Few things are more discouraging than running toward your weight-loss program's finish line and noticing spot areas of fat still jiggling on your hips, thighs, or arms. At The Wrapping Room, all of the treatments are designed to remove those spot areas of fat in simple, noninvasive ways. Patients can don body wraps, lounge in an infrared sauna, or strap muscle-stimulating electrotherapy pads to their bodies. The treatments, which can be performed at The Wrapping Room or on-location via a mobile service, are augmented by traditional weight-loss techniques such as dieting, nutritional counseling, and setting the treadmill on infinity.
In a way, Technician Erika Orozco is a modern day Michelangelo. At her clinic, Dream Shape, she sculpts physiques just like the Renaissance artist did--although her tool of choice is more modern. Using the iLipo laser system, Orozco penetrates the skin with laser beams, rather than incisions or x-ray vision, to smooth cellulite and slim circumferences. During the treatment, the laser light alone prompts fat cells to release their contents so the body can dispose of them through natural pathways. Before treatments, the staff provide a thorough evaluation, and because most of the staff have received the treatments themselves, they can answer any questions or concerns.
At Purely You, Dr. Clark Zimmerman specializes in Vaser body contouring using the LipoSelection technique. This treatment relies on ultrasound waves to liquefy fat cells before they're removed, which makes it less invasive that traditional liposuction. To enhance patient comfort and make the procedure even less invasive, Dr. Zimmeran uses Sound Surgical Technology.
More than 25 years ago, licensed massage therapist and single mom Peggy Irvin was facing the challenges of raising two children on her own. Despite her personal struggles, Irvin dedicated her life to making other people more comfortable. She founded the original Body Massage Wellness Spa as a massage-only establishment, but through creativity and determination, has assembled a team of highly trained professionals and designed a space that is as soothing as the spa treatments on offer.
Guests sip warm cups of tea before a fragrant aromatherapy or deep-tissue massage, then head to a private room for a facial, Zerona laser body-contouring session, or Botox or Juvederm injection. During manicures, guests sit in cushy high-backed leather chairs facing wooden room dividers whose mirrored panels are ideal for admiring newly polished fingers or seeing how long you can make eye contact with yourself before it gets weird. To further banish quotidian stress, Irvin has outfitted the reception area with tranquil beige and blue-green earth tones and an abundance of plants.
Within Asana Body Mind Hot Yoga’s cozy studio, overhead panels generate the heat that makes students sweat in temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius. Since each panel warms only the students and their mats—rather than the air itself—the heat can better penetrate their skin, encouraging healthy perspiration to oust bodily toxins.
Employing the skills he learned while studying in the Indian province of Kerala, studio director Jason Campbell leads yogis through series of poses during a variety of hot-yoga classes, helping them hone their internal rhythm and stretch their bodies while building peace of mind. Jason and the other instructors walk students through each pose and adjust their postures as needed as they bend and sway atop springy cork floors designed to minimize the impact on joints and keep students afloat on the sea of sweat. To encourage a sense of community within the studio, students are encouraged to socialize after class, and staffers serve shots of nutrient-rich wheatgrass juice upon request before and after each session.
Laser Beauty Works's certified laser specialists and licensed aestheticians boost each client's natural beauty with technologically enhanced skin therapies and cosmetic medical treatments. Patients relax in the comfort of a private treatment room as experienced techs use a Cutera laser system to zap hair follicles all over the body, and a built-in cooling tip keeps skin safe from the heat. The spa's aestheticians revive dull or mature faces with the infrared-light energy of a radiance-restoring Titan laser, which delivers infrared heat deep into skin to even tone and renew skin's natural glow. During dermaplaning sessions, a highly experienced aesthetician deeply exfoliates skin with a sterile surgical blade, sloughing off dry, dull skin to leave complexions sleeker than a naked mole rat zipping down a slip 'n' slide greased with canola oil.