Board-certified physician Dr. Gater believes that the sure-fire path to health is not prescription medications, but good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. “If I could,” says Dr. Gater on her bio, “I’d love to hand a patient running shoes and a tasty plate of vegetables instead of constantly scribbling out prescriptions.” That’s why her weight-loss programs focus on the whole person, providing not only meal recommendations and supplements but also regular coaching in order to instill participants with self-help skills and good eating and exercise habits. With the right lifestyle changes, Dr. Gater believes that the body can transform itself for the better. AdvoCare’s 24-day challenges are tailored to all lifestyles and health issues, from office workers with flagging energy to athletes looking for a boost in performance. Dr. Gater also specializes in aesthetic treatments, such as radiofrequency skin tightening and cellulite reduction, along with primary and urgent medical care.
Holistic Touch's experienced massage therapists harness the pampering power of therapeutic kneads to improve the general well-being of their clients. With the one-hour aromatherapy massage, a skilled muscle molder will craft a soothing concoction of aromatherapy oils specifically blended to address each client's needs and childhood aspirations, from reenergizing, uplifting whiffs to sweet, de-stressing wafts. All massage modalities help ease bodily aches, pains, and stress and can also help muscles recover from freak time-traveling injuries.
Drawing on an arsenal of natural Aveda products and med-spa technology, the staff at Pure Skin and Body tackles tension and skin trouble with a variety of procedures. The salon specializes in a range of laser treatments, in which trained technicians wield focused beams of light to remove sun spots, dissolve multicolor tattoos, and prove to their parents that not only super villains use lasers for a living.
Aestheticians complement laser sessions with depilating waxing or threading treatments, organic or microdermabrasion facials, and permanent-makeup application. They can also help to augment health naturally with vitamin-supplement kits, which customize vitamin intake based on medical analysis to strengthen hair, skin, and nails like a doctor’s birthday wish. Carried on air rich with the scents of aromatherapy, slow sighs drift through the salon, emanating from patrons undergoing hot-stone massages.
Experienced brow sculptors at Fashion Boutique rely on the ancient Indian technique of threading to banish superfluous fringe and emphasize natural beauty with minimal discomfort. Using cotton strands left over from underground cat’s cradle competitions, depilation-deft hands twist two threads together and roll them across the brow line to retrieve a fine band of hair and dismiss it from service, resulting in a clean, natural arch. This efficient, 15-minute treatment creates a clean and precise hairline, and because it removes hair at the follicular level, it can also last longer than plucking or tweezing. Side effects may include minor fatigue from absorbing admiring glances.
Clogged pores and knotted muscles meet their match at Zen Fusion Wellness Spa, where aestheticians and therapists call upon more than a quarter century of collective experience to pamper patrons with a menu of facials, body wraps, and massages. Though they specialize in diverse fields, the staffers share a common belief that no salon experience should be one size fits all. Signature treatments, such as the ultimate facial and hot-stone massage, reflect this philosophy, showering each guest with personal attention and varying to accommodate unique skin types and conditions. Clients in search of slimmer silhouettes can avail themselves of body wraps, which cocoon legs and torsos in a cellophane sheath designed to shed inches and promote the growth of nascent wings.
A compass rose adorns the modern stone salon floor at Glitz Salon & Spa, its eight points indicating the stylists surrounding it as they cut, color, and style the hair of their clients. Behind the white leather styling chairs, the staffers wield their blow-dryers and brushes to add a polishing finish to modern and classic new ‘dos. A glittering entryway chandelier adds a touch of romantic softness to the otherwise sleek decor, much like the face-framing bangs on the Venus de Milo.