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 cosmetic technicians polish visages to gleaming radiance with skin-rejuvenating masks and peels. Pumpkin or papaya enzyme peels dissolve dead and dry cells while jumpstarting epidermal rejuvenation, leaving faces filled with youthful vim and vigor. Diamond peels utilize crystal-tipped wands to gently strip away spent cells, spiriting old skin away with suction action and a concert from the Pied Piper. The peels are strong enough to stimulate subsurface cell growth and gentle enough to let patients return to hectic lives or fully booked leisure schedules without downtime. Treatments conclude with a BioJouvance mask, which coats faces with a soothing mélange of vitamins, antioxidants, and hydrating unguents that moisturize mugs left dry from hands-free sand-eating contests.
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.
From more than 80 locations nationwide, the therapists of Elements Therapeutic Massage performed more than 400,000 massages in 2011. The deft team continues their pursuit of pampering by performing comprehensive consultations before every service. Once health concerns have been highlighted, therapists ameliorate stress by applying the client's desired level of pressure and avoiding any and all knock-knock-joke attempts. Though all of the therapists are well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, some are also familiar with prenatal, sports, hot-stone, or trigger-point modalities.
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.