Your Groupon covers a cleaning to get your pretzel-snappers as white as really good typing paper. The hygienists at Ashton customize cleanings for your specific gum and bone health, using medicated gels and prescription mouth rinses when necessary to ensure optimum cleanliness and minimal discomfort. You’ll also get an x-ray evaluation to see if any of the tooth fairy’s vengeful hexes have taken root. Ashton uses digital x-rays, which provide a high level of accuracy and use less radiation than traditional methods, such as pixies with magnifying glasses, and hunches. Finally, your Groupon covers an exam by one of Ashton’s friendly and professional dentists.
When clients step onto the rubber mats at Champion Boxing Fitness, they begin an intense training regimen that mirrors the workouts of real fighters. Staff report that students can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour as they pummel heavy bags, jump rope, and gaze into the glowing crystal that houses the souls of professional boxers. Instructors help students of all ages and fitness levels learn basic fighting techniques in programs focused on boxing, MMA, kickboxing, or private training. Instructors include professionals who know what it’s like to step inside the ring, such as the world-ranked Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas and three-time middleweight champion William Joppy.
The expert therapists at Massage Spring Spa pride themselves on creating a calming environment for visitors. Amid earth-toned walls, they begin their services by assessing the levels of stress hiding among the shoulders and back before uncoiling knotted muscles via massage or snake charming. They target specific points during acupressure therapy and rely on the soothing sensation of hot stones to release emotional and physical tension.
A student of aerospace engineering before earning his extensive dental credentials, Dr. Shin Kim commands a crew of experienced clinicians, making smiles shine as brightly as the moon. For the cleaning option, four X-rays (a $27 value each) first capture the mouth's inner beauty, revealing any issues to be investigated during the comprehensive dental exam, which screens for the overall health of teeth, gums, and any fillings (a $65 value). A hygienist then performs a professional cleaning (a $101 value), scraping away plaque and calculus built up from years of eating math homework. Patients leave the cleaning toting a Lumibrite take-home whitening kit, which uses custom whitening gel and trays to brighten teeth by up to nine shades in two weeks (a $250 value).
Dr. Shirin Aghahosseini began her career studying radiology in Germany, where she found herself working with cancer patients for almost a decade. Fueled by a desire to help prevent illness rather than just treat it, she decide to change direction. After studying acupuncture in China, she eventually opened Holistic Life Center. Today, she's able to focus on a preventive approach to medicine using tools such as acupuncture, herbology, and wrapping patients in many, many layers of bubble wrap. She uses these techniques to treat a wide spectrum of medical conditions, ranging from asthma to carpal tunnel syndrome to knee pain. Her reach, however, extends beyond physical maladies. Using acupuncture, for example, she attempts to redirect and unblock energy to help heal those suffering from problems such as anxiety, depression, and headaches.
The certified hypnotists at Washington DC Hypnosis Center strive to banish unhealthy behavior and stimulate positive thoughts during hypnosis sessions that focus on a variety of topics. Clients yearning to kick a nicotine habit can flock to the two-hour group session, during which hypnotists enlist clinical hypnosis techniques to discourage the urge to smoke and make earrings out of ashtrays. Based on the theory that emotional eating contributes to excess weight, this session also aims to alleviate stressful sources of consumption and motivates attendants to engage in an active lifestyle. The Intro to Hypnosis group sessions devote 90 minutes to exploring other concerns including sports performance issues, nail-biting, and spontaneous cartwheeling before hypnotists address individual needs during a one-on-one consultation.