to Uzima Rejuvenation Station
Men and women of all ages believe that self-care is an important part of making healthier lifestyle choices and that self-care practices have an impact on their overall well-being. More and more people are trying to avoid traditional medical practices due to the rise in healthcare and general medical costs. Self-care modalities in a Med-Spa setting, such as intravenous (IV) hydration, vaginal steams, massage therapy, aesthetics and body contouring have become increasingly popular across the country.
MEET LAUREN BRASWELL
Lauren Braswell, one of the co-founders and creators of Uzima, is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a master’s degree in midwifery. Lauren has worked as a Registered Nurse for 12 years. She has experience in high-risk perinatal care, labor and delivery, the operating room, and the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit). For the past six years, she's been using her talents and knowledge to provide obstetric care to women of all ages. She is passionate about birth and has been delivering babies in Dayton and its surrounding areas in addition to working at Uzima. She is married and has three children.
MEET TONI TIPTON
Toni Tipton, one of the co-founders and creators of Uzima, is a Board-Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse Midwife. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, an associate degree in nursing, and dual master’s degree. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for 12 years. She has mainly worked in critical care nursing, including the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. For the past six years, she has been employed with a federally qualified healthcare center focusing on Obstetrics and Women's health. She is also the creator of Yapheh Hair & Skin, a line of natural hair and skin products. She is married with five children.
MEET JAYDRA MCLENDON LMT
Jaydra has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for nearly 13 years. The call and desire to help others feel better is what truly brought her to the world of massage. She likes knowing that she can in some way help a person feel better almost immediately. She marvels at the body's ability to overcome so many issues with massage. Wether it is with the use of Reiki to rebuild, Oncology for peace and strength, or restructuring with Deep Tissue/Stones/Bamboo, Jaydra's goal is to help usher you into a more tranquil space.
With her experience, wealth of knowledge and the various avenues and possibilities that exist in massage, she hopes to help bring people a total balance.
MEET NIA BAILEY, LICENSED ESTHETICIAN
Nia Bailey is a licensed esthetician from Aveda Institute. She has been in the industry for over 5 years and is originally from Dayton, Ohio. Nia specializes in makeup artistry, waxing, and skin care services. Nia is also the owner of Malkiania Studio located in Englewood, Ohio. She believes she is not just providing a service, but giving luxury experiences to all of her guest.
MEET TJ DOROW, PHARMD
TJ Dorow received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of Cincinnati in 2018 and is also a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He has worked in the hospital setting, Family Practice and Primary Care doctor offices assisting providers and patients with medication therapy management. For the last year and a half, he has been employed with a federally qualified health center working under collaborative practice agreements managing patients with uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, and providing education to staff and patients regarding medication use. He is married with one child, with another on the way!
MEET LARISSA LOUFMAN, MPH, RD
Larissa is a Registered Dietitian, Public Health Researcher, and Lactation Counselor with over 10 years of experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Miami University of Ohio and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. Larissa is an advocate for health equity and has worked in underserved communities to promote access to social services and quality healthcare for all. She works with individuals to provide nutrition education and counseling for people throughout their lifecycle to empower them to live their best lives. Larissa enjoys designing health-related educational and organizational resources. She has led local, state, national, and international interventions focused on improving health outcomes to reduce health disparities among vulnerable, multicultural populations. Larissa has had her research published in health journals and has been interviewed about health recommendations on television newscasts. Outside of the office, she enjoys international travel (especially being at the ocean), hiking with her husband and dog, gardening, weight lifting, and listening to music.