Patrons of Your New Image relax and rejuvenate with soothing massage therapies and medically advanced beauty treatments applied by a cadre of registered nurses, massage therapists, and aestheticians. Ideal for treating superficial skin conditions such as fine lines, acne, and dull skin, a microdermabrasion treatment applies a pumice of microcrystals to gently scrub away dead skin cells and prep the face for the absorption of valuable minerals and stray compliments. The follow-up mini facial sees a dermal specialist further enhance clock-rewinding with a personalized cocktail of skincare products to cleanse and hydrate the skin. A one-hour Swedish massage applies broad, sweeping strokes to stress-occupied muscles, reducing soreness and pain and sending tensions scattering like a rubber-band ball with a cherry-bomb center.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
The team of doctors at Lifetime Health and Wellness Clinic knows that sometimes the backbone falls short of its duty to protect the spinal cord. An abrupt jar from a car or limbo accident can cause one of the segments to shift and impinge on delicate nerve material. When that happens, the team is ready to correct injuries with nonsurgical procedures.
In addition to traditional chiropractic adjustments, the health experts relieve pain using laser therapy, which reduces inflammation and accelerates wound healing. Another option is ultrasound therapy, which eases joint and muscle pain with high-energy sound waves, as well as natural pain-relieving injections. If neither of those treatments are right for the job, electrical impulses can be sent into certain parts of the body to block pain signals.
The clinic also tends to overall wellness with blood tests, internal medicine care, and weight-loss programs that teach clients how to eat healthy and extract all the carbs from bread.
Dr. Cress—specializing in sports medicine, migraines, headaches, and chronic pain—and Dr. Karm—specializing in women's health, nutrition, and pediatrics—help keep bodies healthy without drugs or surgery. In addition to chiropractic and acupuncture services, Active Care Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers other health-focused services such as physical therapy, nutrition counseling, custom-fit orthotics, and Myofascial release therapy. Specialty programs include a corporate-wellness program featuring massages and lectures on health, as well as weight management programs that help patients eat right and lose weight. They also operate the Music and Fine Arts Clinic, where Dr. Karm’s lifelong musicianship helps her tackle the unique stresses and strains that plague artists and musicians.
The staff at Satori Massage Spa harnesses the powers of unique muscle-mending techniques and massage styles to knead away stress and chronic body aches. The Swedish massage incorporates a systematic series of gentle strokes, circular pressure, Morse-code tapping, and straight-faced tickling performed by an experienced therapist, resulting in increased blood circulation and relaxation. The deep-tissue massage uses focused strokes to knead across muscle grains and break up knots dwelling in skin and connective tissue, releasing chronic tension developed from straining muscles during tissue-box-throwing competitions. Whichever one-hour session clients choose, they can let their muscles unwind and endorphins release as skilled hands precisely rub bodies and put on shadow-puppet shows.
Brow threading may be the raison d'être of the aestheticians at Eyebrow Expressions, but the team also ably branches out to de-fuzzing other parts of the body, including services for legs, face, and intimate areas. Inside the salon, which is located within Meijer, the aestheticians can also remove hair with threading, an ancient Indian technique that uses a long, wound cotton thread to zip hair away in precise lines without irritating the skin. Because the process is so gentle, the team can thread lips, chins, necks, and delicate vestigial wings.
Salon 117 & Essence Day Spa treats tender outer layers to the touch-ups and rubdowns they so earnestly crave. The combo massage rubs out tension in a session that alternates between gentle Swedish strokes and diligent deep-tissue techniques.