Since she was a young girl, Berni Massari has been aware of her instinctive ability to sense illness in other people. She used her gift to assist medical doctors during exploratory surgery, and, after struggling to find a satisfying career path, decided to apply her talents in the field of natural medicine. Massari went on to earn her PhD and become a fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy. After working in nursing homes, where traditional Western medicine was not meeting all of the residents' needs, she opened her own group of elderly care homes, and witnessed the restorative powers of homeopathy combined with a healthy dose of compassion.
The natural healthcare specialist, author, and weekly radio-show hostess now shares her passion for healing at Integrative Health Associates. Her wellness philosophy incorporates both classical homeopathy?which uses one remedy at a time to treat disease?and time-sensitive preventative methods to diminish conditions such as chronic pain, allergies, anemia, and psoriasis. The caring practitioner even treats pets, including ferrets suffering from diabetes or parrots who develop laryngitis after living with opera singers.
Phoenix Cool Body founder and CEO Dr. Michael Carlton helps patients to shed inches by treating the biological, psychological, and social components of body contouring with Venus Freeze treatments. In addition to helping individuals to lead healthy lifestyles, he uses the Venus Freeze body-contouring system to reduce inches, alleviate stretch marks and cellulite, and tighten slack skin on faces and bodies. Magnetic pulses, along with radio-frequency waves harvested from discotheques, penetrate subsurface tissue as the instrument warms and massages. The combination of invisible energy heats fat cells?which encourages them to shed their contents?and promotes blood flow and collagen production to diminish wrinkles and tighten skin.
Microgenesis is a safe, 60-minute facial treatment designed to beautify all skin types by combining the healing powers of Microdermabrasion (a $60 value) and Laser Genesis (a $175 value) treatments into one targeted, customized facial. A skilled aesthetician uses a fine sand tool to gently exfoliate the skin while suctioning dearly departed skin cells and old muffin crumbs from the face's outer layer. Resist the urge to eat the subsequently applied strawberry-spearmint mask, as it will erase the mask's topical benefits, which include improving skin tone, fixing broken capillaries, and hydrating the skin. Like a metaphor for life, once you think it's all over, a bright light in the form of a laser emerges from the mist to heat the upper dermis. This safe, comfortable method stimulates healthy collagen, reduces the appearance of pores, decreases wrinkles, and tightens loose hinges. The strawberry-spearmint Microgenesis process treats uneven skin tone and diffuses redness, leaving skin as silky as a dolphin torpedo.
Dr. Jayshri Gamoth has spent the last decade diagnosing and treating skin conditions that range from simple rashes to skin cancer. At her practice, a team of certified physician assistants and an aesthetician claim victory over acne and rosacea with special pore-cleansing facials and IPL photofacials. Medical-grade chemical peels from SkinMedica aim to smooth fine lines and brighten skin, while cosmetic injections like Botox and Juv?derm reduce the appearance of more pronounced lines. Preserving the health of skin, meanwhile, isn't just a medical goal for Dr. Gamoth?she also serves as a living example of careful skincare as Mrs. Maricopa County, for which her platform is skin-cancer awareness.
The Hippocratic oath?do no harm?defines the work at Ahimsa Medical Center so completely that they named themselves after it. "Ahimsa", which means "do no harm" in Sanskrit, stands as the model for the center and its practitioners, who specialize in naturopathic medicine, chiropractic health, and massage therapy. Each one brings a holistic approach to his or her work, whether administering clinical services such as acupuncture treatments and nutritional management or aesthetic services such as scar therapy, age spot removal, or birth-year reassignment.
The physician-supervised staff at American Photon Lipo Centers, which also serves the Chicago area, offers noninvasive alternatives to liposuction and facelifts. Using BioSlim technology's red light, they can shrink fat cells during BioSculpt treatments or tighten skin during BioLift and BioRejuv treatments. The FDA-approved treatments yield similar results to their surgical equals, and they do so without the threat of scars, downtime, or hospital-room neighbors who lie awake plotting to steal your jello.