At Vitality Medical Wellness Institute, doctors Jeffrey Galvin and William J. Burchfield call upon their own personal experiences to help patients achieve long-term improvements in body composition and health. Both former members of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Burchfield is an avid athlete and former marathon runner, and Dr. Galvin has struggled through his own wellness issues while working as an emergency-room physician and raising three kids. Their programs stress the importance of nutrition, but may include fitness protocols for patients who are able to exercise. They also specialize in anti-aging medicine and hormone therapy.
At NorthEast Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, adult and pediatric otolaryngologists address virtually every malady that can affect a person’s facial structures. Doctors James Dziadziola and Jamie Scaglione treat allergies, sinusitis, and sore throats, as well as provide hearing tests and hearing aids. Additionally, the clinic administers skincare services including facials, peels, and masks made with natural ingredients such as papaya puree and pumpkin enzymes. These facial treatments can improve a variety of skin problems including acne, sun damage, and wrinkles.
Body in Balance Studio’s neutral tones engender peace and clarity, and it is in that atmosphere that owner Pamela Smith and a staff of licensed therapists work to extricate stress from muscles. After consulting with clients, therapists personalize massage sessions with techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. They can add aromatherapy to promote relaxation the way the smell of hot coffee makes it easier to wake up and the scent of gasoline makes it easier to know something's wrong with the wedding. The team also renders spa treatments—such as facials and waxing—to groom exteriors, and they host occasional yoga classes in a sage-green room.
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At Living Free Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Karen Morehead Small helps her clientele conquer stress with a range of therapies. Karen’s repertoire includes Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques, which she tailors to suit the needs of each client.
Charlotte Spine & Pain Relief Center's licensed chiropractors want to make it clear that they're healers, not treaters. That means that they use a combination of medical knowledge and technology to heal pain rather than soothe it temporarily. To that end, they specialize in traditional chiropractic treatments, such as spinal adjustments, as well as laser-based therapies; the cold laser, for one, shines painless, high-intensity light over achy areas to boost cells' power to heal and repair themselves.