Often employed by athletes recovering from workouts or injuries, cryotherapy uses subzero temperatures to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and increase mobility. During each session, up to four guests spend 30 seconds inside an antechamber cooled to -66 degrees Fahrenheit, then 2.5 minutes in a main chamber at -166 degrees Fahrenheit. Though the skin's surface temperature can drop by more than 30 degrees, the treatment's short duration keeps guests' core temperatures at normal levels. Upon exiting the chamber, guests move into an exercise room where they stimulate reparative blood flow by performing a 10-minute cardio workout or visualizing a grocery-store shopper sneak 11 items into the 10-items-or-less line.
US Cryotherapy provides necessary safety gear to keep hands, ears, mouths, and noses warm, and recommends guests come dressed in gym shoes and swimsuits. First-timers must complete a brief physical-readiness questionnaire, which screens for health conditions that may cause complications during cryotherapy sessions or attempts to gain part-time work as an ice sculpture.
Under the direction of Dr. Paris E. Royo, a board-certified ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon, the staffers at Royo Eye and Laser Center dedicate themselves to bringing the world into focus for their clients. They bring years of experience to every service, from basic eye exams to more intensive procedures such as LASIK, reconstructive surgeries, and implanting 3-D glasses. After meeting with doctors, patients can browse an optical department that sells name-brand frames or tend to the rest of the face with cosmetic services, including Botox and dermal fillers.
Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.
Led by fitness coordinator Patricia Moore, Performance Physical Therapy offers a full schedule of bootcamps and fitness classes. Body Blast Bootcamp builds strength and increases energy during 30-minute workouts, while Zumba courses burn calories for students of all ages and abilities. In addition to classes designed for the elderly and those with disabilities, Performance Physical Therapy offers nutrition programs and workplace wellness programs.
Board-certified surgeon and vascular specialist Dr. Syd Garfinkle has been practicing medicine in the Sacramento area for more than 35 years. Over three and a half decades, he has become an expert at wiping out unsightly veins using a variety of nonsurgical methods. During sclerotherapy treatments, Dr. Garfinkle uses injectable medications to collapse and dissappear spider veins while diverting blood back into healthier vessels. Alternatively, for vericose veins, he can guide a thin laser fiber into the veins to zap them shut during endovenous laser treatments (EVLT).
At Creekside Medical Spa, doctors focus closely on aesthetic issues, from facial fine lines to unwanted body hair. They applies their medical skills to help patients banish wrinkles for up to four months with Botox injections and also oversees laser hair removal with the Palomar Vectus laser system. The nurses and medical aestheticians on staff at Creekside also provide a slew of services, including diamond microdermabrasion and Obagi Blue chemical peels.