As a licensed acupuncturist and trained massage therapist with more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Craig Thomas of Tallahassee Chinese Medicine has the background needed to heal ailing patients at the root of their symptoms. His acupuncture sessions—which involve placing fine-tipped needles into specific pressure points along the body—are said to relieve arthritis, headaches, allergies, and dozens of other maladies. Thomas considers shiatsu massage an important part of the holistic-healing process too, since it helps to increase circulation, reduce stress, and loosen joints. The center also doles out herbal medicines free from heavy metals, pesticides, and swear words on the bottles.
Founded 20 years ago by Dr. David Perlow, Any Lab Test Now boasts more than 100 centers nationwide where technicians administer thousands of standard lab tests priced to increase access and affordability for uninsured or low-income patients. Each location doubles as a draw center, where technicians acquire the specimens necessary for popular services—including glucose readings, HIV screenings, and urinalysis—before sending them to an offsite laboratory for testing.
Any Lab Test Now respects the need for discretion, so each HIPAA-compliant test can be taken anonymously in certain instances. Results are often available within 24–48 hours, and can be mailed, faxed, picked up, or transmitted telepathically for ultimate confidentiality. Though the team doesn’t divulge any medical advice, results can also be passed on to primary-care physicians for further analysis.
After a back injury, it was chiropractic care that changed Dustin Bledsoe's life?and not just in the physical sense. His recovery inspired him to obtain a degree in chiropractic medicine, and today he goes by Dr. Bledsoe at Pathway Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, where he helps others recover from their own injuries.
But Dr. Bledsoe isn't alone in this task. The clinic is also home to Dr. Jeffrey Farrah, who draws on his knowledge to devise treatment plans that incorporate traditional chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, and a special technique known as Gastron therapy. This last technique uses precise instruments to help the chiropractor detect scar tissue, adhesions, and medieval armor that might be restricting the body's movement.
Licensed massage therapists Sandra Hunter, Peggy Elliott, and Caroline Colletti specialize in such modalities as craniosacral therapy, post mastectomy lymph therapy, and infant massage. Their medical massages treat anything from chronic pain to injuries caused by car crashes and thumb-wrestling accidents. The clinic has an onsite FAR infrared sauna that works to detoxify and improve circulation.
At Red Hots Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, guests can choose a la carte hair, nail, massage, and skincare services from a full menu of body-cosseting options. The experienced pulchritude professionals ensure that patrons unwind as soon as they walk through the door, plying them with complimentary beverages or, for spa services, glasses of champagne escorted by sweet strawberries plucked from Strawberry Shortcake?s hat.
Nimble fingers massage detoxifying conditioning treatments into scalps, drizzle chocolate treatments onto parched hands, and knead away tension from corporeal landscapes. Red Hots is so focused on pampering guests that it strives to get immediate customer feedback with an online survey that queries, ?Did you find your service to be relaxing and enjoyable?? and ?Should we play more pan-flute music??