Licensed aesthetician Sonia Acosta Lovewell keeps clients' skin looking youthful and healthy with medical-grade services designed to clear complexions and reduce wrinkles. Organic Vera Botania products naturally help clear pores and tone skin, while noninvasive laser treatments and Obagi skincare products harness the power of science to help skin without the need to design a scientist-distilling machine.
When it comes to her patients’ health, employing one school of thought isn’t enough for naturopathic doctor Mai Nguyen-Pham. That’s why, at All Naturopathic Clinic, she incorporates five wellness philosophies— clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, physical medicine, and homeopathic medicine—to broaden her approach to improving patients’ well-being. With physical medicine’s colon-hydrotherapy and massage sessions, Dr. Nguyen-Pham helps improve her patients’ circulatory and immune systems, whereas her understanding of botanical medicine allows her to prescribe natural dietary supplements to support function of the liver, digestive tract, or respiratory system. From this diverse repertoire, Dr. Nguyen-Pham creates a custom regimen of treatments to aid each patient in any number of wellness goals, such as losing weight, overcoming insomnia, or becoming Fabio.
When former NFL athletes Justin Peelle, Wesly Mallard, and Joey Harrington became best friends, they hardly could have predicted it would give birth to Xtend Barre Beaverton. Nevertheless, when their wives – Sara, Whitney, and Emily – met, they found a common passion in fitness, and decided to start Xtend Barre studio. The workout founds its motions in the principles of Pilates, amping up the regimen with elements of dance, the use of the ballet barre, and simple lifting regimens. In addition to the ample muscle building, the style focuses on lengthening that muscle with extensive stretching during each session.
Dr. Igor Schwartzman, who has studied and researched holistic medicine at Boston University and the Harvard School of Public Health, works to uphold the six principles of naturopathy at Whole Family Wellness Center. The pillars include embracing the healing power of nature, seeking out the root cause of each ailment, and teaching patients how to prevent future illness. Though Dr. Schwartzman treats patients of all ages, his specialty lies in women's health, hormone imbalances, and infertility.
The clinic's two licensed acupuncturists, Kendra Ward and Amy Chitwood, have traveled around the globe cultivating a passion for alternative medicine. Their treatments help patients to overcome a variety of ailments and reduce stress after chaperoning bovine field trips to china shops. In the clinic's private rooms, soothed sighs drift amid eastern paper screens, statuettes, and rustling potted plants.
"Om Base is not here to change you, but simply to support your change.” This feeling of support radiates from the cozy, cabin-like studio, where stone deities lift their hands in greeting just beyond the front door and a rotating, mini gallery of local artwork flanks the welcoming reception desk. Inside the rustic practice room, beams of sunlight shine across warm wood floors, while a wood-burning space heater melts inhibitions and keeps faces from freezing mid-lion pose. Designed with all ages and abilities in mind, classes can focus on slower movements that emphasize healing and introspection; active, fitness oriented routines; or modified moves for expectant mothers or those with mobility issues.
Several of OmBase’s instructors are also masters of massage, energy manipulation, and acupuncture, and provide these services in addition to their yoga teachings.
Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.