From offices in the US and Canada, laser techs at International Laser Therapy Centers work to empower people to live more healthfully. Using only the power of low-level lasers, they work to help clients lose weight or quit smoking by aiming the light beams at specific areas throughout. This works to increase endorphin levels to create a sustained calming effect, which may decrease the urge to overeat or smoke due to stress, as well as make it easier to overcome temptation during diets or nicotine detoxes. Staffers also work to give excess weight the boot via noninvasive infrared body wraps, which target deep tissues with thermal heat in the hopes of dissolving the body’s store of fat and marshmallow fluff. Furthermore, a 24-hour support line works in conjunction with in-spa treatments to motivate clients to reach their goals.
Though the selection of services available at Tantalizing Med Spa ranges from facials and body wraps to teeth whitening and spray tans, the goal of all the treatments is the same—to make clients feel more beautiful. Whether they're combating the signs of aging or imbuing birthday suits with a customized golden hue, the aestheticians here boost confidence levels better than 100 auspicious fortune cookies. They also understand the value of a multi-front assault; their spray tans and body wraps come as packages, so clients can maintain their full-body beauty regimens over weeks, fortnights, and months.
Even when the sun is vacationing in Australia for the winter, clients looking for a sun-kissed glow can find satisfaction in one of U-Tan Salon’s UV tanning beds. Here, the staff ensures a safe, even tan by calibrating each session to your skin type. They also tinker with the rays’ intensity based on how long it’s been since you last went tanning, or how much time you spend in front of a computer screen with a tropical island background. Patrons can also enhance their newly bronzed bodies with infrared body wraps and medical weight loss consultations.
Karma Organic Spa is an earth-friendly online store stocked with a full line of organic nailcare, skincare and bodycare products. Give nails a glamorous coat of “Oh, Tiff!” teal polish ($9.99), then, buff it away with soy-based nail polish remover, which was an Allure magazine Editors' Choice. Or, order Karma Organic Lotion ($16) (available in cucumber-and-mint, eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint, and lavender) to smoothify and slickify hands in preparation for retrieving keys lost at the bottom of a Pringles can.
During his 17 years in the hospitality field, Tom Uhlenhake learned a few things: communication skills, empathy, and most importantly, he learned the satisfaction of helping others. As a more direct way or bringing people relief, he started training as a massage therapist at the Academy of Somatic Healing Art, where he fine-tuned a diverse array of therapeutic techniques—all of which are now available out of Tom's private massage studio. Guests can solicit his expertise in specialty neuromuscular therapy, Swedish massage, or the deep foam-finger kneading of an integrated sports massage.
KimberlyAnn Petree started out as a medical assistant working with respected gynecologists in New York, but she couldn't stifle her fascination with health and rehabilitation. To scratch her itch for knowledge, she went back to school, earning her degree in medical massage therapy from New York College of Health Professions. Kimberly trained under an experienced massage and physical therapist as well as a neurologist and orthopedist before opening Integrative Neuromuscular Rehabilitation.
Today, she draws on more than 15 years of experience as she helps professional athletes and postoperative patients heal with massage methods and other therapies such as trigger-point and craniosacral therapy. She also works side by side with other rehabilitation and massage specialists to relieve stress and nurture injured limbs. When she isn't mending muscles, she offers training sessions to help therapists learn how to work with chiropractors instead of challenging them to duels.