As soon as Nick Panos had his first massage, he was hooked. The healthy high he experienced inspired a longing to share his experience with others, so he attended the Knox County Career Center School of Massage Therapy and obtained his license to knead. After graduation, he worked for a nationwide massage franchise, serving 1,000 clients and adding 1,200 hours of experience to his resumé. Though he is now an independent therapist, he strengthens his muscle-pain-mitigating chops with educational courses and maintains a membership with Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Nick specializes in custom therapeutic massage. This approach blends Hawaiian, Swedish, and deep-tissue techniques with stretches to soothe muscles fatigued by exercise, constant bending, and wrestling with sharks. For clients with especially tense muscles, Nick can focus all his energy on stubborn knots and adhesions with deep-tissue massage and topical warming and cooling gels. During couples massages, he joins forces with fellow therapist Valerie Vancouver. His studio, located in the Capital Club, includes a spa area with locker rooms, a sauna and steam room, and towel service. When he isn't working on his home turf, he offers mobile massages by traveling to homes and hotels or by briefly rubbing the shoulders of every person he passes on the street.
At their five offices across Columbus, Inner Health Chiropractic's doctors take a preventive approach to wellness, eschewing conventional methods that only tackle problems after they've developed. Instead, the practitioners focus on developing a comprehensive wellness plan for each client with the goal of preventing, not merely treating, illness and pain. Encompassing lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, treatments run the gamut from spinal adjustment and physiotherapy to food counseling and personalized pinky-toe massage.
Medlab's teams of medical professionals quantify and assess important bodily systems at locations throughout a five-state Midwest region. Trained to work with patients of all ages, phlebotomists deftly retrieve blood with minimal discomfort, then process the samples to analyze vital statistics such as cholesterol, glucose levels, and sodium. Wait times that average 10 minutes free up precious time for patients.
Dr. Geoffrey Polen supervises Advanced Laser Skin Center’s team of experienced and qualified aestheticians as they use prescription-strength skincare products to minimize blemishes and signs of aging. Visitors to either of the center's two locations recline on treatment chairs in private rooms while aestheticians renovate their skin. The staff also polishes complexions with medical-grade facials, such as microdermabrasion treatments that suck away debris with a miniature vacuum and medical peels that swipe away blemishes, flatten wrinkles, administer necessary injections, and erase monocles drawn in permanent marker. Each visit is intended to help patients leave their visit completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
The medical team at Facial Cosmetic Center at Ohio ENT uses its extensive knowledge and experience to enhance clients' natural beauty in a clinical setting. Physician David Powell, MD is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures. He transforms features with techniques such as corrective nose surgery, neck lifts, and eyelid rejuvenations, and combat wrinkles with injectables and fillers including Botox and Juvéderm. The doctor relies on the skincare expertise of managing aestheticians Julie Panzera and Amber Preston, who regularly train aestheticians and medical professionals on aesthetic treatments such as chemical peels and makeup application. Dr. Powell and Panzera have appeared on Fox 28 to discuss the benefits of mini face-lifts, which only require local anesthetic and a lulling recitation of The Iliad.
The team at Grandview Aesthetic Center, led by dermatology specialist Dr. Rakesh Nanda, analyzes skin with high-resolution digital images and UV photography. However, skin analysis is not one of the center’s services—it is part of the complimentary consultation process that precedes each service, ensuring proper care for each unique complexion. The registered nurses and licensed aestheticians actually treat skin with an array of laser treatments; the therapeutic beams can firm skin, minimize acne and scars, or permanently reduce unwanted hair growth more effectively than depriving the hair of milk. They also brighten skin with microdermabrasions, darken it with spray tanning, and smooth it with body wraps. Botox injections and lash-lengthening Latisse treatments round out the center’s selection.