Thanks to 25 years working in the corporate world, Connie Murphy, Touch With Intent's licensed massage therapist, has firsthand knowledge of work-related stress and the health issues it can bring. Murphy brings this knowledge to her massage sessions, which she tailors to each client’s individual troubles. This might mean calming the nervous system with soothing Swedish strokes, softening tight muscles with hot stones, or delving into sore spots with the more insistent pressure of deep-tissue or trigger-point therapy. Aromatherapy scents add a more comforting sensory element than samples from a tableside gravy boat, and the organic products she uses help her hands glide over her clients’ muscles in a natural fashion.
Dr. Michael Caparas and his associates at each of the seven Metroplex Dental Care locations perform services using advanced technology, such as digital x-rays that release up to 90% less radiation and intraoral cameras. The doctors recommend a "sensible oral-health regimen," which includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and oral-cancer screenings. They help to repair existing maladies with restorative procedures such as root-canal therapy, and makeover smiles with veneers and whitening treatments. For sound sleep, the doctors fit apnea appliances and snore guards, ensuring that patients will no longer wake family members or lure a herd of migrating kazoos into the bedroom. Whatever the service, the doctors put patients at ease with their soothing chairside manner and variety of sedation options.
Austin Fit Magazine named RockBody Boot Camp its Best Boot Camp of 2011 and also lauded its owner, Brian Prinzo, as one of the city’s Top 10 Fittest Trainers in 2010. But for Brian and his staff of experienced trainers, it’s not about the accolades; it’s about helping others lose weight and reach their fitness goals. Classes eschew routine courses of treadmills and bench presses for a variety of challenging workouts that put participants through a mash-up of strength, core, cardio, and interval training designed to push them to their personal limits. Best of all, the workouts provide the motivation and accountability needed to help exercisers push past plateaus, and exercises can be tailored to accommodate many fitness levels and concerns, such as arthritis, body pain, and conjoined sweatbands.
When patients first come in to North Dallas Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, they aren't sent to an assembly line of swiveling chairs to await treatments. Instead, the dentists open up a dialogue, making sure to know the name, concerns, and needs of their guests, and guiding them through preliminary examinations such as blood pressure and x-rays. This friendly transparency carries through to dental services, as ceiling-mounted monitors display x-rays and dentists point out problem areas or overbites shaped like famous rainbows. The office emphasizes physical comfort as well: warm blankets and lip moisturizer are available during treatments, along with movies or relaxing music.
NuYu Teeth Whitening's range of dental gels whitens teeth in spas or the comfort of one's home. Both their take-home and in-office solutions use silicone mouth trays, which comfortably hold whitening gel snugly against teeth as they coax out stains. Their take-home whitening kits come in three varieties: a standard set with peroxide gel, an extra-strength kit designed specifically for tobacco stains, and an organic pack that preempts peroxide with an eco-friendly formula that leaves teeth so dazzling, global-warming rays are reflected right back into space.