Dr. Jeffrey Lewis didn't prepare for his interview for chiropractic school in the usual way. "I had to look in the dictionary to see what 'chiropractic' was," he chuckles. Dr. Lewis had just completed a degree in physics, and he had no experience in chiropractic. But after the interview was over, he realized that the two disciplines significantly overlapped—both are about structures. "It's all about balance… so it's an engineering problem. And that's what I am!" he exclaims. With that realization, he left physics behind for a career as a chiropractor.
Inside his office, where contemporary decor helps relax clients, Dr. Lewis strives to "keep it simple." He compares his clients' spinal x-rays with a normal spine, and then discusses how misalignments could trigger pain, organ malfunction, and an unfair limbo disadvantage. Though he doesn't write prescriptions, he frequently encourages clients to revisit their doctors for medication modification. However, he still thinks that pain is treated best after targeting its source. "If I'm stepping on your toe, what do you want to do? Take my foot off your toe or take a pill?" he asks. By treating the cause of his patients' maladies, he can help them realize happier lives without the contraindications and side effects of drugs.
As the company's mantra states, the staff of Physicians Medi-Spa aim to help clients reverse the various processes that wreak havoc on the skin and body. Under supervision from the doctors that own the spa, aesthetic technicians use an arsenal of elōs lasers and radio-frequency technology to unburden skin of signs of age, unwanted tattoos, and excess hair. Customers can avoid the invasive nature and downtime of plastic surgery with CoolSculpting treatments that target fat deposits, or Ultherapy ultrasound sessions that tighten facial skin loosened from years of playing checkers against high-powered fans.
Only a short wig toss from Corpus Christi Bay sits Salon Viaggio, a mecca for hair customization. Here, elegant chandeliers illuminate the salon's floor-to-ceiling dark wood shelves and OPI polish displays dazzle peepers with a full color spectrum of nail possibilities. Beyond tackling fingers and toes, salon owner Alorah Longoria draws on her degree from the Paul Mitchel School to revamp manes with cuts and color products by Schwarzkopf and Goldwell. She also adds length and volume to locks with extensions, and nixes fuzz from brow outskirts with a signature chocolate wax.
Rachel Pesina, the certified therapist behind Di' Massaggio Wellness, eases pain and subdues stress with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques learned over 15 years of professional massage experience. Before she opened her own practice, she attended the European Massage Therapy Institute, which demands 400 hours of hands-on practice and memorization of at least three massage-themed fight songs. In addition to nurturing injured sinews back to heath, Rachel’s gentle kneading motions and focused pressure help expel toxins, improve digestion, and increase mental alertness.
Doctors Michele and Marc Ibanez head up Ideal You Medspa, a clinic devoted to delivering modern beauty treatments in a welcome and caring environment. They and their team rejuvenate faces and bodies with services such as laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, and beauty injections, as well as traditional facials, chemical peels, and waxing. Those looking to shed a few pounds can take advantage of the med spa?s weight-loss program, which works to promote good nutrition, stabilize blood-sugar levels, and minimize blood frosting levels.
Under the direction of Dr. Ruben J. Almanza, the staff at Imagen Medical Spa overhauls clients' guises with a roster of med-spa treatments. Skin savants perform laser hair-removal treatments to deforest follicular fields and inject Botox and Juv?derm to correct slack skin. The spa's licensed aesthetician rejuvenates visages with peels and facials, and complimentary consultations ensure guests select the correct treatments and complete their tax returns.