Absolute Wholeness Massage and Wellness owes its extensive repertoire of therapeutic techniques to the diverse backgrounds of its massage therapists. While the therapists might differ in their specializations, which include everything from sports massage to immune-boosting lymphatic-drainage techniques, the entire staff shares a common philosophy: to treat every client as a whole person with his or her own unique needs. To that end, the therapists forgo the one-massage-fits-all template and strive to customize every treatment, from relaxing Swedish massage to focused deep-tissue work to soothing hot-stone massage, to the client’s needs. Sometimes that means helping a client find solace from stress caused by a high-powered work schedule, or physical pain from the marble embedded in the seat of their office chair. This dedication has earned Absolute Wholeness Massage and Wellness reader's choice awards for their services from Style-El Dorado County Foothills magazine three-years running.
The beauty pros at Body Mind Spirit Soul cater to every aspect of the human form with massages, facials, body wraps, and waxing. They can enhance their soothing bodywork treatments with reflexology and aromatherapy, or nourish ailing skin with Sedona mud and sweet concoctions. Their repertoire of facials and skincare upgrades cater to every skin type with telling names such as Busy Bee Teen Facial, Zen for Men Ultimate, and Hand Renewal Treatment.
The Institute of Esthetic Dentistry is a multispecialty practice, which means that unlike most general-dentistry practices, it houses all of its specialists under one roof, so patients can avoid the inconvenience of going to multiple places for various treatments. Its specialists include Dr. Gregg Welsh, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon certified in using general anesthesia, Dr. Dean Ahmad, a board-certified periodontist, and Dr. Donna Galante, a board-certified orthodontist who is ranked by the company that owns the rights to Invisalign as an Elite Preferred Provider—someone who is in the top 1% of Invisalign providers.
The aptly named institute also has an on-site education center that hosts professional seminars, study-group sessions, and live patient demonstrations, so the in-house specialists have ample opportunities to gain more clinical experience and pass notes about which molar is the cutest. The aesthetics part of the practice's name comes from the cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry services performed there, as well as from office's tribal-art decorations and arched ceilings painted to look like clouds.
Folsom Surgery and Vein Center may have "surgery" in its name, but many of the services it offers require minimal incisions. Take SmartLipo, for instance—rather than subjecting clients to the invasive techniques and long recovery of liposuction, the treatment uses laser technology to break down fat with just one small incision. To treat spider veins, the VNUS procedure just requires anesthetic and a dose of radio frequency, and sclerotherapy calls on only a few injections. Of course, for more severe issues, board-certified surgeon Dr. Mohammed Siddiqui can harness more than three decades in his craft to heal what ails his patients—from digestive organs to the endocrine system—as quickly and comfortably as possible. The doctor also irons away the signs of age with a number of beauty injections, including Botox, Juvéderm, and Dysport.
As a family doctor of osteopathy, Daniel Cooper has diagnosed and treated a variety of ailments in patients. He did his residency at the University of California-Davis and graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Subsequent training courses enabled him to not only ease viral woes, but to banish wrinkles for up to four months with Botox injections. His passion for medicine has allowed him to maintain his private age-defying practice for more than 16 years without a time machine.
At Folsom Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Shahriar Mabourakh designs procedures to suit clients’ specific needs, ensuring that their experiences at the clinic are as positive as their results. Mabourakh and his staff enhance natural features with plastic surgery and improve skin texture and tone with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, and laser genesis, a treatment designed to reduce fine lines and shrink pores. Injectable treatments, including Botox and Juvederm, minimize wrinkles by improving the volume of skin or impeding muscle activity that causes facial lines.
At Simply Beautiful by Tanya, it's always personal. Whether it’s a facial, massage, or microdermabrasion treatment, Tanya personalizes each treatment to suit clients' individual needs. Working out of her own private studio space, Tanya lavishes guests with close attention at a leisurely pace so that neither party feels rushed—unlike spa treatments delivered in hectic salons or on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to administering facials and massages, Tanya offers full-body waxing as well as brow- and lash-tinting services.