At Pure Beauty, staff members work to help clients shave off inches and reduce the visibility of cellulite with body wraps and VelaShape treatments. During infrared-heat wraps, essential oils work with the wrap as well as the spa's tightening booster in an effort to lose inches of fat from targeted areas. Alternatively, VelaShape treatments work by combining infrared and bipolar radio frequencies and are designed to reduce cellulite and slim down areas, such as the buttocks, hips, and stomach.
Med spas and day spas may appear similar, but in reality, they're about as different as a baby and the American president he's dressed as. In order to earn the name med spa, a business must employ physicians, who oversee the various beauty treatments, as well as a medically trained staff. That's because the services offered by med spas tend to be more invasive than those offered at day spas.
At Tre Jolie MediSpa, a board-certified surgeon leads a team that includes skincare specialists and a registered nurse with more than 35 years of experience. These experts seek to improve appearances with services that range from Botox and Juvederm injections to laser hair removal and laser vein therapy.
Tre Jolie MediSpa also fine tunes bodies with less invasive services, such as facials that use PCA Skin products, body waxing, and Latisse eyelash-enhancement serum.
Sports Massage Therapy's massage therapist, Fernando (Fred), employs more than a decade of experience in massage therapy and three years of physical therapy aide in his sports massages. He can help heal muscles after injuries or get bodies prepared for feats of strength and endurance before an event. As a Reiki practicioner, he also helps balance energy by flowing reiki through chakras with healing hands.
The individual attention of personal training and the camaraderie of team workouts converge at The Edge, a 3,000-square-foot kettlebell gym inside Personally Fit’s workout studio. Here, certified personal trainers lead three types of functional fitness classes that use tools such as weighted sleds and suspension-training harnesses to increase strength, burn calories, and gear up for Santa’s annual reindeer tryouts. During the studio’s signature kettlebell classes, students sculpt limbs and cores using cast-iron weights shaped like small cannonballs. To help to prevent injuries and reap each motion’s benefits, a Russian Kettlebell–certified instructor stresses proper form throughout the workout. The earth’s gravitational pull powers TRX classes, which help up to 10 students to master body-weight exercises using suspension-training straps. Since each movement can be tailored to a variety of skill sets, these workouts suit the needs of new exercisers and seasoned athletes alike. Built around a circuit of cardio and strength stations, boot camps boost fitness levels with sandbags and battling ropes, not piggyback rides from Richard Simmons.
Like its name, Chiropuncture, Inc. is a hybrid. Only the two distinct things the center combines aren't acupuncture and chiropractic?those practices often go hand-in-hand?but rather a holistic medical clinic and a traditional spa. The former is the domain of Doctor of Chiropractic Danny Lai, who has been running a chiropractic clinic since 1997, and has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2005. Dr. Lai sees each chiropractic patient personally, adapting his treatment regimen to the patient's specific maladies, be they arthritis and migraines or ADHD, anxiety, and insomnia. He speaks English, Vietnamese, and Spanish, so communicating with him is easier than talking to a fern that only knows Swahili.
The second side of the center, the spa, has some reassuring credentials of its own. It uses the popular Dermalogica line of products in its skincare services, which include a Power Regeneration treatment for mature skin and a revitalizing eye rescue that erases the dark circles that appear under eyes when you haven't had enough rest or have fallen for the old "inky kaleidoscope" trick again. The rest of the menu is a grab bag of waxing services, massages, and synthetic-lash and makeup applications.
The doctors and staff at Ultimate Weight Loss Solutions equip their clients with every tool necessary to eliminate fat from their body. They offer a variety of options from injections of concentrated vitamins and amino acids to meal replacement shakes or supplements, that help clients control their weight without resorting to invasive procedures. Mainstream products including HCG, Phentermine, and OPTIFAST shakes are available from the docs, and they also prescribe lesser known remedies such as nutritional supplements that address a variety of issues, such as a fear of carrots.