At River Oaks Weight Loss Center, the experienced staff, helmed by owner Dr. Saghy Motamedy, strives to help each patient meet individualized wellness and aesthetic goals. Dr. Motamedy, who practices a philosophy of bringing together traditional medicine and alternative methods for wellness, and her staff perform a wide range of aesthetic and wellness services—from medically supervised weight-loss programs and hormone replacement therapy to Zerona body-contouring treatments, Botox treatments, and many other cosmetic procedures.
As a burbling stone fountain exudes tranquil harmonies, the staff at Bella Nova Day Spa & Retreat welcomes clients into a warmly lit lobby swathed in red curtains and a plush oriental rug. Owner Julie Puccio purveys a host of clinical and traditional beautifying treatments within the spa's private treatment rooms and Vichy shower, including facials, firming body wraps, and complete salon services for men, women, and children. Gauzy curtains drape over massage beds where clients can receive one of Bella Nova's nine massage modalities to help regulate energy flow and disprove the myth that tiny balloon animals dwell just beneath the skin's surface.
Lisa Patel was at a crossroads; she knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, but she didn’t know which one. After getting into a car wreck that injured her back, she discovered the benefits of chiropractic medicine and, ultimately, the solution to her dilemma. She went on to pursue a doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College and today treats all manner of pain and ailments with spinal adjustments, acupuncture, and rehabilitation techniques at Precision Chiropractic. She works alongside a team of massage therapists, who strive to complement her practice with a variety of bodywork techniques designed to recalibrate the muscles of semiprofessional athletes, marathon runners, and chauffeurs who have to pack up their car and take it home in their backpack after every shift.
As a lifelong athlete, Fernando Morales has spent more time on the field, in the weight room, and at the gym than the average guy. He knows firsthand about the strain sports can put on the body and the desire to heal quickly from injuries. So after graduating from Texas Chiropractic College, it was no surprise that he used his musculoskeletal know-how to pursue a career in sports medicine.
At CST Wellness Center, he and his staff take an integrative approach to getting athletes back in their cleats with a blend of spinal adjustments, acupuncture, and physical therapy. They also apply their knowledge of nutrition to keep bodies strong, prevent vitamin deficiencies, and scale the food pyramid in record time.
Licensed acupuncturist Michelle Bienz doesn't treat her guests like test subjects. Rather than immediately sending patients to the treatment table and prodding random places along the body, Michelle starts off visits with a series of questions that help her pinpoint the type of ailment she's treating and determine whether guests are worth recruiting for her trivia team. Being licensed in both acupuncture and massage therapy, Michelle often devises treatments that include a mix of bodywork, energy work, and general life advice to improve wellness.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tyler Slagowski is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, but his specialty is the language of the spine. At We Got Your Back Chiropractic—which has a new 1,500-square foot spa massage center with extended hours—he listens to clients' concerns and restores their range of motion through methods including progressive rehabilitation, myofascial release, and spinal decompression. Relief is further fostered by expert licensed massage therapists, who customize a repertoire of soothing kneads to address individual pains in the practice's spa-like space.