Their specialty is in the name: at Advanced Life Clinic, experts employ state-of-the-art technology and methods to help clients advance their looks. Noninvasive treatments for the body range from laser hair removal to contouring and fat-reduction sessions, and dermal fillers subdue wrinkles above the neck. The center goes beyond cosmetic concerns with hormone-replacement therapy and physician-supervised weight-loss programs that help clients make lasting life changes.
Licensed massage therapist Amanda Peoples draws on more than nine years of experience in the medical field to help clients escape tension, chronic pain, and joint immobility with a collection of massage modalities. In her studio, she calls on techniques from nine different massage styles that include trigger-point therapy, shiatsu, prenatal, and sports massage. Her gentle kneads and gliding strokes may help increase blood flow, and reduce stiffness, pain, and tension. After a massage, clients may be able to fight off germs with a stimulated immune system, and more flexible joints allow them to comply with the court-ordered “kick me” signs on their backs.
Dr. Patrick Wilson has reconstructed the ears and cleft lips of residents in other countries, and he has also found a way to give back to the community in which he grew up––by helping its inhabitants feel confident. At Wilson Plastic Surgery, he lifts, reduces, and reconstructs body areas, enhances natural features, and removes stubborn areas of fat. Alongside a medical aesthetician, he helps rid skin of fine lines, acne, mild scarring, and lipstick marks with medical microdermabrasion, facials, and exfoliating peels using skincare products from PCA Skin, Therapon, and Colorescience.
Herbalist and nutritionist Linda Lucas calls on 30 years of nutrition experience to facilitate wellbeing and natural healing. Ionic detoxifying footbaths aim to harmonize bodily energies and evict toxins through the pores, a more pleasant method than removing them in radioactive sneezes. During each session, haggard hooves rest in a tub of warm water charged with inside-purging ions for 35 minutes. Treatments draw toxins and unsavory chemicals out through the feet and into the water, eliminating icky things that retreated northward during your last barefooted tickle fight. While feet languish in hot liquids, jealous tongues can relish a cup of hot herbal tea.
At Five Points Chiropractic, Dr. Sam McGough draws from his training at Texas Chiropractic College and more than 10 years of experience to help patients overcome pain. He utilizes spinal decompression equipment to gently remove pressure from the disc, a process that has been shown to increase blood flow to injured areas and promote pain relief. When addressing whiplash and sports injuries, he applies manual adjustments. Neither method involves any medication or invasive techniques, relying instead on the body's own healing properties.
Blue is everywhere here, from the cerulean-, azure-, and aquamarine-stained windows to the very name of Blue MedSpa. Dr. Landon McLain, medical director of the beauty haven inside the Westin hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre, helms a team of registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians who focus on restoring youthful appearances. They use advanced equipment such as SmartLipo to reduce the appearance of cellulite, IPL laser machines for photofacials, and six types of dermal fillers to send fine lines scurrying beneath floorboards. Blue also provides traditional salon and spa services with Pureology and Redken products, as well as skincare products from iS Clinical and its own signature line. Regardless of the service, each med-spa staffer takes a holistic approach to treating clients to ensure their beauty goals are accomplished.
Absolute Nutrition boasts four northern Alabama locations, including its recently opened Huntsville store inside Riviera Fitness Center. The shop stocks health-boosting vitamins and supplements that build the physique. Opti-Women tablets deliver vitamins and nutrients tailored for the female body, and Opti-Men supplements contain enzymes and vegetable extracts. Protein-packed brownie bars and whey shakes fuel muscle growth without the confused glances one gets while slurping spinach straight from the can.