Jay J. Garcia and his cadre of bariatric physicians customize safe weight-loss programs for patients yearning to shed pounds. The two-week plan opens with a consultation, during which time a specialist charts each client’s starting measurements, completes an EKG and blood work, maps out a nutritional plan, and prescribes medication and supplements. Clients also receive an injection of B vitamins and FDA-approved medicine to balance hormones and jump-start the metabolism without crashing cymbals near the stomach. After the initial visit, patients return three more times for quick injections and a follow-up to ensure the program is functioning smoothly. The clinic also arms clients with a 30-day supply of multivitamins and a stress-support supplement.
Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.
At Becoming New, a diverse team of licensed cosmeticians, a paramedical esthetician, a massage therapist, and nail technicians enhance appearances with modern technology. The experts shy away from invasive surgery and instead employ ultrasonic technology to target fat deposits and ultherapy to sculpt arms and necks. The spa’s arsenal also includes detoxifying and slimming body wraps, as well as chemical peels that help erase fine lines and other signs of aging. For gentler rejuvenation, skin experts treat pores to blueberry and champagne facials. The staff add the finishing touches to appearances with permanent hair removal and manicures that brighten nails with CND Shellac and Gelish polish, which resist chipping even while slapping a rude statue.
From the soft pillows on the wicker furniture to the luxurious drapes that conceal private treatment rooms, April Beauty Time and Health Spa is clearly a place intended for relaxation—for guests. The spa's aestheticians, however, are models of productive activity, working to beautify clients' faces and skin with waxing and skincare services or to rid bodies of excess fat cells with contouring treatments.
As impressive as the ZunZun hummingbird in Cuba—which flaps its wings up to 200 times per second—the human body is capable of miraculous self-healing, assuming the proper provisions. At ZunZun Therapeutic Care, Doctor of Chiropractic Jason Hurley and staff use time-tested—and drug-free—techniques to rehabilitate injuries and alleviate chronic pain. Following an auto accident or sports-related injury, clients might want to see the chiropractor for manual, flexion, and activator spinal adjustments or visit with the onsite acupuncturist. Licensed massage therapists Mayumi and Odin, meanwhile, handle all sorts of muscular plights through advanced therapeutic massage techniques, including neuromuscular re-education, trigger-point therapy, and cranial-sacral therapy.
Vitamin Discount Center maintains its moniker by offering high-quality, health-boosting products at low prices. Cold sufferers can stave off a winter sniffles with Emergen-C (30 packets for $8.90), or bolster liver health with Solaray milk thistle (60 capsules for $18.69). Opt for innard peace with a soul-scrubbing CleanseSMART kit by Renew Life ($21.75) while finding outer satisfaction with hair-restoring Viviscal (60 tablets $45.41). Sporty shoppers can browse an array of bulk boosters like Jack3d ($26.65), which helps build muscles so that you'll never again need to search for your keys in order to move your car. Vitamin Discount Centers also carries a line of bath agents from Kiss My Face, Naturally Fresh, and more to match hearty insides with outer beauty.