Licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine Judy Hinojosa-Sinks begins each treatment at Vitality Natural Health Care the same way: with research. Before drafting a wellness plan, she may check for food allergies, analyze body-composition statistics, view hormone and toxicity levels, or all of the above. This commitment to sound research not only warms the hearts of bibliographers but also helps engender correct diagnoses for ailments ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to anxiety. Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks and her certified assistants then combat these conditions with treatments such as acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine.
The Ultimate Tan & Med Spa's locations house traditional and UV-free tanning equipment alongside teams that are certified to perform a slate of med-spa and salon treatments. Cosmetic injectables, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels aim to restore epidermal radiance, and ThinSpa weight-loss plans and CelluPulse cellulite-removal treatments help clients shift into a svelter shape. To soothe away accumulated stresses, massage therapists customize sessions to each client’s unique needs, drawing from a range of modalities to leave musculature more relaxed than a zen master’s stress ball.
Led by naturopathic physician Dr. Justin Morse, Absolute Health Medical Center's team of massage therapists, a colon hydrotherapist an aesthetician, and a dental hygienist work together to create integrated, naturopathic and mainstream care plans for each patient. Through this approach, he and his staff members provide both primary medical and dental care. They assist clients through specialty services as well, from weight loss through HCG dieting to detoxification through colon hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. They also offer aesthetic services, such as organic skincare microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
At Willow Medical Spa for Women, the staff has a two-tiered focus: women’s health and women’s beauty. Board-certified Dr. Elizabeth McCorkle helms the center’s gynecological practice, where she treats women of all ages, from the Iron to the Industrial. Her range of services includes menopausal health, contraceptive options, and minimally invasive surgical procedures. At her side are Krista Todd, a medical-aesthetics practitioner and medical assistant, and Dana Higgins, a medical assistant. Together, they staff the aesthetics branch of Willow Medical Spa for Women. In this domain, they perform such services as Exilis body sculpting to flatten unwanted curves and Whisper dry laser peels to abate facial wrinkles.
Between 5 and 8 p.m. on every Wednesday and Friday, clients can show up at Life Minded Physicians for discounts on some V Hot shots, XX Hot shots, You Rock Star shots, and XX You Rock Star shots. Except these shots can make you feel as energetic as a toddler who just found last year's leftover Halloween candy at the back of the closet. That's because the happy hour shots ordered off Life Minded's shot bar menu are vitamin injections chockfull of ingredients that boost energy and metabolism.
The board certified in anti-aging medicine, naturopathic doctor and wellness expert at Life Minded also rejuvenate bodies with natural treatments, everything from hormone-replacement therapy to nutritional-deficiency therapy. They also use natural treatments when combating skin woes, such as microneedling to even out skin tone, sclerotherapy to fade spider veins, and platelet-rich plasma face-lifts to smooth fine lines.
At Drunken Hog BBQ, all sauces are made in house from scratch, including the tomatillo beer sauce of the smoked pork and the honey chipotle that marinates chicken in a smoky-sweet flavor without dipping it in caramel-coated ashes. Meats seared on the barbecue, such as spareribs, pork, and chicken, complement a quartet of sauces, including the original barbecue and cilantro-lime. Kids’ meals sate appetites of age-deficient members of the family by feeding them proportioned amounts of mac ‘n’ cheese or drumsticks.