After honing her skills as a managing partner at the Body Enhancement Center in Paducah, Kentucky, Elizabeth Harris took the reins at the second location in Franklin. Once she actually purchased the business, she moved to a larger building and expanded services to include lypossage, oxygen treatments, body wraps, and her own body-contouring creation, CelluSleek. Harris also created her own skincare line, Alleia Skin, based on the legend of Alleia, the siren who discovered five natural streams in Capri.
With the goal of bettering body image, the spa staffers perform massages, facials, and body wraps. They also use the Medilift system, which targets stubborn fatty areas and is championed by celebrity speaker Robin McGraw. The newly installed Celebrity Room accommodates up to four simultaneous services during business events, social gatherings, or sweet-16 parties. Old-World European decor, complimentary wine and cheese, and a lack of pickpocketing chimpanzees cultivate an atmosphere of hospitality and relaxation.
Rejuv Health Makeovers focuses its efforts on five health-boosting specialties—chiropractic services, body renewal, fitness therapy, spa services, and weight loss—and maintains its multifaceted efforts by requiring each of its practitioners to periodically swap brains with other experts. Patients who arrive for a single service, be it a body wrap or facial, get the attention they need, and when "you need an integrated approach, Rejuv really shines," says director Dr. Beau Mauldin, who believes that everyone's individual needs require personalized attention. Devoted to overall wellness, the clinic helps elevate health with measurable results and without drugs or invasive methods.
As a licensed massage therapist, Stephanie Athena-Marie Lawson is well acquainted with the human body. But in addition to healing muscle aches through therapeutic massage, she also turns her attention to the fields of energy she senses around clients' corporeal forms through reiki, energetic healing, and intuitive body-awareness counseling. Stephanie also puts together service packages, such as a pre and postnatal package so moms-to-be can relax before and after the hard work of carefully assembling their infants.
A graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Daniele Pimenta-Revord customizes bodywork for clients using a blend of Eastern and traditional massage techniques. Clients can indulge in Swedish and deep-tissue styles or take advantage of Daniele's in-depth study of neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage, and shiatsu. Daniele works one-on-one with individuals suffering from repetitive-motion injuries, such as athletes, musicians, and dashboard hula dancers.
Better In Balance, LLC’s founder, Thomas Gilliford, discovered the therapeutic powers of Rolfing not through research, but as a patient. An avid soccer player, he spent many of his days on the field, straining his muscles to the point of pain. He sought the help of numerous caregivers, from medical doctors and chiropractors to physiotherapists and acupuncturists, but the pain never went away. A conversation with a friend inspired him to try Rolfing, and after his first session he felt the pain ebb. Soon after, his perspective on how he cared for his body changed, and he decided to help free others from pain through Rolfing himself.
Now a Certified Rolfer, Thomas builds relationships with his clients as he gently manipulates their connective tissues, taking the care to treat each as a linked component to the rest. His posture-efficiency-increasing techniques not only target pain caused by sciatica, tennis elbow, and runner’s knee, but also help patients recover from injury so they can return to their favorite pastime—playing tennis while running on a treadmill.
Within his studio, Gary Remes, a second generation massage therapist, works to restore balance to bodies using a unique technique he created called Neuro-Fascial Re-Education. Remes perfected this technique over the years by drawing on his 25 years of massage experience. Taught at the Namti School of Massage and in Sedona, Arizona, the technique combines acupressure, myofascial release, and other healing methods, tailored to soothe a wide range of emotional and mental stressors, including carpel tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, postural problems, and TMJ. A graduate of the St. Jude Medical Center’s Chronic Pain program, he draws on extensive work and training experience with John Barnes PT; Dr. Gustave Suffin MD,DO; Dr. Karen Lee, OMD; Reggie Griffin and Danielle Boyer, Doctors of Chiropractic; as well as his grandfather and uncle to assess or treat chronic pain.
The health practitioners at Louisville Wellness Center work with one unified purpose: to heal, inspire, and connect with the greater Louisville community. They do this through health and wellness services that range from massage therapy to naturopathic medicine and psychotherapy. Through nutrition coaching, they help clients effectively address digestion issues and stabilize energy levels to avoid afternoon face-plants into computer keyboards. The knowledgeable staff also educates the community throughout the year with monthly wellness talks, women’s mindfulness groups, and training sessions.