Doctors Scott and Melody DeMent, a husband-and-wife team, each followed a different path that led them toward chiropractic care. Scott started out as a chef in New Jersey before he decided to return to Arizona and follow in the footsteps of his chiropractor father. At the same time, Melody’s struggles with headaches and asthma made her turn to the field for her own health. The two met while attending New York Chiropractic College and shortly thereafter started their business, where they specialize in spinal therapies such as decompression and cold-laser treatments.
Ornate chandeliers hang from sleek metal rafters at From Within MedSpa, a complementary pairing that echoes Charlene and Fred Williams's blend of Eastern and Western healing philosophies. Fred helms the Eastern-style services, performing chakra balancing, reiki therapy, and jin shin jyutsu to remove swallowed Legos and other roadblocks from energy pathways. Charlene, a registered nurse who’s received advanced training from the Esthetic Skin Institute, relies on Western approaches to attend to beauty concerns. She helps smooth away fine lines with dermal fillers and chemical peels, and she contours physiques with HCG weight-loss programs. In addition to one-on-one appointments, the med spa routinely hosts wedding or Botox parties.
The laser systems at New Looks Wellness Spa & Salon harness diverse wavelengths and specialized powers to contour torsos, reduce hair, and rejuvenate appearances. Unlike lasers developed by NASA scientists to engrave the moon with teasing Russian messages, the spa's FDA-approved gadgets fulfill their beauty-bolstering missions without damaging their targets. For nonlaser enhancement, a slate of chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and dermaplaning technology liberates dead, dulling skin cells to reveal the fresh faces underneath. New Looks also offers a host of other spa and salon services including waxing, hair extensions, Botox and fillers, facials, massages, and acupuncture.
At Naturopathic Medicine of Southern Arizona, naturopathic doctor Garrett Smith strives to allay patient maladies and fill noggins with knowledge about illnesses and know-how about treatments. A wide range of services, from weight management and nutrition education to laboratory analysis and low-intensity laser therapy, bolster patient health. The doctor also provides nutrition mediation between children and green beans, and treats chronic diseases or gastrointestinal issues.
Stay Healthy Institute’s holistic health practitioners help soothe mind and body with Thai therapy and reflexology sessions. Patrons remain clothed while the Thai therapy combines stretching, palming, and pressure points to help open joints, increase range of motion and flexibility, and soothe muscle pain and tension. Thai therapists are certified with more than 5000 hrs of combined training in Eastern Therapeutically Relaxing Body Medicines including reflexology, acupuncture, thai yoga, and tuina massage and personalize a session accordingly. Likewise, reflexology stimulates the reflex points on the soles of the feet, which can help boost circulation and improve mental clarity along with serving as a powerful stress reliever or strategy to overcome hyper-ticklish feet.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
At Savanna MedSpa, aestheticians combine a wide range of noninvasive therapies to refurbish aging skin. The team’s repertoire includes treatments for a wide range of specific aesthetic concerns, including lasers for reducing hair and sun damage, acne-clearing facials, and skin-exfoliating chemical peels.