Board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Naveed Elahi takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, disease prevention, and whole-body health at Health First Wellness Center. The practice specializes in chiropractic medicine, a science that aims to alleviate such common conditions as headaches and neck pain without the use of drugs, surgery, or noogies. In cases where traditional chiropractic medicine does not apply, the doctor rounds out the treatment menu with acupuncture and clinical massage therapy, two ancient modalities that can reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Furthermore, personal training and nutrition counseling help patients ward off the specter of disease in a more reliable manner than hanging garlic cloves on their treadmills. In addition to MedSpa services including laser hair removal and VelaShape body smoothing and contouring, Health First Wellness Center also offers yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes.
Though it's connected to the KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, the calm, relaxing atmosphere within Paradise Mist Spa makes it feel miles away. The spa's decor transports guests to a beach in the tropics, with palm fronds in front of walls painted sky blue and sunset red. Eight treatment rooms lie beyond the waiting room with a team of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians soothing visitors with services from body wraps to facials. The tropical theme even carries through to the spa’s products, which contain ingredients such as coconut milk and Fijian honey. Though Paradise Mist caters mostly to adults, it also offers services for children at the Enchanted Lagoon Kids’ Spa. Such features earned the relaxation haven a place on the Daily Herald’s 2012 Readers' Choice list.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Together with a team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical staff, the board-certified physicians at Complete Clinics design weight-loss programs based on patients' body chemistry and specific goals. They use health markers such as resting metabolic rate, insulin resistance, and cholesterol and blood-glucose levels to customize their programs. A personalized, calorically nonrestrictive diet helps patrons achieve sustainable results without counting calories, purchasing costly specialized foods, or measuring out portions with a microscope. The clinical crew can bolster weight-loss efforts with doctor-supervised HCG injections, B12 injections, and prescription medications. This hands-on clinical approach has garnered attention from numerous local media outlets, including NBC and CBS News.
To further individualize treatment, the doctor and medical staff offer specialty programs for brides-to-be, new moms, and people with diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome. They help clients meet health and wellness goals with innovative equipment such as Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning technology, a pressure-changing device designed to simulate interval resistance training.
Doctor of Chiropractic Leo Potetti takes time with his patients. His goal of not only treating pain, but also educating each patient, means that he devotes part of each initial appointment to getting to know visitors and their aches. His thorough examinations can uncover concerns ranging from herniated discs to tennis elbow and pinched nerves, and he often makes a diagnosis and immediately begins treatment during that first visit. Seeking to correct bad habits and prevent further discomfort, Dr. Potetti instructs which activities, positions, and dance routines to refrain from, and suggests exercises designed to alleviate conditions.