Your Friendly Neighborhood Matchmaker isn't a dating service. Matches are made, but they're not the result of computer algorithms pairing people together based on data and pudding preferences. It's a personal touch—the kind that computers can't provide—that Lana brings to her role as coach and cupid for professional singles. Understanding that it's hard to navigate modern romance in these socially disconnected times, she provides one-on-one image counseling and dating advice for those who don't have the hours, or the stomach, for bars and websites. After thoroughly vetting her clients and instilling them with the will and skills to woo, Lana takes pride in ensuring that the couples she couples were meant to be.
Idia Group guides girls to a path of social success and self-esteem. In addition to hosting beauty pageants and fashion shows, the company offers numerous learning opportunities for its young clients. Princess, Butterflies, and Flowers workshops teach table manners and modeling basics to girls aged 5–7, and 10-week summer modeling workshops provide training in etiquette, nutrition, and positive self-image to girls aged 4 and older.
Health Coach Donna Miller says her children have always inspired her to better herself, but it wasn't until 2012 that their influence led her to a new career. In December of 2011, her youngest daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma at the age of 19. While helping her daughter battle, and eventually, defeat the disease, Donna began learning how nutrition and holistic lifestyle changes can not only bolster the recovery process, but lead to a healthier life. Her discoveries inspired her to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and complete her training as a health coach. Through nutritional guidance and life-coaching techniques, she helps her clients restore their bodies' natural balance, improve their mood, and increase their energy without grinding coffee beans into everything they eat.
The team at Wellness and Life Solutions takes a multifaceted approach to awakening and balancing the body's innate capacity for healing. Certified hypnotist Shana Rosenthal assists people with their weight-loss or smoking-cessation goals, and stress-management expert Marc Rosenthal uses techniques such as neurolinguistic programming to help people improve their ability to socialize, negotiate, and manifest more legible thought bubbles. To unblock bodily energy and address pain or illness, guests turn to licensed psychologist and acupuncturist Maritza Kerekes, while Cindy Heard, a licensed massage therapist and certified reflexologist, restores clients' physical homeostasis.
At the Center for Integrated Therapies, Curtis Schindeler uses hypnotherapy to treat everything from addictions to depression. In the past, Curtis has helped his clients successfully overcome conditions that include posttraumatic-stress disorder, smoking addictions, and relationship problems. Unlike the way hypnosis is commonly portrayed in popular culture, the client remains in total control throughout the session. He or she is fully capable of ending the hypnosis at any point, and any chicken clucking that occurs is entirely voluntary. Curtis is also a Mental Health Counselor Intern who works under the supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
At Venice Health and Wellness—headed by Doctor of Chiropractic David Allen—the team treats aches and ailments with gentle spinal manipulation and massage. Whether the patient is suffering from whiplash due to an auto accident or a strained back after a limbo tournament, the practitioners here draw upon years of experience to recommend the proper rehab protocol. Additionally, this clinic offers body-contouring services using the i-Lipo laser system. This noninvasive device whittles away at fat deposits without the risks of surgery.