Licensed massage therapist Lori Davis helms Massage by Lori, where she utilizes a variety of massage modalities to tend to individual needs. In a warm, private room, relaxing music plays as she uses the broad, rhythmic strokes of Swedish massage to help ease muscle tension and improve circulation. The focused pressure of deep-tissue massage penetrates lower layers of tissue, combating chronic pains, stress, or lingering pockets of swallowed gum. Other treatments include hot-stone massage, infrared-light treatments, and decompression treatments—also known as cupping. Lori's massages can help alleviate conditions such as back pains, tight muscles, inflexible joints, and witch curses.
North Cypress Family Practice & Laser Center’s resident physician Dr. Amrit Thandi has experienced the evolution of lasers over the past decade by serving as a Luminary Advisor for Alma Lasers Inc.⎯the brand she still relies on to tighten slack skin, remove hair, and rejuvenate damaged complexions. The technology helps her maintain a practice that avoids invasive procedures, although she can perform minor surgeries at her office or refer patients to other specialists within the North Cypress Medical Center.
A graduate of Dayanand Medical College in Punjab, India, Dr. Thandi completed her residency in family practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, she practices general medicine and performs cosmetic enhancements with equal care aided by an aesthetician and a medical assistant. Dr. Thandi meets with each of her patients and has a hand in every procedure, from cosmetic injections to preventative care exams. The two aspects of the practice seem to balance out. Gentle body-sculpting treatments can be incorporated into a weight management regime, and up-to-date medical acuity can address dermatological concerns such as psoriasis or an embarrassing tattoo of the Pythagorean theorem.
The weight-loss professionals at New Life Wellness & Skincare understand that losing weight presents different challenges to different people. The pros work closely with each client to design a fully custom weight-loss program with meal plans, workouts, and supplements based on body type, hormonal imbalances, and favorite Rocky training montage. Each program splits into three stages—initial detoxification, fat burning, and maintenance—and many patients see results within the first three weeks. New Life Wellness further reinforces the program through office visits, weight-loss seminars, and weekly support groups.
Inside Soothing Beauty's tranquil studio, facials, scrubs, and body wraps combine to beautify skin and promote relaxation. In the spa's waiting room, pink and brown furnishings dress in rich fabric between dark wood tables. Treatment areas harbor plush beds topped with soft blankets and maroon pillows, illuminated from above by faux candles emitting theoretical photons. The aestheticians stationed within these private treatment rooms wax away unwanted hair, promote healing with hot-stone foot reflexology, and reduce puffiness around the eyes with soothing cucumber treatments.:m]]
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa 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.
Along with his staff, medical director Dr. Steve Ahmed improves patients' confidence and appearance with nonsurgical treatments that address weight, aging, skin, and hair-removal concerns. The exfoliation of the center's microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels whisk away layers of dead skin cells to smooth facial lines, fade acne scarring, and minimize visible sun damage. Dermal fillers temporarily plump up deeper wrinkles with minimally invasive injections and no downtime. Patients looking to sculpt their silhouette can try out a custom-tailored weight-loss program, and those with diet- and exercise-resistant fat can explore options such as liposuction or cellulite reduction with the EndyMed Pro system, which smoothens out fat deposits and piles of puzzle pieces that cause cellulite until they lie perfectly flat beneath the skin.