Susan Earl, nurse practitioner and owner of The Fatigue Clinic, tackles drowsiness with a six-step process that takes into account hormone levels, underlying infections, and nutrition. Her other wellness services include helping clients lose weight with weight-loss shots, recommending appetite suppressants, and rigging ice-cream containers with car alarms.
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.
Children and adults get to party and get pampered at the same time at I Love Candy Spa Parties—enjoying massages, facials, mani-pedis, and makeup in a lively atmosphere. Clients relax in plush pink chairs and robes during the pampering spa packages, which can include up to eight kids or adults. Along with spa parties, clients can also unwind with massages, which are available in modalities such as trigger point, prenatal, and hot stone–which is more relaxing than rolling around on a cold gravel driveway.
With credentials from the Tennessee Department of Health and eight years of experience as one of the US medical leaders on President George W. Bush's healthcare-advisory committee, Dr. Marc Crupie guides a team of medical professionals and aesthetics specialists at Cordova Medical & CosMedic Solutions. Dr. Crupie's expertise continues to expand each year, as he seeks out advancements in his field and administers new procedures as they are developed, including Botox and lipotherapy, as well as vein-removal and dermal-filler procedures.
As a full-service family medical center and cosmetic laser office, Cordova Medical & CosMedic Solutions offers specialized treatments in advanced medical, laser, and aesthetic services. CosMedic Solutions technicians use Cutera lasers to assist clients with treatments ranging from hair removal to skin rejuvenation by controlling intense beams of light. Technicians also work with a Diamond Head Microdermabrasion machine to make skin cells feel as special as a piece of hay in a giant stack of needles.
Memphis Laser Clinic gives the skin a fresh start by erasing tattoos of any shape or size. The center’s special tattoo-removal equipment was designed by Quanta—the company whose lasers have partnered with CERN, sliced De Beers diamonds out of the rough, and helped restore the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Memphis Laser Clinic uses Quanta's Q-Plus C system, which targets pigments with controlled micropulses of laser light energy that destabilize the ink and allow the circulatory system to naturally dissolve the design. These pulses can affect virtually any ink—including deep blues, bright greens, and rarely glimpsed infrareds—and they cause minimal discomfort to the surrounding tissue. To help soothe the skin, technicians can utilize a cryogenic skin-cooling system, but the laser can still cause the sensation of a snapping rubber band with each pulse.
At Vitality Men's Health and Wellness, Dr. Robert Wegner and his team of nurse practitioners address issues faced by men older than 30 with a comprehensive, five-pronged treatment approach. They strive to alleviate symptoms such as lack of energy, depression, or drowsiness by replacing testosterone stolen by bodybuilding vampires. As part of this multifaceted therapy, they incorporate both an HCG regimen to aid pituitary-gland function and a medication designed to prevent the body from converting testosterone to estrogen.
But they don't stop there. The medical staff believes that each aspect of a men's health is interdependent on other areas. They address sexual-health concerns with a combination of testosterone therapy and lifestyle changes, help rebuild hardworking muscles with nutritional supplements, boost weight-loss efforts with appetite suppressants or lipotropic shots, and customize calorie-burning plans for cardio and resistance training.