LaVida MedSpa is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality aesthetics in a professional and caring environment.

Dr. J. Marcus Heim, Medical Director

Staff - LaVida Massage - Fayetteville - Dr_HeimDr. J. Marcus Heim is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with 3 decades of experience in both medicine and surgery.  He has enjoyed both private and hospital based practices, in addition to being a trainer for orthopedic residents, interns and medical students.  He assists the AOAO with part 3 Board Examinations, and is licensed to practice in Arkansas, Texas and Missouri.  His interest in light & laser technology, as well as recent advances in less invasive treatments for a variety of medical problems, has brought him to Aesthetic Medicine.  Dr. Heim believes evolving treatments & technologies in this field will render many currently accepted surgical aesthetic treatments obsolete.  Dr. Heim is excited to bring his years of experience as a medical practitioner to the Aesthetic Medicine field as Medical Director for LaVida MedSpa.

Gwen Heim, Certified Laser Technician, Radiologic Technologist 

Staff - LaVida Massage - Fayetteville - gwen-1Gwen, by training, is a registered technician of radiology, as well as a certified laser technician. She has a broad understanding of the beneficial effects of Light Treatments in Aesthetic Medicine.  She has been an office manager and consultation liaison for several established and start-up medical practices in the Midwest.  She established the second location for the LaVida Massage Franchise in 2008 here in Fayetteville.  There are now over 50 LaVida Massage locations nationwide, and growing.  She has been instrumental in adding the MedSpa brand to the growing LaVida Massage family. She has completed her didactic and clinical training in light and laser treatments at ClearSkin Institute in Phoenix and AesthetiCare MedSpa in Kansas City. She provides aesthetic consultation and treatment services for LaVida MedSpa as well as her managerial responsibilities.

Gina Minton, Certified Laser Technician

Staff - LaVida Massage - Fayetteville - gina-1Gina is a native Arkansan with degrees in Mass Communication and Public Relations.  Her communication skills, experience in marketing and personal commitment to beauty, health and wellness, enable her to effectively council patients on the benefits of Aesthetic Medicine.  She has completed her didactic and clinical training in light and laser treatments at ClearSkin Institute in Phoenix and AestheticCare MedSpa in Kansas City. She will help you understand how these new and exciting treatments can help you look and feel better with much less down time than procedures performed in the past.  There are many treatments available in Aesthetic Medicine for a variety of conditions.  Gina is excited to help you select the best treatment options for your individual needs.

Brittany Clary, Licensed Aesthetician

Staff - LaVida Massage - Fayetteville - BrittanyBrittany is a Licensed Aesthetician and completed her training at the Career Academy in Rogers, AR.  She will be doing most of our non-invasive facial treatments and waxing. Brittany will council and explain to you all the services we offer to help rejuvenate tired, unhealthy appearing skin with no down time.




Oriana Monk, Licensed Massage Therapist

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Oriana is a Licensed Massage Therapist.  She completed her training in 2008 at The Edge School of Massage in Fayetteville.  As a manager and massage therapist, she has been instrumental in the growing success of LaVida Massage.  Her expertise has helped with merging the massage atmosphere with the Medspa.  She quietly works to make sure your experience is as pleasurable as possible.  Whether it is receiving a massage, facial, injection, or light treatment, she will be happy to help answer your questions and council you on your options.