Dr. B. Tasleyma Sattar is an osteopathic doctor and researcher who's devoted her practice to holistic family medicine. Drawing on her experience as the chief resident at Palmetto General Hospital and owner of Oakmont Wellness Center, Dr. Sattar conducts diagnostic tests and therapies to address everyday issues. At her office she specializes not only in family medicine but also in travel medicine, administering immunizations, offering one-on-one counseling, and supplying patients with airport-friendly, metal-free stethoscopes.
Armed with PCA products, aesthetician Liz Parriette brings about more radiant complexions with a range of customized facials and peels. She draws on natural fruit enzymes and vitamin-enriched serums to give skin a youthful glow. To minimize wrinkles, Parriette performs Botox injections and stimulates the skin with microcurrent impulses. She also accentuates natural beauty with multicolored eyelash extensions and airbrushed makeup.
Licensed massage therapist Neyssa Encarnacion calls upon more than 15 years of experience to knead away bodily stress with massages coupled with salt scrubs. During the Swedish massage and salt scrub, beneficiaries choose between two fine-grain salts before the therapist administers an oil-infused rubdown, which buffs away dry skin and unveils the luminous epidermis beneath. Dexterous hands then go toe to toe with tension, applying long, flowing strokes that smooth out muscular knots sustained from napping in cement mixers. A scalp massage boosts cranial circulation as fingers press peppermint essential oils along temples and caps, prompting minds to relax and split ends to sprout candy-cane seedlings. Clients may emerge from their treatment feeling such benefits as reduced soreness, larger energy reserves, and alleviated stress.
Licensed massage therapist Krissy Mays tends to tense muscles inside the Keller Center of Healing Arts, which features private treatment rooms and a peaceful, patina-green painting of Buddha. With training at the Upledger Institute, Krissy uses craniosacral therapy to buttress the body's natural healing process by aiming to relieve pressure around the brain and spinal cord. She also received advanced training in somato-emotional release therapy, an approach that can help recipients overcome traumatic experiences, self-defeating beliefs, and shedding tears after biting into an onion. When she isn't targeting the mind, Krissy addresses physical pain with massage modalities such as Swedish, reflexology, and prenatal techniques. In addition to sharing her knowledge through interfaith ministry and life coaching, she also participates in holistic workshops and events.
Adriana works with sugar every day, but she’s not a baker. She’s in the business of removing hair, using an all-natural paste created from sugar, water, and lemon juice. She plies her trade at the self-titled private studio, Adriana’s Professional Body Sugaring, where she treats clients to her sweet, simple services in both English and Spanish. She reports that, due to the simple ingredients and cool temperature of the mixture, most find sugaring less unpleasant than waxing. Her formula contains no allergens to irritate the skin, only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, and tastes pretty great on toast.