In oak-studded pastures awash with climbing vines and vibrant flowers, a horse whinnies and a startled peacock flies off to find shelter in a tree's branches. For Marilyn Gibbs, it's just another day at the office—the licensed massage therapist opened her studio on a ranch in order to give her clients the kind of tranquility they can't find in the city. With 15 years of experience, Marilyn switches her modality of choice to suit the needs of each client: focused compression addresses chronic pain during deep-tissue massages, and fluid kneads with forearms and elbows comprise her Hawaiian-style Lomi Lomi treatment. She also practices pain-focused myoskeletal-alignment techniques (MAT) and myofascial release, which gradually unwinds contracted muscles and encourage them to stretch. With a G5 Cellutec massager, a complimentary add-on to each treatment, she can even help fade the telltale dimples of cellulite.
After a massage, Marilyn's clients often benefit from increased flexibility and less palpable aches. A complimentary 15–20 stop inside her far-infrared sauna following massages can enhance these effects, warming joints and reducing soreness caused by headaches, arthritis, and other ailments.
Marilyn Gibbs, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT MA25768/MM8508, AL#33)
Located inside Pensacola Apothecary, DermaStudio sets a soothing backdrop for luster-rejuvenating organic facials administered with Obagi skincare products. More than a dozen organic facials revive visages, such as the Blueberry Bliss facial, rife with antioxidants, exfoliating soy yogurt, and a medley of vitamins. Aestheticians augment signature facials with add-ons such as eyebrow waxing and enzyme-infused exfoliating peels, sure to remove the remnants of banana-crème pies thrown in anger.
Under the steady watch of Dr. Staggers and Dr. Bolling, Eastern Shore Plastic Surgery's staff refurbishes epidermises in a pristine clinic. During a laser hair-removal session, beams scour swaths of skin for unwelcome turf, and a cooling system keeps clients comfortable. Six weeks after treatment, clients return to Eastern Shore to banish any hairs that believed the exile was merely temporary. A total of six sessions may be required to achieve ultimate smoothness.
The Skin Care Center's advanced Palomar tattoo-removal system photoshops away flawed first drafts from flesh papyrus with a minimal risk of scarring or infection. The noninvasive Sinon removal laser emits highly-concentrated energy pulses that break tattoo ink into particles. The body's lymphatic system then flushes these particles out naturally, erasing all trace of hearts adorned with one's Social Security number and other short-sighted imagery. Though black ink dissipates the quickest, different laser wavelengths rainbow-blitz a wide range of colors and can also disable the strobe lights in particular obnoxious tattoos. Some needle calligraphy fades completely after one 5–20-minute treatment, but most skin slates require 5–10 treatments before they are completely cleaned. Because patients can expect moderate discomfort on par with explaining the question mark mistakenly tattooed after a sweetheart's name, local anesthesia is available at an additional cost.
Medi-Weightloss Clinics has helped thousands of patients across the United States lose a total of 2.2 million pounds with its physician-supervised weight-loss program. Designed by experts in medicine, nutrition, fitness, and education, the program transitions its participants into healthier lifestyles with a three-phase approach, which includes an initial weight-loss phase, a short-term maintenance phase, and a final wellness phase. The clinic's signature patient website provides special tools that allow clients to track their progress, seek out individual counseling, and receive step-by-step care and motivation. After completion of the program, Medi-Weightloss Clinics offers continued support to help participants maintain their svelte physiques for the long haul without preserving themselves in amber.
At Eastern Shore Weight Loss, patients lose weight under the guidance of Dr. Richard Snellgrove. Using info from patients' initial consultations, Dr. Snellgrove and his staff can create a personalized course of action. That may include medical weight-loss tools such as phentermine, which is an appetite suppressant; lipotropic injections, which are fat-burning compounds; or B12 injections, which are doses of vitamin B12 designed to supply the energy needed to exercise or transcribe Ulysses.
At The Mobile Massage Group , licensed massage therapist Eric R. Davis works out the knots and worries of his clients. Because, like snowflakes and each of The Beatles except Ringo, each of The Group's clients is unique, Eric has developed a proprietary massage system that allows for unparalleled customization. Sessions may include strokes drawn from techniques like Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology. While Eric owns the center, The Group also employees female massage therapists.