A thriving practice founded by two accomplished doctors, Devereux & Nguyen Orthodontics cleans and corrects carrot cutters using a comfortable and metal-less alternative to braces. The straightening process begins with a full exam, which maps out tonsil caves using x-ray cameras and impressionable teeth trays. A 3-D graphics program synthesizes this information into a detailed chomper chart, helping doctors design a finely tuned set of invisible fang shifters that can help erase mouth gaps and ease crowding.
At Dosha Aroma, certified health therapist and wellness coach Delvenia Fairbanks unleashes the healing powers of aromatherapy oils. Fairbanks's services couple essential oils with complementary therapies, such as pressure point treatments for the foot and scalp, stress-relief rubdowns for hands, and stimulation of lymph nodes. Dosha Aroma also teaches wellness classes in reiki, wellness meditation, and other practices, and sells 15-mililiter aromatherapy blends for clients to take home.
The aestheticians at Dimitri Dermatology exfoliate face-skin and shrink pores during 30-minute microdermabrasion sessions. Upon arrival, patients discuss their countenance's history with a staff member before handing it over for scrubbing, ensuring that each session is appropriately tailored to account for sensitivity and loose glass eyes. After enjoying a manual cleaning by the hands of an aesthetician, faces find a temporary home under microdermabrasion machines, which aim to shuffle off expired cells to reveal the younger, healthy flesh waiting in the wings. Because wrinkles are caused in part by excess dead skin, microdermabrasion treatments may also reduce lines on the face.
Northshore Barre & Pilates's team of certified instructors combines years of experience with exercise expertise to lead integrated, total-body workouts, available seven days a week. New Pilates pupils learn the practice's basic principles, performing a series of dynamic floor exercises designed to strengthen the core and improve posture before diving into an advanced mat class that moves at a faster pace to build muscle and confuse pancake-house surveillance cameras. Inspired by ballet, Xtend Barre classes focus on sculpting long, lean physiques using small, precise isometric exercises and stretching, utilizing props, such as the eponymous ballet barre and hand weights, and resisting heavily flirtatious glances from Mikhail Baryshnikov. Alternatively, Piloxing sessions incorporate boxing moves with traditional Pilates work to create a fact-paced, interval workout where heavy gloves help tone the arms and singing the Rocky theme song helps improve cardiovascular performance.
Though severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina just five months after its debut, Slidell Rocks Climbing Gym rebuilt and reopened just months later and continues to provide the community with opportunities to build up muscular and cardio strength. The climbing center showcases top-rope challenges on walls nearly 40 feet high, as well as lower courses for younger climbers. Two bouldering rooms mimic the lifestyle of ancient arachnid cavemen with rooftop grips and seven hangboards. Between summit attempts, climbers can relax in the concessions area, watching their favorite sports on the televisions and munching on rock candy harvested from an active sugar volcano.
While following Wellness in Motion Chiropractic's mission to help people achieve better health and wellness, Doctors of Chiropractic Lorenz Hamburger and Erica Manger work with a handpicked crew of massage therapists. The doctors team up with the therapists to select and customize a massage for each client, addressing individual needs, goals, and knots. Clients can choose either a male or female member of the massage team, all of whom utilize therapeutic deep-tissue and Swedish massage techniques, as well as massages geared toward expecting mothers, athletes, and models who have spent the past month posing for a marble sculpture. In addition to chiropractic care and massages, Wellness in Motion Chiropractic helps guide patients toward better health with exercise, nutrition, and motivational coaching.