The body is a complex system—with slight imbalances in one area often setting off discomfort in another. Dr. Anthony DiCesaro at Whitehall Health Centre works to make cures simpler and address a wide range of maladies. He explains to potential patients how a spinal realignment can reduce pain or how wrist supports can prevent future injury for competitive rock-paper-scissors players. To this list of traditional treatment methods, Dr. DiCesaro adds cold-laser therapy. The laser’s gentle glow doesn’t heat tissue, yet it inspires cellular activity that can expedite the healing process, prevent the formation of scar tissue, and boost the collagen production. Different methods are also used inside Whitehall Health Centre’s cosmetic division, where technicians use the SlenderRay Lipo treatment to flatten unwanted curves and a blue LED light to aid in teeth-whitening treatments.
The team of licensed aestheticians at A Peace of Eden Spa beautifies its clients from head-to-toenail. Their clients can choose from a spa menu stocked with treatments such as bikini waxes, manicures and pedicures, and facials that aim to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in an effort to improve poker faces. The salon also keeps tendrils stylishly coiffed via flattering cuts and color treatments that utilize Paul Mitchell products.
Equal parts salon, spa, and fitness center, Studio G boasts a seasoned staff that applies its expertise to make clients look and feel great. Spa treatments such as mud wraps, facials, and massages refresh bodies and provide relaxation. Coiffures undergo similar rejuvenation, despite the fact that hair has no feelings, during salon sessions. Studio G's personal trainer Lisa Saunders helps bodies to release endorphins through focused exercises, and the on-site steam and dry saunas aid in stationary sweat quests.
At Pittsburgh Alternative Health, friendly staffers join Doctor of Naturopathy Darrell Misak and needle-free acupressure specialist, Dr. Wan Huang to restore and maximize bodily health and mental well-being with holistic treatments. Toxins are expelled during sauna sessions, where infrared light saps contaminants from muscles, and relaxing ionic footbaths, which kiss the feet with gentle electrical charges. Relaxed patrons can glide into a private mental-rest room, where a programmed audio-visual show lures minds into a state of alert relaxation with music, lights, and footage of baby pandas learning to cartwheel. The health center can also aid patients on the road to health with analytic testing. During an EAV test, technicians use a fusion of mechanical methods and ancient acupuncture pressure points to study the body’s energy. The results can pinpoint sensitivities to foods, chemicals, or existentialist poems that may be decreasing energy or causing other health problems.
The massage therapists at The Pain Treatment & Wellness Center listen closely to patients' descriptions of aches and pains and use these reports to build personalized treatments. During bodywork sessions, therapists begin by adjusting environmental factors—music, lighting, and trade winds—to create a space that's completely free of stress factors. They go on to customize the style and pressure of each touch, rooting out pain as clients sprawl on heated tables with scentless linens. The lead therapist specializes in sports therapy, which helps athletes optimize their performance, and works alongside other therapists who practice deep-tissue, Swedish, pregnancy, and other modalities.
Bronzed takes pride in the fact that it's “not your mother’s tanning salon.” Instead, the staff embraces its modern edge and makes every effort to stay on the forefront of the tanning industry. Three levels of tanning beds sit in private treatment rooms and emit low levels of UVB rays. Experienced technicians also stand at the ready to tan those who prefer a completely UV-free bronzing. After consulting with clients, they coat skin in a custom shade of spray-tan solution that best fits each individuals’ skin tone.
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