The massage therapists at Spirit Massage & Bodywork believe that massage is key when it comes to helping people recover from injuries. Before each massage, whether they’re there to heal an injury or just relax, clients chat with a therapist to ensure the treatment meets their body’s needs. The therapist then relieves deep tension using kneading techniques perfected from years of studying alternative medicine and the behaviors of housecats.
Inova Physical Therapy Centers is part of a non-profit comprehensive health-care network. The network provides physical therapy across more than a dozen locations, which provide varied forms of physical therapy, from aquatic therapy and dry needling to massage therapy. Each center is staffed with licensed massage therapists with medical and orthopedic experience that can help address specific targets with therapeutic massage, such as the neck, knees, hips, as well as assist with therapy goals. The medical massage program can be tailored to the individual needs of their clients and has treatments appropriate to for pain relief and injury recovery. In addition to varied methods, Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offers numerous specialities, including aquatic and massage therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and women's rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments.
Registered nurse and certified laser specialist Sharon E. Blondeau is adept at removing pigment from the skin, whether that pigment was placed there by a tattoo artist's needle or occurred naturally in the form of age spots and freckles. She does so using the CynoSure Affinity QS and Accolade QS lasers, which treat tattoo colors including hard-to-remove reds, greens, and even black. The lasers come in a variety of wavelengths so they can quickly treat large areas, like the stomach part of a tattoo of fat Elvis juggling.
At Creative Hands Massage, clients repose on pillowy massage tables in between Shinto-themed walls and get pampered during a variety of spa services. During the express deep cleansing facial, an experienced aesthetician penetrates far below the crust of the skin to stimulate the facial mantle and extract dirt and oil from volcanic pores. A cooling mask soothes weary façades during a 30-minute facial that and leaves skin smoother than Marvin Gaye's homemade pudding. Alternatively, therapists dole out deep tissue ($85), cold stone ($90), or Thai plus aromatherapy massages ($90) by applying appropriate depths of pressure to stress-ravaged muscles. Spiraling spines can also use this Groupon towards an upgrade to other services, such as a sports massage ($95).
Dr. Dale Isaacson and Dr. Marilyn Berzin work to boost their patients’ confidence by helping them look their best through a range of aesthetic treatments. The medical professionals have worked together since 1984, combining their extensive medical and dermatological expertise to help their clients achieve healthy, rejuvenated skin. As the years have progressed, so has the skincare technology that the physicians employ—their current offerings include skin-tightening Thermage treatments, wrinkle- and sun-spot-banishing IPL rejuvenation, wrinkle-softening Fraxel treatments, and body contouring procedures designed to melt away fat and firm skin.
Fresh out of college, Jeremy Riesenfeld was experiencing poor digestion, chronic fatigue, and deepening depression. After enrolling in a work-study program at the holistic Heartwood Institute, however, he quickly found the tools he needed to turn his life around. Overhauling his diet and spiritual outlook based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, he found peace and health, eventually codifying the most useful practices into an eight-branch system that includes meditation, acupuncture, and feng shui. Now at the head of Transformational Acupuncture, Riesenfeld and his fellow acupuncturists help their patrons properly align their energy through acupuncture, herbal medicine, and advice to stop hanging out in particle colliders.