For more than four decades, Soboba Medical Group's physicians have funneled their expertise into weight loss and nutrition, led by board-certified internist Dr. Allen Jay. Their custom treatment plans, based on each client’s history and weight-loss goals, incorporate medications such as nutritional supplements and lipotropics. Each plan facilitates initial weight loss, but also aids with long-term physical maintenance, preventing damaging yo-yo dieting.
To complement the weight-loss programs, the center offers supplementary treatments. Body wraps with vitamin B12, for example, are designed to relax and re-energize clients.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Under the stewardship of Dr. Emerico Csepanyi, who completed both general and plastic-surgery fellowships at UCLA, Newport Beach Medspa's crew of trained clinicians refurbishes bodies with advanced medical technology and many noninvasive treatments. The team focuses on natural beauty, enhancing existing features instead of sculpting them anew from potatoes. They're intensely concerned with personal comfort, and guide patients through each of the treatments, which include microdermabrasion to smooth skin, laser acne treatments to help reduce blemishes, and VelaShape treatments, which work to reduce unwanted cellulite.
Carol Hartman’s resumé reads like a roster of the crème de la crème of hairstyling, including such mentors as José Eber, Graham Webb, and Vidal Sassoon and seminars in Europe and across the United States. In addition to mastering her craft, she has developed a signature line of natural, eco-friendly hair products with organic and botanical ingredients that are never tested on animals. She brings both these elements into L.A. Styles Salon and Spa, where her staff beautifies and relaxes clients with everything from massages and eyelash extensions to keratin and color treatments.
Pazazz Nails blends industrial and luxurious touches in its design aesthetic. Sheer curtains cascade from the exposed ductwork to the Spanish-tiled floor. Raw-edged mirrors in oblong shapes rest against faux-marble walls. A row of oversize pedicure chairs welcomes patrons to relax as their toenails are filed, buffed, and covered in nail polish. At manicure stations, fingernails painted in Shellac polish find protection against scratches from washing dishes or petting a porcupine.
Extract Juice Bar resounds with buzzing blenders that liquefy fruits and vegetables into an array of juice and smoothie concoctions. Past the plush sofas and wall-lined paintings from local artists, the kitchen staff whips limes, apples, ginger, and spinach leaves into The Leaf and combines cucumber, pineapple, and jalapeño to yield The Flash's smoothie froth. They also assemble vegetarian sandwiches and vegan dishes during breakfast and lunch hours.