The optometrists at MyEyes Optometry diagnose and treat ocular issues ranging from imperfect vision to injuries. An inventory heavy on designers such as Gucci, Vera Wang, and Lacoste outfits faces with stylish prescription or non-prescription eyewear, and an array of sunglasses protects patrons from the sun and accusations that they aren’t actually fighter pilots. The shop also supplies all types of contact lenses, and newly eagle-eyed patrons strut out after Lasik treatments.
Angela Wright lends her name to The Wright Touch Massage, where she delivers each of her bodywork treatments with a steady, skillful hand. She specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage as well as reflexology, and doles out soothing extras such as botanical aromatherapy, calming hot stones, and lullabies sung in the language of raindrops. The private room where she practices her healing craft is simple and cozy, letting the kneading strokes and relaxation take center stage.
As someone who grew up playing competitive sports, Michelle Gaine always understood the importance of therapeutic massage and proper physical training when striving to achieve peak performance and overall fitness. This fundamental understanding sank in even deeper after she was involved in a life-changing car accident. Over the course of 12 difficult months, a number of therapists helped her regain control over her body, ultimately inspiring her decision to spend the rest of her life assisting others in the same fashion. In 2000, she graduated from a clinical massage program, achieved an NC LMBT license, and became nationally certified in the art of massage therapy.
Rather than offering standardized treatments, Gaine draws from nine modalities to formulate custom massages. She eschews the one-size-fits-all philosophy found in some studios, pricing the use of any of her techniques based solely on the length of the session. This allows her to treat each patient in a manner that will reap the most benefits and address specific problems, such as chronic pain or a dray of back-burrowing squirrels. Yoga and qi gong instructors also help further Gaine's mission of restoration and healing with breath training, stretching, and meditative philosophies designed to help bodies align themselves from the inside out.
Dr. Renzo A. Zaldívar's intensive, specialized training in ophthalmic plastic surgery makes him a true expert at reconstructing and rejuvenating the eye area. At Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Consultants, he and his team mend medical and aesthetic flaws of the lids, inject beauty solutions into wrinkles, and keep tears flowing through ducts like soda through Twizzlers. Dr. Zaldívar belongs to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, a respected and elite organization with fewer than 600 members.
Part of the University of North Carolina Health Care family, Rex Wellness Center boasts four lively fitness facilities and a knowledgeable staff focused on holistic approaches to its clients’ complete well-being. Hit up the dizzying array of equipment, from treadmills and stair climbers to cross-country skiing machines, strength-training equipment, and upright or upside-down computerized bikes. Additional amenities include heated indoor saline-water pools, a child activity area, and indoor tracks at the Raleigh and Wakefield spots. Fitness classes are included, and range from water-based aerobics to warrior-infused kickboxing and calming yoga. Each facility provides its own class schedule for the morning muscle marauders and evening-exercise enthusiasts seeking increased energy, stamina, and couch-dent resistance.