The Health Links staff consists of a nutrition coach, a wellness coach, massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and four chiropractors—one of whom was named a Top Doc of 2012 by Richmond Magazine. Together, this team of holistic healers aims to create a friendly atmosphere where clients wait a maximum of 15 minutes to be seen and technicians educate patients on the benefits of treatments ranging from advanced cranial-sacral therapy to natural cures for ADHD.
Guests relax in Health Link’s modern waiting area lined with cushioned chairs and flat-screen TVs before heading back to a chiropractic room outfitted with advanced equipment and plush treatment beds. Health Link also boasts private treatment rooms for massage-therapy sessions as well as a tranquil yoga studio where experienced instructors help students strengthen bodies with one-hour yoga sessions or untie limbs that get tangled after they spin all reds during a game of Twister.
Breath of Fresh Air’s owner, Teresa Mason, RN, CPht wants to enrich people's experiences and abilities by empowering them with the skills that can save lives. Focusing on healthcare, Breath of Fresh Air’s classes teach subjects such as CPR and First Aid certification, babysitting certification, pet CPR and first aid, and training for Certified Nurse Aides (CNA), Pharmacy Technician, and Registered Medication Aides.
In the springtime, pink blossoms hang from tree branches outside of Rhonda's Skin Care to create an scenic entranceway to the peaceful med spa. Inside, internationally trained Master Aesthetician Rhonda Carlile brings out the natural beauty of all skin types with techniques she learned in South Africa, France, and the United States. At her side is fellow aesthetician Melissa O'Carroll, Nurse Practitioner Michelle Meyer-Ban, and Wellness Specialist and Medical Director Dr. James Cook. Together they use the cutting-edge treatments that can help smooth the deepest wrinkles with Botox and Juvederm filler injectables, which can be complimented by non-surgical facelifts that visibly lift and contour aging skin or by storing acorns in their cheeks to infiltrate squirrel gangs.
The team of board-certified skin docs at Affiliated Dermatologists of Virginia looks after the medical and aesthetic needs of the body's largest organ. They perform annual cancer screenings, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, and excise malevolent growth and lesions in their in-office surgical suite. Licensed Master Esthetician Crystal Craze handles all of the cosmetic procedures, waging a winning battle against the signs of aging with facials, laser treatments, and mind control.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John W. Zinsser and his team of beauty experts counteract Father Time's wrinkly rampage during noninvasive HydraFacials for all skin types. The 30-minute hydradermabrasion treatment downplays the signs of aging, such as fine lines and the inability to stay awake past 8 p.m., using a combination of deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. The skin-nourishing process takes on a variety of epidermal antagonists with a full head of steam, both shrinking congested pores and voiding blemishes. The painless face-refurbishing procedure results in no downtime, allowing patients to return immediately to daily activities.
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.