Eleven years ago, fellow massage students Terrie and Bret Lonow watched the rising sun from the back of Bret's pick-up truck, sipping coffee and imagining a future together in business. Today, the friendship has blossomed into a marriage and the dream into a reality. The pair of therapists helm Massage Way, where they employ flowing strokes, targeted pressure, and hydrating oils or lotions to fend off the physical, mental, and spiritual manifestations of stress?such as soreness and the development of a third brain lobe to house surplus worries. Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and reflexology modalities ease pain and cultivate relaxation in a warm, serene room with quiet music.
Registered nurse Lisa Grissim opened Profiles Laser & Medical Aesthetics to improve the health and look of the body’s largest and most visible organ: the skin. She recruited Dr. Thomas Miller to supervise the staff, which includes fellow registered nurses and licensed aestheticians. The crew’s intense focus on skin treatments—which range from anti-aging laser treatments to Botox injections—grants them a degree of expertise they use to help customers understand their skincare options. Staffers unpack technical terms and lend personalized advice to steer clients toward ideal treatments. Lisa explains, “We want to form lasting relationships with clients and rejoice with them as they experience the changes they desire.”
Though it has the staff, state-of-the-art laser equipment, and immortality serums of an advanced med-spa, the office sets itself apart with an upscale, salon-like atmosphere. Sun floods the lobby, where bunches of flowers and potted plants add an organic element to the modern décor. Shelves line up some of the world’s premiere skincare lines, including Obagi, Avène, and SkinCeuticals.
Under the supervision of a plastic surgeon at Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness, a nurse practitioner and a fitness consultant combine their expertise to oust extra pounds from frames. Nurse Taylor Minchey brings an added dose of empathy to weight-loss programs, since she battled to lose 80 pounds after the birth of her first child. With her own experience in mind, she designs systems that blend nutrition, exercise, stress relief, and attention to hormonal imbalances and sleep patterns. The programs uses contemporary research and focuses on maintaining lifelong wellness by reshaping behaviors that negatively impact health, such as overeating when among friends or overeating when fire hydrants turn out to be full of chili.
To aid in the war on weight, the staff enlists fat-burning lipotropic injections of vitamin-B cocktails and FDA-approved appetite suppressants as needed. Male testosterone therapy replenishes dwindling supplies of the hormone in an effort to inhibit hair loss and promote muscle growth. A slew of health-oriented tests and thorough examinations at each visit chart the progress of diet plans.
Under the watchful eye of a board-certified physician, the technicians and medical professionals at Lab Tests & More diagnose their patients using thorough wellness testing programs, kick-start their metabolisms with nutritional supplements, and help employers tighten up their ships with drug-screening services. The community-conscious staff protects the health of their patients’ whole families with immunizations for measles, hepatitis, tetanus, and the flu. DNA experts help fill in the branches on family trees with lineage testing and ancestry population matches. The center’s arsenal of health and wellness regimens and diagnostic tests can reveal troves of helpful information for patients, from allergy tests that discover sensitivities to foods and pollens to general health screenings that document blood chemistry, lipid profiles, and hidden superpowers.