With degrees from Brigham Young University and Cleveland Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Aldridge uses holistic treatments to address chronic pain, illness, and general wellness issues. His techniques include manual adjustments and instrument-delivered tune-ups, which he administers after an initial consultation and exam. Massages bolster chiropractic efforts and relax muscles, while nutritional testing reveals stressed body systems or misplaced pencil erasers from elementary school.
Though primarily known for its expression-enhancing facials, Surface Medical Spas extends its professional pampering practices to soothe burdened bodies and tender tendons with a series of stress-subverting massages. Acquiesce to an aromatherapy stone massage that mellows muscles with an essential blend of oils. Or, opt for classical carnal conditioning with the spa's signature rubdown, which mixes Swedish techniques with deep-tissue therapies and reflexology.
The seasoned specialists at Serenity Spa pamper clients with custom facials and massages in 60 minutes. In the signature facial, an expert aesthetician gently traces a planchette over the pores to tailor a treatment to the client's particular needs. During the signature massage, a therapist thwarts the effects of stress by loosening knots and manually melting toughened tissues to shoo out toxins and tension. In both treatments, caregivers advise clients on how best to care for their corps when faced with modern urban life and its unjust dearth of trained monkey butlers.
At the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgeons Brent D. Kennedy and Steven Constantine use their expertise to bolster patients' appearances. Dr. Kennedy, who holds both a medical and a dental degree, established the institute in 1988 to he train doctors from across the country in a continuing-education fellowship program. He also shares his extensive knowledge as a clinical associate professor of aesthetic maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and has seen his surgical techniques published in several medical journals and textbooks. His colleague, Dr. Constantine, combines his experience in surgical procedures with a deep-seated desire to get to know his patients and witness the positive mental transformation that follows the physical one.
In the 7,000-square-foot state-licensed surgical facility—which offers overnight stays and 24-hour nursing care—the duo performs a variety of procedures, ranging from face-lifts and tummy tucks to laser skin resurfacing. A master aesthetician is on hand to care for skin with anti-aging GlyMed Plus and Obagi products.