A victim of painful, debilitating migraines, BreAnn had trouble concentrating in class and often missed school. She visited several doctors and neurologists who suggested prescription drugs to mask her pain, but her parents refused to turn to medication. Years flew by without a helpful diagnosis until BreAnn's dad—injured from a biking accident—saw a chiropractor for his own pain. That same chiropractor was able to solve the mystery behind BreAnn's misery: a badly misaligned cervical vertebra, sustained during a car accident at the age of five.
Fast-forward to today. BreAnn’s peers now know her as Dr. Moddes, the lead chiropractor at Trinity Health Center. Given her history, it's no surprise that she specializes in auto accidents, back and neck pain, and spinal injuries. During initial consultations, Dr. Moddes clearly and carefully explains the causes and effects of pain, injury, and naps in cramped overhead storage compartments, before outlining possible treatment options, such as manual adjustments, physiotherapy, mechanical traction, or electrical stimulation. For instances of chronic pain, she might also prescribe a session with a licensed massage therapist, or perhaps acupuncture. Though Dr. Moddes fields all concerns regarding the spine, Trinity Health Center also provides auxiliary services, from nutritional counseling to microcurrent facials.
Geena Smith takes an integrative approach to beauty at Savvy Skin-Care, focusing on the biology of the body as well as the balance of the mind. Her credentials as a medical aesthetician, massage therapist, reiki practitioner, and vice president of the United States help her treat her clients with their overall holistic health in mind. A soothing Japanese face-lift massage accompanies all of her facials, providing an extra element of relaxation along with the expected cleansing and refining. Geena's enzyme peels make use of organic solutions, and she always chooses nontoxic cosmeceutical products for her treatments. Geena augments her 15 years of experience by continuing her education and attending workshops and seminars.
Most people can only boast about their own beauty, but Dr. J.D. McCoy can boast about the beauty of more than 500 other people. As a specialist in noninvasive cosmetic treatments, Dr. McCoy has resurfaced more than 500 faces and minimized their fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and scars. At his current practice, Contour Medical, he uses a Pixel CO2 by Alma Lasers for these procedures. He also contours bodies with cold lasers and targeted radio frequencies, which break up cellulite and remove unflattering fanny packs. For further physique finessing, he removes hair with lasers, customizes hormone-replacement therapy, and tames wrinkles with Botox injections.
Since she was a young girl, Berni Massari has been aware of her instinctive ability to sense illness in other people. She used her gift to assist medical doctors during exploratory surgery, and, after struggling to find a satisfying career path, decided to apply her talents in the field of natural medicine. Massari went on to earn her PhD and become a fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy. After working in nursing homes, where traditional Western medicine was not meeting all of the residents' needs, she opened her own group of elderly care homes, and witnessed the restorative powers of homeopathy combined with a healthy dose of compassion.
The natural healthcare specialist, author, and weekly radio-show hostess now shares her passion for healing at Integrative Health Associates. Her wellness philosophy incorporates both classical homeopathy—which uses one remedy at a time to treat disease—and time-sensitive preventative methods to diminish conditions such as chronic pain, allergies, anemia, and psoriasis. The caring practitioner even treats pets, including ferrets suffering from diabetes or parrots who develop laryngitis after living with opera singers.
Dr. Kelly, RN at NewportNecklift is a California registered nurse and Doctor of Naturpathic Medicine. She was trained by Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, during the initial clinical trials of Botox Cosmetic in 1999, and is a veteran in the world of skin-smoothing injections. To promote the growth of the body's stem cell production of collagen synthesis, Dr. Kelly and a fellow colleague created the The Vampira Facial and PRP- Natural Facelift. For more than 14 years her aesthetic repertoire has expanded to include skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and a bevy of other skin-clarifying techniques that leave complexions baby soft and adult durable. She created NewportNeckLift to focus on smoothing rough-textured and draping skin around the neck, which can lose elasticity due to age, weight loss, sun damage, or other factors. This treatment encourages collagen regeneration and skin-tightening and can be done in one sitting with little downtime.
Teri Johannes, the licensed aesthetician behind Skinergy Now at Salon XL, continually seeks out the latest treatments to care for clients' skin. She specializes in personalized facials and waxing services, brightening visages with PCA Skin products and the nature-based ingredients and organic aloe vera found in the Aloette line. During her collagen-infusion facial, Johannes uses a high-frequency infrared galvanic machine to enrich skin with collagen and adds pure hyaluronic acid for deep hydration. She performs a micro-needling technique to stimulate collagen growth and breaks down cellulite, scar tissue, spider veins, and shy cells' inhibitions with advanced ultrasound technology.