As a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic James C. Martell knows his way around the human spine. He draws on his impressive knowledge to keep his clients' musculoskeletal systems in alignment with adjustments and hands-on manipulations.
Dr. Martell goes a step beyond chiropractic, though, with acupuncture treatments that redirect the body's flow of energy. He has been certified in the traditional Chinese needling techniques for more than a decade, and he continues to use them to help clients who are fighting migraines or need to be convinced that they aren't actually a balloon.
The team at Cottam Health Partners draws on training in a massive range of disciplines. Chiropractic doctor Neil Cottam has ben practicing for two decades, learning about techniques including lumbar flexion distraction and drop-table adjustment. Chiropractic care corrects misalignments and improves nerve communication between the brain and organs in the body. Under Neil’s supervision, the certified massage therapists knead and rub muscles to reduce mental and physical fatigue and improve range of motion after hard workouts or appearances in an infomercial about how dangerous trampolines are.
Luxury seldom looks as easy as it does inside Rambha Day Spa and Salon. The 6,000-square-foot space encompasses four expansive spa suites, where staffers perform hairstyling, massages and facials, makeup applications, and nail services. These are all interconnected by an elegant foyer, where a bling chandelier and a soothing floor-to-ceiling waterfall set the tone for indulgences to come. The salon’s menu is brimming with services that range from hair removal and aromatherapy bodywork to cut and color services with Redken and Matrix products.
Simplicity helps evict wily follicle lodgers with state-of-the-art hair-razing equipment. Painlessly pulverize strands from the upper lip, chin, back or front of neck, brow, ears, bikini line, or underarms with concentrated pulsed photons, which coax squatting follicles out of their skin homes with laser wavelengths and candy. Simplicity's triad of modern laser technologies promises safe, fast, and effective treatment, while eliminating about 90% of the pain commonly associated with laser hair removal.
Dr. Kenneth Pettit has flourished in every corner of the medical world. After completing his degree in osteopathic medicine from Western University College Of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, he went on to work as a family practitioner for Comprehensive Family Care, partner in Comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care, and the owner of Desert Ridge Urgent Care. A member of both the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Pettit has appeared at or near the top of the Ahwatukee Foothills News's Top Doctor poll every year since 2007, landing in the top three in 2008 and 2009 and winning the crown outright in 2007 and 2010-12.
When he's not busy racking up awards, Dr. Pettit works as the medical director of Luminescence Aesthetic Medicine. Here, the doctor shows off his equally impressive medspa training, which includes certifications from Rocky Mountain College of Electrology and Laser and Candela and membership in the Academy of Medicine and Laser Surgery and the American College of Phlebology. True to this experience, he and his team preserve youthful complexions and figures using a blend of traditional spa services and advanced technology. Patients can feel at ease as Dr. Pettit shows off his skills with dermal-filler injections and laser treatments for a range of aesthetic purposes, such as hair removal with GentleLase and a Sciton MicroLaser peel, which erases signs of aging such as fine lines and monocle scars. Beyond laser therapy, the clinic also refines skin with facials and peels that call on Obagi skincare products.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all services. Weary muscles can luxuriate in the completely dry hydro-massage bed as jets of water focus on pressure points along the spine and quietly sing sea chanteys to muscle knots until they succumb to the siren song of relaxation. The FDA-approved Luminous facial combines light therapy with topical spa products to tighten and clear skin, and oxygen therapy teams with aromatherapy to stimulate the body and calm the mind. Today's deal can also include a series of UV-free Mystic Spray tans, the airbrush application of which leads to a streak-free gold tone that attracts the eye of the swimmers and grizzled prospectors who populate the beach. The teeth-whitening treatment uses peroxide and premium-grade LED light to help lift tooth stains during 15-minute sessions.