In Tibet, the word "bardos" means "an interval between two things," an escape from external pressures. Certified massage therapist Jamie LaNeave helps clients suspend day-to-day cares through relaxing, holistic hands-on therapies. Before she became a massage therapist, LaNeave learned the strengths and limitations of the body's muscles and tendons during 25 years as a professional dancer. Armed with this understanding, she sees massage therapy as a way to help the body overcome chronic pain through physical manipulation of soft tissue. All of the practitioners are also trained in neuromuscular therapy, which can help ease chronic back pain. Most importantly, LaNeave identifies each patient's issues early on and helps build a plan to help them with whatever treatments are necessary.
Each session at Hands on Massage Therapies incorporates several types of massage to suit each client’s individual needs. Therapists blend services ranging from sports and pregnancy massage to trigger-point therapy and wax treatments, which encase the hand in a thin layer of paraffin to sooth the skin and protect the fingers as they juggle fireballs.
In English, Bella Corpo translates to “beautiful body,” and that’s exactly what the spa and salon’s staffers hope to help patients achieve. Their services range from traditional skincare—facials, anti-aging peels, and microdermabrasion—to infrared body wraps, which can flatten cellulite and tighten skin as patrons lie within a cozy, cocoon-like encapsulation.
In the 30 years she's spent in the beauty and hospitality industry, Renia Williams has learned the secret to helping people relax––eco-friendly products and a gentle touch. With a quick flick of the wrist, Renia whisks away unflattering hair from brow outskirts with wax or tweezers. Her invigorating steam facials rejuvenate complexions, and her shellac mani-pedis leave nails with chip-free armor for up to two weeks. Renia also offers services geared toward the Y chromosome, such as the manlycure, which provides gentle repair for hands and the beloved foam fingers that house them. Complimentary nibbles of wine and cheese add an air of sophistication to each specialty pedicure.
Dr. Thomas W. Clark leaves no stone unturned as he guides patients on the path toward weight loss. The published author and his team at Dr. Clark’s Center for Weight Loss Success explore a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options, searching for the right fit for each client. Dr. Clark is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine as a bariatric physician, and has performed more than 3,500 weight-loss surgeries since 1994. He has assembled an experienced staff—including a former second lieutenant in the Air Force with a bachelor of science in nursing, four certified personal trainers, and nutritional coaches—to help patients achieve their goals.
In addition to offering several types of surgery, the doctor has designed a medically supervised weight-loss program that includes lab work, an eating plan, group fitness classes, and personal training. As part of his signature Weight Management University curriculum of on-location and online classes, Dr. Clark and his weight-loss clinicians perform 14 individual counseling sessions to promote progress, communicating with clients in person or via telephone, Skype, or two tin cans connected by a taut string.