Dr. Tuchinsky has accomplished a lot, even for someone who's been in business for 30 years. He's appeared on TV and written books on health. He's served as a chiropractor and health coach to thousands of people. Today, he's still building on that knowledge as he helps those patients avoid surgery by fixing their posture, diet, or spinal alignment. He's aided in that mission by MRIs and other diagnostic tools that can reveal hidden medical issues causing back pain, headaches, tension, and other symptoms.
With the vision of a healing center combined with aesthetic beauty, stylist Kerri Humphries and health practitioner Sarah Ulmer formed a venture in 2005 that is now Vava'u Salon & Health Centre, formerly known as Confessions Day Spa. Housed in a new 4,800 square-foot building, the owners use client satisfaction as a measuring stick of success, often stating that it's important to accompany their clients on their journeys. The salon features a diverse menu of services performed by multitalented staff members. Signature non-surgical services such as bodysculpts and PRP face help to reinvigorate each patron's appearance and restore confidence. A color and aroma bar that helps style coiffures to clients' content. Facials help remedy myriad skin concerns, such as acne or aging, and massage ousts tension with Swedish or deep-tissue techniques.
The body-bronzing specialists at SunDaze Tanning Salon help pelts attain a darkened sheen through both UV and UV-free tanning services. For guests who once dated the sun and miss its warm embrace, 10 Ergoline tanning units—including a Sundash 252 Radius standup booth and a Prestige 1100 bed—shower artificial sunbeams upon exteriors. For a darker contour sans ultraviolet rays, spray-tan technician Megan airbrushes patrons at the studio, at parties, or during house calls—customizing an air-propelled solution to each client's complexion and desired look.
Certified aesthetician Erica Parker treats a variety of skin and body issues inside her eponymous business. Using years of training and experience, she treats visages with microdermabrasion treatments, facial peels, and relaxing facials, which treat acne, signs of aging, and clogged pores. If clients have unwanted facial and body hair, she swiftly removes it with warm wax. Along with the medical director, Erica combines ultrasound, radio frequency, and infrared heat to reduce inches and tighten skin during non-surgical, body contouring treatments with Liposculpt, a painless procedure that requires no downtime.
A butter-yellow canine named Praline formerly comforted nursing-home residents at pet-therapy sessions. Now, she serves as the tail-wagging mascot of Go Madd 4 Massage. Owner and massage therapist Diana Beranek takes Praline on strolls that cover up to 15 miles each week, and also practices pet massage therapy on the pooch's muscles. However, the tender care that Diana lavishes on Praline isn't reserved only for her pet; she also relieves physical stress and pain for human clients, drawing on 15 years of massage experience and a knowledge of deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massage techniques. Clients recline on a heated table surrounded by candles as soft music or recordings of Top-40 whale songs lull minds to peace. Heated lotion keeps flesh warm, and essential oils put nostrils at ease. A large massage room hosts twosomes with tense backs or a shared muscular knot.
Licensed massage therapist Gita G. Carpenter finds sources of healing within the individual. At The Healing Farm—part of Gita Yoga—she taps into these physical origins of vitality, whether touching her palms to energy meridians or evaluating each of the cranial bones. Aside from performing Reiki and craniosacral therapy, Carpenter coaches students through yoga asanas and meditations. She further complements her holistic therapies with vegetarian cooking classes that incorporate fresh, natural ingredients such as sun-ripened Twinkies.