Students hoping to one day work in world-class resorts, spas, and hotels or as the head of their own therapeutic practice descend upon Derwen Therapies for classes in everything from aromatherapy to nutrition. This holistic wellness center and reflexology academy offers certification in a number of different fields—including reflexology and anatomy and physiology—and students receive hands-on instruction from professionals within their chosen field.
Beauty and technology blend at Belle Spas, where visitors are relaxed and refreshed with services for the entire body. Radio frequency fosters younger-looking faces, chests, and hands as a technician guides a sublative laser over skin. Noninvasive ultrasound, steam, and body wraps are designed to shrink stubborn fat deposits, and massages in modalities including Swedish and hot stone melt the stress and icicles hiding in muscles. Customers looking to prolong their newly soothed mood may procure supplements and skin serums at the Belle boutique.
The trio of sculptors behind Shape Body Center spend their time perfecting the human form. But rather than working with clay, they work with their clients’ bodies, helping them get into better shape. They help them achieve their goals with a combination of physical and nutritional services, ranging from noninvasive lipo and infrared body wraps to nutritional supplements and meal plans. They also count among their list of body-altering services “good ole’ fashioned motivation,” something they offer freely to everyone who walks through the door.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tyler Slagowski is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, but his specialty is the language of the spine. At We Got Your Back Chiropractic—which has a new 1,500-square foot spa massage center with extended hours—he listens to clients' concerns and restores their range of motion through methods including progressive rehabilitation, myofascial release, and spinal decompression. Relief is further fostered by expert licensed massage therapists, who customize a repertoire of soothing kneads to address individual pains in the practice's spa-like space.
Dr. Nicole Shutko sees herself not as a repairman, but as a renovator. Her chiropractic treatments seek to not only relieve the symptoms of painful conditions, but also to treat the symptoms' underlying causes. That's why her remedies don't stop at professional adjustments. They might include massages that release muscular tension, or nutrition plans based on the same tenets of natural wellness as chiropractic care. Her patients even receive simple exercise instructions for at-home workouts that address their specific problems.
But it's during appointments that Dr. Shutko does her most sophisticated work. That's when she uses traction-based decompression therapy to ease the stress on the damaged discs that cause lower back or neck pain—an approach that can negate the need for surgery. Her services also target migraines, aching joints, and common workplace injuries, such as the stiff neck you get from photocopying your ears to see if they match. And if you're not a fan of the popping sounds that can accompany adjustments, she'll take a gentler tack with non-forceful methods.
Weary skin finds sanctuary inside Organic Heavenly Skin Care, where complexions are rejuvenated under the caring hands of skincare specialists. Services can be tailored for most any facial concern, from acne to marker mustaches. Blemishes are addressed during the medicated clearing treatment, which provides cleansing and purification to treat acne and prevent future breakouts. Microdermabrasion deeply exfoliates the skin, alleviating the appearance of fine lines and scars. The spa also specializes in lifting peels that combine pumpkin, pineapple, papaya, and mango to revitalize appearances without the use of harsh chemicals.