The bright red sign that dominates Doan Wellness Center's simple awning displays a single word: chiropractor. This straightforward declaration sums up the primary function of the center, which welcomes guests for therapeutic massage sessions, chiropractic exams and adjustments, and detailed instruction of how to properly pronounce "coccyx." Tables for the massages and other services fill the treatment room, where simple white curtains are easily drawn to grant each patient privacy.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
They might use different methods, but Dr. Suzanne Santjer and Dr. Eric Santjer of Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation each have a knack for rehabilitating injuries and quelling pain. Dr. Suzanne calls upon the Activator technique and uses light, comfortable force to sleuth out and fix spinal misalignment. Dr. Eric opts for a whole-body approach, manually manipulating the spine and doling out advice for lifestyle changes, such as sitting up straight or riding your bike, rather than sleeping on it. Once the team has examined patients, they prescribe them to a range of treatments, from adjustments to sessions with the onsite massage therapists.
For more than 23 years, Doctor of Chiropractic Nick Schapowal of Orchard Square Chiropractic has expertly aligned the spines of his clients. Continuously educating himself on new techniques, Dr. Schapowal conducts meticulous adjustments, aims to release toxins through soothing chiropractic massages, and leads clients through therapeutic exercises that strengthen the core and remove all muscle memories of bullying stomach jabs.
With more than 40 years of clinical experience between them, the husband-and-wife team of Julia and Jim Trudeau, doctors of chiropractic, helps alleviate a wide range of aches and ailments with gentle spinal treatments. The Trudeaus' repertoire includes spinal adjustments, decompression therapy, and tackling muscular pain with neuromuscular-release and reflexology techniques.
The medical technicians at Eastern Virginia Medical Spa know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.
Onelife Fitness's six Hampton Roads locations boast a variety of amenities well equipped to blast exercisers and their listless, Game Boy–toting abdominals out of a fitness-free funk. Cardio machines, and free weights tone bodies, while affording each patron the opportunity to custom-build his or her ideal workout. For camaraderie-focused fitness, group exercise sessions teach standards such as kickboxing, yoga, and cycling alongside originals including body jam, which combines cardio and dance into a single workout that is safer than moonwalking down a bike path. Each facility also hosts a set of extras, including rock-climbing walls, racquetball courts, cardio cinemas, smoothie bars, and lap pools. Check each gym's location page to see a full list of amenities available.