As a naturopathic doctor, Tom Demaro combines natural treatments and advanced technology to spark dramatic change in the body. Infra-Slim may be the most notable result of this innovative approach: Demaro fused the idea of pressure therapy, which has long been used to help patients suffering from circulatory problems, with infrared heat, which natural healing experts often call on for its detoxifying powers. The treatment is based on the idea that when fat cells heat up, they expand; add pressure to the mix, and the cell walls will burst, flushing their contents out through the body's lymphatic system. Infra-Slim is said to trim up to five inches from the waistline in as little as three sessions, a claim the center backs up on its website.
Psychology student, nutritional therapist, certified personal trainer—this was the path that Lauren Simms took to get to where she is today as the nutritional trainer and proprietor of Fuel for Life. Her background supports her work in helping people live healthy lives, which not only requires a change in diet, but also a change in lifestyle and attitude. She guides her clients in losing weight, increasing their daily energy, and planning meals around food intolerance.
Chandelier light sparkles down onto leather furniture, aquamarine walls, and gleaming black floors in the elegant and impression-making lobby of Skye Salon & Spa. Just beyond, visitors take in large portraits of models as a team of skilled stylists coif clients’ hair using TIGI, Alterna Haircare, and Big Sexy Hair products. Private massage rooms ensconce clients in a soothing atmosphere perfect for deeply relaxing bodywork. Elsewhere, the nail-station area juxtaposes framed modern art with colorful displays of colorful CND and OPI polish. Skye’s menu of services leaves no stone unturned, covering everything from chemical peels to resurface complexions to waxing services that can remove unwanted eyebrow hairs or eyebrows that trail down from the forehead onto the shoulder.
Former martial-arts coach Aleksandr Serdyuk employs his corporeal awareness in tandem with a therapeutic team to carry out massages and weight-loss programs. Body wraps and the heat of a traditional Russian banya—complete with aromatherapy and oak-branch treatments—detoxify the body as they supplement weight-loss initiatives. The licensed massage therapists also undergo continuing education as they build their repertoire of more than 10 massage modalities, like deep-tissue massage for action figures.
At Lanata Advanced Skin Care, owner Amie Hawks and her staff of aestheticians refuse to use synthetic products that—in Amie’s experience—only exacerbate skin problems. Instead, they rely on eco-friendly products and progressive technologies, helping clients maintain youthful-looking skin by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and other proteins and chemicals designed by the cells’ teams of tiny scientists.
Kristin Edwards represents a cosmetological double-threat: she carries certifications in both electrolysis and aesthetics. This means not only can she render skin permanently smooth and fuzz-free with her signature electrolysis treatments, but she can also unfold fine lines and dissipate dermal blemishes with anti-aging ultrasonic facials and dermaplaning treatments. Clients not ready for electrolysis can opt for Kristin's other hair-removal techniques: tried and true waxing, or sneezing so hard that your armpit hair falls off.