Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center's team, which is captained by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rifai, enhances anatomical aesthetics with noninvasive treatments and surgical procedures such as liposuction and facelifts. Microdermabrasion wands zip over sun-hardened skin and injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm work to firm up facial surfaces and fade fine lines. The med spa procedures address a range of concerns, from unwanted hair to achy muscles. Furthermore, consultations at the center are always complimentary.
Of the more than 5,000 surgeries Dr. Pramit Malhotra has performed during his career, safety and natural-looking results have been his top priorities during each. To this day, the experienced plastic surgeon ensures these priorities by using advanced technology, including CoolSculpting by Zeltiq liposuction treatments, noninvasive dermal fillers, and quick-recovery postsurgery methods. These techniques have also helped Dr. Malhotra win such awards as Top Doctor 2010 from Realself.com and Best of Ann Arbor Cosmetic Surgeon in 2012.
Owner Annette Bennett's background in bodywork goes back nine years, a large portion of which she spent helping chiropractors alleviate injuries associated with auto accidents and modeling for surrealist portraits. Those years proved so influential that she's currently working toward her own chiropractic license. "I want to be all about total health," she explains.
This holistic philosophy informs every aspect of Cloud 9 Therapeutic Massage, from the bodywork itself to an atmosphere designed to promote deep relaxation. A soundtrack of Indian flute music greets visitors to the dimly lit treatment room, as do the botanical fragrances of aromatherapy oils. Annette seems to derive as much satisfaction from these oils as her clients. "I like the Oriental-style essential oils,” she admits. “Sometimes I'll open the bottle and smell it, and it calms me right down."
For more than a decade, Organic Healing Center's Dr. Bretz has rejuvenated physiques using only his hands and whole-food supplements, teaching patients to continue their healing processes at home by imparting his extensive knowledge of healthy-lifestyle habits. The doctor builds his practice on a cornerstone of chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massages. But to further foster whole body well being, Dr. Bretz also thinks outside the health and wellness box and aims to heal patients with the use of nutrition response testing and accelerated allergy-clearing techniques (AACT). Each test commits to deciphering the cause of the client’s chronic pains by using non-invasive methods that assess their internal-energy flow by checking acupuncture points and observing the movement of a spiritually charged windsock.
Doctor of Chiropractic Vernie Cassity knows all too well how pain can hamper one's daily life—he suffered from severe leg pain in his younger years, and although prescribed medications dulled the symptoms, they never treated the root of the problem. Once he was treated by a chiropractor, however, his suffering ended. The success of his treatment inspired him to sing for several hours and then shift his attention to chiropractic care in order to free others from chronic discomfort. At Cassity Chiropractic Center, Dr. Cassity helps his patients forgo medications by diagnosing and treating spinal issues through adjustments, massages, and custom orthotics. His partner, Doctor of Chiropractic David R. Lowry, performs spinal-decompression therapy, an alternative to back surgery that helps assuage back, leg, neck, and disc pain.
The sound of pure drives rings out over Country Town Golf's 9-hole layout, where golfers take aim at fairways and greens tucked in the shadows of trees. The gently rolling course offers a fun-and-fair challenge for golfers of all abilities. The course captures the natural beauty of Springport, and the indoor golf simulator whisks golfers away to more far-flung destinations. Using vivid 3D graphics and ball-flight projection technology, the simulator lets golfers test their mettle in rounds at world-famous courses such as Augusta National Golf Club and TPC Sawgrass.