Both co-owners of HealthPoint RX help patients decide what to put in their bodies—family nurse practitioner Ginger Dailey by recommending medications and delivering injections of Botox and Juvéderm, and licensed dietician Annsley Ulrich by designing nutrition plans. Together, they run a facility where sclerotherapy vanquishes spider veins and appetite suppressants curb the urge to splice your genes with those of a cake. Perhaps most importantly, their monthly nutritional counseling outfits clients with personalized meal plans, a practice that helps them lose weight without endangering their health.
After being laid off from his engineering job, Nelson Berry decided to open Stonehaven Massage & Spa. Now, more than two years later, Berry presides over a Stonehaven location that is as luxurious to lounge in as a private jet parked in a giant jacuzzi. In the stonework lobby, flowers cluster around mirrors and pitchers of lemon water. Murals of waterfalls and oceans signal the themes of each treatment room, where clients can relax during massage modalities ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue massage. From there, aestheticians can take over with facials or waxing services.
Inches Away Salon and Day Spa shapes curves and waistlines with leisurely 60-minute rounds of mineral body wrapping. Aestheticians coat clients in mineral-rich solutions before mummifying the body with elastic bandages and untorn ribbons from races never finished. Solutions draw toxins from the pores while replenishing epidermises with nutrients that tighten skin and diminish stores of fat cells. The Slendertone wrap softens skin while trimming inches as clients gently glide on an elliptical machine to bolster circulation and expedite toxin flushing. Clients leave the work to an über-rich balm in the Dreambody wrap, allowing them to trade light physical activity for some rapid eye movement on a massage table or giant flying tortoise, depending on the dream.
With 17 years of experience, Troutman Day Spa's resident aesthetician, Dora Lunsford, expertly rejuvenates faces, hands, and feet in her intimate spa. The 60-minute signature oxygen facial enriches skin with misty sprays of antioxidants and vitamin C. Lunsford carefully analyzes the composition of facial terrain before cleansing, exfoliating, and steam cleaning it to excavate dirt and fossilized chunks of sunshine. After massaging faces, necks, and shoulders, Lunsford cloaks cranial masks with a purifying paste that burgles skin of its most deeply buried grime.
Body, Mind and Spirit Med Spa's staff soothes clients in a tranquil oasis where aromatherapy gives depth to every treatment. Massage therapists knead stress away to the mesmerizing rhythms of a nature soundtrack teeming with water sounds. Even nail services get a spa-like treatment, including some pedicures augmented with hot stones. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians cleanse and soften skin during facial and body treatments using Dermalogica products. Spa packages include a signature service, where patrons remain on the table throughout a massage, pedicure, and facial, all performed by an experienced therapist. In this space, decorated in chocolate and taupe shades, leafy green plants add a pop of color.
Helmed by Doctor of Chiropractic Damian Scelfo, Carolina Spinal Care & Laser Therapy Center reduces client circumferences with spot-targeted fat reduction and body-vibration therapy. A non-invasive system, the Lapex 2000 BCS LipoLaser sneakily penetrates skin without breaking the surface, startling adipose cells into dropping their water stores, fatty acids, glycerol, and juggling pins. Once free of baggage, fat cells shrivel into unfat cells, visibly shrinking chosen areas in time. After the 45-minute treatment, newly narrowing forms shake and shimmy to the circulation-boosting tremors of a Wave vibration machine, strengthening previously concealed contours and relieving pockets of spare change. Sessions conclude with a relaxing 10-minute hydro-massage on an AquaMed Bed, with muscle-kneading jets of warm water soothing away tension while clients remain completely dry and fully costumed. Although many patients see results after one Lapex LaserLipo session, the number of treatments required for optimal outcomes varies from person to person.