NatUreal health & wellness owner and certified doctor of naturopathy Michelle Butler inspires clients to take better care for their bodies and minds through her nutritional wisdom and holistic healing practices. Tranquil meditation sessions and therapeutic massage on quilt-lined tables help bring balance to the body without need for unnecessary medicine, invasive procedures, or exhausting Lady Justice poses. Meanwhile, Michelle calls on her certification in nutritional counseling to empower clients with supremacy over their health through nourishing diets and emotional healing that help the body to naturally mend itself.
The massage therapists at Spirit Massage & Bodywork believe that massage is key when it comes to helping people recover from injuries. Before each massage, whether they’re there to heal an injury or just relax, clients chat with a therapist to ensure the treatment meets their body’s needs. The therapist then relieves deep tension using kneading techniques perfected from years of studying alternative medicine and the behaviors of housecats.
Inova Physical Therapy Centers is part of a non-profit comprehensive health-care network. The network provides physical therapy across more than a dozen locations, which provide varied forms of physical therapy, from aquatic therapy and dry needling to massage therapy. Each center is staffed with licensed massage therapists with medical and orthopedic experience that can help address specific targets with therapeutic massage, such as the neck, knees, hips, as well as assist with therapy goals. The medical massage program can be tailored to the individual needs of their clients and has treatments appropriate to for pain relief and injury recovery. In addition to varied methods, Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offers numerous specialities, including aquatic and massage therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and women's rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments.
Registered nurse and certified laser specialist Sharon E. Blondeau is adept at removing pigment from the skin, whether that pigment was placed there by a tattoo artist's needle or occurred naturally in the form of age spots and freckles. She does so using the CynoSure Affinity Q-Switched and Accolade Q-Switched lasers, which treat tattoo colors including hard-to-remove reds, greens, and even black. The lasers come in a variety of wavelengths so they can quickly treat large areas, like the stomach part of a tattoo of fat Elvis juggling.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. St. Surin-Lord has learned much since her days as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Merck and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Fellow during medical school. Now, after years of dermatology training at Howard University and completing a surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, she applies her encyclopedic knowledge of skin conditions to treat concerns that range from pimples to cancer. She extends this cosmetic expertise to patients in the form of dermal fillers, laser hair removal, and pigment alterations and also shares it with other dermatologists as a professor at Howard University.
After delivering more than 1,000 bundles of joy in his career as an OB/GYN, Dr. Keith S. Kelly shifted his focus to the aesthetic applications of medicine. Though he still conducts annual exams and gynecological treatments, he now also enhances physiques with liposuction, tummy tucks, and facelifts. The same friendly demeanor and compassionate approach he developed while working with women in labor and negotiating contracts with storks now goes into putting his new patients at ease. Knowing that cosmetic surgery can be a little daunting, Dr. Kelly makes sure to schedule plenty of time to explain procedures to folks. For those looking for a dose of rejuvenation without going under the knife, his clinic also offers Diamond Tome microdermabrasion, beauty injections, and vitamin injections.