Sheila Laing believes that spa services should support her clients' whole-body health. To bring this belief into fruition, she takes a holistic approach to her aesthetic and massage-therapy services and employs organic or all-natural products. She also enriches her practice with a background in herbology and postgrad education in aesthetics. Each of Ms. Laing's facials is customized in order to take into account changes in weather, stress, diet, or skin cells' favorite death-metal band. Every facial incorporates a cleansing, exfoliation, and mask, but also may include skin polishing or extractions. In a low-lit, off-white room, clients can also stretch out on a cushioned massage table, where their muscles unwind beneath the touch of hot stones and targeted therapy.
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Doctor of Chiropractic Kim Miller considers herself part of a team. During appointments at Balance Your Life Chiropractic, she works closely with clients to uncover the source of their ailments before devising a treatment plan. Her passion is working with pregnant women and children, and a certification in the Webster technique allows her to gently correct pelvic misalignments to help babies move into ideal positions or graceful arabesques prior to birth. She’s also certified in the Graston technique, in which she uses stainless-steel instruments to break down scar tissue affecting patients’ mobility. Whatever the treatment method, Dr. Miller follows up with patients to ensure their health has improved and their problems have ceased.
Inside Balance Your Life’s newly remodeled office, patients wind their way through an x-ray suite, massage room, and children’s treatment room that boasts bright blue walls and a treatment bed balanced atop a giant, yellow fish. Out in the waiting lounge, a flat-screen TV flashes entertaining programming and x-ray sightings of celebrity spines.
The staff at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital knows the negative effect an unhealthy lifestyle can have on a person. They decided to fight back with a preventative strike by opening AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place. The 65,000-square-foot facility uses every inch of its space to promote healthy living. The sprawling site is nestled amid an 18-acre outdoor setting and houses countless fit-friendly amenities, including an exercise area and multi-purpose gym, walking paths, a women’s-only health center, and a space for physical, occupational, and speech outpatient rehabilitation.
With this much space comes a slew of programming and fitness classes for adults, teens, and kids that change with the seasons. Exercise isn’t the only component of the mission at AL!VE, however; the facility houses a demonstration teaching kitchen where guests can learn how to cook fresh meals. There's also a café where they can imagine how they’d look in a chef hat while a real chef prepares their meals.
As a Zerona-certified laser technician with thousands of treatments under his belt, Terry J. Ward knew many of his clients weren?t satisfied with the results of Zerona. Tapping into cold laser technology developed by NASA, he designed and built the first UltraSlim prototypes, as well as the finished version he uses to slenderize clients. As a local provider of the nationwide technique pioneered by Ward, technicians at UltraSlim Mid Michigan LLC treat clients and back up their work by pledging repeated treatments until customers lose 2 inches.
Club slinger Kendall Kinsey knows his way to the green. A member of the PGA of America since 1989, he has competed in a number of tournaments and earned a win at the Michigan PGA section of the Schuss Mountain Classic. Only his talent as an instructor trumps his skill with the club. During lessons, he draws upon years of playing experience to help others develop their game and distinguish an 8-iron from an 8-pound club sandwich.
Skeletons never get a day off. As the framework of the body, they're responsible for keeping us upright and mobile. Sometimes, that responsibility comes at a cost. Enter the chiropractic experts of the Chrio-Network. Using their extensive knowledge of the skeletal system and the nuanced adjustments required to keep it up and running, they help clients manage everything from chronic pain and mobility problems to sleep problems and migraines.