Shanthy Jayakumar prescribed many medicines during the nine years she worked as a medical consultant for Mother Teresa Medicare in Sri Lanka, but you'd be hard pressed to find any of them in a typical drugstore. That's because her prescriptions consist of herbs, holistic therapies, and even certain types of food. According to Shanthy, many patients initially come to Harisa Massage Therapy & Ayurvedic Wellness Center for Western-style massages or organic facials, but return for the Ayurvedic medicine that she introduces to them.
Treatments such as herbal nasal cleansing absolve the body of physical impurities, and relaxing Shirodhara head massages quiet inner monologues or AM radio signals as a slow drizzle of heated oil drips onto the forehead. Panchakarma therapy cleanses the three Ayurvedic systems that govern the body by combining healing massage therapy with internal cleansing induced by carefully selected herbs.
Within 1,250 square feet of rich crimson walls and hardwood floors, the staff of Vittoria Salon & Beauty Boutique draws natural beauty to the surface from its hiding place behind the left ventricle. Their hair, makeup, waxing, and massage services—ranging from haircuts and extensions to hot stone kneads—bridge the gap between external glamour and inner calm. L'Anza Healing Haircare products serve as their weapon of choice against frizz and flyaways, and a small boutique area flaunts whimsical hair accessories and jewelry.
Licensed massage therapist Janine Ertel-Graziano pampers her clients with Swedish massages and hot-stone therapy. Additional treatments include prenatal massage, reflexology, and professional birth doula services for physical and emotional support for mothers before, during, and after birth.
Many fitness professionals spend years studying exercises but ignore how those movements impact the physical makeup of the body. The instructors at Fitness360 stand out from the crowd of exercise experts by each holding four-year degrees in physiology in addition to their training certifications. The team shares its copious knowledge as it leads individuals and small groups through private workout sessions. Instructors use nontraditional training gear such as heavy ropes, weight sleds, tractor tires, sledgehammers, and cartoon anvils to target each muscle group and keep things interesting for their clients. Each of routine is designed with fluid movements to encourage muscle definition all over the body while simultaneously increasing cardiovascular health. In addition to regular classes, the 360 team also hosts specialty workshops for distance runners.
While they take advantage of Fitness360's facilities, guests can also stop by the juice bar for a protein rich shake before heading home.
Attending a Zumba class at Sow It Now Health and Fitness makes for not only a healthier individual, but also a healthier community. That's because owner, personal trainer, and Zumba instructor Joscelynn Baio promises a portion of the class proceeds to two local churches and People Inc., a nonprofit that offers aid to people with special needs. So while attendees sweat and sway to Latin beats, their dollars help community members and organizations thrive.
The technicians at Buffalo Laser Spa harness the power of light to ease aesthetic woes such as excess fat and unwanted body hair. Their arsenal of equipment includes devices by Zerona, VelaShape, and SmoothShapes, which work hard to contour physiques, smooth out cellulite, and understand human emotions. Laser hair removal and electrolysis zap hairs in their active growth cycles, leaving skin sleek and free of fuzz.
Dr. Jack Bertolino, Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics's owner and operator, employs a slew of modern technologies to combat his patients' signs of aging. He zaps wrinkles, cellulite, and stretch marks with his arsenal of medical-grade lasers. Along with lasers, Dr. Bertolino offers bariatric medicine to aid weight loss. Dr. Bertolino is also one of the area's only practitioners to offer bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, which introduces testosterone and estrogen back into aging bodies with time-release capsules implanted in the skin, helping men and women maintain their health, youth, and love of trampolines.