With chiropractic doctorates that crown undergraduate educations in human biology, Doctors of Chiropractic Jarrod Lippy and Joshua Levin bring wisdom and experience to their practice and to their philosophy, which integrates the health of both mind and body and centers around preventative care. The duo perform their back-mending services with the latest in high-tech equipment, including computerized spinal analyses, electrical muscle stimulation, and hydromassage, during which patients lie fully clothed inside a water-massage bed or beneath white-water rapids as pressurized jets assuage tension. The doctors focus on each patient individually, employing their extensive experience in personal and work injuries, lower-back pain, and arthritis to properly diagnose maladies, perform adjustments, and refer patients to additional specialists if necessary.
A trained and licensed acupuncturist, Marina Gan seeks to share the same ancient Chinese medicine that has so deeply affected her own life. Marina approaches acupuncture as a partnership between herself and her patients—a collaborative relationship founded with the common goal of identifying and counteracting troublesome imbalances in the client’s body or teetering Jenga tower. After such imbalances have been discovered, Gan goes to work on the grounds of the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, a palatial country home built on the estate of the famous Quaker abolitionist James W. Tyson.
Aesthetics by Katzen provides medically supervised cosmetic treatments for a variety of skin conditions. The enzyme treatment and chemical peel duo is an intensive facial treatment for muscle masks long worn down by workaday worries, sun damage, and constant attacks from gibbons. To start, the aesthetician will provide an enzyme treatment (a $45 value) to rejuvenate damaged skin and prep your face for the next treatment. Immediately following this is the chemical peel; choose from a lactic 15% peel ($50), a mild exfoliation that retains moisture and is ideal for dry, dehydrated, or sun-damaged skin, or the glycolic 30% peel ($65), which helps to tighten and tone skin suffering from uneven texture or unbalanced tone. The chemical peels are not as harsh as some, and require no downtime after leaving the practice. The treatments must be spaced out by at least one week.
Founded in 1999, The NephCure Foundation strives to improve treatment and find a cure for the potentially debilitating kidney diseases nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS. Held at the Pier 5 Hotel, the Countdown to a Cure benefit offers an opulent and altruistic evening in support of the foundation's unique medical mission. The VIP evening beings with an open-bar cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. prepared by Bryan Sullivan, executive chef at Harbor Magic Hotels.
Since 1961, The Flower Cart, Inc. has blanketed the Baltimore area in fresh floral arrangements for all occasions. Holiday centerpieces aglow with crimson roses and twinkling candles brighten pie-laden tables, whereas anniversary bouquets use white button-spray chrysanthemums to say all the things that peanut-butter-filled mouths can’t. With a range of bestsellers for $35 and under, The Flower Cart, Inc. promises elegant still-life subjects for practiced pointillists and verdant houseplants for innovative performance artists. Sneeze-prone flora fans can get a pollen-free flower fix with an array of fruit and gift baskets stuffed with fresh produce and aromatic coffee.
Sanitize 4 Serenity's mission is to oust dust mites, and allergens from the home using only natural cleaning products that are safe for children and pets. To sanitize mattresses, upholstery, stuffed toys, and carpets, techs shine germicidal UV lamps to kill bacteria, or employ black lights to reveal any stains or jellyfish hiding in couch cushions. From there, they spray natural solutions rich with enzymes that eat and destroy any remaining bacteria, and may finish some jobs with machine extraction. A low-moisture extraction method follows vacuuming, prespray, and carpet raking during each carpet-cleaning treatment, allowing freshened fibers to dry quickly. To keep wood floors at their shiniest, they also buff planks with natural solutions that won't warp the wood and finish with a lamb's wool bonnet to leave it looking lustrous and new.