Staff members at A Touch of Beauty Salon and Spa pamper their clients from head to toe with treatments ranging from modern haircuts to essential-oil-infused pedicures. During hair services, stylists revamp coifs with haircuts and braided cornrows, and brighten tresses with all-over color or highlights. They also adorn locks with sew-in extensions, quick weaves, and custom-made wigs, ideal for adding instant glamour or thoroughly confusing the mailman. On the spa end of services, technicians customize facials to each client’s skin type. Body scrubs and wraps infused with African shea butter moisturize the skin, and manicures and pedicures pair with paraffin dips and peppermint oil to soften paws.
As soon as Nick Panos had his first massage, he was hooked. The healthy high he experienced inspired a longing to share his experience with others, so he attended the Knox County Career Center School of Massage Therapy and obtained his license to knead. After graduation, he worked for a nationwide massage franchise, serving 1,000 clients and adding 1,200 hours of experience to his resumé. Though he is now an independent therapist, he strengthens his muscle-pain-mitigating chops with educational courses and maintains a membership with Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Nick specializes in custom therapeutic massage. This approach blends Hawaiian, Swedish, and deep-tissue techniques with stretches to soothe muscles fatigued by exercise, constant bending, and wrestling with sharks. For clients with especially tense muscles, Nick can focus all his energy on stubborn knots and adhesions with deep-tissue massage and topical warming and cooling gels. During couples massages, he joins forces with fellow therapist Valerie Vancouver. His studio, located in the Capital Club, includes a spa area with locker rooms, a sauna and steam room, and towel service. When he isn't working on his home turf, he offers mobile massages by traveling to homes and hotels or by briefly rubbing the shoulders of every person he passes on the street.
At Walker Dermatology Center, Dr. Earl A. Walker works with a licensed aesthetician to address skin concerns with clinical expertise. He provides injections of wrinkle-smoothing substances such as Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane as well as laser treatments to remove tattoos of yesterday's grocery list. A nurse practitioner provides laser treatments for the removal of unwanted hair.
In addition, their aesthetician uses medical-grade skin-care products to clarify and tone complexions during facials and chemical peels. Her services don’t end with application of products, however: she also takes the time to talk to her clients about healthy skincare habits, prioritizing simple strategies for clear skin over training a flock of bluebirds to apply your morning moisturizer.
At their five offices across Columbus, Inner Health Chiropractic's doctors take a preventive approach to wellness, eschewing conventional methods that only tackle problems after they've developed. Instead, the practitioners focus on developing a comprehensive wellness plan for each client with the goal of preventing, not merely treating, illness and pain. Encompassing lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, treatments run the gamut from spinal adjustment and physiotherapy to food counseling and personalized pinky-toe massage.
Medlab's teams of medical professionals quantify and assess important bodily systems at locations throughout a five-state Midwest region. Trained to work with patients of all ages, phlebotomists deftly retrieve blood with minimal discomfort, then process the samples to analyze vital statistics such as cholesterol, glucose levels, and sodium. Wait times that average 10 minutes free up precious time for patients.
The medical team at Facial Cosmetic Center at Ohio ENT uses its extensive knowledge and experience to enhance clients' natural beauty in a clinical setting. Physician David Powell, MD is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures. He transforms features with techniques such as corrective nose surgery, neck lifts, and eyelid rejuvenations, and combat wrinkles with injectables and fillers including Botox and Juvéderm. The doctor relies on the skincare expertise of managing aestheticians Julie Panzera and Amber Preston, who regularly train aestheticians and medical professionals on aesthetic treatments such as chemical peels and makeup application. Dr. Powell and Panzera have appeared on Fox 28 to discuss the benefits of mini face-lifts, which only require local anesthetic and a lulling recitation of The Iliad.