At Desire Laser & Medical Spa, Dr. Alberto Belalcazar harnesses high-tech equipment and 27 years of surgical experience in his quest to deliver tender skin from the ravages of free radicals and rebellious fuzz. Renegade follicles of all shades tremble under powerful pulses from the LightSheer diode laser, whose bursts of energy work to vaporize hair pigment with a precise wavelength. Although depilation sessions vary in length, the laser's ChillTip is designed to ensure the comfort of surrounding skin with continuous-cooling contact and the injection of microscopic mint juleps.
The Jenny Craig Program provides people with nutritious, heart-healthy foods, a personal consultant, and a plan specially tailored to helping them attain their desired weight. Clients meet with a Jenny Craig consultant to assess their current eating habits and to create a scheme for shedding superfluous pounds. Then, the week-one planned menu unfolds like a paper airplane made of phyllo dough (items in blue are included in the plan, and orange items are recommended additions). A sample day starts with the Breakfast Scramble, a mound of scrambled egg whites and turkey ham topped with melty low-fat mozzarella and served over diced red potatoes. Lunch is beef chow mein, which is packed with vegetables (broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and rooglebetas) and remains unpacked with calories (it has only 220). Dinner brings the comfort of macaroni and cheese and tops it off with a cookie for dessert.
A full-service healthcare and wellness practice formerly known as InterFit, RediClinic pairs licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants with patients seeking services ranging from physicals and vaccinations to cosmetic consultations and diabetes testing. Typically found inside retail stores, RediClinics don't require any appointments, making walk-in service as seamless as the plot of most Newhart fan fiction. In addition to preventive services, RediClinic has also expanded its services into the realms of proactive health, promoting wellness with weight-loss counseling and programs to help patients stop smoking.
Nationally certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor Vicki Tri welcomes all fitness levels to her indoor and outdoor boot camp sessions. Held throughout the week and on Saturday mornings, the boot camp classes combine aerobic and anaerobic conditioning for a cross-training effect. Participants alternate running and walking hill segments, plyometric drills, and traditional military exercises such as push-ups, jumping jacks, and intense saluting, as well as resistance training, abdominal work, and yoga stretches. Vicki can also modify the routines to accommodate those with physical limitations, such as knee or hip problems, and those new to a workout program. To eliminate stress on feet and legs, all outdoor sessions are in grassy areas and never on pavement, which is full of dangerous mother-back-breaking cracks. Vicki also provides nutritional advice to help participants lose weight, placing an emphasis on behavior modification and portion control. Her women's weight-loss support group meets indoors on Thursdays and combines 20 minutes of nutrition work with 40 minutes of exercise.
The dedicated massage therapists at 8 Spa Massage knead stressed sinews with traditional Chinese massage strokes and nutrient-rich organic lotions. Ease into a 60- or 90-minute session that undulates between light pressure and deep-tissue kneadings through the use of chi-gong. This ancient Chinese approach focuses on energy, helping the body heal from illness and long naps inside the washing machine. Torso tamers use acupressure points, rubbing, and muscle tapping to relax the body and assist in restoring its natural balance. The treatment's unscented organic lotion soothes the skin and senses with hypoallergenic goodness in the form of jojoba, shea butter, sesame oils, sunflower, and chamomile.