A blue-tiled fountain flanked by palm trees gurgles outside of the Oh Baby Ultrasound studio. Inside, technicians capture video and three-dimensional portraits of baking buns. Mom reclines on the bed in the middle of the ultrasound suite, where up to a dozen family members and friends can gather on leather sofas to watch the baby reenact scenes from kung fu movies on a 55-inch flat-screen. With Sonostream, loved ones back at home can log on with a password to watch the ultrasound session as it happens. Parents can take home CDs, DVDs, and photos of the session to cherish.
The medical professionals at Stanger Health Care Centers, led by founder Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey L. Stanger, treat clients' minds and bodies at six locations throughout South Florida. Drs. Stanger, Botelho, Geisse, Alshon, Tobin, and Weinstein tackle ailments of all stripes—including work, sports, and auto-related injuries—but don't neglect the softer skills. Massage therapists ease tension and promote circulation, psychologists help sort through emotional difficulties, and orthopedic surgeons remind feet that they are, in fact, special.
Skinplicity Rx reinvigorates distressed skin cells through a variety of affordable, non-invasive, and surgery-shirking procedures. The Sudatonic body wrap session begins with an application of preparative creams, after which clients are tucked into a specially engineered wrap that is believed to break down fat using infrared heat. Unlike mummifying body wraps, which can restrict movement and send patrons into the afterlife to have their soul weighed against a feather, the Sudatonic blanket is made up of separate sections, allowing for more manageable maneuvers. The entire procedure lasts about 90 minutes, and may be helpful for anyone interested in reducing weight, receding cellulite, or restoring their skin’s baby-like splendor.
She walked across his back as if he were a pile of hot stones. She wasn’t punishing him—nothing like that at all. She was performing ashiatsu massage—a technique that combines Swedish, myofascial, and compression techniques, all using the feet.
Ashiatsu is just one of eight therapies employed by Victoria Aragon and the staff at Loosen Up Massage. The licensed therapists use their hands for the remaining seven, easing tension and stress with fluid Swedish strokes, or diminishing back pain with prenatal rubdowns that leave babies yearning to get born and schedule their own massages. A quiet and serene room with taupe walls and candlelight sets the scene for each massage as clients relax facedown on a blanketed table.
Amazing Births and Beyond's licensed massage therapists deliver relaxation to expecting women and nonexpecting men with a slew of spa services that focuses on easing the labor process for mother and child. During their signature massage, catered to anyone who's not pregnant, the therapist devises a plan to target the body's specific sore spots before employing dexterous fingers to untie troublesome knots in muscles and tendons. Specially designed for pregnant ladies suffering from changes in posture and hormones, the prenatal massage seeks to assuage the discomfort associated with always carrying a person on a person. The massage's soothing strokes aim to alleviate aching joints, help improve circulation, and calm prelabor anxieties.
Dr. Michael P. Schmidt and the staff at Core Institute work to thwart waistline expansion with the five-week lipotropic fat-loss program, which may help jettison unwanted pounds with a medley of in-office and at-home treatments. First, a consultation adjoins patients and staff to discuss concerns, disclose previous medical history, and compete in medical-glossary spelling bees. After Dr. Schmidt collects the data, he sends patients home with a five-week supply of syringes and B6 and B12 shots that work to help the body metabolize more effectively. He'll fortify the fat-loss program by holding weekly follow-up evaluations to monitor the patient's progress. The salubrious injections also work to detoxify bodies to boost energy levels and decrease the necessity for hazmat business suits.