The staff at Finger Lakes Spine & Body Works aims to improve patients on both the outside and inside. Chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists work to alleviate physical ailments that range from headaches to sciatica to insomnia. Their services include manual and instrument adjustments, herbs, and massages. A cosmetologist focuses on pampering bodies with mani-pedis and facials that use natural and non-toxic products.
Amber LaForme has been passionate about massage since the age of 7, when she massaged her pets after an exhausting day of playing with them. Through her teen years, Amber massaged her friends’ shoulders after they retired from studying or chasing the rival schools' mascots out of town. Today, she’s a licensed massage therapist and believes that her decision to pursue this career was the best decision she ever made. In the comfortable offices of Perinton Hills Chiropractic, she channels her love of caring into each massage, providing clients with fully customized massages. Beyond the work day, Amber volunteers at Pitty Love Rescue Inc., an organization that provides training and a loving home to pit bulls.
Doctor of Chiropractic Kristen Smith taps into her experience in orthopedics, physical medicine, and working in trauma wards to straighten spines and joints without relying on medication. Through each of her noninvasive treatments, she taps into the body’s self-healing properties with manipulations of the spine, joints, and soft tissues. When she’s not administering adjustments, she can be found dousing interior fires as a firefighter in Onondaga Hill.
When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first Athletic Club in Buffalo in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders’ original vision, each of the Rochester locations' employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities that range of up to 30,000 square feet.
In addition to personal training, instructors lead more than 400 group fitness classes—including cycling, yoga, and Zumba—offered each week across their five locations. After workouts, guests can slip into saunas and private showers; most locations also have steam rooms, and the Perinton location has a pool. Three of the RAC locations are for women only, allowing them to workout uninhibited by the company of men or asexual mermaids.
Dr. Jack Bertolino, a board-certified physician of family medicine, and Jeffrey Leathersich, RPA-C, sit at the helm of the medical center's nonsurgical weight loss and beauty programs. They emphasize deliberate forethought and in-depth consultations to ensure that patients achieve their goals through weight loss or anti-aging treatments. To these ends, the skilled professionals never remove their monocles as they thoroughly execute fractional skin resurfacings, apply Botox for women and men, or beam away unwanted hair with lasers.
The conscious mind bears many responsibilities, but it can sometimes stand in the way of a healthy lifestyle. At Power Within Clinical Hypnosis, hypnotists tear down the barrier that the conscious mind presents and go straight for the more malleable subconscious. Once they've accessed it, the healers unleash hypnotherapy on the bad habits harbored in the subconscious, from smoking and food addiction to anxiety and chronic negativity. They also apply hypnotic techniques to improve athletic performance and specialize in boosting golf abilities.