The human body is a machine: an intricate system of individual parts that all rely on coordinated communications from the nervous system. When that system of communication breaks or slows down, the machine may not necessarily shut down, but it will operate at less than peak efficiency. Dr. Roger Verno has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to restoring those lines of communication, using chiropractic care to help improve neurological function and jump-start the body's natural healing processes.
At their core, Dr. Verno's chiropractic adjustments aim to relieve chronic pains while addressing the underlying conditions that caused those problems in the first place. Since these sorts of precision tweaks are especially valuable for athletes, Dr. Verno often lends his therapeutic talents to everyone from football and basketball teammates to triathlon competitors and shot put quality-control testers.
When a relatively simple hands-on adjustment might not be enough to fully address a patient's needs, Dr. Verno and his team aren't afraid to utilize technological assistance. X-ray imaging gives the staff a clearer look at potential problem spots, and computerized spinal-decompression systems help them pinpoint and treat the pinched nerves that can cause lower back pain and sciatica. Cold laser therapy and ultrasound treatments also help the therapists address specialized problems within the body's intricate framework of muscles, nerves, and organs.
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At Dynamic Chiropractic, patients meet with Doctor of Chiropractic Kimberly O’Gorman Raby, a graduate of Life University who specializes in Diversified, Thompson, and Activator adjustment techniques. Her chiropractic services help alleviate physical pain and correct misaligned vertebrae. Augmenting matters are massage kneads from seasoned massage therapist Carole, who has been relieving patients’ pains for more than a decade with her uniquely therapeutic style.
The massage therapists at Harmony Bodyworks, Inc. realize that muscles aren’t flat. The pain that occurs from poor posture or rigorous exercise can flare up both on the surface level and deeper within the tissue. With this 3D map in mind, the therapists untangle knotted muscles with two types of massage. Restful Swedish strokes attend to tightness associated with stress, and deep-tissue bodywork delivers firm, cross-grain strokes that knead out embedded tension and Legos. No matter which style they need, clients can also augment their session with oil or lotion or enjoy a soft-touch massage that uses neither.
As a former fashion designer and art director, Amy Grossman knows the power of image. But as someone who has battled cystic acne for most of her life, she also understands the struggle to obtain clear, healthy skin. That's why she takes a physician-like approach to treating her clients, interviewing them about their personal history and lifestyle before using paraben-free product lines such as Savan Brand wax and Hylunia to create her acne-busting skincare treatments. She can then lead clients to a brow and eyelash bar, where she and her team design and maintain arches and individually apply popular NovaLash extensions. Grossman runs an online booking portal so her clients don’t have to pick up one of today's 45-pound smartphones to schedule an appointment, and she and her team are proud participants in the American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better program.
Some spa services—tanning and paraffin-wax dips, for example—were never meant to be combined. Others complement each other swimmingly, as the staff of Spatopia Massage knows. One such ingenious synthesis is their Angel Touch facial, which incorporates massage techniques such as acupressure and lymphatic drainage to guard against headaches and anxiety.
Those looking for a massage on its own browse styles from Swedish to reflexology. Eastern and Western methods unite on the menu, as therapists can target the body's energy meridians with shiatsu manipulation, or administer both Swedish and deep-tissue kneads during The Betty massage. Add-ons enhance appointments with hot stones, hot towels, or an abbreviated reiki session.
Spatopia's facials combat skin conditions such as teen blemishes and signs of aging, often incorporating natural extracts to rejuvenate complexions. For example, the anti-aging facial combiness lemon, grape seed, red-wine extract, a blueberry moisturizer, and a chocolate-wasabi mask—born out of a failed dessert-sushi recipe. At Spatopia's Symphony location, the service list expands to cover nail care and waxing.
Waxing can be painful. That's why the owners of Aquablue Wax & Skin Care have made it their mission to remove hair in the gentlest, most sanitary manner possible. All their technicians are licensed by the state of Florida and are backed by more than 15 years of experience, which enables them to wax unwanted fuzz from both men and women with careful precision. Follicle-liberation sessions are made all the more manageable with the staff's use of European hard blue waxes, which are never double dipped or recycled from old birthday candles. After clients shed hair from their faces and bodies, they can polish their newly revealed visages with a facial, a microdermabrasion treatment, or a peel, which help to nourish their skin and repair problematic complexions. Aquablue also provides mobile spray-tanning services that let customers bronze their bodies with a UV-free formula made from sugar cane while at home, the office, or a sunless tundra.