When it comes to dogs, Elite Canine Daycare & Spa's owner Lisa Hoselton has seen it all. Over the years she has shown dogs, trained dogs, and studied canine nutrition. At Elite Canine Daycare & Spa, she and her staff of stylists and trainers implement their diverse knowledge of dogs, pampering canines with grooming services and presiding over cage-free daycare facilities. Groomers tend to furry clientele in a calming environment outfitted with flameless candles and canine furniture designed to withstand frantic tail wagging. Pups relax with foamy bubble baths and vanilla blueberry facials or show off new breed-specific haircuts. Canine birthday parties give dogs a reason to cut loose seven times each year, devouring doggie birthday cakes and looking forward to doggie retirement.
Inside the Douglaston School of Music and Art, certified yoga instructor, Daniela Crocchiola, uses her years of experience and extensive training to guide students through hot vinyasa yoga and ballet bar classes. Brought to her mother's yoga classes as a young cobra, Crocchiola learned the benefits of regular stretch sessions at an early age and credits the practice for helping her grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. While working in Manhattan in fashion and cosmetic marketing, Crocchiola studied a variety of yoga styles, such as Bikram, ashtanga, and kundalini, and obtained 200 hour yoga teaching certifications recognized by the Yoga Alliance and by loyal downward facing dogs everywhere. In addition to being a certified yoga instructor, Crocchiola's skills equip her to lead Pilates and ballet bar workouts.
The physician-supervised and highly trained staff at Norcal Medical focuses its energies on weight-loss treatments, dermal fillers, and Botox sessions. They consult with clients to find the best of five injectables to firm and hydrate their skin. Their medical-weight-loss center finds slimming strategies to suit clients of all ages, and Zerona laser liposuction helps achieve the results that diet, exercise, and constant fidgeting can't accomplish. Each painless treatment results in no redness, swelling, or downtime for clients, who can have the procedure done during their lunch breaks. Dr. Lana Burkhead presides over the clinic's celebrations of youth.
The holistic practitioners of The Vitality Spa help clients discover alternative, pharmaceutical-free therapies. A slate of cleansing and energizing services, ranging from colon hydrotherapy to aromatherapy massage, support the body's natural detoxification processes. To create an atmosphere where guests feel comfortable and taken care of, Vitality's team lights candles throughout its treatment spaces and plays relaxing music recorded by a local grandmother. On the way out, clients can speak with a wellness consultant who can advise them on products for at-home care.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Thomas Vamvouris, the staff at Better Bodies has used the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology on more than 1,000 patients. This laser is designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, the staff operates the apparatus for 40 minutes, gliding low-light lasers over clients’ waistlines, backs, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can exit the body. The disintegrated lipids can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process.
The noninvasive treatment used by the Better Bodies team requires minimal recovery time, and technicians perform a succession of sessions within 72 hours of one another. Their patients can boost results with healthy eating habits, daily exercise, and regular hydration. Caffeine and alcohol decrease the procedure’s effectiveness, just as lead boots decrease a hurdler's speed. Better Bodies also provides nutrition therapies, detox plans, and goal counseling that can help their clients sustain the results from Zerona treatments.