Helmed by certified physician Richard Parfitt, AestheticA Skin Health Center staffs a squad of experienced medical professionals all skilled at the art of hair eradication using the concentrated heat of a high-power Intense Pulsed Light laser. IPL is known to reduce hair in a virtually pain-free procedure that some have said is less painful than waxing or whittling with a dull stick. The included initial consultation (a $30 value) takes about 30 minutes, with the procedure itself lasting roughly 15 to 30 minutes per session. AestheticA's experienced, licensed staff will do its best to make customers feel comfortable in a relaxing spa-like environment. Laser therapy can ensure a relentlessly smooth surface that won't compromise times at the human-dolphin relay leg of the upcoming swim meet.
Registered nurse and massage therapist Samantha Moeller created Wholistic Health, The Wellness Spa with a vision of integrating traditional Western medicine with complementary wellness therapies. Originally located at the New London Family Medical Center, whose staff has worked closely with Moeller, Wholistic Health expanded to its current South Pearl Street location in 2004. Services include massage therapy, skincare, and weight-loss classes, along with permanent cosmetics and body waxing.
Staffed by athletes, personal trainers, and veteran fitness enthusiasts, Complete Nutrition thoroughly educates customers on ideal supplements and nutrition programs for their personal goals. Whether shoppers are looking to slim down for the sandy pleasures of the beach season or bulk up for the dead lifts of the holidays, Complete Nutrition stocks the ingestibles to help them along, including water pills ($39.99), fat burners ($49.99), and Smart Smoothies ($39.99).
For 15 years, the vision-enhancing duo of doctors Clifford A. Beaudoin and Mark C. Wade have expertly inspected peepers for sight problems and eye maladies using state-of-the-art technology in a casual and comfortable office. Subject seeing orbs to the scrutiny of a simple and painless routine eye exam to help prevent concerns such as blurred vision, infections, and soul leakage from going undetected. Both doctors utilize the latest computer gadgetry to precisely measure the length and curvature of the eyeball and calculate a precise prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The doctors carry thousands of sample lenses and meticulously test comfort levels until a perfect fit is reached, ensuring eyes remain happy, reliable resources for discerning a ripe banana from an unripe one and an angry grizzly bear from one who’s just excited to see you.
The licensed and certified therapist at Advanced Massage specialize in pain management, helping guide patients toward relief and greater mobility whether pain is temporary or chronic. Inside the Advanced Chiropractic Health Center, trigger-point and hot-stone massages focus their attention on specific body areas, while Swedish and deep-tissue sessions get blood moving. Advanced Massage also offers pre- and post-natal massages to quell the physical stress of having a baby and the mental stress of shooting down "Archibald" as a middle name.
Though licensed massage therapist Mike Forrest specializes in medical massage, his repertoire includes a number of different modalities. A member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Forrest employs deep-tissue, hot-stone, or sports techniques at his private studio. He also performs reiki energy sessions that can promote physical healing and a feeling of inner harmony comparable to sorting a box of Lucky Charms into color-coded marshmallow piles.