AJ’s Spa Millennium has more than its extensive menu of services to thank for being named one of Fox 8's top 20 Cleveland-area day spas in 2010. The all-purpose salon and spa earned that distinction due in large part to its dedicated team of beauticians. Though they wield their scissors, brushes, and facial scrubs as effectively as anyone, the beauticians share an even more important skill: they know how to strike a perfect balance between their own input and their clients’ individual preferences.
Skilled stylists utilize relaxers and Nioxin hair-strengthening treatments to reinvent 'dos, and aestheticians keep waxing treatments thankfully brief—full Brazilians clock in at an average of only 15 minutes. But they take their time administering 1 of 15 facials, allowing clients to relax under specialty masks infused with seaweed and nourishing minerals. The spa's new collection of aromatherapy scents—which includes champagne and rose, wild honey, and grandpa—soothes the senses during massages, scrubs, and mani-pedis.
Board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-and-neck surgery), Dr. Steven Goldman of Beachwood and Westlake Plastic Surgery artfully reshapes bodies and wards off the signs of aging. He tucks tummies and enhances bust lines in his clinic's in-office operating suite, while the registered nurses, medical assistants, and medical aestheticians on his team tend to less invasive procedures such as beauty injections, noninvasive CoolSculpting, and laser treatments. The clinic's med spa offerings include customized facials and pharmaceutical peels, in addition to lash extensions, body waxing, and surfboard waxing.
Hard work does not scare Dr. Robert Rossio. He is not only a board-certified plastic surgeon and the medical director of Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center, but a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. Dr. Rossio's discipline fuels everyone on staff at Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center, giving the team the laser focus needed to help clients achieve their aesthetic goals with advanced cosmetic procedures. The team's repertoire includes specialties in tattoo removal with a RevLite EO Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, IPL treatments, and dermal-filler injections. Dr. Rossi also oversees his skilled aestheticians as they ameliorate client's skincare woes with exfoliating SkinMedica and ResultsRx chemical peels, crystal microdermabrasion, and skin-loving reflective wallpaper.
In 2010, Womankind provided 28 weeks of comprehensive prenatal care at no cost to 489 new clients who faced pregnancy with a lack of insurance or financial support. Womankind supports expectant mothers with prenatal resources, and also provides emotional support to women entering their first pregnancies and facing difficulties such as physical and hormonal changes, or a lack of medical information. The organization's prenatal care extends through the last trimester and into planning for delivery.
Specializing in spinal decompression, Dr. Allen Hoover and the team at Solon Spine & Wellness Center strive to relieve their clients' chronic back and nerve pain with a noninvasive, technological approach. The FDA-approved method helps increase blood flow to problem areas, coaxing the body to work to heal itself. It is designed to alleviate such maladies as sciatica, herniated discs, and degenerative disc disease.
When chiropractic physician Dr. Vincent Simokovich, DC, was 19 years old, he suffered a sports injury that would change his life forever. He was told he needed surgery on his lower back, but after watching both of his parents endure a lifetime of pain following their own back surgeries, Simokovich decided to forgo the invasive procedure. A relative introduced him to chiropractic care, which not only resolved his discomfort but also inspired a more-than-two-decade career helping others achieve similar relief. Simokovich is currently working on the completion of a diplomate in chiropractic neurology and metabolic function and directs Procare Wellness Center, where he and chiropractic physician Dr. Sam Galati, DC, take a multipronged approach to alleviating chronic health conditions.
Chiropractic physicians Simokovich and Galati—a former Air Force avionics specialist who is also currently pursuing further training in functional and metabolic medicine—maintain a multifaceted treatment philosophy that aims to unveil the underlying causes of illness. They combine neurological treatments such as spinal-decompression treatments, vibration therapy, olfactory stimulation, and adjustments to correct subluxation with lab testing designed to develop strategies based on a client’s metabolism. The duo also uses an innovative, laser-based technique to combat allergic responses commonly triggered by food, pet dander, or prolonged exposure to homework.