Doctor of Chiropractic George Kraft is passionate about treating his patients with chiropractic care and holistic medicine because he knows first-hand just how effective they can be. After he suffered a stroke that let him partially paralyzed, Dr. Kraft abandoned traditional medicine and turned to chiropractic methods and alternative medicine. He has since regained 95% of his mobility.
Today at his practice, Dr. Kraft applies these same therapies to help his own patients overcome their health problems, including lower-back pain, sciatica, migraines, allergies, and addictions. He manually adjusts spines, eases pain with needleless acupuncture treatments, and dispenses Chinese herbs. He also teaches patients corrective exercises that help prevent further injuries, and he provides nutritional tips for designing a diet.
Dr. Kraft not only treats adults, but also kids and infants as young as 1 day old. And since he believes that wellness begins in the womb, he offers healthcare to pregnant women.
Richard Kroll has been training top-notch stylists for more than 45 years, serving as a national style director for Wella while primping and pampering clients at his Total Image Salon & Day Spa. Coiffure artistes tailor looks to suit each visitor's facial features, hair texture, and home architecture with a variety of salon services. Haircuts include a wash, condition, and personalized-styling session and Wella colors are customized to compliment skin tones ($32 for men, $50 for women). Faces glow and eyes pop when hairs flaunt highlights ($90+ for full head) or lowlights ($65+) instead of monster-spooking nightlights. The salon also offers a number of hair replacement services for those with thinning manes, including complimentary consultations and specialty wigs for guests receiving chemotherapy ($700+).
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It’s a pretty stringent philosophy, but it’s one that’s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part support group, Curves is a women’s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Full-body, 30-minute workouts combine strength training, cardiovascular exercises, and stretching into calorie-torching sessions, enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program. The program, available at an extra fee, supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach. Outside the facility, members and non-members alike can purchase a variety of Curves products, from workout apparel and accessories to the protein powders and vitamins used to build strength or distract people from all of the caterpillars in your medicine cabinet.
Physicians Weight Loss Centers’ doctors and counselors help clients slim down with a quartet of medically minded diet plans that drive away excess pounds while maintaining proper nutrition and lean muscle mass. Their programs range from aggressive, ultra-low-calorie plans to more flexible, high-energy plans that employ a slow and steady approach. One-on-one encouragement from these professionals helps bolster willpower, and premade shakes make meal preparation easier than stealing baby carrots from a baby bunny.
Like building a home, losing weight involves the interlocking of several pieces. The weight-loss architects at Physicians Weight Control build healthy physiques upon four pillars. Diet plans personalized to the client’s lifestyle control intake of nutrients and fat, fueling the clinic's aerobic-exercise plans. The last two pillars—appetite suppressants and vitamin supplements—combine to keep energy levels up and re-create the rush of swallowing a candy bar whole once the client starts eating smaller meals.
Shape Smart Wellness Spa started generating buzz in 1999, after one client lost more than 50 pounds. This success story led to multiple others; collectively, the testimonials validated the spa's holistic approach to health. To support whole-body wellness, staff members call upon various qualifications: Pilates certifications, massage licenses, and knowledge of Richard Simmons. When developing custom health programs, professionals start with lifestyle programs that emphasize fitness and nutrition. They complement these programs with beauty services ranging from facials to pedicures. The team also couples time-tested beauty techniques with state-of-the-art methods including body contouring and light and heat energy.