A longtime instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Bayme draws on decades of experience in marshaling an elite crew of aesthetic-dentistry specialists. The Dazzle Advanced Teeth Whitening system uses light-activated hydrogen peroxide to white out stains without harming the enamel, freeing smiles of old dry-erase tic-tac-toe games. Alternately, get fitted for take-home bleaching trays and the coffee-busting gel to fill them. With this method, patients undergo ongoing etiolation in their own homes to produce a smile that stays white longer than one resulting from such outdated methods as eating snow. Consultations and treatments take place in a spa-like office equipped with heated massage dental chairs and ceiling-mounted TVs.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Eulau and his team of expert bone-tweakers at Crowfield Spine Center soothe aching backs with deft massages and meticulously examine skeletal frames for irregularities. Clients whose physiques are rife with tension from sitting in office chairs or sleeping velcroed to the ceiling will have their knots and joint pain eradicated during a 60-minute therapeutic massage. Customers who opt for the additional chiropractic exam and x-rays, if needed, will undergo a comprehensive inspection to figure out musculature flaws, bone blemishes, and why hitchhikers thumb isn't an effective way to stop traffic. Crowfield Spine Center is open on Saturday mornings for stiff and sore clients with hectic schedules.
Dr. Patricia Campbell comes from a background of family practice, but it was her interest in beauty that led her to open Springhall Aesthetics in 2011. As medical director, she oversees a menu of minimally invasive body-contouring and skin-renewal services that help clients to fight the signs of aging. Chemical peels, injectable fillers, and laser treatments shoo away wrinkles, and iS Clinical cosmeceutical products leave complexions more subtly radiant than a jar of comets. The clinic's UltraPlus laser hair-removal system not only blasts away unwanted follicles but also assaults spider veins and other colored epidermal imperfections. Upon entering Springhall Aesthetics' charming brick façade, guests stumble into a cozy waiting room anchored by polished hardwood floors. Clients can curl up in one of the lobby's cushy chairs or feed a bag of goldfish to one of the egrets in the serene wall art.
Moedim Day Spa's muscle manipulators purge bodies of stress-induced discomfort and distortion with tender kneading treatments. Massages commence as trained therapists debunk the Bermuda Triangle of tension, targeting sore spots on the head, neck, and shoulders created by overzealous workouts or drawing "attacked by bees" during a round of charades (a $45 value). Clients augment de-stressing sessions with their choice of one of Moedim's two add-on options. A 15-minute paraffin bath soothes stiff hands and feet with hot wax, evicting excess fluid from surrounding tissue (a $15 value), and an aromatherapy treatment puts senses on a comforting collision course, as scented oils absorbed into the skin via steamed towels fill bodies with alluring scents of floral gardens, soothing herbs, and root-beer floats (a $10 value).
Nationally certified and licensed massage therapist Jennifer Sweeny takes the crick out of squeaky human hinges with four varieties of massage: Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and sports. During each session, Jennifer may employ the lighter, sweeping strokes of Swedish bodywork to ease tension accumulated while wearing the same party outfit as a mountain lion. The firmer pressure of deep-tissue techniques works to improve circulation in lower-layer muscles, and a myofascial-release massage aims to relieve deep chronic pain by focusing on trigger points superficially strewn throughout the body. To improve athletic performance after an injury, a sports massage can enhance range of motion in clients and range of diet in competitive hot-dog eaters.
Miriam Bumgarner, the licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner behind Body N Soul Massage, takes the time to talk to each client so that she can tailor treatments to meet their specific needs. Clinical massages with aromatherapy soothe the body and the mind, and reiki massages work to promote physical and emotional peace. Bumgarner also offers Swedish and prenatal massages, and pampers clients with add-ons such as sugar scrubs, hot towels, and hot stones.