Whether smoothing away acne or fine lines with an executive facial or crafting trial updos for brides-to-be, the staff at Jbraun Salon Spa, previously called the Indigo Salon, aims to treat every client like a VIP. Scissors and clippers clean up the unruly manes of men, women, and kids, and Brazilian blowout treatments tame frizz using a formula lauded by celebrities such as Nicole Richie. Once strands are looking smooth and sleek, faces get ready for their close-up with a Red Carpet facial, and nails express their own inner Beyonc? or Lady Gaga with a Minx manicure and pedicure. Private rooms give salon superstars a quiet place to escape the spotlight, relax with a soothing Swedish or deep-tissue massage, or practice awards-show acceptance speeches.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Sophie Jacob, chiropractic medicine goes beyond the bones—it’s in her blood. Jacob grew up watching her father care for patients in the field for 30 years, deciding early on to follow in his footsteps and become a second-generation chiropractor. She originally helmed two practices in her hometown of Quebec City, Canada, before moving to sunny Arizona, where she performs treatments ranging from adjustments and custom orthotics to a variety of detoxification services.
Perhaps her most important mission, however, is assisting patients with their weight-loss and fitness goals. During an interview on KGUN 9's The Morning Blend, Dr. Jacob admitted to struggling with her own weight as a child, exemplifying empathy with regards to the physical and emotional impact of excess poundage. She has designed an alkaline-food-based weight-loss program to restore bodily balance via detoxifying protocols, supplements, and hormone testing. Dr. Jacob has also treated professional athletes and has competed in several athletic events, including triathlons, swimming matches, and marathons to the moon and back.
At Peaceful Spirit, owner and licensed massage therapist Mara Concordia and her staff help patients attain improved wellness through therapies that balance their physical and mental energies. To do so, they consult with each client and create tailored, integrative care plans that may draw upon treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and spa therapies. Through such customized care, Peaceful Spirit's practitioners have helped patients overcome everyday ailments as well as manage diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer.
They also focus on teaching clients how to heal themselves through classes in Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese healing philosophy that combines simple movements and attentive breathing in order to cleanse the body and cultivate life force—known as qi or chi. In addition to Peaceful Spirit's five locations, therapists can meet patients in their homes or tree houses.
Boasting a BBB rating of A+, Greenspring Rejuvenation?s Johns Hopkins?trained medical director, Dr. Cadoux, boasts 20 years of experience with cosmetic procedures and serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. Alongside his team of nurses, aestheticians, and laser technicians, Dr. Cadoux keeps the fires of youthful radiance well-stoked with a panoply of pampering technologies, such as the Venus Freeze body-sculpting treatment. His treatments make their way to skin on laser beams and needles, smoothing wrinkles, plumping up dermal areas, and vaporizing dead skin cells or unwanted hair. Fa?ades can also be fortified with non-invasive treatments such as the anti-aging facial, which infuses skin with vitamin C and drops of Jupiter.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Dr. Mehran R. Lari serves as Lead Mentor at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, working with other dentists who hope to cull knowledge from his expertise and vast internal library of cosmetic-, surgical-, and general-dentistry techniques. Dr. Lari studied dental surgery in Bangalore, India, before migrating to the University of Southern California, where he received his doctorate. Currently, he logs more than 200 credits annually, taking courses about cutting-edge dental techniques such as dental implants and aesthetics. In addition to keeping himself abreast of the latest dental developments, Dr. Lari preaches the importance of patient education. His staff takes care to explain the patient’s options before treatment so that patients can make informed decisions about their dental destinies. To help to pave the information highway, Dr. Lari’s office reveals hidden goings-on with digital x-rays, which have 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays and 80% less radiation than angry toasters.