Althea Medspa is named for the althea flower, or hibiscus, which is well known for its beauty and healing properties. Inside cozy, private rooms, Althea's team upholds the transformative spirit of this flower when boosting clients’ beauty with professional laser services, cosmetic injections, and infrared therapy. A professional designer was hired to outfit Althea Medspa with a tranquil atmosphere, harnessing the calming practices of feng shui and a fountain to soothe visitors and vacationing flying fish.
Dr. Roy Heron, a bariatric specialist and veteran member of numerous local medical societies, helps patients attain svelte, healthy physiques through personalized weight-loss plans that highlight his signature low-carbohydrate philosophy. Backed by a motivating staff of nutritional counselors, Dr. Heron had performed more than 1,100 SmartLipo procedures and lends his extensive medical wisdom to the customized programs, each of which is tailored around clients’ unique health histories, dietary habits, and jumping-jack preferences. Tools such as BMI assessments, B12 injections, and appetite suppressants assist patients throughout the program, and minimally invasive laser treatments can help augment results by trimming lingering fat. To further fortify results, Dr. Heron can give thoughtful recommendations on valuable local services, such as health spas, fitness clubs, superhero meetings, and dermatology offices.
At Berman Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Berman trims patients' stubborn fat deposits that have proven impervious to exercise and dieting. Wielding the SmartLipo TriPlex laser lipolysis apparatus, Dr. David Berman sculpts lower abdomens, love handles, back bra lines, necks, and marble busts of Alexander Hamilton with a laser fiber, simultaneously bursting fat cells and kick-starting collagen production. Because the treatment is minimally invasive, patients generally experience very little pain, scarring, bruising, or swelling and can often return to work at the penny-polishing factory the next day. The procedure also gently heats the underside of the skin, helping to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of loose folds. As a result, SmartLipo can improve the look of areas already treated by liposuction or flattened between the pages of War and Peace. Depending on the chosen body area, the procedure can last 30 minutes to two hours.
Since 1956, Valley Mill Kayak School has trained countless kayakers, including the first kayaking recipients of Olympic medals, on the deep waters of the Potomac River. A former Olympian and four-time freestyle-kayaking world champion, Eric Jackson personally designs the school's lesson plans around modern whitewater-paddling techniques. Eric trains each of the school's American Canoe Association–certified instructors, who, in turn, dispense their knowledge to beginners and proficient paddlers alike.
Through a wealth of small classes, private lessons, and occasional clinics taught by Eric himself, pupils discover such skills as paddling and basic strokes, or attempting to work your kayak into rhythmic-gymnastics routines.
Although the owners of New Look Day Spa & Laser believe that natural skincare can do much to improve skin tone and texture—the center's nine facials include an herbal edition that comes in fruit, flower, and oxygen varieties—they also understand that high-tech solutions often trump the effectiveness of creams and serums. The cache of skincare equipment at New Look carries not only both crystal and diamond microdermabrasion systems, but also laser hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation systems from both elos and UltraPlus. The center's team also possesses an Image Pro II digital skin-analysis machine, which allows aestheticians to calibrate custom facials from Dermalogica products based on pore depth, pigment variation, and intensity of recent Medusa exposure.
Recharge Sports Injury Center's licensed chiropractors aim to destroy everyday aches and particular pain by seeking out their root sources in the spine and its network of nerves. Structural analysis of musculoskeletal systems through x-rays, exams, and consultations informs classic, hands-on chiropractic adjustments as well as a host of newer therapies: cold lasers, electrical impulses, and ultrasound waves can all target tissue on the cellular level to prompt microscopic healing. In addition to sports-therapy specialists, general chiropractic pros, and a peppy skeleton mascot, the Recharge staff also boasts a dedicated nutritionist and weight-loss counselor.