Nevaeh Medical Spa's medical director, Sandy Peters, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a masters degree in acute care, a credential she's put to use as a nurse in the United States Army. Sandy spent 14 months overseas, tending to soldiers during the current war effort. Upon her return, she took something she realized in the military?that there's a connection between healthcare and self-esteem?and turned it into a practice. Namely, her thriving med spa.
At the spa, Sandy and her team ply patients with a variety of confidence-boosting treatments. Velashape sessions, for instance, slim circumferences with non-invasive radio-frequency waves and beams of infrared light. Botox and other beauty injections, on the other hand, smooth wrinkles and fine lines. The team also offers laser hair removal, skin tightening, and host of skincare products from brands such as Obagi.
Dr. Scott Stringham of Canyon River Dental wants to make procedures as comfortable as possible. Instead of stinging gums with anesthetic shots and boring into enamel with drills, he specializes in air -abrasion fillings, which do away with common dental-work complaints, including heat, metallic vibration, and the faint but persistent sound of crying teeth. The doctor talks to patients throughout each procedure, explaining his treatment plans in both English and Spanish.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
Before performing an exhausting concert, the members of Earth, Wind, and Fire knew exactly how to unwind: a massage from Trisha Ure. They aren't the only ones?artists from Alice Cooper to Jack Johnson have also called upon the licensed massage therapist to conjure her kneading magic backstage. These days, Trisha?a Utah College of Massage Therapy graduate with more than 15 years of professional experience?showcases those massaging talents at her very own studio, The Healing Body Massage.
The name is apt, as Trisha's main goal is to relieve bodies of injury and chronic pain by administering medium to deep modalities, such as trigger point therapy. She specializes in helping clients work through chronic pain. Her clients range from car accident victims to athletes, who rely on her intensive strokes to prevent injury or recover from particularly strenuous touchdown dances.
Under the watchful eye of certified physician Layton Alldredge, South Valley Surgical center teaches patients how to take control of their lives through supervised weight-loss programs, lap-band surgery, and in-office health and exercise classes. Optifast meal replacements teach patients the importance of portion control by serving 800–1,200 calorie meals three times a day while lap-band surgery takes a more invasive yet equally successful approach to battle obesity. Dr. Alldredge also specializes in general surgery services for a range of issues, including hernia, thyroid problems, and mastectomies.
Although more than 500 inches of snow blanket Solitude Mountain Resort's 1,200 acres every year, the cluster of rolling peaks and canyons aren't for skiing alone. Sure, during colder months, 65 designated trails host prime skiing; but in the warmer months, the mountain transforms. The resort's Sunrise chairlift hoists passengers nearly 1,000 feet over the summer foliage of the Wasatch Mountains, revealing the bare splendor of the Honeycomb Canyon—some of the mountain's most vertical terrain—and the Nordic Center, where all the mountain's Vikings live. And without skis, nature explorers can journey along 20 miles of single-track trails on rented mountain bikes or hybrid mountain scooters.
But the mountain is just one part of Solitude Mountain Resort. At its base sprawls the European-style stone-and-timber Village, a rustic hotspot of lodging, nightlife, spa services, and cuisine.