Pain Relief Centre’s massage therapists employ a four-pronged massage attack that aims to weed out stress and muscle tension from relaxation-seeking customers. To start, a skilled muscle guru confers with clients and old Hulk comic books to determine the primary source of muscle tension, then decides on an appropriate treatment. Each deep-tissue massage hones in on muscles beneath muscles with more substantial pressure and deeper kneading, and the myofascial-release massage loosens the bonds among fascia, muscles, and tissues to help improve range of motion in appendages. Because pressure points sometimes activate tension elsewhere in the body, a trigger-point massage aims to deactivate those pesky pain channels. Additionally, a medical massage can promote blood circulation to aid healing after a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons "goes there."
At his self-named eye and laser institute, Dr. John Vassallo puts his extensive training as a surgeon into practice. His specialties include eye plastic and muscle surgery, lens implants, laser surgery, and LASIK, a quick laser procedure that restores patients’ once-clear vision. This is not to say that Dr. Vassallo doesn’t provide preventative care, however; he also performs eye exams and glasses and contact-lens fittings.
Dr. Tuchinsky has accomplished a lot, even for someone who's been in business for 30 years. He's appeared on TV and written books on health. He's served as a chiropractor and health coach to thousands of people. Today, he's still building on that knowledge as he helps those patients avoid surgery by fixing their posture, diet, or spinal alignment. He's aided in that mission by MRIs and other diagnostic tools that can reveal hidden medical issues causing back pain, headaches, tension, and other symptoms.
Fit-for-Her beckons guests to a facility designed from a woman's point of view, pampering them from cranium to phalange with a full array of spa services. The Forever Young facial spends one hour tinkering with the body's flux capacitor as it attempts to firm skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines. All facials bathe visages in a refreshing cloud of steam and exfoliate the porous epidermis, layering on a customized mask to address individual skincare needs and guarantee admission to the spa's midnight costume ball. In addition to facial buffing, sure-handed staff members coax stress out from the neck and shoulders with a thorough massage, aiding and abetting the facial by firmly turning frowns upside-down.
At Florida Get Fit, a variety of fitness classes entreat participants to kick, dance, and exercise towards their goals of healthy living. To help encourage customers, the facility holds specific classes geared towards weight loss, creating friendly competition that draws inspiration from the show The Biggest Loser. And in addition to a slate of classes—which includes bootcamp, kickboxing, and yoga, to name a few—diet planning is available to all members.
Education is important. And the team at Advanced Healing Therapies knows it. Anke Cacciola, the business's founder, graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 1992 and holds a total of seven professional licenses and certifications, making her seven times more qualified for her career than the degree-lacking Ben Franklin was for his. Her partner, John Neumann, has 15 years of massage therapy experience, and a master's degree in metaphysics. They leverage their wide and deep pool of knowledge to foster overall wellness via myriad traditional and alternative therapies.
Their medical massages focus on relieving pain, and the use of hot stones on the back relaxes bodies, unlike the use of hot stones on someone's touchscreen computer monitor. The team also augments the effectiveness of their treatments with reflexology sessions or reiki therapy, which uses healing energies to impart calm and balance.
Dr. Rick Jahn—a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine—draws upon more than 5,000 years of wisdom when he treats his patients with traditional Chinese medicine. The millennia have taught him how to use acupuncture needles and herbs to restore vitality to ailing bodies and how to always win Pin the Tail on the Water Buffalo at birthday parties. Dr. Jahn's medical career has taken him through China and New Zealand, as well as aboard luxury cruise ships to practice as the at-sea doctor.