When Debra Keller, a licensed massage therapist who specializes in prenatal, fertility, postpartum, and infant massages, opened HMH Wellness Center in 2000, she envisioned it as a wellness studio for pregnant women. And expectant mothers can still find plenty of pampering options here, including Baby on Board and other massages. But Keller and her team have also expanded their menu to include cosmetic services, such as body wraps and face-lift massages. Clients who want to learn more about the therapeutic services—such as whether they were invented by Thomas Edison—can attend one of HMH's training and consulting seminars.
At Dental Innovations, three experienced dentists boast more than 60 years of combined general dentistry experience, leading the charge with expert oral care and the latest technology. While experienced technicians blast away cavity-inducing tartar and unsightly plaque buildup, fluoride- and paste-flinging denticle polishers restore chompers to a youthful sparkle reminiscent of the days you hid them under pillows.
After earning his DDS degree from Ohio State University, Toledo native Dr. Chad Belongea planted roots in Maumee at Arrowhead Dental. He practices family dentistry with a compassionate and gentle approach (two qualities exemplified by the time he spent providing emergency medical care in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake). Whether filling a cavity or filling gaps with dental implants, he's committed to providing the best care and keeping patients comfortable.
Patient-friendly technologies used at Arrowhead Dental include metal-free fillings and digital x-rays designed to provide comprehensive views of mouths while reducing exposure to radiation. Sedation options are available for those anxious about procedures or their tendency to break into song whenever there's a hand in their mouths. High-tech equipment for oral-cancer screenings helps the dentist catch troubling issues in their earliest stages.
When not working in the office, the doctors of Spring Valley Dental live active lives, because they believe that health and happiness is more than a pretty smile. Drs. Simon Lee and Kristen Shumate, for example, take on running competitions with a fierce commitment to health, and Dr. Mark Bedford showcases dexterity with glass-blowing and ceramic crafts. During the work day, however, they join Drs. Shahid Mahmood and James Pelagalli in enhancing smiles. Their services include placing crowns, treating cavities, and cleaning teeth, as well as in-depth procedures like implants and root canals. The smile specialists also utilize advanced technology during every appointment: surgical telescopes allow dentists to explore their clients teeth more accurately than training ants to repel on dental floss.
After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, David Schmidt, DDS, traveled a few miles east to Ypsilanti and opened his own dental practice. There, he and his staff offer general dentistry services such as exams, cleanings, sealants, and implants. For cosmetic needs, Dr. Schmidt designs custom teeth-whitening treatments and is a certified Invisalign provider, allowing him to straighten teeth without brackets, wires, or the team of design consultants that chooses a new braces color at every appointment.
Kneaded Relief Wellness Spa is all about accommodation. Each time clients walk in for a massage, they’re left alone in a private treatment room to undress to their level of comfort and drape their bodies with soft sheets. Then, one of Kneaded Relief Wellness Spa’s professionally trained therapists enters the room and rubs away muscular tension with a relaxing session that incorporates techniques from Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, or other massage modalities. Throughout massages, which typically last between 30 and 90 minutes, therapists stay attentive to clients’ requests for more or less pressure. Kneaded Relief Wellness Spa also pampers clients with skin-softening exfoliations and facials, along with unique scalp massages and infrared-sauna sessions.