Started by dynamic mother-daughter duo Layna and Lorraine Genewick, L Spa Therapeutic Massage and Skincare has grown to a staff of six experienced spa experts. These pros tailor skincare services to different skin types, detoxify bodies with wraps, and harness the exfoliating power of advanced microdermabrasion technology. L Spa's team of massage therapists kneads backs during therapeutic bodywork treatments. The light strokes of a Swedish massage promote relaxation, and deep-tissue sessions hone in on specific muscle groups in order to relieve pain from old sports injuries or particularly intense debate-club tournaments.
"My first guest is a cosmetic surgeon who is an expert on quick-fix makeovers," Montel Williams announced to his studio audience on a fall day in 2007. "Please welcome Dr. Sofia Rubbani to the show!" After her introduction, Dr. Rubbani proceeded to straighten out a woman's crooked nose with dermal fillers, beef up a pair of thin lips, and erase spider veins with a laser, all in a clinic set up backstage.
Hailing from New York, Dr. Rubbani continues to tout the benefits of these speedy, nonsurgical procedures at Tucson Cosmetics. She expertly injects solutions, such as fillers, collagen, and plasma, to iron out facial wrinkles with minimal downtime. She also makes use of Thermage's radio-frequency energies to tighten skin and send secret messages to truckers. For those seeking more dramatic results, Dr. Rubbani surgically alters droopy eyelids, removes moles, and mends torn earlobes.
Koko FitClub Oro Valley exercise programs were designed by fitness pros Rob Parr, Kathy Kaehler, and Michael Wood, who together boast a portfolio of high-profile clients including Madonna, Hugh Jackman, and numerous professional athletes. The trio's digitally empowered program pushes personalization at all levels, from tailored routines to individualized results and goals. To accommodate trainees, each gym houses hybrid exercise machines built for both cardio and strength training, eliminating the need to either change machines or bench-press friends in between reps. To begin, guests insert Koko keys into machines, which then display personalized routines broken down in a comprehensive manner. Throughout the workout, the system monitors technique, pace, and overall progress, which clients can later review on a private web page.
Power House Pilates instructor Lorraine Edminster seeks to expand the physical strength and range of motion of her students with workouts based on the teachings of Ron Fletcher. Fletcher’s modern Pilates discipline, known as Fletcher Work, relies heavily on slow, dissected movements and percussive breathing techniques, which require practitioners to respire with sound and to the rhythm of the Batman theme song. Each 55-minute private lesson convenes within the calming beige walls of a private studio, where students toughen cores both on the mat and with the help of specialized equipment. Over the course of three sessions, exercises can progressively define abdominals through increased resistance and by drawing on a six-pack in Sharpie.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Sophie Jacob, chiropractic medicine goes beyond the bones—it’s in her blood. Jacob grew up watching her father care for patients in the field for 30 years, deciding early on to follow in his footsteps and become a second-generation chiropractor. She originally helmed two practices in her hometown of Quebec City, Canada, before moving to sunny Arizona, where she performs treatments ranging from adjustments and custom orthotics to a variety of detoxification services.
Perhaps her most important mission, however, is assisting patients with their weight-loss and fitness goals. During an interview on KGUN 9's The Morning Blend, Dr. Jacob admitted to struggling with her own weight as a child, exemplifying empathy with regards to the physical and emotional impact of excess poundage. She has designed an alkaline-food-based weight-loss program to restore bodily balance via detoxifying protocols, supplements, and hormone testing. Dr. Jacob has also treated professional athletes and has competed in several athletic events, including triathlons, swimming matches, and marathons to the moon and back.