After losing her young daughter to a nervous system disorder, Molly Snow chose to dedicate her life to helping other families to overcome the physical and emotional consequences of medical conditions. Her experiences with unsuccessful surgeries and medical procedures steered her away from that field and toward alternative, non-Western therapies. While training for her massage license, Molly encountered craniosacral therapy for the first time. “As soon as I heard about it and took my first class,” she recalls, “I knew that I had to commit myself to it full time.”
Molly’s initial attraction to craniosacral therapy was based on claims that it could help relieve major neurological issues. By applying gentle pressure to blocked sites, she learned, a therapist could potentially rekindle communication between nerves. After training further and witnessing her patients’ relief, Molly became convinced that this therapy could have saved her daughter’s life.
This powerful knowledge continues to inspire her work at Neos Massage. Clients of all ages and conditions visit her for light bodywork treatments, during which they can remain fully clothed. A holistic healer at heart, Molly strives to “bring the outside in” by leaving a window open.
When Vicky Lysenko took over Bliss Facial Spa, she quickly realized the challenge she?d signed up for. With no experience in the skincare industry and only the advice of her cosmetologist daughter, Lysenko was overwhelmed by the time and energy it took to maintain a high-quality spa. Today, four years later, Lysenko and her team of aestheticians have proven their mettle. To achieve this success, Lysenko seeks out only the best staff members; in addition to training and ability, she looks for aestheticians with interpersonal skills and a team mentality. Lysenko also keeps her spa on the cutting edge of cosmetic technology. In addition to performing traditional spa services with products from Image Skincare and treatments like the HydraFacial, the staff at Bliss swiftly corrects blemishes and jostles circadian rhythms with FDA-approved light-therapy treatments. Lysenko recalls light-therapy clients who arrived with severe acne or fallout from poorly performed chemical peels. After a series of treatments, their faces were evidence enough of the technology's mending power. ?It?s incredible how fast and how well [they] healed,? she gushes. ?We really have a lot of faith in that light.?
Considering Juan and Alvaro Gorrin studied medicine and business, and went on to forge careers in real estate and banking, it's probably surprising to many that they found their ultimate success in a totally unrelated field: baking. The Gorrins, who were born in Spain but moved to Venezuela in their youth, found there was a demand for European-inspired baked goods in South America. They developed the Don Pan brand in Venezuela in 1982, and eventually relocated to Miami, where they opened their first North American bakery in 1995.
Today, their menu maintains distinctly Spanish and South American accents. A bounty of pastries includes guava danish and tres leches, as well as brazo gitano, a sponge cake rolled with chocolate or cream that's popular in both Spain and Venezuela, as well as the section of Canada that uses cake as currency. There are also plenty of savory menu items, including cachapas—corn pancakes served with meat or cheese—and Venezuelan-style tamales bursting with pork, beef, chicken, and veggies.
The chiropractic practice?s licensed staff helps heal spinal problems and promotes full-body wellness through exams, adjustments, and massage therapy. Doctor of Chiropractic Jonathan Berns?second-generation chiropractor and former University of Illinois football player?leads the team at Integrative Physical Medicine as they use computerized diagnostic technology to pinpoint and treat pain. This equipment includes Digital Motion X-rays for movement-based imaging and a Vax-D system, which is a specialized procedure that offers a nonsurgical way to treat lower-back pain and herniated discs. Using multiple modalities to alleviate aches, an onsite licensed massage therapist consults with clients who can help identify exact locations of discomfort by shouting out their coordinates.
Conforti Natural Wellness Centers' experienced chiropractors have garnered praise from Panache Vue magazine for their knack at easing bodily aches with safe chiropractic care that targets each guest's specific problem areas. Five days a week, Conforti Natural Wellness Centers' licensed massage therapists detangle knotted muscles and relieve neck, back, and head pains associated with auto accidents, sport injuries, and amateur contortionist tournaments. Each of the company's locations complements chiropractic treatments with wellness services, including acupuncture, med-spa treatments, and nutritional counseling.
Efe, Exhale in Beauty Spa's principle aesthetician, sought training with PCA Skin and Image Skincare products to inform her development of corrective custom treatments. The Fortis College graduate's thirst for this kind of knowledge seems unquenchable, given that in her three-year career she has completed continuing-education programs in rejuvenation with diamond-tipped wands, ultrasound waves, and chemical formulas. Medical-grade facial peels, such as Jessner's peels, are a specialty, as are body wraps that purify every inch of skin with herbal blends and soothing paraffin wax. As a complement to skincare, Efe deftly shapes eyebrows and tints eyelashes to add facial dimension or draw attention to your proof-of-concept cyborg eye.