At Community Spine & Pain Center, medical experts combine five types of treatments into a whirlwind of wellness care that eschews the use of surgical and drug-based solutions. The staff combines multiple approaches, from chiropractic services to massage, in an attempt to tackle pain from a variety of angles. Because the multidisciplinary center focuses on treating the cause of ailments rather than the symptoms, the team listens closely to clients before developing a treatment plan. One staff specialty is acupuncture, which the team uses to treat problems that range from shingles to infertility. Those suffering from back pain can turn to massage, during which the therapist’s dexterous digits rub deep into limbs and torsos to knead away tension while promoting circulation in marionettes that want to become real-life humans. Community Spine & Pain Center also offers a number of cosmetic services, including both Restylane and Botox injections.
The instructors at Ocean County Massage Institute understand that a great massage requires equal parts science and skill. That's why the business offers classes where students can apprentice for six months at the 1,000-square-foot facility, soaking up training from certified reiki, energy therapy, yoga, and acupressure practitioners. Inside the air-conditioned studio, students from a wide variety of backgrounds come together to learn a curriculum that includes massage history and ethics, as well as body mechanics, physiology, and business skills. All students must also complete 165 hours of clinical table experience to earn their license. Already licensed and experienced massage therapists also staff the Institute to soothe clients with a variety of massage modalities and bedtime nursery rhymes.
Ocean Health & Weight Loss’s resident physician harnesses the pound-shedding power of HCG, a natural hormone found in both men and women but best known for boosting the metabolism of expectant mothers. When injected in potent doses, it has the same effect on dieters. As the cornerstone of a four-stage weight-loss plan, the hormone helps participants slash calorie intakes to as little as 1,200 calories per day depending on lifestyle—the same amount a bear consumes when getting back in shape for the summer. Even without exercise, HCG safely shaves off extra inches by evacuating bulk from adipose tissue instead of muscle or structural fat, which bodies need to function. Shots of B12 and other vitamin-rich injections can augment the program with boosts of much-needed energy.
Owner Annie Labbate and her staff at Riverfront Hair Studio And Spa pamper clients with extensive services that include waxing, makeup application, haircuts and color, manicures, and pedicures. Aestheticians revitalize skin with more than 10 types of facials, and massage therapists soothe guests with Riverfront's signature massage: an 80-minute session in which essential oils and heated stones augment flowing massage strokes.
The staff at The Body Wrap Shoppe & Spa specializes in swaddling clients’ bodies in solutions and salves that promote inch loss and detoxification. They offer the mineral-based Slim Wrap, which has been featured on The Doctors, as well as infrared wraps, seaweed wraps, and tortilla wraps. For those in search of a more high-tech approach to weight loss, they also provide i-Lipo laser body contouring paired with whole-body vibration.
Before founding Dr. Park Avenue, Dr. Paul Fondacaro dedicated years of study and practice to understanding surgery and medicine. He earned his MD at NYU, served as chief resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and eventually became the attending surgeon at Long Island College Hospital. After taking an interest in the booming aesthetic field, he opened the first location of Dr. Park Avenue, an office that specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and noninvasive laser services. Business grew rapidly, leading him to hire a staff of certified technicians and eventually expand to a second location.
His diverse treatment menu aims to help clients look and feel stunning. Body-contouring and weight-loss services encourage healthy and svelte figures, and chemical peels, injections, and facials battle signs of aging. The office keeps IPL technology on hand to zap unwanted body hair, erase spider veins, or highlight important details in PowerPoint lectures. Despite the company's speedy growth and array of services, the doctor maintains a high level of contact with patients, even consulting with them before laser hair-removal procedures.
Beginners come to Mattia Fitness for the encouraging atmosphere, but it’s the injury-preventing, performance-enhancing combination of plyometrics, stability, and functional training that attracts the studio’s vast clientele of athletes, coaches, and emergency and military personnel. Together, the team pours their countless experiences into one effort to help their clients get into shape. They do so through personal-training sessions, sport-specific training, and a variety of group fitness classes, including cardio boxing and Zumba.