Geena Smith takes an integrative approach to beauty at Savvy Skin-Care, focusing on the biology of the body as well as the balance of the mind. Her credentials as a medical aesthetician, massage therapist, reiki practitioner, and vice president of the United States help her treat her clients with their overall holistic health in mind. A soothing Japanese face-lift massage accompanies all of her facials, providing an extra element of relaxation along with the expected cleansing and refining. Geena's enzyme peels make use of organic solutions, and she always chooses nontoxic cosmeceutical products for her treatments. Geena augments her 15 years of experience by continuing her education and attending workshops and seminars.
Heart2Heart Radiant Reflexions Wellness & Aesthetics Center combines the abilities of a licensed massage therapist and an aesthetician to help patrons find tranquility and health. Treatments include moxibustion, a traditional Chinese technique that aims to stimulate the body's healing process with a box of burning herbs placed at acupoints on the body. Gua sha, also known as scraping, is believed to oust pathogens by swiftly scraping a spoon over stiff body parts, which are often coated with oils. Along with the rare treatments, more familiar options include hypnotherapy, reflexology, deep-tissue massage, waxing, facials, microdermabrasion, and Dermaplane.
A Navy veteran, graduate of Arizona State University?s kinesiology program, ACE-certified personal trainer, and master massage therapist, Jerry Coy knows a thing or two about the body. The fruits of Jerry?s achievements come to a head at Jerry Coy Massage & Healing Arts Spa, where the 10-year massage therapist tends to the mind and body in as many ways as his vast experiences permit. He treats his clients to massages that run the gamut from custom treatments?which include aromatherapeutic blends of Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques?to LaStone Therapy, a geothermal treatment that alternates between applications of hot and cold stones.
But just as Jerry?s prior studies and certifications go well beyond the field of massage, so do the services he provides. During his salt-glow exfoliating scrubs, he uses blends of mineral-rich salt, pure jojoba oil, and medical-grade essential oils that he mixes himself on the day of each session. He also offers far infrared body wraps to encourage cellulite reduction as well as nutrition counseling to help clients squeeze back into the bucket seat of their first car.
Cindi Kerzie, RN at Stellar Skin & Laser beautifies complexions with nonsurgical treatments. From her half-hour refresher facial to more heavy-duty medical peels, her customized aesthetic services diminish signs of aging and rejuvenate skin. The beauty pro encourages collagen growth with fractional laser resurfacing or with collagen-infusion needling treatments. Beauty injections debilitate wrinkle muscles for months, and dermal fillers plump up lips or marionette lines. Cindi is a certified medical laser technician with a skill for permanently reducing unwanted body hair. She treats both male and female clients, expertly smoothing muttonchops, bikini zones, and backs with the Palomar StarLux laser.
It runs in the family. Nationally certified doctor of chiropractic Michael Abromovitz follows in the homeopathic caregiving footsteps of his father, medical doctor Alan M. Abromovitz. While Alan was a founding member of the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Examiners, Michael founded Gilbert Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic. There, he addresses underlying causes of symptoms, rather than just the symptoms themselves, in private treatment rooms or in a physical-therapy-treatment bay. It?s not just about taking care of a nagging injury or a chronic ache?Michael plies his trade for a more enduring and ever-present sense of health and well-being.
In order to accomplish that bigger kind of health, Michael, Alan, and their team use both high technology, such as x-rays, and the oldest technology of all, the human hands. Their talented massage therapists put to work five modalities ranging from deep tissue to trigger-point therapy. Another keystone of the practice is their spinal-decompression therapy?a chiropractic technique that expands the spine, making it easier to return bulging disks and vertebrae back in place. The technique is popular with Michael and his staff, who use it to treat everything from back pain to spinal arthritis. Their other services include acupuncture treatments, but exclude having a professional baker slather your back with blueberries and knead your back muscles like so many pie crusts.
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.