Within six float tanks, some the size of an entire room, Float On hosts more than 1,000 meditative float sessions a month. These tranquil facilities and dedicated customer base allows it to boast the title of America's largest float center. Inside the chambers, bodies enter a state of true relaxation as stress-activated cortisol levels decrease and pleasure-producing endorphins are released in the brain. Each float tank comes with a balanced blend of water and Epsom salts allowing previously nonbuoyant bodies to float for 90-minute sessions. Minus the pressure from gravity, spines uncoil, muscles relax, and blood circulates swiftly. The brain, meanwhile, sinks into a deeply restful state attainable elsewhere only through meditation or by sharing a jacuzzi with a string quartet.
At Willow Medical Spa for Women, the staff has a two-tiered focus: women?s health and women?s beauty. Board-certified Dr. Elizabeth McCorkle helms the center?s gynecological practice, where she treats women of all ages, from the Iron to the Industrial. Her range of services includes menopausal health, contraceptive options, and minimally invasive surgical procedures. At her side are Krista Todd, a medical-aesthetics practitioner and medical assistant, and Dana Higgins, a medical assistant. Together, they staff the aesthetics branch of Willow Medical Spa for Women. In this domain, they perform such services as Exilis body sculpting to flatten unwanted curves and Whisper dry laser peels to abate facial wrinkles.
Led by semblance-savvy husband-and-wife team Dr. Daniel Kort and nurse practitioner JoAnne Engel Kort, Renew Clinic and Spa restores bodily beauty with medical expertise and cutting-edge laser technology. Light years beyond dated light bulb hair removal, laser hair removal gently coaxes rogue follicles from their derma dens and permanently eviscerates them after an average of six to ten treatments. A numbing cream thickens skin against the laser's subtle sarcasm, with most patients reporting only a mild tingling sensation, increasing with the darkness and thickness of the hair.
Not only has Matt Peter performed more than 30,000 laser treatments over the course of his career, he has also trained under some of the pioneers in the field. Matt leads the operations at Strokes of Beauty, a cosmetic laser clinic that gives clients respite from spider veins, pigmented blemishes, wrinkles, and unwanted body hair. The technicians here can safely treat an array of imperfections on the full spectrum of human skin tones and hair colors, and clients are granted with a satisfying laser experience that yields quick results and long-term efficacy. Matt stays on top of current laser-medicine trends by regularly attending continuing-education seminars and training sessions throughout the year.
The doctors and staff of MediPro Direct Slim use a truly holistic approach to weight loss—that is, they target fat from both the inside and out. Their arsenal of noninvasive fat-reduction technology handles the job from the outside, calling on lasers, sound waves, and mechanical massage to flush fat from the body in treatments that can be performed in as little as a lunch break. The Cavi-Lipo system, meanwhile, uses ultrasound energy to painlessly perforate fat cells in a treatment that has been demonstrated in real-time at trade shows and featured on Dr. Oz.
To spur weight loss from within, the team offers a number of effective weight-loss programs. According to the client's body type and weight loss goals, the experts can devise a regimen that incorporates specialized protein or low-calorie nutrition plans to help bodies shed pounds and gain energy.
Advanced clinical nurse specialist Barbara Kaylor has spent her three decades in the nursing industry in intensive care, neurologic departments, hospice environments, and more. She even served as the Chief Nursing Officer at a hospital, which means she'd drive the building whenever it transformed into a tank. But at Ageless Lifestyle Aesthetics, Barbara turns her clinical skill set toward an area she's especially passionate about: cosmetics. Because she's a clinician with advanced certifications, Barbara can use systems that are off-limits to many aestheticians. She approaches advanced techniques including injectables, laser and light therapy, and ultrasound skin-tightening from the standpoint of a medical professional, always taking the time to educate clients about each therapy's relationship to their overall health.