The technicians at The Body Sculpt Xpress dedicate themselves to ultrasound-cavitation body sculpting, a noninvasive technique already popular in Europe and Australia and featured on the Dr.Oz show. They customize treatments based on the thickness of fat and its distribution throughout the body.
At Simple Elegance Massage & Yoga, eager instructors lead students through a rotating schedule of yoga and dance classes, such as gentle yoga, energy yoga, and burlesque dance. Students can also climb atop Shannon Crandall's massage mats and relax as the licensed massage therapist's practiced strokes transform stress into blissful quietude or as they silence pain like an old-school librarian silences a shelf full of audiobooks.
The licensed massage therapists at Family Therapeutic Massage take a clinical, rather than a pure-relaxation, approach to bodywork—they want to heal their clients. Treatments such as sports, medical, and deep-tissue massage target localized pain caused by sports injuries, repetitive movements, or over-literal interpretations of the term couch surfing. The staff also detoxifies bodies with such novel treatments as ear candling, sinus treatments, and lymphatic drainage.
Corrective Skin and Vein Center’s highly trained staff, led by Dr. Stephanie Goss, has accumulated mounds of experience spiffing up faces that have weathered mule kicks, mud, and head-on collisions with small birds during hoverbike road trips. Each enzyme peel ($65) works to refurbish facial skin by using natural enzymes to remove dead skin cells and promote fresh cell growth through a selective and controllable process. After three such sessions, your flesh-emoticon will emerge with lustrous, healthy skin and exude an eye-catching sheen that stops bookworms, bus drivers, and caricature artists in their tracks.
Before she opened the first Passport Health office in Baltimore in 1994, registered nurse Fran Lessans taught students looking to provide much-needed health care to inaccessible areas of the world. It was often an uphill battle: incomplete immunization services and hard-to-find medical information caused unnecessary hurdles for globetrotters. Lessans decided to remedy the situation by building a one-stop clinic for all travel shots, boosters, and counseling.
Today, Passport Health’s scores of locations dedicate themselves to all immunization needs. Teams of doctors and qualified medical professionals prepare tourists and groups for international vacations or humanitarian work with vaccinations against yellow fever, hepatitis, and malaria. The clinics can also support patients’ health with vitamin B12 injections or safeguard against the flu or common cootie strains. Blood testing and lab work deliver results within a 48-hour period, and comprehensive physicals provide thorough inspections for pre-employment, immigration, and school applications.
Informed by their own experience as podiatric patients, Drs. Trent Smith and Christopher Green aim to treat clients at Total Foot and Ankle with minimally invasive medical techniques. To make accurate diagnoses, they use ultrasound to detect any structural aberrations in the foot. Then they can craft custom orthotics to correct gaits, or tackle more severe issues with a range of procedures, from arthroscopy to complete ankle replacement.