Melinda Wingard is a former registered nurse who built upon her clinical experience with dermatology and laser training, eventually opening her own med spa more than 12 years ago. Today, she helps banish cellulite, performs body-contouring treatments with VelaShape, and exiles blemishes with the touch of her specialized medical laser beams and a firm “please.” Loose skin becomes tighter and wrinkles fade under her aesthetic lasers, which she also uses to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, scars, and moles. Wingard even administers laser facials, which resurface and tone skin.
Orange Skye Day Spa warms away worries with radiant energy during infrared dry-heat sauna sessions. Guests clamber in private booths, basking in gentle heating rays that ease tension and warm skin left cold by chilly weather or prolonged hugs with clingy snowmen. The sauna’s infrared energy heats corporeal forms from the inside out, helping bodies expel toxins, boost circulation, and torch up to 900 calories per 30-minute session.
When Billy Corbett was still in high school in the late 1970s, he wrote letters to personal trainers in Hollywood, asking their advice on how he could become one too. Some of the trainers wrote back, giving him advice that he still remembers and utilizes today as head of Billy Corbett's RetroFit. There, he and his team of instructors lead groups through high-energy boot camps and personal-training sessions catered to individual goals. They also guide young people toward a healthy lifestyle with youth sports-conditioning classes.
At The Human Joint, Doctor of Chiropractic Julie Seymour oversees a one-stop holistic health service whose consortium of practitioners aid clients in their pursuit of natural, all-over wellness. Dr. Seymour adjusts clients of all ages, treating from newborn babies to wizened great-grandparents with gentle, low-force bodywork that realigns spines and recalibrates energy centers. Massage therapist Vivian Masters heals persistent pain with Swedish, trigger-point, body-insight, and deep-tissue massage techniques that focus on strengthening clients' mind-body connection. Other practitioners target inner well-being; hypnosis helps nix smoking addictions, encourage weight loss, and deal with anxiety, and health coaching inspires clients to trade harmful behaviors for new healthy habits.
Dr. Shelly Dowling says she’s worked with clients who have “tried it all” when it comes to weight loss and inch reducing; all, that is, except Dr. Dowling’s personalized weight-loss and inch reducing plans. She learns about a patient’s daily activities, diet, sleep schedule, and exercise regimen so that she can address the problems that are causing weight gain and the best ways to reverse them. Her treatments include detoxifying footbaths, body wraps, and laser body sculpting, during which a cold-level laser is used to break down fat cells so the body can easily expunge them.
The experienced staff at Elevated Health Massage bring a range of modalities to the massage table to improve the well-being of their clients. Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages number among their services, as do reiki and neuromuscular therapy. They also offer particularly relaxing getaways with couples massages. Perfect for celebrating an anniversary or Mother’s Day, these packages include extras such as champagne.
Healthy vibes emanate from Ascent Fitness, a facility that comprises a gym, Pilates studio, group-fitness studio, and plush locker rooms with towel service. High ceilings and turquoise walls surround clients working out with TRX straps and free weights, while hardwood floors support several Pilates reformers. Amid these amenities, owner Doug Quinlivan joins forces with his team, which includes fellow certified personal trainer April Sharrock, doctor of chiropractic Jennaleigh McKinley, and the licensed massage therapists from Elevated Health Massage. These specialists offer 10 types of massage therapy onsite, including the traditional Swedish massage as well as reiki, hot-stone treatments, and prenatal services.