Board-certified ER physician Dr. Don Gates knows the dangers of obesity first hand. After experiencing a 40-pound weight gain and a huge spike in blood sugar levels a little more than a decade ago, he decided it was time to take control. Today, he draws from his own past experiences to help others manage obesity-related disorders or remain at an ideal weigh. At Scale Solutions, he oversees medical weight loss programs that rely on appetite suppressants, diet plans, and fitness routines. To help clients overcome fatigue, he also administers lipotropic injections that are rich in vitamin B12 and metabolism-boosting amino acids.
After kneading the backs of the Washington Redskins as their massage therapist for three years, Lenny Resnick's lithe fingers now banish any aches that come their way. He specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage, among other modalities, and also boasts skills in cellulite-reduction and reflexology techniques. As the proprietor of his own practice, Lenny schedules his appointments with plenty of time in between so that sessions remain as leisurely as a sloth's Sunday afternoon yoga session.
Although the hairstyles crafted at Abracadabra Hair Salon & Boutique might seem like magical feats, they're actually a direct reflection of the styling team's refined skills. With scissors and an array of haircare products at their disposal, the stylists create voluminous layers, enliven locks with highlights, and arrange strands into updos for special occasions, such as weddings or graduations. The salon's team also dolls up digits with gentle nail services.
Growing up, James Dowling watched his family suffer from chronic illnesses, and even battled his own pain, for which Western medicine gave little relief. His investigations led him to an interest in drug-free and tactile therapies. He enrolled at DoveStar Institute to study under reiki masters, and earned his massage-therapist license, colon-hydrotherapy certification, and reiki mastership. At Phoenix Holistic Center, he balances bodies and minds through diverse methods such as sound therapy and kriya massage, which incorporates one continuous stroke that only ends when the therapist's arms become tangled.
Coastal Vein & Cosmetic Laser Center, which includes The Spa at Coastal Vein, is headed by board-certified cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Capallo and his staff. They fulfill beauty needs with custom aesthetic treatments in their sleek black-and-white beauty oasis. Techs boot unsightly veins with the help of traditional removal treatments such as sclerotherapy and three advanced lasers: the 120-watt Dornier Medilas D FlexiPulse, the thermocoagulating Veinwave, and the varicose-banishing D940 laser. Private treatment rooms also host skilled techs who eradicate unwanted hair with the high-speed LightSheer Duet laser system or temporarily perk up aging expressions with dermal fillers. To further enhance beauty at home, Dr. Capallo can evaluate and prescribe the Obagi Nu-Derm System and Latisse products.