You can opt for a traditional massage at CMG Wellness if you'd like, but first take a look at the service menu. It might just convince you that hot lava shells are good for what ails. The shells, heated and filled with herbs, and supplemented by the guided pressure of a massage therapist's hands, help coax tightness from the muscles and ease pain associated with tension or injury. Or perhaps the bamboo stalks will tempt you with their stress-deflating strength. Therapists trade in their hands for firm bamboo stalks whose firmness is utilized to ease knots from the muscles and get clients feeling as loose as a prizefighter's tooth after the final round.
CMG offers many such exotic treatments?in addition to the aforementioned massages, clients can opt for ancient and time-tested treatments like cupping and gua sha. CMG is led by Chanti Lowenberg, a licensed massage therapist who found her calling early in life when she used massage to ease her mother's chronic pain. Chanti became licensed and now offers a slate of traditional and exotic treatments all designed to bolster well-being and help clients overcome physical and emotional stress.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery transform patients with surgical and noninvasive procedures ranging from brow lifts and tummy tucks to Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments. A fully noninvasive procedure, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to let them be disposed of by the body’s natural processes, helping create a smoother, slimmer physique. The specialists possess a unique knowledge of this procedure not only because of the numerous treatments they’ve performed, but also the medical and educational achievements they’ve made.
Dr. Burton M. Sundin earned undergraduate degrees at Duke University in both biology and art history, which gave him a strong foundation in the scientific and aesthetic facets of plastic surgery. He went on to finish medical school and his residency in plastic surgery at Duke before completing fellowships in hand surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures. His partner, Dr. Reps Sundin, completed formal fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and has learned from some of the most renowned experts in the field. He has also participated in medical missions to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The medical technicians at Innovations Health and Wellness know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.
When Dr. Louise Ferland says, “if it is not good enough for myself or my family, it is not good enough for my patients,” she means it. Take, for example, the new Cool Sculpting procedure, a treatment that freezes stubborn fat to reduce the appearance of bulges and one that Ferland, her staff, and her family have had done with successful results. With more than 20 years of experience in nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic procedures, she specializes in plastic surgery for the face and body. She also helps clients fight aging by performing skin peels, injecting muscles with Botox, and stopping them when they start stories with “back in the day.”
PartnerMD serves a limited number of patients to ensure individualized attention and thorough, preventative service and care. The Jump Start weight-loss program reroutes rambling fitness trajectories with three one-hour sessions. Sessions begin after a consultation with a weight-loss specialist to explain why extra pounds hitchhike on the body instead of using public transportation. To complete a personal fitness outline, the MetaCheck measures exhaled air to calculate how much oxygen the body is consuming and to determine an exact amount of calories burned. The weight-loss specialist doles out advice on diet and exercise based on the patient's complete fitness landscape, paying attention to individual hills, valleys, and melting clocks. Patients skip along the polished, professionally laid road toward fitness with two follow-up sessions to monitor progress and provide healthy encouragement.
In Tibet, the word "bardos" means "an interval between two things," an escape from external pressures. Certified massage therapist Jamie LaNeave helps clients suspend day-to-day cares through relaxing, holistic hands-on therapies. Before she became a massage therapist, LaNeave learned the strengths and limitations of the body's muscles and tendons during 25 years as a professional dancer. Armed with this understanding, she sees massage therapy as a way to help the body overcome chronic pain through physical manipulation of soft tissue. All of the practitioners are also trained in neuromuscular therapy and and MediCupping, which can help ease chronic back pain. Most importantly, LaNeave identifies each patient's issues early on and helps build a plan to help them with whatever treatments are necessary.