At reYou Massage, therapists specialize in a handful of massage styles that aim to undermine bodily aches. The staff pulls from a repertoire that includes massage modalities such as Swedish, medical, deep-tissue, and Esalen—a soothing modality featuring long, slow strokes that can travel the body's full length—to blast through tension faster than a house of cards divided against itself falls. After a session of up to two hours, many clients note a heightened sense of relaxation, a boost in circulation, and a greater range of motion, which in turn improves the believability of their windmill impressions.
Though the plaque displayed in his office reads Ancaro Imparo, meaning “I am still learning,” Dr. Glen H. Crawford already boasts an impressive background. After earning his MD at New York University, he interned in general surgery while serving as a captain in the Air Force. As a flight surgeon, the doctor cared for both troops and civilians in the Republic of Korea. Dr. Crawford still believes education is a lifelong commitment, and his philosophy paid off in 2010, when he was named one of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.
Today, the doctor leads a team at the Pennsylvania Center for Dermatology as they provide medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatological services. Medical services screen clients for skin cancer and help treat skin disorders. Versatile lasers remove unwanted hair, veins, scarring, and tattooed-on mug shots from the body. Cosmetic services can smooth out wrinkles or correct sun spots or discoloration with treatments ranging from injectables and fillers to chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
More than 25 years ago, Dr. Richard Dittrich began his medical career as an OB/GYN. Having established long-term relationships with many of his patients, Dr. Dittrich found more and more of them asking similar questions, often unrelated to OB/GYN issues. How can I look better? How can I feel better? How can I find Waldo? Eventually, he felt compelled to open Professional Aesthetics and Wellness Center (PAWC). PAWC's philosophy soon took shape; how a person looks is intrinsically tied to their overall wellness. With this as a starting point, a selection of medical services and cosmetic therapies also began to take shape. Today, PAWC's team of medical professional performs everything from beauty injections and fillers to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies and medically supervised weight-loss programs.
Owner and lead therapist Vernell Alexander built AVA wellness to realize a dream she first had in massage school. Today, Alexander spends her days at AVA Wellness helping people feel better. The center recently moved locations and is now inside of SWEAT fitness. The new fitness center features an Asian-themed decorative style and is dimly lit by candles and salt rock lamps. Alexander specializes in massaging away injuries caused by demanding physical activities such as playing sports, dancing, or fleeing from Cujo in nightmares. She also has extensive training in reflexology and prenatal therapy, and has developed a line of antioxidant-rich body products that deeply hydrate the skin during spa packages.
Lauded live on Dr. Oz for reducing inflammation and helping patients manage pain, Cryotek's Cryosauna envelopes clients in an open-top standup booth that surrounds the body with temperatures up -250 degrees Fahrenheit. Cryotek's researchers believe this exposure to cold—known as cryotherapy—during two- to three-minute sessions delivers many positive effects, including aiding clients with weight loss, cellulite reduction, and injury recovery. They also claim the Cryosauna supports other areas of physiological and even psychological health including reducing inflammation from arthritis, soothing irritation from psoriasis, reducing stress, and restoring libido. An FAQ page addresses queries ranging from what the treatment feels like to how it differs from kissing a snowman.
Licensed massage therapist Erica Johnson makes her viewpoint clear in the name of her practice: Massage Is The Remedy. The somewhat vague and overarching nature of this statement hints at Johnson’s ability to heal a wide array of pains and injuries with her focused bodywork techniques. Guided by the gentle strokes of her Swedish massage or the firm pressures of her deep-tissue massage, sore muscles and overworked minds take a healing vacation from their daily duties. The nationally certified therapist also plies muscles with specialty modalities such as trigger-point therapy, in which she applies focused pressure to tender areas, and sports therapy, in which she swings a heated baseball bat at knots of tension.