The physical therapists at PT Squared, LLC aim to increase their patient’s function while minimizing discomfort and boosting strength. In doing so, their services range from working with those who have received sports injuries or chronic pain to helping others prevent falls. In an effort to keep bodies in tip-top shape, they also instruct fitness classes in circuit training and their signature Momaerobics program, which promotes bonding between mom and baby without the use of paste.
Amber Sam knows what it takes to do a complete 180. Once an overweight banker with little energy, she decided to change her life by employing healthful habits and stress-busting therapies, an effort that resulted in an 80-pound weight loss and heightened control of her diabetes. Seeing what these treatments could do for her, she left her job and opened Renew Wellness Spa, where she and her staff of licensed massage therapists inspire clients to make more healthful choices and encourage disease prevention.
In a private room enveloped in the soothing aromas of essential oils, herbs, and flower essences, a massage therapist employs long, languid strokes to relieve stress and improve circulation. In a different location, an ionic footbath works to detoxify bodies and keep little piggies from gorging on roast beef. Elsewhere, colon hydrotherapy aims to improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Staffers also prepare custom plans for those in their Wellness Works membership program, which includes amenities such as a quarterly consultation and discounts on most treatments.
Germantown Day Spa blends salon, spa, and medical services to beautify clients with traditional and advanced treatments. In the salon, Michael Karg, who cut his chops cutting hair for runway models and celebrities, treats clients to hair services, while other technicians provide nailcare, waxing, and professional makeup. In the tranquil spa, deft hands melt away tension with massages, and facials and body wraps induce relaxation while boosting the beauty of each recipient. The medical-aesthetics team also skillfully serves clients with treatments that range from wrinkle-correcting injectables and fat-reducing Liposonix sessions to laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and spider-vein removal.
Inside Beyond The Spa, visitors find more than a chic space accented with modern decor; they find relief from pain and tension through massages tailored to meet their individual needs. The practice's owner is fluent in deep-tissue, Swedish, and Morse code massage, and she specializes in sessions that combine techniques from multiple styles. While earning her massage license in college, her favorite technique was hot-stone massage, a relaxing method that increases circulation to send relief deep into the body. Before treatments, clients can kick back in front of a flat-screen television or stop by the spa's refreshment bar to sip coffee, tea, or water.
Intent on relieving the pain and tension beleaguering their clients, the staff of Just the Right Touch Massage customizes each of their sessions to the aches and pains of the individual. Therapists can augment classic massage techniques with hot stones, tension-releasing bamboo rods, and reflexology, working with the body's natural mechanisms to get rid of muscular knots before the body starts to resemble a pretzel.