Medifast uses tasty, healthful meals, snacks, and drinks and personalized dietary plans to help people shed weight and maintain healthy living. A one-week supply of nutrient-packed nourishment consists of snacks and a total of 35 meals—five for each day—loaded with soy protein and a plethora of vitamins and minerals more devoted to hearts than a songwriter's first hundred songs. Nosh on a variety pack of breakfasts, soups including chicken and wild rice and Maryland crab, and shakes, such as Swiss mocha and banana crème ($19.50 each). A pack of wholesome brownies keeps sweet teeth sated ($19.80), and a bar sampler comes loaded with s’more-crunch, lemon-crunch, and oatmeal-raisin flavors ($20.30 value).
Serenity Massage molds aching, tense bodies into a more pacified state; its experienced therapists are able to relieve chronic aches and everyday pains. Amid water fountains and tranquil music, one of Serenity's licensed muscle manipulators will untie tricky knots faster than a jilted balloon-animal artist. Choose from a cornucopia of trapezius-tickling treatments, such as the Swedish massage, which ousts muscle pain with an angry yet organized mob of kneading, rolling, vibrating, and tapping hand movements. Or heal muscles repetitively strained from smuggling medicine balls to imprisoned bodybuilders with the forceful deep-tissue massage. Meanwhile, the sports massage focuses its attention on preventing injury in active athletic bodies.
Massage therapist Suzie Ziemann understands that massage can relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce fatigue, and enhance sleep quality. But she also demonstrates how the soothing benefits of massage can enhance her clients' holistic well-being and create a stronger spiritual connection to the way they approach life. At Rise with the Sun Massage Therapy, Suzie offers custom services that incorporate elements of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, trigger point, and Myofascial release massage.
Skin savant Suman Prasad at Suman's Facial & Body Sculpting revivifies faces with laser-free treatments that ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with no downtime. Microcurrent facial treatments begin with an application of products designed to increase effectiveness and help to reduce the appearance of pores, dark circles beneath the eyes, light scarring, and residual leopard spots. Small metal wands then traverse the face, the chin, and the neck, emitting mild microcurrents through specific acupuncture points. The currents penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen production and increasing circulation, which helps to temporarily tighten sagging features and banish blemishes. The treatment's lack of downtime ensures that façades can face the world or return to practicing fish lips in front of the mirror without delay. Many clients notice changes in appearance immediately, but multiple treatments are recommended for best results.
It looks a bit like a coffin from the year 3000, but the only thing being laid to rest in the Matrix L33 tanning bed is a pale complexion. Its high-pressure lamps emit the full spectrum of UVA and UVB light to bring out a golden base hue in as few as three sessions.
But tanning beds are just one of the tools the team at Down Under Tanning uses to get skin glowing. Airbrush tans produce natural-looking finishes, and Hempz tanning moisture—made from 100% hemp-seed oil—develops into a subtle bronze while keeping skin as hydrated as Poseidon's front lawn.