Exposed brick, stone masonry, and long, arched windows line the facade of Nyah Med Spa's cottage-like building. But what lies behind the beautiful exterior is an arsenal of cutting-edge aesthetic technology—fittingly, since that's also what lies behind the beautiful exterior of each departing client. To get skin to its most radiant, the spa's team of aestheticians calls on treatments ranging from the traditional, such as its more than 10 classic facials, to more novel services that use IPL, lasers, or skin-safe chemical solutions to banish fine lines and blemishes. They even perform a slate of teen-specific services that target the acne, oil, and eye rolls of adolescence, along with numerous treatments tailored to men. Bodies get their time in the spotlight, as well—luxurious body scrubs and massages give way to higher-tech treatments such as laser hair removal and VelaShape body sculpting.
During her more than 20 years in the beauty industry, Kimberly has earned certifications as a medical aesthetician instructor, laser specialist and master body artist and has performed nearly 10,000 medical procedures. Nowadays, she draws on her eclectic credentials at the helm of her eponymous laser center. With beams from FDA-approved Candela and Syneron laser systems, she and her staff, including Dr. Jack Cheng, can remove unwanted stubble, tighten wrinkled skin, and rejuvenate faces aged by the knowledge that the tooth fairy is actually a boozy out-of-work actor. Her permanent-makeup services streamline morning beauty routines, and her patients’ crow’s-feet and laugh lines temporarily disappear after injections of Botox, Restylane, and other cosmetic fillers. Kimberly’s team also performs spray tans and eyelash extensions.
Solar Salon and Spa’s team of aestheticians and stylists beautifies clients from head to toe in a clean and comfortable environment. For the skin, artfully drawn mehndi tattoos bedeck arms, hands, and feet in graceful swirls and patterns. Using threading or waxing techniques, experts shape brows into graceful arches or attention-grabbing zigzags, and bring out desired hues with tinting treatments. Hairstylists round out services by updating coifs with trims, perms, and all-over color.
Gyrotonic's restorative methods are in its name: "gyro" means spiral, and "tonic" means tone. Performed on a special Gyrotonic apparatus, this therapeutic exercise uses circular, low-impact movements to stretch and strengthen bodies—especially in the joints, spine, and abs. This mode of healing exemplifies the type of nontraditional practices the therapists and Pilates instructors at Above Physical Therapy often rely on, in addition to classic physical therapy.
Slender Life's slimming wraps nonsurgically detoxify, tighten, and tone bodies with each one-hour session. During treatment, a body-wrap technician sequesters bulge using contouring bandages soaked in warm, hypoallergenic mineral solutions. In compressing fat tissues stored between muscles, toxins gradually flee, which may result in trimmer hips, waistlines, and bio-topiaries. Demummified bodies may lose 6–20 inches and beam with reduced cellulite and stretch marks, all while flaunting suppler skin worthy of its own hieroglyphic.
Traditional physicians were of no help to Chris Axon after he suffered a back injury at work. In the end, it wasn’t until he sought the help of a chiropractor that he finally felt relief from his pain. In fact, the combination of the immediate relief and the caring nature of his doctor proved to have such a long-lasting impression on Chris that it inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic care and to open Absolute Health Care Centers.
Now at his own chiropractic office, Dr. Axon pays the caring forward to his own patients as he customizes treatment plans that address their symptoms and correct their underlying problems. By using a variety of adjustment techniques including Thompson, Diversified, and Chiropractic BioPhysics, he is able correct subluxations, which happen when vertebrae are in the wrong place or just don’t feel like getting out of bed that day. His treatments also help improve the function of the nervous system, a component that he believes is the foundation to feeling truly healthy.