As the founder of Yorktown Chiropractic, Dr. Philip Jeanmenne calls upon his advanced knowledge of anatomy and his experiences as an athlete to treat sports injuries and tend to the stresses of everyday life. His enthusiasm for the mechanisms of movement extends to his assistant, Amanda, who works closely with patients to address their concerns during exams and consultations. X-ray, ultrasound, and electronic muscle-stimulation equipment lines the office walls, lending assistance to Dr. Phil as he decompresses spines and tends to vertebral discs scratched from overplaying. On his rare breaks from providing and overseeing chiropractic, massage, and nutritional services, Dr. Phil strives to better understand the body’s needs through continuing education.
Licensed massage therapist Thomas Snyder works in two different settings: clients’ homes and his own homey, red-brick studio. In either case, he relaxes muscles and relieves tension with a diverse range of bodywork treatments, including therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and reflexology. He even offers massage parties, during which he treats guests to soothing strokes in celebration of the host’s birthday, bridal shower, or other important events.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
At Good Life Wellness, highly trained Jessica Sleight administers acupuncture treatments while a team of licensed massage therapists kneads away stress and back pain. Sixty-minute acupuncture treatments use tiny needles to tap into pressure, ward off ailments, and restore the body's natural defenses by pinning up tiny Beware of Dog signs. Alternatively, customers can opt for a classic Swedish massage, or tackle chronic pain with a firmer deep-tissue session. For clients with particular aches or fragile wings, the therapist can work to craft a custom massage that’s personalized to particular needs.
Shear Perfection Salon & Spa invites guests to enjoy relaxing services that cover nearly every facet of beauty. As stylists sculpt manes with haircuts and permanent waves, nail techs pamper paws with mani-pedis that include a skin-softening scrub, soothing massage, and a reading of each toe's favorite bedtime story. Armed with both a standup tanning bed and spray-on techniques, the salon helps patrons conquer pallid complexions and complement the natural glow produced by facials and pore-purifying microdermabrasion. Those looking to add a touch of glamour to an already polished exterior can opt for eyelash extensions or ask about the salon's ear-piercing services, while those who prefer to leave the Mediterranean-inspired confines feeling lighter than when they came can shed stress under the relaxing ministrations of a Swedish or cellulite-reducing massage.
I-Surgeons's team of physicians oversees a range of sight-restoring laser treatments. LASIK and PRK, the main laser eye surgeries at the practice, enhance visual acuity in patients suffering from myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia, and the treatments use three different lasers to reshape corneas of varying thicknesses. To determine if patients are eligible for these surgeries or in possession of superpowers, a doctor examines eyes during free consultations that measure corneal thickness and pupil size. The surgeons also turn their eye expertise to blepharoplasties to correct drooping upper lids or puffy under-eye bags. They fight wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead with Botox and Dysport injections.