Step into the soothing oasis of Hair & Body Spa and allow an expert massage therapist to untie knotted muscles and knead stress to a smooth loaf, ready to replace any worn-out couch cushion. Before your custom massage commences, a heavenly hydrotherapy bath marinates muscles in a water tub, which can be beneficial for arthritis or improving joint flexibility. Then choose from Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, trigger-point, hot-stone, or pre-natal techniques for your personalized massage. A classic Swedish uses long, connective strokes to improve blood flow and muscular relaxation while relieving tension, whereas reflexology applies pressure to specific points on the hands and feet, each with an exclusive connection to a body part and its function. The pre-natal massage alleviates pelvic and spinal pain while reducing swelling, tricking your baby into thinking he or she is bungee jumping from a waterfall during birth.
Registered nurse Lisa Grissim opened Profiles Laser & Medical Aesthetics to improve the health and look of the body’s largest and most visible organ: the skin. She recruited Dr. Thomas Miller to supervise the staff, which includes fellow registered nurses and licensed aestheticians. The crew’s intense focus on skin treatments—which range from anti-aging laser treatments to Botox injections—grants them a degree of expertise they use to help customers understand their skincare options. Staffers unpack technical terms and lend personalized advice to steer clients toward ideal treatments. Lisa explains, “We want to form lasting relationships with clients and rejoice with them as they experience the changes they desire.”
Though it has the staff, state-of-the-art laser equipment, and immortality serums of an advanced med-spa, the office sets itself apart with an upscale, salon-like atmosphere. Sun floods the lobby, where bunches of flowers and potted plants add an organic element to the modern décor. Shelves line up some of the world’s premiere skincare lines, including Obagi, Avène, and SkinCeuticals.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Jones and his medical aesthetician, Christy, nip, tuck, and tighten bodies with surgical and blade-free procedures at Lakevue Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They augment and reconstruct breasts, lift faces, and fine-tune noses, or sculpt new physiques with liposuction and Kemper tools. They also shoot down unwanted hairs or tighten slack skin with noninvasive lasers. To further enhance patient comfort, the clinic boasts a special, dimly lit private waiting area for cosmetic clients who may be feeling sensitive after a procedure, as well as a "lidocaine lounge" where patients practice magazine origami while waiting for their numbing solution to take effect.
Nutrishop's range of body-bolstering products includes supplements designed to bestow clients with increased strength, decreased weight, and a healthier lifestyle. Develop lean muscle and diminish fat with the aid of a container of Nu-Tek Pro5 protein powder ($29.95/2 lbs.), a sustained-release formula that infuses bodies with whey, potassium, and egg albumin to foster muscle growth in conjunction with pushups, pull-ups, and dead-lifting sleeping roommates. Katalyst Hypercor tablets ($79.95) can increase resting metabolic rates to stoke fat-burning fires, and NOW vitamin B12 ($7.95) fosters nervous system health. Nutrishop also offers free meal-plan consultations and guarantees to beat competitors' prices by using their finely toned biceps to bend quarters.
Under the supervision of a plastic surgeon at Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness, nurse practitioner and an obesity specialist Taylor Minchey uses her expertise to oust extra pounds from frames. She brings an added dose of empathy to weight-loss programs, too, having slimming down from 265 to 150 pounds herself. With that experience in mind, she designs systems that blend nutrition, exercise, stress relief, and attention to hormonal imbalances and sleep patterns. The programs uses contemporary research and focuses on maintaining lifelong wellness by reshaping behaviors that negatively impact health, such as overeating when among friends or overeating when fire hydrants turn out to be full of chili.
To aid in the war on weight, the staff enlists fat-burning lipotropic injections of vitamin-B cocktails and FDA-approved appetite suppressants as needed. Male testosterone therapy replenishes dwindling supplies of the hormone in an effort to inhibit hair loss and promote muscle growth. A slew of health-oriented tests and thorough examinations at each visit chart the progress of diet plans.
Under the watchful eye of a board-certified physician, the technicians and medical professionals at Lab Tests & More diagnose their patients using thorough wellness testing programs, kick-start their metabolisms with nutritional supplements, and help employers tighten up their ships with drug-screening services. The community-conscious staff protects the health of their patients’ whole families with immunizations for measles, hepatitis, tetanus, and the flu. DNA experts help fill in the branches on family trees with lineage testing and ancestry population matches. The center’s arsenal of health and wellness regimens and diagnostic tests can reveal troves of helpful information for patients, from allergy tests that discover sensitivities to foods and pollens to general health screenings that document blood chemistry, lipid profiles, and hidden superpowers.