During his college football career, Santiago "Jimmy" Ayala got well acquainted with sore muscles and injuries—experience that inspired him to pursue his massage-therapy license. After earning his degree in physical education, Ayala spent a decade honing his massage skills in five-star resorts, chiropractor's offices, physical-therapy settings, and DMV waiting rooms. As owner of Santiago's Massage, he employs modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massage to soothe achy or injured muscles in sessions that he customizes with aromatherapy.
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Wellness through a balanced approach to healthcare. This is the philosophy at Gilbert Physical Medicine, a multi-disciplinary facility dedicated to treating and determining the causes of clients' symptoms. The center can accomplish such goals thanks to its well-rounded staff, which includes a medical director, family nurse practitioner, rehabilitation technician, and multiple chiropractic physicians. With the help of diagnostic resources—including x-ray equipment, ultrasound technology, and unlimited genie wishes—the team works together to assess each client's concerns and devise an appropriate treatment regimen.
Chiropractic care forms the core of Gilbert Physical Medicine's services. By restoring alignment to the spine's vertebrae, the staff ensures that the body's central nervous system can function with minimal interference, which can help alleviate chronic pains while jump-starting natural healing processes. Additionally, the chiropractors can recommend a number of corrective exercises that help treat muscular conditions, and even provide lifestyle coaching that encourages visitors to adjust their daily practices outside the facility. Gilbert Physical Medicine continues to embrace new healthcare techniques as well, as demonstrated by its use of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block procedure to relieve all manner of headaches.
Stephanie Paschke opened Savante Salon in 2011, gathering an experienced staff of stylists and technicians to carry out an array of services, ranging from haircuts and highlights to bridal updos. Brazilian blowouts keep each lock flowing straight and smooth, and hair accessories, such as feathers, help clients look stylish and stay upwardly mobile with the peacocks at the country club. In addition, nail services run the gamut from traditional manicures and pedicures to specialized shellac and gel treatments, and waxing treatments remove unwanted hair, leaving the area as smooth as freshly sanded silk.
Dr. Jason Taylor, DC, MUAC, knows firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care and alternative medicine. Dr. Taylor was studying to be a dentist when he injured his back playing hockey and received his first chiropractic adjustment. He was so impressed with his pain relief that he decided to trade in his “Kiss Me I’m a Dentist” t-shirt and devote his professional life to helping others to experience the same healing. His passion for athletics now translates into the treatment of sports injuries, and he was recently certified in manipulation under anesthesia, a noninvasive procedure used to treat chronic pain.
The relaxing atmosphere of a traditional spa is balanced with professionalism of a doctor’s office at All About You Medspa. It’s staffed by a team of registered nurses, licensed massage therapists, and laser technicians. Their diverse menu of services also reflects this balance. Stylists take care of hair at seven different salon stations. Aestheticians perform chemical peels and photofacials—an advanced technique to remove red and brown marks from the skin—in addition to revitalizing European facials and manicures. Laser techs on hand use up-to-date technology to zap away hair for long periods—one of the many noninvasive, nonsurgical procedures offered at the spa.