If there's one thing every human has in common, it's aging—some just do it less noticeably than others. At Rock Creek Wellness, age-management specialist Dr. Mark Strehlow makes sure birth dates are just numbers. Alongside his partner, Dr. James Dickie, Dr. Strehlow creates custom treatment plans that aim to rejuvenate the body's natural rhythms. The two doctors rely especially on hormone therapy, but also administer lipotropic injections designed to increase energy and speed up weight loss efforts. While the duo of doctors address issues on the inside of the body, the rest of the Rock Creek's staff members focus their energies on sprucing up outer surfaces with laser hair removal, facials, and cosmetic injections.
The martial-arts masters at AKKA Karate USA specialize in kenpo karate, a unique form that builds muscle tone and reflexes in order to use the body’s natural weapons—hands and feet—for self-defense. In addition to kenpo, they also lead classes focused on MMA, tai chi, and weapons training. Often, AKKA holds special events such as tournaments and sparring seminars. In addition to learning self-defense techniques, students also build valuable life skills such as an appreciation for fitness, discipline, and self-confidence.
Mega Tan opens its doors to customers seven days a week, helping patrons achieve warm summer hues with a variety of tanning methods and bronze-enhancing products. The spa’s private treatment rooms come stocked with two levels of UV tanning beds, which build up golden deposits better than Fort Knox’s team of alchemists. The salon’s trained staffers can also fill airbrush-tanning wands with the patron’s choice of hue, dispensing a custom mist that ensures every curve is colored with a natural-looking tan. Tanners can partake of the salon’s services with individual visits or maintain consistent glows with packages that grant unlimited access to the spa’s equipment.
An experienced staff performs services ranging from lash extensions to breast augmentation. Professionally administered facial peels and injectables such as Botox erase age lines. In addition to cosmetic procedures, the team can also handle women's health issues with services including family planning, hormone therapy, and ultrasound tests performed by bat echolocation.
The Tan Company is celebrating its 18th year in business, and its owners know the secret formula to their success: high-quality, consistent services throughout their numerous salons. The tanning facility stocks its private tanning rooms with name-brand UV equipment from Sundash, with its tanning rays enhanced by the salon’s selection of Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin accelerating lotions. On the UV-free end of services, the salon also stocks automated Mystic Tan tanning booths and custom Sun FX airbrushing treatments, each of which coat skin in a flawless sheen that lasts up to seven days or until you get hugged by a loofah store’s mascot.
A full-tilt Bumble and bumble salon, Color Studio refines reflections through its extensive list of services, including hair design. Enhance your mane's moxie by enlisting the style-savvy squad of hair artists to sculpt explosive looks using tactic training from New York City's Redken Academy, Vidal Sassoon, and more. Banish one-note colors with whole-head highlights ($55–$80) and dramatize locks without prompting a public scene. Once hair beams with multidimensional flare, a Color Studio designer determines which strands survive the final, precision cut (women, $35–$55; men and children, $20–$40) and which ones wind up on the floor, feeling more dejected than veggies in a 5-year-old's lunch box.
Featuring Les Mills group workout classes, Body Boutique has been facilitating fitness training for women of all ages and fitness levels for more than 20 years. Body Boutique's memberships include admission to group exercise classes, yoga and Pilates classes, and use of the spa, including the jacuzzi, dry sauna, and koala-free eucalyptus steam room. Members can train misbehaving hearts on state-of-the-art cardio equipment and free weights or, for an additional charge, partake in on-site nutrition workshops and personal-training sessions. Body Boutique is open seven days a week to accommodate customer needs.