Crane Rehab Center tackles life’s obstacles with physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Specialists help clients from infancy to seniors facing such difficulties as autism spectrum disorders, sports injuries, delayed social skills, and postsurgical rehabilitation. The center’s wellness and fitness program offers personal training and group fitness classes as well as nutritional counseling for those trying to overcome their fear of eating anything green.
Not all fat poses a health threat, according to the wellness experts at Soza Clinic. That's why their weight-loss programs only target abnormal fat and never necessary fat reserves. They help clients trim off extra weight using all-natural supplements that boost the metabolism. At the same time, clients follow nutrient-dense meal plans designed to work with their lifestyle. This combination of diet and nutritional supplements often creates quick, noticeable results.
In 1997, Elizabeth Hotard experienced a life-threatening allergic reaction that changed her perspective on health and healing. At the time, she was a practical nurse, so she took pharmaceuticals and steroids to recover. But the meds yielded disappointing results, so she left them behind and started living a healthier life. By adding whole foods, raw vegetables, supplements, juices, and herbs to her diet, she began to feel better than she did in her twenties. Her positive experience with natural remedies led her to a career in alternative health care. Elizabeth presently holds licenses and certifications as a practical nurse, a massage therapist, and a natural-health practitioner. Her menu of naturopathic treatments consists of massage therapy, detoxification, and wellness services such as nutritional counseling. In accordance with Integrated Wellness' mission to help people "achieve optimal health and potential to enjoy life to the fullest," she excludes inessential drugs, surgeries, or knock-knock jokes when suggesting treatments.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Dr. Stephen E. Metzinger, a board-certified plastic surgeon, oversees the talented team at Dolce Bellissimo. Under his direction, aestheticians beautify clients from head to toe with services such as facials, chemical peels, and eyebrow tintings. Massage therapists, meanwhile, use deep-tissue techniques to help their clients manage pain and stress. Dolce Bellissimo also encompasses a retail shop, which sells advanced skincare products.
One may have to look around a while before finding a more advanced dental office than Exceptional Dental Family Dentistry. Behind the office?s cozy wooden floors, leather furniture, and walls strewn with sports memorabilia, an armament of diagnostic equipment and restorative techniques pulse between the hands of Dr. Darrell Bourg and his experienced associates. 3D imaging creates a full topography of mouths, giving the doctor the information necessary to replace missing teeth with dental implants that look and function naturally. At the cosmetic end, teeth whitening gently lifts out stains cause from coffee, smoking, and aging and tooth-colored composites replace conspicuous metal amalgams for fillings that are virtually invisible. Exceptional Dental Family Dentistry boasts associations that include Louisiana Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Association, BBB, The American Orthodontic Society, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.