You open your eyes. The atmosphere is relaxing, sterile. Whiteness extends into infinity. You're either at Skin and Beauty Lounge or in prison with THX 1138. Luckily for you and for your skin, it's the former.
Linda Martinez, a medical aesthetician with 30 years of skincare experience, is the mastermind behind the new-concept spa. Her life-affirming attitude creates a fun and friendly environment amid the contemporary furnishings and amenities, which include a cupcake bar stocked with complimentary treats. In private treatment rooms, the spa's professionals administer expert services, such as custom facials, med-spa treatments, waxing services, and spray-tanning sessions. They encourage guests to bring their personal iPods or MP3 players—treatment rooms are equipped with docks and speakers—to further customize and enhance their experience.
Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Wilner believes in whole-body treatment, which has led him to adopt a range of chiropractic techniques throughout his 23-year career. The full catalog is offered at Advanced Chiropractic Total Wellness Centers, where he and his staff perform everything from trigger-point therapy to low-level laser therapy. To date, their efforts have helped roughly 8,000 patients escape pain-related conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain, arthritis, and the heartache of watching your favorite humanitarian lose the Nobel Prize.
Aqua Salon & Spa offers cosmetic treatments from its med spa, as well as nail-sprucing and hair-primping services in a contemporary chic atmosphere. Smooth wrinkles and turn frowns upside down with your choice of Botox (20 units) or Dysport (40 units). Both treatments are quick and nonsurgical, and can restore a youthful appearance more easily than crawling around on hands and knees, communicating in monosyllables. Results typically last up to four months.
Just as peanut butter teams up with jelly, traditional Western medicines team up with alternative approaches at iMedCenter, in the pursuit of overall wellness. A dedicated staff of medical physicians, therapists, and chiropractic doctors treats patients afflicted with everything from sports injuries to diabetes. They mitigate these ailments through individualized treatment plans designed to efficiently expedite recovery. Their services include therapeutic massages, physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture.
The staff strengthens its program of personalized health plans with an abundant use of technology, which iMedCenter’s website claims garnered them a Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation in 2011 from the Governor.
After seeing a chiropractor for his high blood pressure at age 17, Dr. Robert Pesale was inspired to pursue a career in holistic health care. His academic aptitude propelled him to graduate cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and pursue multiple continuing-education programs. To keep up-to-date on the latest techniques, Dr. Pesale attends at least one postgraduate conference a month. At his practice, Pesale Chiropractic, he works with Dr. Jane Randazzo—who has an extensive background in scientific research—to help clients deal with pain, stress, and weight struggles with gentle, holistic treatments that include spinal adjustments and massage therapy.
At Shelton-Saxe Aesthetics, the road to supple skin is paved with customized masks, nourishing vitamins, and repairing enzymes. Andrea Ward, the center’s aesthetician, spent eight years at the luxurious Bellagio hotel and spa in Las Vegas creating in-depth facials for guests. Here, she offers high-end hospitality with a clinical edge, customizing treatments to each client's skin type regardless of whether she’s using natural enzymes to repair past skin damage or aromatherapy oils to enliven the senses. Aside from the extensive menu of facials, Shelton-Saxe Aesthetics offers therapeutic massage and waxing services.