Aquarium maintenance might seem like a strange background for an expert in neuromuscular therapy and deep-tissue massage, but that's exactly how massage therapist Lynne Luckow got her start. She decided to change careers after reading about the health benefits of massage and went on to study anatomy, physiology, and medical massage at Aesthetics University. She opened Healing Hands Therapy Center in 1993 and continued her training with renowned professionals in the field of alternative medicine. Eventually, she grew her practice to the point where she was working 12 hours a day, six days a week, roughly the amount of time it takes to give a full-body massage to a really big whale. Luckow knew it was time to expand: the center is now home to eight highly trained massage therapists, who earned it nominations in CityVoter's Best Massage category in 2011.
In addition to performing massages, Luckow promotes physical and emotional healing with Ayurvedic counseling and meditation. She has further rounded out her team with licensed acupuncturist Brenda Sherman, who holds a Master of Science in acupuncture and oriental medicine.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Ultrasonic Cavitation treatments
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started doing research over a year ago after a back injury. I discovered microcurrent as an alternative to surgery. I began to learn about microcurrent for healing sports injuries among many other medical uses, then learned of it's skin rejuvenation benefits. As I continued to learn about microcurrent, it lead me to Ultrasonic Cavitation, which I also spent months researching. After proving to myself the treatments worked and were permanent, I decided this was something I wanted to bring to people at an affordable price. As a women in my late 40s who has tried almost everything out there, only to be disappointed, I am very excited about these treatments. Also being unable to physically workout because of potential future back issues the Ultrasonic Cavitation was the perfect answer for me to get back to a size and shape I am happy about. I'm sure there are many women out there in the same situation and I can help them with either the microcurrent or ultrasonic cavitation.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Hugs, big smiles, and many thank yous.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
It's hard to say, but I guess the Cavitation because people are so excited with their results. I think they come in hopeful but are unsure. We measure before and after a treatment, when I take those after measurements and tell them the inch loss after only one 30-40 minute session, they are thrilled.
Kim at Facial Effects works hard to keep her clients beautiful and satisfied. She refines complexions with classic european facials and fends off the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Tending to more than just faces, she also employ LPG's high-tech lipomassage hand piece to administer Endermologie cellulite treatments and uses wax to smooth legs, backs, and dorsal fins.
New Kinda Me Salon LLC specializes in weight-loss treatments. They offer clay and mud body wraps, cavitation treatments, and ultrasonic-liposuction treatments, all of which facilitate a loss of inches and a slimmer physique. Additional services, such as colon cleansing and B12 shots, further help clients feel more energized and confident.
Medi-Weightloss Clinics has helped thousands of patients across the United States lose a total of 2.2 million pounds with its physician-supervised weight-loss program. Designed by experts in medicine, nutrition, fitness, and education, the program transitions its participants into healthier lifestyles with a three-phase approach, which includes an initial weight-loss phase, a short-term maintenance phase, and a final wellness phase. The clinic's signature patient website provides special tools that allow clients to track their progress, seek out individual counseling, and receive step-by-step care and motivation. After completion of the program, Medi-Weightloss Clinics offers continued support to help participants maintain their svelte physiques for the long haul without preserving themselves in amber.
At Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss, the emphasis isn't on miracle drugs or quick cures. Instead, the staff arms clients with custom nutrition and fitness plans that help them gradually and successfully shed pounds. Their doctor-supervised programs may be bolstered with appetite suppressants and energy-boosting B12 injections, but the supplements themselves are not enough. The staff explains, "You have to work to lose weight and allow these supporting factors to help you accomplish that goal." With that in mind, the staff keeps clients motivated by supplying tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.