Licensed massage therapist Joanie McCulloch combats chronic pain and dispels tension with five styles of massage and bodywork. Before sessions, Joanie encourages her clients to discuss specific aches, muscle knots, and phobias about clowns they'd like her to soothe. She translates each client's health history into a custom session that might utilize acupressure and Swedish massage, which usher in waves of relaxation through localized pressure and flowing strokes. Most of her techniques boost the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid to help flush toxins, and may result in renewed energy and stress relief.
Led by Dr. Mehrdad Amirhamzeh, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Sierra Vein & Vascular Institute's medical staff aims to clear up skin's appearance and vanquish vein disease. Non-invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy and VNus Closure—an outpatient procedure using radio frequencies—can target cosmetic concerns while abating serious concerns such as leg ulcers or kisses from cobweb-seeking vacuums. The staff consults with patients to craft plans focused on minimal downtime and quick recovery. Dr. Amirhamzeh maintains affiliations with many state, national, and intergalactic medical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Medical Association.
When asked about her stance on skincare products, Jamie Jacob’s answer is simple: “If it doesn’t do something amazing, I don’t carry it.” The veteran aesthetician honed her keen ability to weed out the unworthy contenders through 600 hours of cosmetology schooling, which included extra training with Dermalogica, Eminence, Skin Script, and Tu'el Skin Care lines. Much like beauty-pageant contests, who are judged on personality alone, Jamie’s services span the beauty spectrum with an array of facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion treatments that keep epidermal expanses silky smooth, as well as massages that go hand-to-hand against troublesome aches.
Using cutting edge science, the staff at Applied Medical Technologies takes an all-over approach to physical health. Medically-directed weight management covers not only an understanding of the relationship between participant and food but maintaining a desired weight as well. A whole-body vibration platform can help patients to lose weight. Other programs include cold-laser i-Lipo treatments to help with body contouring.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett and his staff of hair whisperers use Sciton laser beams to smooth bewhiskered skins. In three sessions of small-area laser hair removal (a $107/treatment value), the laser's pulsating light heats the inside of hair follicles until their own melanin destroys them, much as lion tamers are destroyed by their own love of practical jokes. Small areas eligible for liberation from follicle tyranny include the chin, eyebrows and forehead, underarms, sideburns, back of the neck, upper lip, and standard bikini line.