Anyone who's completed four full Ironman triathlons must know a thing or two about staying in shape. Add to that the fact that Dr. Brent Larsen is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has studied the field since 2010, and it's clear why people trust his clinic to provide weight-loss and aesthetic services at SLC Med Spa. The clinic's weight-loss methods are based on scientific testing of the client's metabolism and body composition, a practice that allows the staff of certified personal trainers to draw up meal plans and recommend supplements with greater accuracy than if they were basing their advice on a horoscope stained with meat sauce. On occasion, CoolSculpting provides a machine-assisted boost by crystallizing fat cells with targeted cooling. Peels and injectables such as Botox and Dysport put the finishing touches on complexions as they smooth away blemishes and iron out wrinkles.
Although clients are often there for their own good, the center doesn't feel like somewhere you'd visit as a chore. As guests await their treatments, they watch a flat-screen TV in a waiting room replete with leather furniture, earthen tones, and wood-paneled walls that reflect handsomely off the burnished tile floor.
Hawaii. A boy dives off a cliff into shallow water and loses his eyesight after impact. Over the next months, the boy undergoes acupuncture treatments with Dr. Maekawa. As the doctor arranges the needles that restore blood flow to the boy's injured areas, her apprentice, Regan Archibald, watches closely. When the boy's eyes fill with vision again, Archibald understands the power of Chinese medicine to heal the body.
In 2004, Regan Archibald opened East West Health in Salt Lake City. He draws together complementary aspects of Eastern and Western medicine with the help of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner on staff. Together, they use acupuncture, clinical testing, and nutrition programs to treat disparate ailments, from anxiety and allergies to tennis elbow and whack-a-mole shoulder. According to Archibald, many patients are surprised to learn that acupuncture and ancient herbal medicine can also remedy gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic diverticulitis.
Three times a year, Regan Archibald leaves the bamboo plants and earth tones of his clinic to return to Hawaii on a raft made of needles and mugwort. On the same island where he watched Dr. Maekawa restore a boy's eyesight, he broadens his knowledge of Chinese medicine and hones his skills in acupuncture modalities such as seitai shinpo. Archibald is one of only 13 certified practitioners of seitai shinpo, a method centered on the spine and its network of nerves.
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Drawing from 15 years of work in the nutritional-supplement industry and a PhD in nutrition and food sciences, Dr. Dejia Zhang brings an acute health consciousness to the treatments at JC Laser & Medical Spa. When he?s not busy publishing papers or flying to Hong Kong to deliver lectures on health-food markets, Dr. Zhang and his team nourish and beautify skin with high-tech procedures. They perform microdermabrasions, apply dermal fillers, and whiten teeth to match the new bathroom tiling. They also tend to hair by tinting brows and lashes and removing unwanted bristle with lasers or wax.
After years of illness that eluded doctors and prescription medicine, Whole Body Cleansing founder Mia Magistro turned to natural, holistic therapies to heal her body. Now, Magistro strives to help her clients to kick-start their own natural healing process through colonics and liver cleanses. Ailing organs may benefit from gentle cleanses that sluice out built-up toxins and swallowed secret documents. Whole Body Cleansing also offers care for arthritis as well as conditions ranging from diabetes to fatigue and insomnia. To set minds and bodies at ease, they ensconce patients in private treatment rooms replete with hardwood floors and pale-blue walls.