The certified massage therapists and holistic healers at Om Chakra invite guests to discover deeper mind-body connections inside a sanctuary designed to foster states of sublime serenity. Warm earth tones, zen-like decor, and five private, candlelit treatment rooms envelop guests during multisensory experiential massages or healing reiki sessions, coaxing them to unplug from the synthetic, bustling external world and explore a space within themselves that remains still and calm. This sense of calmness, the staff believes, stems from successful alignment and unblocking of the seven energy channels, or chakras, that run along the spine.
LaVida Massage believes massages should be available to everyone. They back up this belief not only by offering a wide range of techniques—athletes, mothers-to-be, and office workers alike can find a modality to suit them—but also by making the massage process easy. Each of their massage sessions last 60 minutes: the middle 50 minutes are reserved for the massage itself, and the last five minutes allow time for redressing. The five minutes that precede every service go toward a consultation where clients can discuss individual concerns, such as neck tension from leaning over a computer keyboard or foot soreness from driving their car like the Flintstones.
Superfluous curves crumble under the practiced paws of Dr. Michael J. Will and his crew of trained professionals as they accentuate natural beauty with a bounty of advanced cosmetic procedures. Dr. Will smoothes body terrain with six 45-minute Zerona laser treatments, noninvasive procedures that sculpt physiques without requiring downtime. Balmy beams of Zerona laser energy sink through the skin, sending toasty rivers of emulsified fat cells coursing through the bodies' natural detoxification canals and leaving anatomies as smooth and alluring as a dolphin on a dance floor.
In 2001, Dr. Robert Samit had a vision, which was a pretty appropriate phenomenon, considering that he's an optometrist. He saw in the future a network of eye doctors, united under the banner of a single company that provides quality vision care—plus a huge selection of value-priced and designer eyewear frames.
Together with company president Sue Healey Downes, they have expanded to the Charlotte area, each with a licensed Doctor of Optometry on hand. They equip this army of eye examiners with the latest technology. When a doctor determines that a corrective lens is called for, he or she prescribes them and MyEyeDr.'s team of eyecare consultants helps patients choose from a huge array of frames from such brands as Gucci, Coach, Oakley, and Ray Ban RX.
Center for Vein Restoration has recruited a staff of highly accredited surgeons and licensed medical staffers across 21 locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and western Michigan, all focused on offering minimally invasive, same-day outpatient clinical solutions that target varicose veins and spider veins. Board-certified doctors on staff are trained to treat patients who suffer from leg pain and other symptoms of varicose veins. While spider veins—which are typically a cosmetic blight—may be treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins often require a more involved treatment, such as laser ablation—an outpatient surgical procedure. Aiming to make treatments as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors on staff can also prescribe lifestyle changes for less serious cases, which may include following exercise and nutrition plans or wearing compression stockings.
Ultima Medical & Aesthetics' trained physicians deliver medical-quality care with an eye for cosmetic beautification, treating patients with professional-grade technology including FDA-approved Botox treatments. Beauty-seekers begin their 30-minute treatment with an exam and consultation with a doctor to discuss the areas of concern. The doctor then administers small injections filled with a purified, protein-based solution into the crevices. The age-repelling substance shimmies below the epidermis and silently karate-chops nerves into a deep sleep for up to four months, preventing muscles from deepening furrows. Clients can choose to treat vertical "eleven" lines hanging between brows (one area), the full forehead (three areas), or smooth crow's-feet on both eyes (one area each) or wiggle-lines on both ears. The injection procedure requires no downtime, and guests can immediately resume daily activities, though full results may take a couple weeks to fully appear.