At Pinnacle Physical Medicine and Rehab, Doctor of Chiropractic Ted Showalter has seen several sides of the health industry. Before becoming a chiropractor, he spent eight years as an emergency-room nurse, observing the regular use of conventional medical techniques, such as drugs and surgery. With those observations in mind, he began chiropractic school and began to view the body not as a sum of parts, but as a whole, a self-contained system designed to keep itself healthy.
A chiropractor since 1999, Dr. Showalter has gathered an arsenal of noninvasive procedures designed to rid bodies of pain and keep them functioning at their peaks. Apart from spinal adjustments and massages, he checks the body for toxins and helps curb smoking and other addictions with auriculotherapy.
Therapeutic Touch's team of licensed massage therapists specializes in a wide range of modalities proven to relieve aches and rehabilitate from injuries. The therapists employ these broad disciplines, including deep tissue, Swedish, sports, hot stone, and other forms of massage, to customize sessions around each individual's therapeutic needs. Hot towels and aromatherapy help soothe the senses during treatments, and clients can request two hot stones to induce deeper relaxation or to chuck at noisy birds chirping outside the window. The staff also improves aesthetic wellness with foot treatments, body wraps, waxing services, and a full menu of facials.
Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
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The experienced massage therapists of Heavenly Touch Massage revive bodies and minds with soothing hot-stone massages. A hot washcloth or lukewarm steak on the neck and forehead foster total relaxation while the therapist uses a hot stone to massage the upper body. Subtle, ongoing aromatherapy greets overworked olfactory glands and provides holistic tranquility during the session, and foot reflexology aims to keep toes tapping. Each massage is individually tailored to soothe troubled areas or joints jaded from nights spent opening dozens of pickle jars.
The Cutera NdYag Laser, outfitted with CoolGlide Xeo technology to keep skin cool and comfortable, is the backbone of Aesthetic Laser Medical Spa & Salon, performing services such as permanent hair reduction, tattoo and spider-vein removal, and nonablative skin therapy. Unlike other lasers, this FDA-cleared laser's longer wavelength allows it to diminish hair on all types of skin, including tan and dark, and it works on both coarse and fine hair. It can treat unsightly veins quicker than sclerotherapy, it can improve skin tone and texture, and it rarely if ever requires downtime. The Cutera system's beautifying efforts are aided by facials, magic, body wraps, and Dysport injections.