In 2005, stress pushed Michelle McCormack to the brink of spiritual and physical collapse. Though her fast-paced finance job tested her limits, it had the happy consequence of awakening an interest in yoga, relaxation therapies, and holistic healing. Soon, she drew up a business plan and founded IHP Clinic Solution, a practice that serves the mind, body, and spirit of its patients. Today, at Aviva Health and Wellness Clinic, McCormack oversees the operations of wellness professionals who help patients become healthy inside and out.
Instead of just prescribing drugs or spoonfuls of sugar, Aviva's medical professionals thoroughly evaluate each patient. Then they recommend treatments that combine the best practices of conventional and alternative medicine. Medical services, including treatments for diabetes and heart disease, improve physical health, whereas spa and wellness services, such as acne treatments and body wraps, simultaneously improve looks and confidence. Treatments target a wide range of health- and beauty-related desires, helping patients lose weight, recover from illness, or reverse signs of aging.
It’s no coincidence that portraits of Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe line the walls of Timeless Laser Rejuvenation Center. Each of these women has come to represent the timeless beauty that Timeless Laser Rejuvenation Center helps patients achieve with their advanced skin and body treatments.
The doctors can often be found wielding a SmartLipo system that melts away pockets of unwanted fat without the risks associated with traditional liposuction, or keeping busy imbuing their patients with beauty in the form of Botox and other dermal fillers that erase fine lines and wrinkles. A team of skilled aestheticians takes the helm during less invasive procedures that rely on Obagi and Skinceutical products to reduce signs of acne, rosacea, and aging.
The center’s advanced equipment lives up to the staff’s remarkable breadth of experience. Hair removal, acne, and IPL lasers erase sun damage and facial veins, and Venus Freeze treatments work on skin tightening, body contouring, and reducing the appearance of cellulite and to-do lists scribbled on thighs.
After suffering from a number of painful complications tied to an allergic reaction, Quiet Touch's owner Jennifer Apolinario says that massage therapy was what made her feel whole. Trigger-point massage helped to relieve severe migraines, and craniosacral therapy worked to restore balance after being paralyzed on her left side. She opened Quiet Touch to share the healing power of touch through massage sessions rather than by high-fiving every sad-looking person she passes. She incorporates Biofreeze products during joint massage to restore flexibility with a cooling sensation similar to an ice pack. Paraffin dips, which for Apolinario relieved the stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis, envelop hands and feel in soothing warmth.
Dr. Luis Del Rio and the crew at Infinite Health & Spine Center not only relieve structural and muscular issues with traditional chiropractic adjustments, but also attempt to stop pain before it starts. The clinic's own weight-loss program can alleviate some of the pressure placed on spines and muscles, sparing clients future back problems. When pain is already present, licensed massage therapists knead bodies with five different types of massage. The entire staff is bilingual, so they can consult with patients in either Spanish or English, though a single syllable of Italian makes them cry in confusion.
Equal parts med and day spa, technicians at this one-stop beauty depot refine surfaces with noninvasive treatments and relaxing services. Lasers do double duty, with techs abolishing hair growth on legs, arms, and bikini zones with the Syneron lasers customized to skin type permanently stunt the growth of unwanted hair or smoothing out wrinkles with ThermaScan's infrared rays. To further boost youthful appearances, staffers inject wrinkles with facial fillers, such as Botox, and buff away fine lines and curlicues with microdermabrasions. Sauna sessions and two diet plans help curb out-of-control curves, and eight types of massages soothe overworked muscles.
An Aveda "Lifestyle" salon, Matthew Michael's Experience promises a relaxing escape with every visit. The staff has been carefully chosen for both their technical skill and their style savvy, and their treatments for men and women incorporate products derived from flower and plant essences. In addition to the haircuts and coloring treatments, the stylists offer their "sensory rituals," which include hand and scalp rituals that follow through with the salon's mission of turning salon visits into holistic experiences that enhance the body and the mood. By combining these rituals with beautifying treatments and Aveda's plant-based products, Matthew Michael's Experience offers an opportunity to transform their looks while simultaneously achieving balance.