By the time she was a teenager, Suzanne Piotrowski knew that she wanted to focus her life on holistic healing. She acquired her massage-therapy license by 19 and soon after delved into treatments such as reflexology and reiki, studying ways to modulate the body's energy and allay stress. She also developed her skills as a health coach, and today, she still ascribes to the theory of bio-individualty—the idea that each person has unique dietary, emotional, and physical needs.
At Cape Fear Healing Center, Piotrowski practices all of these specialties to restore her clients' happiness and wellness. From medical massages that boost lymphatic flow to gentle, hands-on reiki sessions, her treatments encourage a greater sense of balance while addressing painful symptoms. Meanwhile, her health-coaching services support clients as they set simple, reachable goals for their eating habits.
While images of whirring laser beams still conjure thoughts of technophilic futures, the technology is already hard at work at Fayetteville Laser. There, technicians wield noninvasive medical lasers that renovate bods with treatments ranging from body contouring to cellulite reduction. Their Contoura super-pulsed laser works to blast inches off of abdomens, thighs, and buttocks, and their Irradia laser reduces pain and inflammation associated with chronic illness or thinking too hard about how gravity works.
Owner and stylist Tami Cote manages a staff of stylists and nail technicians who begin each beauty session with a consultation, tailoring techniques to individual face shape and desired outcome. Products from Goldwell Color and Redken coat tresses in protective formulas and rich hues inside an elegant setting decorated with textured gold walls, tiled floors, and sleek bronze columns. Prior to pampering, high-top café tables host waiting clients as they sip hot coffee and figure out a way to let their split ends down gently.
It's all about fit at SEEK EYE CARE, where licensed optician Marcus McNeill ensures customers strike a perfect match with their new corrective lenses. Polycarbonate, plastic, and glass lenses fit inside frames handcrafted in Japan and Denmark, as well as in styles from American designer Tom Ford. The shop also carries contact lenses and sunglasses, and customers are always welcome to stop in for a free cleaning or adjustment of their specs.
Tucked away in Lavender Day Spa, Ginger's private beauty treatment room is a haven of cozy serenity. Vintage heirloom mirrors line the walls, a bejeweled chandelier hangs from the ceiling above the treatment table, and a wooden hutch displays skincare products beneath the glow of a candle. It is within this luxurious and relaxed setting that Ginger performs her anti-aging skin treatments, body scrubs, and waxing services. She uses professional-grade products that are only available to licensed aestheticians and physicians, ensuring their efficacy and top-notch quality.
Pine Valley Family Dentistry's Dr. A.T. Bassiri employs a friendly staff and more than 15 years of dental experience to maintain oral health and beautify teeth in patients aged 3 and older. Led by a philosophy of patient comfort and education, Dr. Bassiri and the staff take time to explain each finding during examinations and consultations. The doctor also keeps patients in the know during every procedure, explaining the details of everything from basic cleanings to tooth extractions. He ensures that patients come in for treatments relaxed by broadcasting Barry White singing nursery rhymes on his office's flat-screen TVs.