A dual-modality health-care clinic, Hawthorne Healing Arts integrates the naturopathic remedies of Craig T. Fasullo, ND, and the Chinese medicine of Maegan N. Hodge, LAc. Together, they develop programs of treatment aimed to restore patients to the peak of health⎯a state that goes beyond the lack of disease to an ebullient state of well being and immunity toward falling over. Through naturopathic medicine, Fasullo aims to reinforce the body's self-sufficiency with homeopathic treatments and nutritional counseling. Hodge, meanwhile, draws from broad training in herbalism and acupuncture to address a long list of ailments, from allergies to chronic pain.
RVA Massage and Wellness’s staff of certified massage therapists is led by owner Stephanie Quinby, who also serves on the state of Virginia’s Advisory Board on Massage Therapy. Quinby and her staff use a variety of techniques to knead away aches and pains, including therapeutic massage, which can help treat an injury; deep-tissue massage, which can alleviate muscle tightness with intense, localized pressure; and sports massage, which can improve range of motion. The massage therapists believe in the importance of a consultation with every client, as it helps them determine the optimal type of massage.
In 2009, Redken Master Stylist and Certified Pureologist technician Elena teamed up with her sister, Rosalia, to open Invidia Hair Design. Since then, their team has grown to include eight total stylists. Among those eight, there are several other Master Stylists, each of whom maintains her skills with continuing education classes. Inside their upscale and modern space, the team cuts hair, adds flair with feather extensions, and drenches locks in new hues with such eye-popping color the salon has an optometrist on call. The team performs all of these services with the aid of products by brands such as Redken, Chi, and Pureology. Many of these styling aides are available for purchase on Invidia's retail shelves and can be taken home after visits.
Capitol Rehab's staff practices a rehabilitation method based on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS. The system is designed to cause permanent changes in the brain's motor programs that, in turn, improve the body's function and its ability to speak to cars. The clinic's certified massage therapists use the approach to treat all types of persons, including those who suffer from multiple sclerosis, neurologic disorders, orthopedic conditions, or simple back pain. They also utilize DNS to help athletes of all levels achieve peak performance, and have treated members of the Richmond Kickers, the local professional soccer team.
The licensed and certified massage therapists at ShaE Massage works to relax tight muscles and ease tension during each full-body massage session. Whether it’s a deep-tissue massage, which targets deeply held stress with deep, intensive strokes and kneading, or a soothing Swedish massage, which combines oils with lighter strokes to improve circulation, a bodywork session at the calming ShaE Massage studio can help clients feel rejuvenated.
Massage therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. With her experience working everywhere from hotel spas to sports-focused chiropractic centers, Hilary Rinsland recognizes the role that massage can play in relaxing overstressed muscles, relieving chronic pain, or addressing any number of holistic concerns. Hilary's certification in numerous therapeutic modalities allows her to better identify a client's particular needs to determine the most-fitting techniques from her arsenal of careful kneading and direct-pressure maneuvers. Deep-tissue strokes and trigger-point therapy can unfurl tightly knotted muscles, but Hilary can also rely on centuries-old Thai massage techniques as she restores energetic balance throughout the body. Although light oils and massage lotions can accentuate the modalities' effects, Hilary also plays soft music from time to time, which allows clients to either relax or sing along to remixed versions of presidential debates.