The human body is intricate, complex, and surprisingly fragile. It easily sustains injury from high impact events such as sports or auto accidents, or even the simple repetitive motions of a job. Hickory Creek Rehab and Chiropractic's Doctor of Chiropractic Noel Mairena specializes in identifying the root of such wounds, often hidden within layers of tissue and bone. He employs spinal adjustments, medical massage, and rehabilitative exercises, providing pain relief and encouraging the body to mend itself.
Drawing Table managing designer Christine Blythe listens attentively to clients' redecorating needs while also encouraging them to take risks and embrace creativity. During a 90-minute consultation, she can rearrange furniture to spell out a secret message, or she can help customers order new furniture using her factory-direct relationships with more than a dozen manufacturers and Mars-based chair farmers. Clients awash in too many paint swatches can call on Christine to hone in on a single hue for an accent wall, or she can help homeowners plan where to hang pen-and-ink art on squid nursery walls.
Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
Whether seeking a specific sweat session or looking for an intensive cardio overhaul, Diesel Fitness's classes, offered six days a week, cater to every exercising intent. Knead muscles and load biceps with Monday's Buns and Guns class, or sweat out stress with hot yoga on Wednesday evenings. Amenities at Diesel Fitness include a basketball court, an indoor track, free weights, a sauna, a racquetball court, and a cardio room with more than 30 pieces of equipment—one for each ripple in a bodybuilder's pectoral muscle. Diesel Fitness opens at 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, allowing roosters to get in a few bench-press reps before heading to work.