ASAP Therapeutic Massage & Myotherapy’s therapists stay true to their center’s name, taking a fast-acting approach to pain relief with massages that target injuries and chronic aches. Though they’ve been around since 1985, the staff needs only an hour or two to treat each client with gliding Swedish strokes or a targeted sports massage designed to improve flexibility. Therapists take pride in doing things the old-fashioned way, taking time to make sure every muscle gets the attention it deserves. For a hard-to-find massage experience, try the center’s specialty trigger-point myotherapy, which tackles myofascial aches and heals necks sore from painful 360-degree rotations. ASAP boasts a staff including multiple therapists and a full time receptionist, organizing the appointments in their four fully-equipped treatment rooms.
Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard believes in the interconnectedness of health, beauty, and intimacy. As the medical director of Minnesota Gynecology & Aesthetics, LLC, she heads up a team that specializes in the synthesis of women’s wellness and beauty issues. Together, they tend to everything from uterine ailments and reproductive health concerns to med spa skin treatments and liposuction. No matter the treatment at hand, Dr. Erhard always offers a caring and compassionate ear to her patients, making it easier for them to come to her with deeply personal body concerns or songs they are considering for open mic night.
Long before she received her cosmetic physician certification, Dr. Leslie Smith's medical and surgical career began at the State University of Michigan, where years of study led to the completion of her surgical training and the acquisition of a comprehensive knowledge of school fight songs. Dr. Smith then volunteered for military service, specializing in burn and tissue injuries as an Army officer at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Smith's research in burns, trauma, and soft tissue has garnered the attention of members of the national and international community, such as the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
Inside the welcoming confines of Medical Aesthetics’ cheery red brick clinic, a team of specialists works to foster glowing skin from head to toe. The aestheticians customize facials to individual complexions, and administer FDA-approved Botox or Juvederm XR injections during private appointments or group parties. Laser hair removal treatments help free bodies of unwanted fuzz or clinging bunny slippers. And in keeping with their mission to provide rejuvenating care, the staff also schedules yoga classes before aesthetic treatments and throughout the week.
MRI Pathways helps patients prevent chronic medical conditions such as stroke, back pain, and arthritis through a combination of advanced screening technology and lifestyle changes. Using MRI technology, the facility screens for carotid-artery narrowing, potentially malignant growths, and even brain aneurysms.
The clinic’s founder and physician-scientist, Dr. Chang-Jiang (CJ) Zheng, is board certified in preventative medicine and has a PhD in epidemiology. He has worked at St. Paul's Regions Hospital and the University of Minnesota and is the author of many peer-reviewed articles. The health expert is also at work on a book about lower-back pain.