Kevin Brooks had never seen anything like this before: the woman lying on his massage table had not been able to bend over without experiencing excruciating pain in her abdomen for about a year. With only 15 minutes left in the session, Kevin's trained hands dug in to her tense psoas muscles, which span the lower spine to the top of the thigh. Following this application of deep-tissue technique, the client bent to put on her shoes and gasped. The pain was gone. This is why Kevin maintains that massage therapists shouldn't sell a type of massage; they should sell relief from pain.
Twelve years ago, he founded Simply Kneaded to provide his clientele with relief from aches and tension. His massage therapists use any technique at their disposal, be it deep-tissue work, acupressure, or lullabies sung in solfège, to disperse pain or immobility. Today, his business has expanded to multiple locations, and he carefully screens each of his therapists according to his own rigorous standards and in accordance with the frequent political coups of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Dr. Ronnie N. Dawood and his staff at Sublime Medical Aesthetics & Dermatology treat patients with the care that comes from believing that "cosmetic surgery is never routine." Though treatments may have been performed hundreds of times, the licensed surgeon and physician takes nothing for granted—making sure to carefully look at each patient's medical history, current health, and reasons for seeking treatment before agreeing to perform procedures. The staffers pride themselves on staying current on the latest, safest practices, which they use to enhance façades through nonsurgical or minor surgical procedures, including laser vein therapy, liposuction, and Botox injections.
Long Island Laser Hair Therapy, a member of the HairLoss.com Association, stimulates hair regrowth for men and women with laser therapy alongside DHT-blocking supplements that sustain post-treatment growth. After a digital microscopic scalp analysis, clients recline in a cozy chair as a European-developed cosmetic laser rejuvenates flagging follicles. As the laser bolsters blood flow around the scalp, hair loss ceases in 93 percent of clients. The treatment can pump up hair volume by 25 percent and foster thicker, fuller hair for hair transplant clients and shedding Koosh balls.
Certified massage therapists at Renaissance Therapeutic Massage terminate tension and allay muscle pain through a variety of therapeutic techniques. Deep-tissue massage relaxes tense muscles, liberates stressed tendons, and can lessen chronic pain from athletic activity or tightrope-walking office commutes. Prenatal massage is specifically tailored to help alleviate the back pain, stress, and swollen extremities that can accompany pregnancy, and chair massage manipulates muscles as tense torsos remain in a seated position to promote circulation, subdue stress, and amend ongoing feuds with living-room lounge chairs.
Dr. Feilteau, D.C. and the staff at Non-Surgical Wellness Inc. facilitate weight loss through non-surgical means. Specifically, through the use of Zerona treatments, which use non-thermal and non-heating cold lasers to target and eviscerate fat cells. Zerona differs from other body contouring treatments in that the equipment never touches the skin; clients lay down on a heated table and slip on headphones if they like, while the staff aims a red beam of light at problem areas. This light liquefies superficial fat cells, which are then easily flushed out of the body via digestion. The entire procedure takes roughly 40 minutes, and can help clients slim down and tone up without having to undergo surgery or convert every room of their home into a sauna.
At Erase-A-Tat, a team of doctors and medical professionals employs laser technology to fade or remove unwanted tattoos. Short laser pulses target specific pigments, removing outdated designs or last week's grocery list over the course of several treatments. The staff puts client care first, welcoming questions and concerns and striving to always be on-call to provide quick answers. And though tattoo removal is their specialty, they harness powerful beams during services designed to treat uneven skin pigmentation, nail fungus, or spider veins.