His parents named him Sherwood Swartz, but Dr. Wu Dhi’s name change was not made in vain. A student of various Chinese medicine traditions, Dr. Dhi received several designations from each school; one such name was Wu Di, meaning “has no enemies.” A Tibetan lama, however, later changed that moniker to Wu Dhi. The addition of an h may seem insignificant to the untrained eye, but that little consonant is actually a prestigious honor indicating wisdom. Today, a practitioner of Chinese medicine for more than three decades, Dr. Wu Dhi helms Whole Life Health and Wellness, where he demonstrates his wisdom through a variety of holistic treatments, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and body-mind clearing.
Nicole Brown founded Health by Choice after fighting a personal battle for wellness. Struggling for years with ailments and stints in the hospital, she choice to learn as much as she could about health, sickness, and happiness so that she could take control of her own well-being and help others as well. In addition to studying massage therapy and traditional Chinese medicine, Nicole became a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and encourages her patients to practice yoga and meditation in addition to undergoing treatments from her roster of natural health care services.
At Center for Integrative Medicine, healers pay due attention to every treatment modality, from contemporary medicine to ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture. The services reflect their broad spectrum of expertise, from specialty Chinese massage and ariculotherapy (full-body healing triggered in the external ear) to cold-laser therapy and injection therapy.
Bright blue and red lights radiate from a collection of tanning booths in the back of Solea Tanning & Beauty Lounge, bathing private rooms in technicolor tones. The front holds equally colorful couches and a unique wavy desk, designed to both catch the eye and firmly remind guests not to sit on it. This well-thought-out decor emits an air of confidence and beauty—the very same traits that the salon aims to instill in its clients through services such as facials, cellulite removal, and tanning.
At Center of Healing and Rejuvenation, licensed massage therapist Rose Sharma specializes in east Indian modalities and holistic-healing techniques that nurture a wholesome relationship between mind and body. Rose's therapeutic credentials include certifications from Portland's East-West College of The Healing Arts and an Ayurvedic therapist certification from Chakrapani Ayurvedic Clinic and Research Center in Jaipur, India. By employing her various levels of expertise, she enables clients to choose either a western massage treatment or an eastern ayurvedic experience. In addition to helping clients form detoxifying nutritional and exercise plans, Rose also provides reiki, pranic healing, and other treatments intended to infuse the body with positive energy and implant every number of pi in the memory.
White curtain sheers and clean white walls lead clients from the entryway to treatment rooms inside Aventura Aesthetics, where beauty services leave clients looking and feeling renewed. Microdermabrasion treatments incorporate a diamond-tipped wand to whisk away the topmost layer of dull skin and leave a natural glow in its place. For a more dramatic change, Bio-Lift facials tighten complexions with sound waves to cancel out drooping brows, lines, and pirate radio stations broadcasting from the forehead. When it comes to massage therapy, Swedish massages relax muscles with gentle kneading, whereas deep-tissue massage gets to the center of chronic pain and releases it with targeted finger pressure.