The skincare professionals at Sugar Spot know you love your skin, so they cover it in curative botanical mud. During the Moor mud wrap, they smother the body in 100% organic peet-bog mud to remove toxins, tighten the skin, and treat back acne. The staff uses ingredients such as mineral salt to smooth rough areas and lactic acid to soften fine lines. They correct sun spots with a brightening agent, and at the end of conditioning treatments, they apply masks to restore moisture and protect skin from irritants and wild cream pies. They also slough away dead skin cells with chemical peels, which leave a clean surface for glo minerals makeup.
Healing Touch Massage Therapy founder Lori Garcia certainly sees the relaxing benefits of her trade. She finds that massage can act as a stress combatant that prevents the onset of disease, or simply, as she puts it, as "a positive ripple effect" that resounds throughout her clients' personal and professional lives. Her private rooms—warm, low-lit spaces with comfortable massage beds and lullaby karaoke—most definitely contribute to the spa's restful vibe.
But Lori is also an advocate of the more acute applications of massage, as she specializes in medical and therapeutic treatment. Upon receiving her certification, she pursued advanced training in 11 different techniques, including oncology massage, reflexology, and applied kinesiology. To that end, she performs 16 types of body treatments at Healing Touch, which range from neuromuscular and trigger-point therapy to hot-stone massage and raindrop technique. She has recently expanded into detoxifying therapies as well (including ionic footbaths and far-infrared body wraps), and will soon be introducing aesthetic services.
Growing up on a farm, Dr. Olivia saw from a very early age that a harmonious relationship with nature can assist the body with its most basic needs. It's a lesson she's carried through her entire life, and at Distinct Touch, The Bodywork Center, Inc., she translates this earth-based philosophy into holistic and alternative healthcare.
Dr. Olivia's evaluation treatments include body scans, auricular therapy that uses reflexology points in the ear, and capno therapy, during which clients use a machine called a capnometer to evaluate their breathing. Dr. Olivia then helps her clients optimize their health via cupping and the multi-tool QNRT, which stands for Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy.
Elixir Pilates & Wellness's trio of instructors keep themselves busy hosting over 20 Pilates classes every week. They also teach one-on-one and small group training sessions, always with a focus on the benefits of classical Pilates, including building core strength and flexibility. Even in classes that include equipment such as reformers, chairs, and towers, they still incorporate the basic mat and barre exercises that Pilates was founded upon.
Certified laser specialist Pamela Archer is a staunch believer in the manifold power of lasers, employing their beams to rid bodies of hair, spider veins, wrinkles, and fungus at BARELaser clinic. Her arsenal of Quanta lasers covers a wide range of wavelengths to address the needs of patients of all skin types and ham-radio-station preferences. The center's team of registered nurses conquers issues unreachable by lasers through skin-smoothing injections of Botox or dermal fillers.
Better Life's medical staff members walk clients through a doctor-directed weight-loss program designed to adjust nutritional habits in a way that fits their lifestyle. Supporting the plan with science, they help people to lose up to 5 pounds per week while still enjoying regular, everyday foods. During a one-hour initial visit, they assess the client's medical history and health factors, such as blood pressure, pulse rate, and the number of old treadmills piled under their bed. If deemed necessary, an EKG reveals information about heart health before a consultation yields fitness guidelines and a nutrition plan tailored to individual goals.
Eating plans are comprised of foods that can be easily found at the grocery store, and they place importance on when the patient eats, helping to avoid late-night hunger pains or the awkward consequences of sneaking midnight snacks from the neighbor's pantry. Patients also take home a prescription appetite suppressant to curb cravings between meals.
At subsequent weekly visits, staffers gauge progress via weigh-ins and body-composition analyses, administering injections of vitamin B12 to help to boost energy and lipotropic nutrients that aim to break down fat. They gradually add exercise to the routine to complete the weight-loss program and help clients to keep off the weight they've lost.