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.
As the clients of the month might tell you, the dedicated Fit Pros at Body Renew Alaska know how to get results. The team—which includes a female bodybuilder, a National Guardsman, and a trainer who helped one client lose more than 200 pounds in a year—takes a five-step approach to making weight loss permanent. Each client's journey begins with a fitness assessment, in which a personal trainer takes measurements, helps create realistic goals, and introduces the gym equipment. Patrons use an online tool to make healthful food choices and train their metabolism, and they can improve cardiovascular endurance during a variety of boot camps and classes, such as Zumba, kickboxing, and circuit training. Throughout the process, a crew member dispenses one-on-one feedback and encouragement, answering questions about the fastest way to burn fat or how to convert a pair of worn-out sneakers into a chipmunk hotel.
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.