Emulating the spreading branches of the mulberry tree, this clinic takes an approach to holistic health care that's broader than most. Here, a doctor of oriental medicine and an orthopedic surgeon partner to give patients the benefit of an integrative diagnosis. Resident acupuncturist Dr. Christopher Cheshire deftly identifies sources of pain, and works to alleviate aches with filiform needles administered to strategic points and secret stress cellars along the body's nerve network. Dr. Hubert Vesser, meanwhile, draws on experience earned during his orthopedic surgery tenure at the Mayo Clinic in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues.
The licensed aestheticians at Vitality Wellness and Aesthetics extract the healing power of seaweed to whip up a facial formula tailored to each client. To start the 60-minute session, a deep cleansing expunges grease from pore recesses and erases lines from games of connect-the-freckles. Next, the aesthetician analyzes the client's skin before blending a seaweed base cream tailored to the pigmentation, elasticity, and moisture level of each unique complexion. As the mask labors away—deposing dead skin cells and restoring the face to healthy hydration levels—a hand and décolletage massage glides across tension fault lines. The mask then lifts from the face to reveal the glowing features beneath, sealed in with moisturizer and SPF that protects against the damaging effects of UV rays or cuddle sessions with sun lamps.
Massage Therapy's licensed therapist, Michael Manning, convinces snarled muscles to let loose under the supervision of his dexterous digits, which are fluent in three main modalities. The slow strokes of Swedish massage soothe muscles into a state of relaxation normally experienced only by cooked pasta. Limbs that have been injured or overworked during athletic encounters unclench with sports massages, and therapeutic sessions return mobility to stiff appendages without surgically implanting extra elbows.
Pampered Touch Therapeutic Massage’s licensed massage therapist, Valen Burke, seeks to relieve stress, alleviate pain, and help the body heal via soothing massage therapy. She employs various degrees of pressure with smooth, gliding strokes to work tension from tissue and promote relaxation. Gentle kneads loosen tightly tied muscle knots, and heated stones warm melt away soreness. A variety of massage modalities cater to the particular malaise of clients such as expectant mothers, couples, sore athletes, and overextended mascots.
Helmed by vision-boosting veteran Dr. Michael Lange, Lange Eye Care and Associates enhances on-the-fritz ocular orbs with a wide selection of fetching specs. The showroom furnishes frames ($69–$200) from popular brands such as Vera Bradley, Charmant, Claiborne, and Essence, attractively encircling eyes and lending wearers an air of wisdom only otherwise attainable by being friends with an owl. Lenses come in a range of styles and materials, from single-vision plastic lenses ($77+) to no-line bifocal plastic lenses ($285+), which correct sight with discrete dual prescriptions. Friendly opticians aid guests in their quest for the perfect pair of glasses, offering suggestions based on look, lifestyle, and professional need to whip off frames in baffled surprise.
Tamera P. Larson pummels the roots of pain and stress with articulated massage techniques. The 60-minute therapeutic massage meddles in muscles’ business using advanced methods, helping to activate self-healing by addressing pain, chronic health issues, and discomfort from arm wrestling easy chairs. Alternately, flat heated stones placed on key points of the body soothe during the one-hour hot-stone massage, where warmth emanates throughout the back as focused kneading paves the path for heat to traverse. Customers unwind as the experienced tension-tamer unties pesky kinks and knots, employing blissful bodywork in an attempt to alleviate aches, improve circulation, and usher relaxation toward the spine’s reserved orchestra seats.
For Katie Hohman, a desk job was always out of the question. "I love interacting with such a variety of personalities, ages, and conditions," she explains. "Everyone has a different story, and being able to help people gain their independence is rewarding. I can’t imagine choosing any other career." As a licensed physical therapist, Katie offers a diverse array of rehabilitative care services––into all of which she gives her all. Clients may solicit her expertise for physical or spinal stabilization therapy, or requisition one of her licensed massage therapists for a healing bodywork session.