The professional optometrists at Wendell Eyecare Optometric and Knightdale Eyecare Optometric pamper peepers with a panoply of stylish sight enhancers, including brand-name frames and high-quality lenses. Customers perch Liz Claiborne frames ($170) or a variety of other designers' wares atop their noses. Groupon purchasers can also select from the offices' range of single-vision, anti-glare lenses ($170–$230), which deflect bright glints and disapproving stares. High-index lenses keep chins up with their thinner, lighter shape, and progressive lenses ($295) help correct for poor near, middle, and distance vision without succumbing to bifocals' pesky lines or annoying complaints about identity crises.
At Uzima Springs Massage & Wellness, licensed massage therapists counter chronic pain, injuries, and stress with nine styles of massage. Since the staff knows that many clients are seeking relief from specific ailments, they begin each session with a private consultation, during which the client can describe the location of their pain and relate the exact words from the Necronomicon that precipitated its development. Once they've established the most pressing concerns, the therapists adapt each modality so that it focuses on these trouble spots, modifying the thera-cupping technique to treat a strained hamstring or the medical massage to relieve an achy back.
The Foot & Ankle Associates of NC, PLLC's presiding quartet of doctors tackles the various woes of lower appendages with a repertoire of techniques that ranges from routine checkups to corrective surgeries. At each of its three offices, the medical team rights a variety of foot-related wrongs, such as plantar fasciitis and toenail fungus. The doctors also address orthopedic issues, prescribing special shoes for diabetics with poor circulation and aspiring Fred Astaires with not enough pep in their step. Determined to stay on the technological vanguard, they employ modern cryosurgery equipment to treat tarsal-tunnel syndrome, plantar warts, and neuromas with quick, minimally invasive sessions of icy therapy.
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Licensed therapist Gail Washington helps clients of all ages find relief from pain and stress through a humanistic approach to massage. Her holistic techniques coax bodies into self-healing states without cosseting them head to toe with regenerative starfish. When kneading individual clients or couples, she uses Swedish massage to promote relaxation and boost circulation. She can also draw on deep-tissue, trigger-point, and sports massage modalities to loosen tight knots and help prevent future injuries. When she isn't massaging sore backs, Gail soothes careworn scalps and fills the air with aromatherapeutic scents.
Angela Wright lends her name to The Wright Touch Massage, where she delivers each of her bodywork treatments with a steady, skillful hand. She specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage as well as reflexology, and doles out soothing extras such as botanical aromatherapy, calming hot stones, and lullabies sung in the language of raindrops. The private room where she practices her healing craft is simple and cozy, letting the kneading strokes and relaxation take center stage.