Licensed massage therapist John Slipke helps allay aches with neuromuscular therapy, a medical-massage technique that aims to ease muscle pain, bursitis, and injury-related discomfort. At the start of each appointment, Slipke chats with the client to pinpoint probable causes of tenderness, which may include sciatica, plantar fasciitis, or repeatedly watching Old Yeller. He may also identify pain triggers by analyzing the body's posture. Throughout the session, the client shares feedback, noting when pressure alleviates aches and crackling when attached to a guitar amplifier. After the kneading massage, Slipke crafts a custom wellness plan-including a pain-prevention regimen-with the clinic's internist or chiropractor. Robledo Medical & Wellness Center does not offer prenatal massages.
Village Hair Design first opened its doors in 1958. This old-fashioned barbershop was a haven for men in need of a classic cut-and-shave at a time when it was unseemly to discuss haircuts in public. In 1977, Mike Blaa became an employee and purchased the shop five years later. This licensed barber—alongside his wife Sherry, a licensed cosmetologist, and licensed aestheticians Geenah and Martha—draws on nearly two decades of experience.
Together, they offer an ecclectic mix of services ranging from clipper cuts and classic shaves to perms, mani-pedis, facials, chemical peels, body wraps, and full-body waxing. They also use their skills to serve their community. Since 1981, Mike has helped the men at a Lakeshore nursing home look their best; Sherry spent more than seven years snipping tresses at Misericordia Homes.
At Innovative Aesthetics Med Spa, a team consisting of a certified plastic surgeon, nurse, certified laser technician, and an aesthetician aims to keeps skin surfaces smooth using laser energy. Wielding a GentleMax Pro laser, they work to destroy hair follicles at the root, which can permanently reduce hair on almost all areas of the body including legs, bikini areas, stomachs, chests, faces, and protective exoskeletons. Customers can also inquire within about Botox and Juvederm.
The welcoming atmosphere at Mikel's Hair Salon & Laser Spa complements its menu of pampering beauty services. Stylists employ Aveda products while treating hair to chic cuts and vibrant color, and can update looks with extensions and smoothing keratin treatments. For clients who prefer their hair styled invisibly, waxing, threading and long-lasting laser treatments remove it with ease. Aesthetic options, including facials and microdermabrasion, round out the salon's offerings.
Erica Trojan is on the receiving end of many glowing testimonials. "Whenever somebody says that I have great skin, I credit Original Skin and Erica Trojan," declares one happy customer. "My skin looks better now than ever," says a client of 12 years. Another just states succinctly, "I would sacrifice many things, but I would never give up Erica."
The reasons for all of the praise: Erica's medical knowledge coupled with her attention to proper skincare and her warm, approachable demeanor. The licensed medical aesthetician combines experience working with plastic surgeons with her know-how of non-invasive advanced technologies and nutrition and wellness to rejuvenate skin, face, and neck and infuse clients with a glow previously only achieved by swallowing LED lights.
Erica rids clients of dead skin cells during papaya enzyme peels, exfoliates and stimulates collagen production with dermaplaning, and strengthens facial muscles during diamond medi-lift sessions. She also arms clients with nutritional tidbits aimed to keep their skin healthy and illuminated.
At Enhancing Light Cosmetic Laser Centers, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dembny oversees a team of fully certified staffers who beautify physiques with laser-guided services. Photofacial skin rejuvenation, meanwhile, resurrects a youthful glow in faces marked by signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and mouths locked in place after blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Tattoo removal lifts unwanted ink, microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin, and skin tightening reduces wrinkles and saggy areas. A portion of the clinic?s profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast-cancer research and raises awareness of the disease.