After working in her father's pharmacy since the age of 14, Monica Zatarski earned her doctor of pharmacy degree to open her own business and continue the family tradition of providing patients with innovative, personalized health care. MD Custom Rx works with both physicians and patients to fashion custom prescription packages, balance bodies with hormone assessments and consultations, and boost circulation with infrared-sauna sessions. As specialists with the seal of the Prescription Compounding Accreditation Board, the chemical technicians tailor medications to fit the allergic and digestive needs of each patient, from altering a medicine's strength to rendering it into easy-to-ingest lozenge, transdermal-gel, or brain-wave form. In addition to easing discomfort and imbalances with compound prescriptions and sauna sessions, patients visit onsite vitamin expert Daniel Zatarski, PharmD, RPh, for one-on-one vitamin and nutrient consultations that treat common disorders and supplement health regimens.
Within Stephanie Horne Boutique's spacious interior, with its exposed-brick walls and hardwood floors, shiny racks beckon to fashionistas with a plethora of stylish women's attire from such reputable brands as Hale Bob, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Lolly. Window displays at the Brookfield and brand-new Third Ward location show off colorful dresses from Analili and Glam, and mannequins allow customers to imagine how they'd look like wearing a pair of Domino jeggings or a silvery robot street-performer costume. Chunky bracelets and jangly necklaces add a touch of glittery grace to outfits, and wedge shoes and high-heeled boots from Cynthia Vincent clothe feet in runway-strolling style.
ReBorn Wellness is a one-stop shop for health and wellness. Guests often start by heading into the smoothie bar and art gallery to refresh both body and mind, before heading deeper into the healing sanctuary where a variety of services focus on detoxification and weight loss. The infrared sauna and ionic foot bath, for example, aim to help the body unburden itself of harmful chemicals, while whole-body vibration treatments stimulate most muscles at once, increasing metabolism and melting stubborn fat. To empower guests to make lasting transformations, ReBorn Wellness also offers a full gym with a cardio, weight training, and circuit room, and massages that help dissolve tension after long day of weight lifting or saying goodbye to toxins.
Direct from the factory—thereby skipping the salesmen and bloated prices—SaunaBobs.com's mammoth stock of spas and saunas is a veritable wonderland for relaxation-seekers. The assured staff steers customers toward units that best fit their spa needs, and offers delivery and handy installation advice. Some saunas come souped-up with entertainment centers, tempered glass, and interior lights, which add to the sauna's natural stress-relief and health benefits.
Jean Schneider-Saul is a licensed aesthetician and certified body-contour and detoxification specialist. She started Milieu C Spa to help others find relief from dermal issues with specialty aesthetics and beauty products and to encourage clients to try detoxifying treatments that promote overall wellness. The GlyMed Plus skincare line helps reduce dirt, fine lines, and acne during facial, chemical exfoliation peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. The M'lis product line helps detoxify bodies, as do treatments such as red-light therapy and trips into the infrared sauna.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.