Fat Loss & Laser Clinic's technicians use machines that bottle up heat, light, and sound to reshape clients' bodies. They wield Lipo-Ex instruments to nonsurgically melt away fat with waves of heat. They zap the skin with precision lasers that remove hair or diminish the appearance of sun damage and wrinkles. They even have lasers that remove tattoos by blasting color off the skin.
Dr. Gary Meek joins a team of physicians and a trained staff at Meek Chiropractic to analyze and realign vertebrae of all shapes and sizes. Meek brings an expertise in pregnancy needs, care for athletes, and pediatrics to the table, helping the group bolster the extensive experience that includes treating minor leaguers from the Springfield Cardinals baseball team and athletes from various colleges.
With that experience, they've built up a wide range of treatment plans and methodologies to help realign patients. Depending on your needs, they can administer acupuncture treatments, perform nutritional counseling, and give instruction in corrective exercises, which reinforce the effects of chiropractic care and train you not to sleep on park benches. Their 10,000-square-foot facility is equipped with private exam rooms and a children’s playroom.
Planet Sub sidesteps the flavorless land mines of days-old bread, opting for filling-packed subs and sandwiched meaty delights. The menu may differ slightly between the two locations, but omnipresent signature subs cross state lines to sate hungering masses, such as the bacon-bolstered mega roast beef ($4.69/$7.29 ) and the Planet BBQ, a saucy concoction stacked with ham, turkey, and roast beef ($3.99/$6.99 ). Vegetarian options abound, so meat abstainers can try the spicy cheese sub ($4.49/$6.99 ) or the pesto bello ($4.99/$7.19), which is loaded with portobello mushrooms, red peppers, and a tomato-garlic pesto as smooth and suave as an Italian R&B crooner.
Before she was a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Renea Barrett was an intern at a hospital and university in Guangzhou, China. Unlike those of its stateside counterparts, the hospital’s medical room contained more than 200 pots of boiling herbs, each tagged with the patient for which the remedy was being brewed. The university’s pharmacy contained both Western medicines and traditional Chinese formulas, but demand for the latter was perpetually high. When Renea returned to the United States, she brought her newfound understanding of the power of traditional Chinese medicine, which now serves as the cornerstone of Soft Touch Acupuncture.
She combines those traditions with Western techniques in her studio, where patrons sit in clusters of heated recliners. In private rooms, she seeks to bolster the body’s energy with acupressure, and acupuncture targets a wide range of maladies with slim needles that are used once and disposed of, much like a billionaire’s theme park.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage and colonics
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
The first time I recieved a professional massage, I said, OMG; I've got to do this. I was already a [registered nurse], so it was a logical transition... to blend art and science into one career.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
I have a very comfortable setting that is also sanitary without looking sterile.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love massage and colonics equally. They both satisfy different parts of my being. I know I'm making a difference in someone's life, and that is gratifying.
At Personal Agenda, laser technicians help clients eliminate unwanted tattoos and body hair. Pretreatment consultations help determine how many treatments are necessary to remove tattoos as small as a set of initials or as large as a full-body self-portrait. Other spa services include microdermabrasion, microderm/laser acne treatments, and laser parties for groups in the salon or in homes. The spa's lower-than-average service prices and interest-free payment plans make procedures more affordable for patrons.