The hydrotherapists at Essential Cleansing Center Augusta promote whole-body wellness by removing harmful toxins and other material. During hydrotherapy sessions, the therapists introduce warm, filtered water into the large intestine, loosening and removing substances that can lead to a host of maladies, such as candida, constipation, and indigestion. The team also draws toxins out through the feet during detox footbaths, in which clients soak their toes in a tub of warm, ionized water.
At Martinez Eye Care, Dr. Lopa Sheth sharpens patients' sight with glasses and contacts of any variety or prescription. The optometrist screens eyeballs for diabetes and vision problems with comprehensive exams. A selection of stylish frames, sunglasses, and discreet contacts keep fields of vision clear and focused.
Instead of a traditional sauna, which bathes bathers in steam, the infrared sauna heats bodies with safe, shallow-penetrating infrared rays that produce a refreshing dry heat to help sauna-goers sweat out water-soluble toxins. Feet tired from walking over burning coals and climbing the corporate ladder can benefit from a 30-minute Ionic Foot Bath. Calm barking dogs in a tub filled with saline water and ringed with low-current electrodes, said to aid in full-body detoxification. Afterwards, people paws relax with a subsequent scrub and massage, letting Healing Waters Healing Hands return a sunshiny feeling to bodies non-intravenously.
It takes Lord Eye Center's opticians one hour to produce a pair of prescription glasses. Working at an onsite lab, they fit frames from more than 30 designers, using an electronic tracing device to render the thinnest lenses possible. The shop's optometrists can also prescribe various types of contact lenses, from continuous wear and disposable to bifocals and colored lenses. Dr. Whit Lord, owner of Lord Eye Center, scouts out the latest cornea-hugging designs as a member of several advisory panels for contact-lens manufacturers.
At Any Lab Test Now, HIPAA-compliant technicians help clients take control of personal health by readily performing standard laboratory procedures such as food-allergy tests, STD tests, DNA tests, and basic checkups. Since 1992, the advanced health-care facility has made medical laboratory testing available to the general public, and it welcomes clients without appointments, health insurance, or experience in riding a giant centrifuge at a state fair. In addition to individual health tests, the staff offers employment solutions and screenings to ensure safe and drug-free workplaces. All tests at Any Lab Test Now are performed confidentially.
Proud Palmetto State native Christopher LaTorre has honed his toothy trade at practices throughout South Carolina, earning the praise of Columbia Metropolitan magazine as one of the top area dentists in 2011. In addition to caring for adult chompers, Dr. LaTorre maintains a convivial chair-side manner with children, putting tykes at ease with magic tricks, balloon animals, and advice on scaling a lemonade stand in today's tumultuous economy. Services range from digital x-rays to implant restoration, comprehensive exams, and custom whitening.