Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates made a deep impression on modern medicine—he inspired the oath that all physicians swear to before offering their talents to the world. Naturopathic doctor Renee Waters believes that "do no harm" is one of the most important precepts that Hippocrates ever penned. Since 1984, she has helped patients improve their health without introducing them to potentially harmful artificial drugs or invasive procedures, such as surgery or food-pyramid tattoos. Instead, she employs natural techniques, including reflexology and herbal medicine, to improve the function of major organs and leaves patients feeling cleansed and energized with detoxifying treatments. One of her most popular treatments is the Ultimate Healing Massage, which incorporates a scalp massage, lymph drainage, and acupressure work. Her naturopathic scope also includes iridology sessions, where she analyzes markings on patients' irises to evaluate physical and psychological health.
TLC Laser & Skin Care Center's aestheticians curate their menu of beautifying offerings with a keen eye for the latest technology, employing an arsenal of specialized lasers to resurface faces, remove hair, and increase clarity during PowerPoint presentations. Meanwhile, laser-free treatments refine visage surfaces with skin-soothing facials, an array of Botox, Dysport, and other injectable wrinkle-wrestlers, and customized applications of nutrient-laden SkinCeuticals products.
Licensed massage therapist Tracy Sprader reduces clients' mental stress and muscular tension with custom kneading routines performed over the course of 60 or 90 minutes. As senses ripen amid the chocolate-hued walls and flickering candles of a private treatment room, Tracy divines the client’s particular massage preferences through a full consultation. Once Tracy has determined a game plan that's equally suited to assuaging aches as it is to scrambling the letters on a Scrabble board, her skilled fingers shuffle across backs, executing either relaxation or deep-tissue massages. The relaxation massage offers light to medium pressure while the deep-tissue option involves deeper kneading. Both massages employ a combination of hot-and-cold therapy.
At Newfitu, massage therapists Brie Groskreutz and Todd Harth call upon their respective specialties as they deal with tension-riddled clients. Todd pairs his work as both a massage therapist and personal trainer with Brie’s formal education and training in exercise science. And it’s this combined familiarity with the human body that informs wellness services for all manner of maladies, from sore backs to corsets that should have never been put in a dryer set to hot.
Newfitu’s massage styles include soothing hot-stone, deep-tissue, prenatal, oncology and sports modalities that can be tailored to any field-related injury. Massages can be scheduled to take place at the treatment center or in the comfort of a client’s home. For those seeking ongoing wellness, Newfitu also offers personal training and a core-stability program, during which clients work to strengthen their abs, lower back muscles, and understanding of oversize rubber balls.
Helmed by an I-ACT-certified colon hydrotherapist and nutritionist, Optimal Health Center stocks products and offers services that enkindle healthy glows from the inside out. Among alternative health remedies, both colon-hydrotherapy sessions and enemas flush out digestive tracts with water or infusions natural ingredients such as peppermint oil, Celtic sea salt, and coffee. Far-infrared saunas induce sweating and expunge toxins, and trigger-point massage optimizes the outcomes of colon hydrotherapy. In addition to on-site services, a number of books and DIY cleansing kits allow patrons to expunge toxins or molt in the privacy of their homes.
At Enhancing Light Cosmetic Laser Centers, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dembny oversees a team of fully certified staffers who beautify physiques with laser-guided services. Using VelaShape, an FDA-approved procedure that fuses infrared light, bipolar radio frequencies, and mechanical massage, technicians can contour away cellulite. Photofacial skin rejuvenation, meanwhile, resurrects a youthful glow in faces marked by signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and mouths locked in place after blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Tattoo removal lifts unwanted ink, microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin, and skin tightening reduces wrinkles and saggy areas. A portion of the clinic’s profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast-cancer research and raises awareness of the disease.
Phebe Soon Purnell wants to help heal people. So she's not only a skincare specialist, she's a Oriental Medicine practitioner, NAET practitioner, Western nutritionist, and a medical qi-gong instructor. She combines her knowledge of wellness care with her acupuncture expertise in order to offer a variety of treatments to help anyone who walks through her doors. She and her staff offer massages, facials, acupuncture, Oriental Herbs, Western nutritionist-based treatment, bio feedback, as well as classes so guests can learn to heal themselves.