As a medical doctor and integrative medicine practitioner who specializes in treating pain, Dr. Jignyasa Desai understands the need for treatments that work and work fast. It's with this idea in mind that the doctor has outfitted each of her three New York-based clinics with advanced beauty and health equipment.
Computer diagnostics and pain management programs help Dr. Desai locate and treat the root of health problems, which can range from arthritis and fibromyalgia to joints that creak every time you try to tiptoe past your parents' bedroom. Dr. Desai and her team also stave off signs of aging with both simple aesthetic treatments such as Botox injections as well as more involved services. These latter include infusing oxygen into the epidermis via a gentle-pressure machine and performing Ultherapy, which uses painless ultrasound technology to lift aging skin, a procedure highlighted by Barbara Walters on "20/20".
Though he fosters healthy, pain-free bodies with kinesiology, myofascial-release therapy, and herbal medicine, board-certified chiropractor Scott Jurica doesn't have his head stuck in a New-Agey, holistic-healing cloud. Rather, he reinforces his trusted Eastern techniques with Western scientific principles, including lab work and genetic analysis. Dr. Jurica steadfastly tailors his treatments to the individual needs of clients, listening carefully to their concerns and referring them to some of the area's top internists and surgeons if necessary. Given Dr. Jurica’s background in nutrition—he is a certified applied clinical nutritionist with a master’s degree in human nutrition—he often prescribes custom diet plans, telling clients which foods they should eat to be healthy and which foods they should just carve into workout companions.
Having a doctor who listens is one thing—having a doctor who's invested in your health is another. Dr. Mindel of Holistic NYC has been running his practice for more than 25 years, and he still makes time to get to know each of his patients deeply before working with them. The diplomas on his wall aren't anything to overlook either: as a doctor of chiropractic, a certified nutritionist, and a holistic health-care specialist board-certified in integrative medicine, Dr. Mindel has seen every kind of patient over his long career. He puts that lengthy experience to work with every treatment he prescribes, whether a patient needs a nutrition revamp or chiropractic work to help ease aches and pains.
Though the staff of Lana’s Place is adept at everything from tinting and cutting hair to grooming and polishing nails to administering effective body-slimming treatments, one look at the menu of services makes it clear that the eclectic salon’s main focus is skin. The team of skilled aestheticians uses a range of tools and ingredients to lend potency to its skincare services, including 24-karat gold that refines skin and microneedles that smooth wrinkles by spurring the body’s natural collagen production. The menu of services includes a mix of relaxing and problem-targeting treatments to help clients keep their minds clear and their skin glowing, much like meditating with a squirm of glow worms. This skin-pampering focus even extends to other salon treatments, where aestheticians might incorporate skin-smoothing products into pedicures, massages, and waxing treatments.