Since completing his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center in 1994 and a refractive surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit in 1995, Dr. Steven Vale has performed more than 26,000 laser vision-correction surgeries. Using a pair of cutting-edge excimer lasers?the Nidek EC-5000 and the VISX Star S4?Dr. Vale treats the widest possible range of vision imperfections, including astigmatism. Acuity Laser Eye & Vision Center's modern facilities were designed specifically for LASIK and other refractive procedures and include two environmentally controlled surgical suites that make it the vision center of choice for most farsighted snowmen.
At Azzatori Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrew Rittenhouse works to help his clients "rediscover a life without pain." Focusing on the principles of chiropractic wellness care, he and his staff use modern chiropractic equipment and technology to treat the whole body. Rather than merely treating the symptoms of health problems, Dr. Rittenhouse looks for underlying causes and offers treatments and lifestyle adjustments that promote healing and optimized body function. Clients come to him for help with a range of maladies, from back pain and headaches to allergies and asthma.
Once the province of only luxury spas and often dismissed as simply an indulgence, massage has since joined the ranks of legitimate, proven pain-management techniques—and Dee Wartenberg thinks that it’s about time. This is because as a licensed massage therapist, she has seen the benefits that medical massage can have on those suffering from pain and injury firsthand. Less a luxury and more an integral means of coping with pain, medical massage entails ultraspecific, results-oriented attention to injured areas of the body, as well as the supporting and opposing tissues. This focused system of bodywork, often accompanied by a physician’s prescription and a Get Well balloon, has been proven to relieve any number of symptoms, from back pain to decreased joint flexibility to stress.
Dee Wartenberg is a steadfast believer in the healing powers of medical massage, and she utilizes her skills and passion for healing during each session. She offers medical, sports, and trigger-point massage to alleviate clients’ suffering, but she doesn’t stop there. As a reiki master, Dee is also qualified to perform reiki treatments, and for those who are simply looking for a blissful, spa-like escape from general stress and tension, she happily doles out uplifting Swedish massages. Free-parking is available to all customers of Medical Therapeutic Massage.
Gia Bella's shelves teem with fancy and everyday frocks in girls' sizes newborn to 10 and boys' sizes newborn to 7. Tiny delicate white appliqué flowers adorn Baby Biscotti flower-bouquet dresses ($39.99), which are accompanied by an espresso shot and a newspaper. Boys suit up in dapper five-piece black tuxedos ($45), and tiny wrists dress up in pearl-and-silver-cross christening bracelets ($29.99). Gia Bella also stocks communion dresses, specialty toys, and headpieces, such as the lavender-with-cream sun hat, which protects sensitive scalps from harsh rays or alien mind control.
Owner and artistic director Joseph Bordonaro has a full repertoire of experience training with Vidal Sassoon, Frederic Fekkai, Wella, Tigi, and Nick Arrojo. His continuing education recently earned him and his team certifications as Wella Colors of the World colorists, as well as his specialization in haircutting techniques. His philosophy for continuously expanding one’s skill set is followed by his staff of stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians. They keep up-to-date on techniques such as advanced multi-color foil highlights, hot-stone massages, and artistic nail designs.
Tonie Chicchi and Adele Lukachek performed clinical research to develop new laser technologies to help their clients rehabilitate from strokes, recover from athletic injuries, and feel better about how they look. In addition to using proprietary lasers to help erase signs of aging from the face and banish fat from the body, they also foster whole-body wellness by recommending nutritional supplements and sending greeting cards to under-appreciated organs.