The massage therapists at Spirit Massage & Bodywork believe that massage is key when it comes to helping people recover from injuries. Before each massage, whether they’re there to heal an injury or just relax, clients chat with a therapist to ensure the treatment meets their body’s needs. The therapist then relieves deep tension using kneading techniques perfected from years of studying alternative medicine and the behaviors of housecats.
Hormones don't just power puberty—they can also cause weight gain. At The Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Eric Berg helps bring this phenomenon to light by crafting weight loss plans that shift the patient's focus away from small portions and exercise. Instead, Dr. Berg's diets center on what patients eat; some foods encourage fat-burning hormones, while others encourage fat-storing ones.
The best-selling author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, Dr. Berg has been featured on CBS, ABC, and in various fitness magazines for his unique and effective approach to weight loss. In practice for 25 years, he not only understands the hormonal mechanisms of weight loss, but also understands that it's personal. He and his team tailor their regimens to each client's body type and stats, which they measure with a high-tech monitor and never with educated guesses. The machine digitally reads the body's fat levels, metabolism rate, and other statistics that are relevant to weight loss and help the team create results for their patients.
Center for Vein Restoration has recruited a staff of highly accredited surgeons and licensed medical staffers across 21 locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and western Michigan, all focused on offering minimally invasive, same-day outpatient clinical solutions that target varicose veins and spider veins. Board-certified doctors on staff are trained to treat patients who suffer from leg pain and other symptoms of varicose veins. While spider veins—which are typically a cosmetic blight—may be treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins often require a more involved treatment, such as laser ablation—an outpatient surgical procedure. Aiming to make treatments as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors on staff can also prescribe lifestyle changes for less serious cases, which may include following exercise and nutrition plans or wearing compression stockings.
Helmed by surgeon Dr. Arun Chowla, Nova Vein Clinic's staff clears skin surfaces of unwanted veins with sclerotherapy and Vein Gogh treatments. During sclerotherapy sessions, a tiny needle injects Asclera or Polidocanol solution into spider veins up to 1-milimeter wide or varicose veins up to 3-milimeters wide, driving away blood and irritating the vein's interior so it collapses more quickly than a Jenga tower of folding chairs. The procedure lasts 15–45 minutes, depending on the size, severity, and sassiness of the offending vessel. While the almost-painless treatment requires no anesthesia, temporary redness and bruising could result, and may require compression and elevation for 24 hours after treatment.
A full-service optical workshop, Clear Vision Express is powered by a team that can churn out new eyeglasses with eye-blink speed. Journeys toward clearer vision begin with eye exams with Dr. Anthony B. Kouchak. The 15-year veteran doc's specialties in LASIK eye-surgery referrals and hard-to-fit contact lenses are rivaled by his knack for perfectly fine-tuning prescriptions to eye irregularities such as astigmatisms and spontaneous eyelash brushfires.
Post-exam, friendly employees serve as frame sherpas guiding customers through a gallery of 1,000 different eyewear styles by upmarket brands such as Nine West and Nicole Miller. Clear Vision Express boasts an onsite lab that enables optical fabricators to speedily marry frame to lens and present new specs to customers in as little as one hour.