Your Choice Wellness's nutrition and wellness consultant Megan Slechta employs her AFPA-certified skills in motivating patients to fulfill healthy, productive goals. During the one-on-one, personalized session, Megan evaluates both physical and mental health, measuring blood pressure and body-mass index, identifying particular stressors, and brainstorming a solid foundation of self-improvement goals and rock-band names. Armed with their mentor's experience and ongoing support, protégés then set out for the long road ahead, confident in their ability to avoid the potholes and donut mirages ahead.
Razzle Dazzle Spa deals in physical transformation. The day spa features numerous ways to spruce up and attain a new look. For the hands and feet, aestheticians offer manicures and pedicures with an option for long-lasting Shellac polish. They outfit customers with eyelash extensions and makeup applications, and Razzle Dazzle Spa also offers full-body waxing for smooth skin.
Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.
When licensed cosmetologist Chuck Fiegen founded Capri College in 1966, he knew that the best way to prepare students for the work force was to start at the top—with the educators. By sending his instructors all around the world to learn the latest trends and techniques, he was giving his students access to information they couldn't find in any textbook. More than 45 years have passed, but Fiegen—who continues to run the beauty school with the help of his six children—remains a stickler for teaching excellence. He can occasionally be found observing teaching methods and offering his two-cents on the clinic floor.
Inside the ACCSC-accredited college, instructors with at least three years of experience bolster students’ employability with training in cosmetology, massage therapy, aesthetics, and nail technology. Students put their training into action in the student-staffed salon and spa, where they paint and snip dull strands, and soften extremities with paraffin treatments. In the spa, students dole out five types of massage modalities, from relaxing Swedish strokes to Thai massage, which addresses tension with yoga-like stretches and the pressing of eject buttons. Their panoply of facials help counteract skin woes, such as fine lines or acne, whereas microdermabrasion buffs away dead skin, sunspots, and other facial imperfections with an onslaught of sodium-bicarbonate crystals.
Dr. David Harvey sees relieving pain as only half the battle. He prepares to combat pain and recurring injury with an extensive array of techniques and technologies, including the Activator adjustment method, electrotherapy, and a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator. Dr. Harvey and his staff bid adieu to sharp, searing muscle pain, back pain, and headaches—although the doctor believes the relief is only temporary if patients don’t understand the root cause of their distress. So Dr. Harvey and his staff delve through a detailed medical history, physical exam, and x-rays to identify and correct imbalances in the body through manual adjustments, nutritional counseling, and rehabilitation exercises.
Barbershop quartets meld their voices to produce a sound no individual member could make. Similarly, the four doctors behind Chiropractic Health Care Associates marry the work of their hands to relieve pain in a holistic way. They examine each patient’s needs, consulting medical documents and x-rays to thoroughly understand the nature of injuries or pain. They then prescribe a course of treatment to aid recovery. Programs may involve traditional spinal adjustments or K-laser therapy treatments, which use light to increase blood flow and white-blood-cell raves in the targeted area.