Doctor of Chiropractic Jinger Kellams’s initial career path led her to a high-stress position in a law firm. The stress combined with epilepsy, chronic headaches, and frequent colds led her to quit her job, which happened on the very same day she had an appointment with a chiropractor. Her chiropractor offhandedly suggested that she become one herself, and Dr. Kellams took those words to heart. She began receiving regular chiropractic care, and since then, she hasn’t experienced a single seizure or headache and is rarely sick. Over her 10 years in practice, Dr. Kellams has striven to help clients fight many of the same issues that she once faced. Each appointment begins with a one-on-one consultation with the doctor to discuss concerns and the futility of man, followed by a physical examination to unearth the underlying causes of aches. Then she formulates a treatment plan, folding in such methods as therapeutic exercises and stretches, spinal adjustments, and cold-laser therapy. She also outlines weight-loss and nutrition plans and provides skincare services, including anti-aging microcurrent facials.
Giving back to the community is something board-certified dentist Dr. Thomas Allen has been doing for decades. From the four years he spent with the US military in Vietnam to the numerous charities––including Halloween Candy Buy Back and Operation Gratitude––he supports through his dental office, All Family Dentistry, his service is apparent. He even gives his time as a professor at the University of Colorado, teaching soon-to-be dentists the techniques of modern dentistry and the tricks to changing a tire using only rubber bands meant for braces.
At All Family Dentistry, Dr. Allen and his skilled team enhance smiles with general and cosmetic dentistry, including crowns and bridges, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers. Advanced laser technology from Diagnodent helps promote safer dental procedures along with intraoral cameras, ultrasonic cleanings, and nitrous-oxide sedation. Each private treatment room comes affixed with a TV to help entertain and calm patients. Those experiencing high levels of anxiety can further be soothed with any of the office's anxiety-free options, including Dr. Allen singing songs in a choice voice.
Murat Tercan has a world of salon experience?literally. The native Turk started out by helping his family open a salon in Ankara, then he went on to hone his craft at the L'Oreal Academy in Paris and the Wella and Schwarzkopf academies in Germany. He built his resume styling hair for fashion shows for Valentino, Versace, and Armani, later traveling as an international educator for L'Oreal.
Since making yet another home in Colorado, he opened his own space, Enchante, where he and his team perform advanced services such as designer haircuts, color corrections, and keratin treatments. In the spirit of Murat's background in education, stylists are committed to not just giving clients a style, but teaching them to maintain it. There's also an onsite spa where clients can retreat to receive Swedish massages and Dermalogica facials, or to ease their fear of scissors.
Like the time you spent in a bad relationship or trying to start an art collection of the world's best faxes, there are parts of your life you wish you could forget. But when relics of those days are inked into your skin, the past becomes harder to ignore. That’s why certified laser specialist Michael Scarpulla at Tat 2 Undo offers his skills and state-of-the-art lasers to fully erase unwanted tattoos. His Quanta Q-Plus C laser safely pulls out all colors of ink during quick sessions, cleanly removing unwanted designs, permanent makeup, or even road rash. The pain level is comparable to the level of discomfort when getting a tattoo, and the number of sessions required depends on the colors and type of ink used.
Jackie Bernhardt looks at life differently. And when she works with clients, she looks at the whole person in order to customize sessions that will be rewarding both emotionally and physically?whether the focus be relaxation, easing sore muscles, or relieving pain. Jackie introduces these ideas to others with her classes.
The massage therapists at Human Kneads Healing Massage use a variety of techniques to restore physical and emotional balance. Owner Brynn Walker—who is working toward becoming a nutritional consultant and holistic health practitioner—has joined forces with fellow Healing Arts Institute graduate Brooke Elizabeth Keller. Together, they perform massage modalities ranging from neuromuscular rehabilitation to restorative, sesame-oil-based Abhyanga sessions rooted in the ancient Ayurvedic tradition. They also specialize in healing therapies such as jin shin, an acupressure technique that facilitates the flow of energy via chakras, meridians, and an intricate network of model-train stoplights.
Walker and Keller enhance massages with soothing steam-therapy treatments and Pink Papaya products infused with botanical extracts including lavender, sweet orange, grapefruit, and bergamot. They also send clients home with a "massage-scription" that details their findings and recommend therapeutic exercises to help bring relief between visits.