and svelte, cake-free dreams.
The staff at Sun Solution may ask you to remove your shoes when you enter the shop, but it’s not because they’re concerned about dirt. Instead, they want you to feel the soothing heat that rises from the heated tile floors that cover the entryway. These staffers are experts at using gentle heat and light to their clients’ advantage. The infrared body wraps help clients detox and manage stress and pain. These body wraps also encourage weight loss.
Sun Solution has provides tanning services. They use Smart Tan certifications to chart the best tanning plan for their skin type and color goals. They then select options from a fleet of equipment that includes lay-down, standup, and upside-down tanning booths, as well as a Versa Spa spray-tanning machine, which administers a full-body spray tan in 46 seconds. Clients looking to ensure a deeper, more even tan can opt to start by hopping in the studio's hydration station, where a 20- to 30-minute session can help promote better absorption of nutrients and products, and also help skin adopt a softer, firmer appearance.
Advanced-practice nurse Leeanne Mercier specializes in keeping women healthy, but she also focuses on their personal comfort. After 20 years of providing preventative healthcare to the indigenous women of the arctic, Mercier opened her own clinic for women's health in 2004. She now owns All About You Medical Spa, where she takes an individualized approach to beauty and wellness. Aestheticians put patients at ease with advanced training in services such as cosmetic injectables, skin-tightening derma-roller treatments, and nonsurgical liposuction sessions.
In the turquoise-walled Thai room, Asian-inspired art and lush tapestries create a cozy, welcoming backdrop for women's wellness exams. The reception area is no less comforting—a cushy red sofa sprawls beside a wood-framed fireplace, whose flame-fed light mingles with rays from the sparkling chandelier overhead. The massage room also features a fireplace, along with a painting depicting a window-like view into an exotic landscape.
Nestled in historic Dublin, bare s.k.i.n. day spa is manned by an experienced staff that performs a range of skincare and muscle-relaxing treatments. Inside, guests receive custom skin recommendations based on their circumstances. Aestheticians rely on Éminence Organic Skin Care products and dōTerra essential oils as they soften and tone skin with organic fruit- and vegetable-extract facials, and fruit pulp or blueberry peels that detoxify and slough off dead skin.
Licensed massage therapist Cathy Kline performs relaxation and deep-tissue massages, and certified reflexologist Karen Brown kneads hands and feet during reflexology sessions. Staff members can also organize spa parties, during which groups of visitors let their hair down while therapists perform spa services from an a la carte menu.
A modernly geometric space lavished in cream and umber tones, Suddenly Beautiful's staff calls on their diverse expertise to trim excess volume from both locks and limbs. In private treatment rooms, technicians cloak patrons with one of seven body wraps, which aim to deduct 6–20 inches from all over the body. The salon's lavender walls and picture windows surround stylists as they infuse hair with products from Eufora, Matrix, and Moroccanoil, conjuring more strength and shine than a bodybuilding magic mirror. Massage by either licensed therapists or the warm water jets of hydrotherapy merge with specialized facials and tanning services to round out the pampering menu.
Directed by Opel Letendre, The Skin Bar's team of stylists and aestheticians calls on a background in health and human services to dispense knowledgeable body-care treatments and advice. The bill of services spans the entire spectrum of the beauty world, with specialties in massage, waxing, and hair treatments. Monday–Friday, the salon keeps its doors open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., facilitating busy schedules and long shifts of puppeteering the sun. For regulars and new customers alike, The Skin Bar frequently hosts events and parties that often dispense free advice and goodie bags.
Owner and head stylist Michelle Black opened BodyWorks Salon & Spa in order to pamper clients with expert salon services. She and her team of stylists revamp hair with custom cuts and products from Redken and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree, whose citrus and lavender-mint scents nourish scalps and attract local wildlife. With more than 30 years of experience between them, the trained aestheticians perform a multitude of services to keep clients looking good.
Each service at Borealis Body Aesthetics aims to boost clients’ beauty, from blasting away fat with ultrasound cavitation to tightening skin using radio frequencies or removing dead skin cells with microdermabrasion’s diamond-tip wand. Technicians customize facials with Image Skincare and Osmosis Skincare products, a skincare line that eschews chemical preservatives and parabens. For added sparkle, technicians coat eyeliner or existing tattoos with glitter designs.
For stylist Rene Meza,
a signature look starts at the top. As the resident hair and lash expert at The Best Little Hair House, Meza revamps styles with everything from haircuts and color treatments to eye-catching lash extensions. Opening her own shop hasn't changed the industry veteran's commitment to customer service; personalized consultations precede each appointment, ensuring that each client leaves looking exactly the way they'd hoped.
Healthier and more beautiful skin is what Alaskans have come to expect from Fortson Dermatology & Skin Care Center. That’s because the Fortson Center is recognized as Alaska’s leading resource for skin --- for dermatology, skin rejuvenation and cosmetic skin services.
The Cake Pop Goddess's lollygaggers cook up trays of their spherical sweets in a variety of flavors before coating them in smooth chocolate and vanilla shells. Customers design their dozens by choosing from four fluffy cupcake flavors: chocolate, cookies 'n' cream, Funfetti, and red velvet, the latter named for its rich texture and ability to be hung on walls. A creamy shell of chocolate or vanilla protects each delicate center, with the base colored to the client's wishes, then topped with color-coordinating sprinkles. The bakers then wrap each pop in cellophane and festive bows before setting them in a bag for safe transport, out of the elements and away from open-mouthed children lying in wait on the sidewalk.
Dr. O'Mead Rahmanian, author of The Chiropractic Way To Health, transplanted his practice from San Diego, where he won the 2010 Talk of the Town Award for his work, to Anchorage after he and his family fell in love with the area. With his recently opened practice, and new Lipo-Light machine, Dr. O'Mead works to treat and prevent pain with a variety of techniques, including nonsurgical spinal decompression, cold-laser therapy, and therapeutic massage. He treats many conditions, including chronic headaches and migraines, sports injuries, and whiplash, which is when you punish the hair above your eyes for falling out. Dr. O'Mead also supplements massages with electrical stimulation to calm muscle spasms, and his open massage tables enhance spinal motion.
Inside every home is the potential to be a chic, private spa. At least, that's how it feels once Natureal's aesthetic specialists arrive. With expertise in hair, skincare, and massage, their services help beautify and relax while maintaining absolute privacy. Their personal touch also extends to their products, which are all-natural and made in-house. The team's stylists primp locks with cuts, color, and highlights, and add volume with sew-in extensions. When it comes to massages, each modality offered by Natureal's therapists brings its own merits, whether improving circulation with deep-tissue kneads or encouraging cravings for meatballs with a Swedish massage.
Technicians at Anchorage Lipo Laser help rid clients of excess inches and smooth out dimply skin with the aid of FDA-approved technology. During 45-minute Lipo Laser sessions, laser paddles gently heat up adipose cells, coaxing them to release their fatty fluids. A whole body vibration platform is then employed to induce muscle contractions and accelerate lymphatic drainage. To further promote inch loss, the team is on hand to undo the damage of cupcake towers mistaken for food pyramids with detox programs and nutritional counseling.
The therapists at Arctic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy aim to help guests dealing with crippling pain or minor aches and pains in their backs, necks, and shoulders through a variety of treatments. They use exams to determine the root causes of pain, and address individual concerns through use of exercise prescription, modalities, manual therapy, and massage.