As they stroll along the green, undulating grounds of the Marriott's Wildfire Golf Club, guests watch as a fire pit slowly comes into view. White sand golf hazards slope along the grassy surface, and rows of palm trees sway. Then, they arrive at their destination: Meritage Steakhouse. Inside, spotted cowhides cover chairs beneath cream-and-burgundy ceilings high enough to allow room for a black-tie food fight. Expansive windows complement meals with natural sunlight and landscape views.
All of this is the setting for the restaurant's main draw: steaks. Filet or porterhouse, dressed with b?arnaise or white truffle butter, paired with lobster tail or scallops, the steaks are filled with a soft textured tenderness that only comes from using the best aged, marbled cuts. Meritage operates on an organic, sustainable philosophy, and partners with a largely local community of farmers, fisheries, and artisans. All of the steaks hail from just two ranches?one in California and one in Colorado?that pride themselves on their cattle's vegetarian diets.
Doctor of Chiropractic Radman Rahiminejad and his team of nine other chiropractors work to correct spinal misalignments with treatments that may include spinal decompression, physical therapy, soft-tissue massage, or a combination of all three. Massage therapists also soothe everyday stress by tapping out Morse code lullabies to spinal columns, using techniques that increase circulation and preempt future tension or pain. Weight-loss plans may utilize HCG or B-12 injections to aid in the inch-whittling process, while specialty lab testing can check for other issues such as hormone imbalances or food allergies. BackFit Health + Spine is an integrative practice, with a team of board-certified chiropractors, physicians, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners working together to improve patient health through personalized wellness solutions, including medical weight loss, pain management, and hormone replacement therapy. The Mesa location also now offers spinal decompression.
Within the homey, lavishly appointed confines of Tranquil Infusion Skin Care, licensed aesthetician Erica calls upon her specialized training to beautify her clients with balancing skin tones and anti-aging treatments. Erica customizes facials to individual skin types and concerns, using both organic and medical-grade serums?including Image Skincare products?to alleviate everything from acne to aging. Diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, for instance, can mitigate lines and age spots, and Erica?s customized acne program helps eliminate blemishes with pharmaceutical-grade cleansers, manual extractions, and electrical currents designed to speed up healing and recharge burned-out Rudolph noses. All products used are paraben-free and contain no mineral oils or petrol products, and many of the organic lines are also sulfate- and chemical-free.Clients can also opt for add-ons during their sessions, including clay masks and brown-sugar body scrubs, and a Botox-alternative is also available.
Lin Marcyan's path to becoming a small-business owner was paved with a series of happy accidents. For years she worked as a personal trainer and fitness competitor, until an injury laid her low. After some trial and error, she discovered that massage therapy helped her manage her injury, and decided to enroll in massage school. She graduated at the top of her class, and began working as an independent practitioner at a chiropractor's office. Just a few months later, however, the chiropractor had to close the practice.
Instead of letting this setback derail her, Lin decided to buy the space and turn it into Unity Wellness Studio. There, she draws upon her experiences to help clients achieve whole-body wellness. In that spirit, her service offerings include a wide variety of therapies, from yoga and personal training to massage therapy and wellness workshops. Unity is open to clients of all ages, as Lin sees the studio as a place where families can enjoy pursuing wellness goals together.
Inner Radiance Spa, a "Best of Groupon" in 2011, knows the key to achieving and maintaining healthy skin: treating it with non-toxic products. To that end, the specialists rely on organic products from the Hungarian Eminence Organic Skin Care line, which incorporates ingredients such as flowers, herbs, and fruits instead of harsh chemicals.
But the spa's earth-friendly approach doesn't just benefit faces?its commitment to sustainable practices includes using biodegradable cleaning supplies, recycling, and serving fair-trade tea. The business even utilizes a water filtration system that prevents staff from having to buy bottled water or squeeze a cactus till it cries. This green approach was spearheaded by founder Shaly Vassigh, who recalls her education at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and experience as a holistic skincare practitioner to offer spa treatments that nourish both the skin and the earth.
The technicians and physicians at Simplicity Laser Hair Removal work to evict wily follicle lodgers of all colors with advanced hair-razing equipment that combines FDA-approved diode, Nd:Yag, and alexandrite lasers. Customers can gently pulverize strands in one body area with six or eight treatments of concentrated pulsed photons, which coax squatting body threads out of their skin shelters with laser wavelengths and candy. Alternatively, opt for a full year of treatments to tackle multiple areas across unlimited visits. Simplicity Laser Hair Removal's triad of modern laser technologies promises safe and effective treatment during each session of 30 minutes or less. Although these treatments can be effective in permanently reducing unwanted fuzz, most patients require 8–12 sessions for full reduction due to hair-growth dormancy, laser-absorption rates, and hard-to-locate follicle foxholes.