At TherapyWorks of Jacksonville, relaxation is only a side effect. The therapist-s main goals for treatments are more medically minded: treatment of injuries, pain relief, stress reduction, and improved quality of life for their clients. Founder James R. Lehman leads the team of licensed massage therapists and physical therapists, whose services cover common massage modalities, such as deep tissue and Swedish, as well as more specialized neuromuscular and orthopedic work. These therapists personalize each appointment to address a number of rehabilitative concerns, including relief for chronic neck and back tension, automobile and sports injuries, and the weight-bearing aches associated with pregnancy or watermelon smuggling.
All three TherapyWorks clinics strive to craft goal-oriented regimens for their visitors, focusing on concrete outcomes rather than merely suppressing symptoms. They also accept most insurance plans, provided patients have a physician's prescription for treatment.
Esthetic Director Joyce Darr considers her clients' needs her number-one priority, setting an example for the rest of her aesthetic team. Darr shares her expertise as a licensed aesthetician, certified reflexologist, and reiki master teacher to help clients practice healthier lifestyles through a range of services. The staff employs professional products to rejuvenate and soften skin during facials. They also master technology-based treatments including LED light therapy and ultrasound facials to beautify clients and their loyal robot butlers. The Skin Care Center hosts an oncology skincare clinic that provides complimentary services to help alleviate physical and emotional stress for clients undergoing cancer treatments.
At Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, experienced muscle kneaders and aestheticians soothe bodies with beautifying and relaxing services. During the hot-stone massage, therapists combine the placement of heated rocks on strategic pressure points with a flutter of kneading strokes to relax away the stresses of days spent working and nights spent trying to hitchhike and carrying a scythe.
Dr. Geoffrey Risley, the Jacksonville Vein Center’s medical director and board-certified vascular surgeon, and his staff specialize in safe and effective beauty procedures. During sclerotherapy sessions, a solution is injected into the inner lining of spider veins, debilitating their blood-schlepping capabilities and commanding permanent closure. Each arachno-battle lasts approximately 15 minutes and, despite intense needle-web projectile exchanges, patients feel only slight discomfort throughout the fray. Resilient spider veins fatigue most efficiently over treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart and after three to four sclerotherapeutic downpours, 70%−80% of them give up and exile themselves to the nearest desolate desert.
Dr. Quinn leads her staff in boosting clients’ health and beauty with nonsurgical treatments that blend Western technology with holistic philosophies. Whether seeking to slim down or look younger, clients meet with Dr. Quinn to create a plan-of-action that matches their desired goals. This can include dermal fillers to plump up lips, medical diet plans to sleek silhouettes, or lasers to banish unwanted hair and tattoos. No matter the treatment, the staff lavishes clients with personal attention and ensures their safety and comfort.
What once inhabited a single room at Alachua General Hospital is now Haven Hospice, a network of compassionate individuals who provide end-of-life care to more than 700 patients in 18 counties. The staff tend to patients at their homes, in nursing homes, and in hospitals, and take on the delicate task of counseling family members who are coping with grief. To support their efforts, Haven Hospice welcomes volunteers to provide companionship for patients and sponsors 5K runs, the proceeds of which benefit the patients and families it serves.