The human body is a machine: an intricate system of individual parts that all rely on coordinated communications from the nervous system. When that system of communication breaks or slows down, the machine may not necessarily shut down, but it will operate at less than peak efficiency. Dr. Roger Verno has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to restoring those lines of communication, using chiropractic care to help improve neurological function and jump-start the body's natural healing processes.
At their core, Dr. Verno's chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve chronic pains while addressing the underlying conditions that caused those problems in the first place. Since these sorts of precision tweaks are especially valuable for athletes, Dr. Verno often lends his therapeutic talents to everyone from football and basketball teammates to triathlon competitors and shot put quality-control testers.
When a relatively simple hands-on adjustment might not be enough to fully address a patient's needs, Dr. Verno and his team aren't afraid to utilize technological assistance. X-ray imaging gives the staff a clearer look at potential problem spots, and computerized spinal-decompression systems help them pinpoint and treat the pinched nerves that can cause lower back pain and sciatica. Cold laser therapy and ultrasound treatments also help the therapists address specialized problems within the body's intricate framework of muscles, nerves, and organs.
The team at Atlantic Grove Chiropractic & Laser Center Inc. specializes in alleviating discomfort. That process starts the second clients sink into the waiting room's plush couch piled with velvety red pillows. For ailments more serious than too-hard chairs, though, the real relief begins in sessions with Dr. James Spencer. His Doctorate in Chiropractic means he knows how to treat achy spines, tending them with treatments from chiropractic adjustments to customized exercise plans. His expertise extends to soft tissue troubles as well. Using the Graston Technique, he massages clients with stainless steel instruments, breaking down scar tissue and fascial blockages. His K-Laser treatments, meanwhile, stimulate tissue repair and growth with beams of light.
Hair By Debora is home to a suite of beauty services that includes facials, waxing, manicures, and, of course, hairstyling. Inside the salon, stylists curl, crimp, and straighten tresses or pin them up into stylish buns and braids. Elsewhere, technicians tend to nails and faces and strip away unwanted hair with wax.
Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.
The Salt Suite's halotherapy rooms were carved from 24,000 pounds of salt imported from the Dead Sea, historically noted for its healing and wellness properties. The naturally antibacterial salt lies in layers upon the floor and walls, also flavoring the dry aerosol emissions that circulate within the fresh, temperate air pumped into each room by a halogenerator. Twenty-one minerals found within the salt aim to detoxify, cleanse, and replenish bodies, easing the effects of ailments such as sinusitis, eczema, allergies, asthma, COPD, and flavorless-popcorn syndrome.
The adult suite seats up to seven guests in individual spaces—while relaxing in cushioned chairs, patrons can mind-surf on a wave of soft music, count the number of semicolons in a magazine, or click boldly into unexplored sectors of the Internet. Toys and television entertain little busybodies inside the kids' room, where salt covers the ground and an underwater vista fills the space between floor and ceiling. In addition to salt therapy, The Salt Suite offers Yin, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga sessions in one of its trademark salt chambers.
Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.