Bearing a master?s degree in holistic medicine, Coverall Holistically owner and licensed massage therapist Colleen Zerga treats stress and ailments from a body-level perspective during spa treatments. She builds upon the classic Swedish massage by incorporating myofascial, lymphatic, and deep-tissue kneads that break down painful nodes caused by repetitive motions or lack of updated info on the Cold War. Colleen also utilizes hot stones and herbal remedies to treat patrons' ailments, including the mineral weight-loss wrap that is purported to give bodies more trim and toned appearances in quick 90-minute sessions.
Although Desert Sky Dental might seem like a run-of-the-mill dentist's office at first glance, a closer look reveals more. Among the beige walls and carpets are little touches designed to make kids feel at home: images of superheroes hanging on the walls and toys, a drawing table, and a bubbling fish tank in the lobby. Adults also divert their attention from the precarious action taking place in their mouths by setting their eyes on the overhead TV to watch movies or the latest episode of Barney and Friends. Led by Dr. Scott Gunnell, the staff specializes in general dental care, as well as cosmetic dentistry and implant restorations.
Burn Fat's licensed chiropractor, Jeffrey Shiflet, helps slenderize forms with advanced, custom weight-loss solutions that include goal-setting assistance and helpful follow-ups. Developed by a chemist from the UCLA medical center, Burn Fat’s herbal body wraps target fat cells and cellulite with Herbalogica products, aiming to purge the body of toxins while increasing blood circulation and providing a good example of what it feels like to be a burrito. The office’s resident weight-loss program, Club Reduce, guides clients on a slimming journey with laser fat-reduction therapy, which was highlighted by San Tan Valley Today. Burn Fat also offers whole-body vibration training, an innovative 10-minute workout that causes the muscles to contract and relax, quickly blasting calories and bumping up the metabolism.
It wasn’t a career as an astronaut or a professional baseball player that held Dr. Clark Larson’s heart as a 9-year-old. Rather, his childhood dream was to become a dentist. And with some hard work and a lot of education, he did just that. Dr. Larson spends his days at San Tan Valley Smiles restoring teeth to their original luster before they broke through the gums. He whitens teeth, removes decay during root canals, replaces lost teeth with dentures, and covers broken teeth with caps.
As a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic James C. Martell knows his way around the human spine. He draws on his impressive knowledge to keep his clients' musculoskeletal systems in alignment with adjustments and hands-on manipulations.
Dr. Martell goes a step beyond chiropractic, though, with acupuncture treatments that redirect the body's flow of energy. He has been certified in the traditional Chinese needling techniques for more than a decade, and he continues to use them to help clients who are fighting migraines or need to be convinced that they aren't actually a balloon.
When Christine Hagadorn arrived at her 25th anniversary as an administrative worker, she decided it was time to try something new. Always a believer in alternative therapies, Christine earned a license in massage therapy and set out to help others find relief from stress and aches. She's certainly found her calling at The Healing Within Massage, where she specializes in everything from gentle Swedish massages to trigger-point therapy for overworked muscles.