Trained in aromatherapy, reflexology, and all manner of massages, Leah Taylor customizes all of her services to fit her customers' needs. Taylor doles out massages in packages that range from 15 minutes to two hours in length, allowing clients to designate exactly how much time they?d like to be tenderized before they reemerge into the world or baste themselves at home. Prenatal, sports therapy, and Swedish massage number among Taylor?s many specialties, with most services supplemented with add-ons such as hot-stone treatments and reactive-heat muscle therapy.
A medical aesthetician and certified Minkys eyelash extension trainer, Terri Arucha helms It’s The Perfect Touch, where she treats clients to advanced skincare and beauty techniques. She treats acne-prone, aging, and dull skin with a series of skincare treatments, including customized facials, LED skin therapy, and microdermabrasion. Applied one at a time, Terri’s semipermanent lash extensions give eyes a natural-looking pop, enhanced further by an expert makeup application or brow wax.
Licensed aesthetician Judy Despiris, founder of Aesthetic Images, specializes in corrective skin care, using Image Skincare products with pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Along with her deep cleansing facials, Despiris performs an array of clinical treatments such as microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and vitamin-C hydrating lifts.
At Sierra Tahoe Laser and Wellness Center, Dr. Michael Nelson treats patients of all backgrounds through a nurturing, holistic philosophy. Dr. Nelson draws on 19 years of experience in chiropractic and functional medicine as he follows a lab-based approach to identify the root causes of bodily issues, using detailed reports and recommendations to help mend everything from adrenal fatigue to Type 2 diabetes. The center flaunts an arsenal of advanced technology, including a frequency-specific laser whose beams of light stimulate acupuncture points while repairing tissue and reducing inflammation to help relieve endocrine imbalances and allergic reactions. The Class IV laser, meanwhile, targets deep tissue and alleviates maladies such as arthritis and ligament sprains from competitive rock, paper, scissors tournaments.
Dr. Louis Bonaldi harnesses the dexterity and finesse he honed as a concert pianist while performing the Center for Plastic Surgery's slate of surgical and noninvasive services. Equipped with a team of experienced aestheticians, Dr. Bonaldi oversees facelifts and body-slimming procedures that can outfit physiques with a younger-looking appearance more effectively than shopping in the kids' section at a costume shop. A diverse roster of medical skincare services includes microdermabrasion, beauty injections, and laser treatments. The skilled staff also tailors weight-loss programs based on the Paleo Diet system, which replaces processed foods and deep-fried silverware with healthy, sustainable cuisine.
At Perfect Balance Therapies, one can relax by doing or through pampering. The staff includes fitness instructors who lead a full slate of weekly classes, including yoga and TRX, a total-body-resistance workout. Meanwhile, licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, acupuncturists, and a chiropractor inspire serenity through traditional spa services, such as facials, massage, aromatherapy, and detoxes.