The arrival of February often brings thoughts of roses, chocolates, and romantic dinners. But for many, it is a season of heightened loneliness, with social media only exaggerating one’s lack of romantic love. It is easy to get depressed or frustrated, even when we have a significant other, because of our expectations of love and romance. The good news is this…you have a secret admirer! And He brings the kind of love that never disappoints, never lies, never leaves!
Our whole practice is set up on the belief that God loved us enough to let His Son die for us. I can’t imagine loving anyone or anything enough to let my child die for them, but He loved me and you that much. Humbling to think about, isn’t it? All He wants in return is a relationship with you. Every sunrise and sunset He paints for you. He is there to hear every desire of your heart, to soothe every pain, to be your strength when you are too tired to stand. He will meet you where you are, without scolding or condemnation, but with sweet love and forgiveness, if only you ask.
I wish I had been journaling my whole experience with opening 3:16 Healthcare. God has opened doors and made ways that I could never have imagined. He brought healing to my life in more ways than one, and continues to show me how much He loves me through everyday experiences. I am thankful for my wonderful, patient husband, and I am thankful that God continues to restore us and teaches us how to truly love. The love that is from God and of God is life changing. I speak from experience.
Our motto here is from the book of Deuteronomy–you will be blessed when you go in and blessed when you go out. We want everyone who comes to our practice, on either side, to feel loved, because they are. My sweet grandmother used to always say, “God loves you and so do I.” So, if you are feeling lonely or alone this February, just know that God loves you, and so do we!
God bless, Allison Key, MD
Staff Spotlight: Jamie East, Aesthetician
Jamie Heisey East is a born and raised Florida native who relocated to Georgia about 15 years ago. She has always had a passion for beauty and helping others and so began her pursuit in the every growing field of skin care. Jamie graduated at the top of her class from the prestigious Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. It was there that her love of skin health and wellness grew into what is now a wonderful career. She has been practicing for the last 10 years in the West Georgia area where she has become loved by many. Her motivation to succeed and constant drive to learn has afforded her the opportunity to become specialized in many aspects of skin care. After completing countless hours at the International Dermal Institute, she became one of few Skin Experts in the Greater Atlanta area. She then went on to receive her Intradermal Cosmetic Certification which allowed her to perform micropigmentation also know as permanent makeup.
Jamie’s passion for education, not only for herself but for her clients, has allowed her to become well respected and trusted in the community. She specializes in custom facial treatments with a focus on the importance of home care. Her original love of makeup artistry allows her to utilize her creative abilities to help women feel beautiful inside and out. She has also become wildly popular in the area for her waxing technique. Her meticulous nature and love for brow shaping has locals now referring to her as the “eyebrow guru”. This passion has led her to pursue her newest venture in the field of microblading. She is currently one of the only artists in the area to offer this new sought after technique.
Jamie is exceptionally passionate about her career and her clients. She takes the time to develop relationships with each and every person with whom she comes in contact. She feels that with trust and a personal relationship she is able to help people feel and look their best. She is very excited about her new home here at Spa 3:16 and all of the new exciting things she is able to offer.
Jamie now resides in the Mt. Zion community with her husband Adam and her new baby girl, Charlie Kate. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful family, traveling and being outdoors.
Rapid Fire Interview with Jamie:
- Chocolate or Vanilla? “Chocolate ALL DAY LONG!”
- Night Owl or Early Bird? “Both…I have a 10 month old!”
- Planning Patsy or Spontaneous Sally? “Planning Patsy. I may actually have a problem, haha!”
Chemical Peels A chemical peel is a chemical solution that helps improve the texture and tone of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Sun damage, fine lines, and acne are a few examples of skin conditions that can leave your skin darkened, wrinkles or scarred. At Spa 3:16, we use PCA Professional peels that are only available through physicians and licensed professionals. PCA skin care products are formulated with all-natural ingredients to nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. Chemical peels are often associated with excessive skin sloughing, discomfort and long recoveries. PCA has developed peels that produce maximal results with minimal discomfort and downtime. We use a combination of Alpha- Hydroxy acids, Beta Hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid and retinoids in our peel regimen. After each peel, each patient will receive a complementary post procedure kit to ensure maximal results. Our experienced esthetician will customize a regimen that addresses your specific need(s).
Workout of the Month
Always check with your healthcare provider before starting any exercise regimen. The workout provided below should be done to your own comfort level.
Stair Workout (Do this work out on any flight of stairs–at home, at work, at your hotel, anywhere!)
Run up 3 times (walk down)
Run up 3 times (walk down)
60 second plank
Run up 3 times (walk down)
10 tricep dips
60 seconds of crunches or sit ups
Run up 3 times (walk down)
Repeat all of the above one more time! Cool down and stretch!
Healthy & Easy Recipe: Athenian Meatloaf Meatloaf takes a turn towards Greece with this easy recipe! Add Greek seasoning to a standard meatloaf mixture and finish it off with a creamy cucumber sauce.
- 2 lbs ground beef (96% lean)
- 1 cup soft bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons dried Greek seasoning, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Tip: To make soft bread crumbs, place torn bread in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs. One and one-half slices make about 1 cup crumbs.Directions
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning and salt in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
- Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350ºF oven 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F.
- Meanwhile, combine yogurt, cucumber and remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning in medium bowl. Season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
- Let meatloaf stand 10 minutes; cut into 8 slices. Serve with cucumber-yogurt sauce.
This Heart-Check Certified recipe is brought to you by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Spa 3:16’s February Specials
**10% off ALL fillers all month long!
- 30% off Exilis Perioral packages–a radio-frequency treatment that tightens the skin around the mouth, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles
- A package of 3 laser hair removal treatments for the lip and chin for just $250!
- 25% off UltraFemme packages–using radio-frequency, this painless procedure requires only 8 minutes and can significantly reduce or eliminate vaginal dryness, irritation, laxity, painful intercourse, and urinary incontinence!
- 20% off PCA Peptide Lip Therapy
- Check our Facebook page for dates and times for our Couples Massage Packages!