Dr. James Morgan has worked tirelessly to bring healthcare to Cité Soleil, Haiti. In 2006, he and a human-rights attorney founded The Lamp for Haiti, which provides medical services to Haitians living in one of the poorest communities in the Western Hemisphere. He treats these patients with the same compassion and respect as he does his patients at M.C. Medical Group, where he is one of five highly accredited doctors; others boast such achievements as graduating magna cum laude from Yale and receiving an assistant professorship at Loyola University Health Systems. Together, they literally treat the body from the inside out with both an internal-medicine division and a dermatology division that tends to hair, skin, and nails. M.C. Medical Group also houses a cosmetic and laser-skincare clinic where patients can receive facials and peels or have their barcode tattoos read.
Unlike the polyurethane hairpieces and novelty golf visors manufactured by other hair-replacement companies, the translucent HairLucent system used at Masterlink creates a soft, natural hairline and allows the scalp to breathe. The natural-looking hair replacement system allows light to reflect naturally off the head, creating an attractive look whether you’re in the spotlight or candlelight. A wander through the company’s photo gallery provides a sampling of client scalps, each showcasing a healthy head of hair in a variety of colors, lengths, densities, and textures.
Equipment: Dumbbells, kettle bell, cable columns, TRX, sleds, 25-yard turf track
Students should bring: Comfortable exercise clothes, sneakers
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes, everyone must call to schedule their first training session
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Show up a few minutes early to take care of paperwork and be ready for a great training experience.
Patrons at Elements Massage pair up with the therapist best qualified to address specific personal issues and concerns. Therapists then spend time with clients, gathering information about their conditions before customizing massages. During the massage, the therapists intuitively blend a variety of modalities, such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point therapy.
Throughout the process, the therapist keeps communication going. The team uses a system by which clients can communicate the desired level of pressure; level 1 corresponds to long, light strokes over superficial muscles, and level 4 uses some force to root out embedded knots. Through this system, the therapist can get at all depths of tension while remaining well within the client’s comfort zone.