Laser aesthetics might seem like a recent phenomenon, but PHR Centers' staff members have been using lasers to address clients' cosmetic needs since 1981. This gives them experience far beyond what you might expect in their industry. Dr. Amy DeRosa?a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon?oversees the centers' teams of registered nurses, licensed aestheticians, and laser technicians, who work together to treat a wide range of concerns by using the latest equipment and techniques.
By focusing on nonsurgical solutions to common aesthetic issues, PHR Centers can grant clients dramatic effects without the downtime of plastic surgery or the risks of time travel. The experts call on the Palomar Vectus cosmetic laser system to eradicate unwanted hair while cooling the skin for a more comfortable experience, and use Vaser Lipolysis, SmartLipo, and radio-frequency-based Vanquish treatments to contour clients' bodies by targeting stubborn fat deposits. To achieve a more youthful appearance, Deka SmartXide DOT therapy helps improve skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production, and Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels work to soften wrinkles and rejuvenate the complexion.
Jeff Glebe studied massage at the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. After graduating in 2001, he opened Michigan Therapeutic Massage to help people get through their body aches and discomforts and lead fuller lives. His first order of business was to assemble a staff of nationally certified therapists who also honed their skills at accredited institutions and in the real world. All male and female therapists are graduates from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy and are nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. All that education shows during massage sessions that aim to decrease muscle pain, soothe tension, and make clients' elbows jealous of their backs. In addition to their talents at the massage table, the group also spends time continuing their studies to stay on top of evolving techniques.
At Beyond Nails, owner Sandi Tomlinson leans on her 27 years of beautifying experience to lead a duo of technicians versed in nail art and skincare. The range of beauty-enhancing services includes facials, bikini waxes, and manicures with OPI Colorgel or CND Shellac polish that lasts up to two weeks, or the time it takes a tadpole to grow into his older brother?s jeans. Emery boards rasp gently, and tenor sighs drift from heated massage chairs in Beyond Nails' new, larger location.
At Holistic Harmony, holistic healthcare practitioner Michelle Marie Phaup works to help her clients bolster their physical health and access inner peace. One of her signature services is the Aqua-Chi ionic footbath?a detoxifying service that has helped Michelle Marie herself alleviate the symptoms of a chronic fatigue syndrome. She also applies her more than 20 years of therapeutic experience to offer other holistic services, including chakra balancing, foot and hand reflexology, and Indian head massage.
The trained kneaders at MC therapeutic massage pool more than 28 years of experience as they ease soreness with a range of soothing modalities. While myofascial release seeks to loosen connective tissues between the skin and sinew, deep-tissue massage unravels bands of tight, painful muscles. Trigger point takes a similar tack by focusing on tender knots. If left unchecked, these tangled fibers may lead to injuries that can make you miss your work's throw-a-pie-at-your-boss day.
Light pours forth from Absolute Tan, where UV rays bronze skin and infrared beams promote a relaxed, lithe physique. Having filled their airbrushes with Norvell bronzer, tan technicians coat limbs in an even, bronze hue that dries quickly without streaks. Lotions from Designer Skin, Ed Hardy, and the organic Badger Balm line nourish the skin while speeding the tanning process by increasing skin’s moisture.