Daniel Rummel, the licensed massage therapist at Old Metairie Massage, brings 17 years of hands-on experience to his tailored one-hour massages. A presession consultation identifies problem areas, such as aches or permanent shoulder pads, after which Daniel cooks up an individualized, multimodality treatment he dubs "massage gumbo." A stainless steel unit, called the hydro collator, creates heat that improves circulation, while deep-tissue and physical therapy kneading draw toxins out of their muscular lairs. Daniel's current and previous patients include Saints players seeking soothing bodywork and impossible-to-open pickle jars.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tyce Hergert begins your visit with an exam and consultation ($120) to figure out the what and where (double-parked semi, caution tape) of what's blocking your path to total wellness. With diagnosis in hand, the doc will perform your choice of a traditional needled treatment or a needle-free microcurrent procedure ($75). Both treatments tap into the network of channels through which your body's energy flows to unstick blocked passages—either with the insertion of a super-fine needle or the delivery of an uber-small electrical pulse that's designed to resonate with the body's natural electrical activity. If necessary, you will also receive up to two x-rays (up to a $75 value). In addition to relieving chronic pain and milkshake brain freeze, acupuncture has also been known to aid in weight loss and fighting nicotine cravings.
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Rory P. Panepinto has performed more than 10,000 surgical foot procedures. A former podiatric surgical residency director, Dr. Panepinto decided to go into private practice so as to be able to serve people outside of a hospital setting. When he isn't wielding his surgical knife or trying to clone his favorite pair of shoes, Dr. Panepinto sees patients suffering from all types of foot ailments, including bunions, sports injuries, and arch disorders.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
Students walk out of Body In Motion just a little bit taller than when they came in. The studio’s classes—Pilates and Xtend Barre—serve to tone and lengthen muscles for a stronger, sleeker physique. Instructors teach two styles of Pilates: mat classes, which rely on gravity to turn bodies into their own weight machine. In apparatus classes, students perform moves with the famed Pilates tower adding an extra challenge, like solving a Rubik’s Cube while defending yourself against a bear attack. Both classes rely on precise, repetitive motions to tone the core and make the spine more pliable and resistant to injury. Similarly, Xtend Barre classes blend Pilates moves with cardio dance steps and sculpting exercises. All classes scale to accommodate and challenge students of all skill levels. For a completely customized workout, clients can also opt to enlist in personal training.
With 25 years of experience treating hair loss under their belts, the experienced doctors at The Hair Loss Control Clinic aim to combat hair loss in men and women with painless laser hair-therapy treatments, earning the clinic a mention from WWLTV. During the consultation, doctors scrutinize scalps, explain the treatment, and answer patient questions, such as “Why doesn’t male pattern baldness create more interesting designs?” Patients can sit and relax as a safe low-light-level laser, which boasts a 30-year track record and a successful FDA clinical trial, haloes heads in red-light energy in an effort to rout out male and female pattern baldness, thinning hair, alopecia areata, and traction alopecia. The light works to stimulate metabolism and dormant disco-dance moves in cells, helping follicles repair themselves.