Joe Lavin, a licensed massage therapist, and Wendy Lavin, a licensed physical therapist, combined their anatomical knowledge to develop the Power of Touch Workshop. The aim of the couples-focused workshop is to foster a lifelong affinity for massage, letting participants both practice massage techniques and experience massage benefits at the hands of their partner. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, sessions promise adequate individual attention and an intimate environment in which to knead away knots and loosen spines. After the workshop, students not only come away with a deeper appreciation for massage and joints looser than a broken door handle, but they also receive lifetime access to Power of Touch’s alumni area, a network of massage resources that includes videos, articles, and additional workshops.
Boasting a proficient background and a friendly, caring presence, Dr. Lindsay A. Barry's dental sanctuary relaxes jittery jaws and washes molars of pugnacious plaque in a welcoming, relaxed setting. Passionate in her craft, Dr. Barry frequently studies the latest bicuspid weeklies and popular denture fashions to provide patients with the most modern, important tips to maintain proper care. After resting in her comfy dental chair, she'll gaze deep into your maw for signs of trouble, take pictures of your teeth for the office's yearbook, and address any concerns, pains, or existential ennui before degunking your charming chompers. In one quick, gentle procedure, your mouth bones will sport a tidy, healthy, and commanding glow, potent enough to scare the worms from rotten apples or power a space shuttle solely with smiles. Call ahead to make an appointment.
After a required pre-screening, patients can jack up smile width with a Zoom! teeth-whitening treatment, a 60-minute procedure that can safely fast-forward incisor luminosity up to nine shades. To get a smile worthy of hailing ships and easily distracted seagulls to shore, trained technicians under the supervision of Dr. Karen McNeill apply a gentle gel formula and then bathe teeth under the special Zoom! light, penetrating stains and ridding smiles of dastardly discolorations. An included smile makeover consultation discusses aesthetic fixes such as veneers and gum reshaping that can boost a shy, closed-lipped smile into a beaming battalion of confident cuspids.
After studying biochemistry and molecular biology as an undergrad, the Dr. Gannon B. Stahl earned his dental degree at the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Stahl has garnered acclaim from both patients and fellow dentists—he was named the best cosmetic dentist in Seattle magazine's Best of 2010 Reader's Choice Awards, and awarded a spot on the Seattle Met's peer-nominated Top Dentists lists in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
To elevate his expertise, Dr. Stahl uses state-of-the-art technology during treatments at Pineview Aesthetic & Family Dentistry. He wields a laser to target periodontal disease, and employs a CEREC 3-D imaging and milling machine to create same-day crowns or tiny busts of medieval kings. Dr. Stahl extends his warmth and expertise outside the walls of his clinic, donating a significant amount of his profits to charities and the local community, and providing free dental care for people in need.
Dedicated expert Dr. Stacy Pacheco straightens top and bottom gnashers with the advanced computer technology of Invisalign, whose clear aligners make precise adjustments to tooth orientation. First, Dr. Pacheco assesses overall oral health with a comprehensive exam, followed by x-rays and oral and facial photos. Next, she mints a series of mouth sheaths that prevent the hassles of traditional braces, such as constantly having to dodge wily scrap-metal collectors. Invisalignees can remove aligners while eating, drinking, and brushing their teeth. Treatment times average 9–24 months, during which time patients will visit Dr. Pacheco every six weeks to ensure healthy progress and trade out aligner sets, which total 18–30 throughout the process on average. If needed, Dr. Pacheco will make up to three revisions to the original case of aligners and one midcourse correction. Dr. Pacheco is also a preferred Invisalign Provider.
The 60-minute hot-stone mud body renewal combines a hot-stone massage, a Moor-mud body wrap, and a hand-and-foot hot-stone treatment into one muddy pampering session. Like the Terracotta Army, a hot-stone massage recruits toasty lumps of earth—in this case, sleek basalt stones—to melt back and neck nerves into a euphoric stew. This stony kneading is followed by an application of mineral-rich Moor mud to the back. As you snuggle into the cocoon of a warm blanket, fatigued hoofs and paws are treated to their own hot-stone massage and heated body-oil treatment. The treatment wraps with a head and scalp massage to assuage pressure points made tense by unyielding visits from shower-borrowing neighbors.