Inova Physical Therapy Centers is part of a non-profit comprehensive health-care network. The network provides physical therapy across more than a dozen locations, which provide varied forms of physical therapy, from aquatic therapy and dry needling to massage therapy. Each center is staffed with licensed massage therapists with medical and orthopedic experience that can help address specific targets with therapeutic massage, such as the neck, knees, hips, as well as assist with therapy goals. The medical massage program can be tailored to the individual needs of their clients and has treatments appropriate to for pain relief and injury recovery. In addition to varied methods, Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offers numerous specialities, including aquatic and massage therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and women's rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments.
Dr. Igor Schwartzman, who has studied and researched holistic medicine at Boston University and the Harvard School of Public Health, works to uphold the six principles of naturopathy at Whole Family Wellness Center. The pillars include embracing the healing power of nature, seeking out the root cause of each ailment, and teaching
patients how to prevent future illness. Though Dr. Schwartzman treats patients of all ages, his specialty lies in women's health, hormone imbalances, and infertility.
The clinic's two licensed acupuncturists, Kendra Ward and Amy Chitwood, have traveled around the globe cultivating a passion for alternative medicine. Their treatments help patients to overcome a variety of ailments and reduce stress after chaperoning bovine field trips to china shops. In the clinic's private rooms, soothed sighs drift amid eastern paper screens, statuettes, and rustling potted plants.
Though he's no stranger to modern medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Nicastro rarely reaches for pain or fever meds at the first sign of trouble. The doctor runs My Chiropractor PLLC with his wife and their two young sons and has a true enthusiasm for natural health—the Nicastro family even grows their own organic vegetables—so, it's not surprising that some of his personal ideologies carry over to his clinic. Whether treating children or adults, each appointment at My Chiropractor begins with a thorough initial interview and physical exam, which allow Dr. Nicastro to confirm that each patient is, indeed, a vertebrate. Afterward, Dr. Nicastro maps out a suitable treatment plan for their pain and discomfort. From there, he may perform a series of adjustments—something he’s been treating his own children with since birth—or prescribe trigger-point therapy or the HydroMassage bed.
The staff at Pure Aesthetica believes in more than just treating you at the time of your beauty appointment—they want to help you live healthier all the time. They emphasize good habits like getting enough sleep and eating the right foods to make you feel beautiful inside and out. There are even raw-living food classes available that include information about juicing, sprouting, and nut milks to support your body in every way. Come here for relaxing facials, foot soaks, massages, or Reiki sessions, and look your best with make-up applications and brow shaping and tinting. Try out the state-of-the-art facial technology at Pure Aesthetica, like the DiamondTome resurfacing system, which will leave your skin healthier and more vibrant. Beauty is also in the details here, like the cool cinnamon water you will be offered when you arrive and fresh-squeezed tangerine juice before you leave.
People often mention "quality of life" when discussing health, but for nurse practitioner and Posh Med Spa owner Diane Burns, the phrase applies to beauty, too. Under the supervision of medical director Dr. Tom Masterson, Diane pampers clients' faces and bodies with everything from gold-standard aesthetic lasers to pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Modern therapies such as injectables and peels tend to take center stage, but there's a solid place for time-tested techniques among the service menu. Foot reflexology, for instance, joins nearly a dozen other massage modalities, all of which strive to eliminate the stress caused by daily life and yearly fights to the death.
The massage therapists at A Touch of Serenity have their own perspective on pain relief:
an aspirin may only relieve pain for a few hours, but massage therapy can treat its root causes. As a team, they help their clients live more pain-free lives by designing custom treatments for them and drawing from five modalities to soothe each ache. Available services include sports massage, which may strengthen injured tissue and increases range of motion, as well as deep-tissue massage, which eliminates both chronic tension and the ability to say "I've never had a deep-tissue massage."