Although Bikram Yoga Avondale’s classes always cycle through the same 26-pose sequence, the practice is anything but boring. The repetition gives practitioners a pretty clear point of reference when it comes to tracking their progress over time, and the addition of sweltering heat challenges even the most adroit yogi. The heat of the Bikram studio boosts the heart rate, so the sessions function as cardio workouts, and the poses stretch and strengthen every major muscle group. Some even maintain that it boosts the immune system and improves focus. Since its inception, its grab-bag of benefits has attracted the admiration of high-profile adherents such as Shirley MacLaine and President Nixon.
The instructors at Bikram Yoga Avondale infuse each lesson with their personality, adding a touch of variety. The new facility, which also offers massage services, features a state of the art heating and ventilation system, new waterproof and anti-microbial carpets, along with larger changing rooms and additional shower facilities. To keep boat-loads of fresh oxygen coursing through circulatory systems, the staff deep cleans the facility with ardor, and deploys a state-of-the-art ozone air purifier.
Pleasure Paradise Salon and Spa’s cosseting confines challenge the common spa tendency to only cater to female patrons by doling out aesthetic services geared toward both genders. Seasoned hairstylists sculpt men’s and women's locks into stylish configurations that mirror trending fashions. Licensed therapists soothe tired muscles with six massage modalities, and facials infused with vitamins and botanicals cleanse skin of blotches stemming from naps in a box of temporary tattoos.
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A veteran team of technicians, aestheticians, and therapists delivers a wide range of services spanning the skeletal spectrum, from extremity-focused half-hour reflexology massages ($45) to 45-minute total body wraps ($45). For rejuvenating aesthetic enhancements, guests can indulge in manicures ($30), pedicures ($45), and paraffin dips ($8). Or wick away the follicles with waxing services for the brows ($15), full face ($25+), or bikini region ($35 and up). A complete list of services can be found on the Lavender's Day Spa website or in the 1894 Farmer's Almanac.
Sometimes, the human body just needs a little bit of hands-on help to ensure it's operating at full capacity. This is a core concept for chiropractors, including Dr. Paul Woolf, who has spent 25 years helping more than 10,000 patients live healthier, pain-free lives. When the spine falls out of alignment?even slightly?the central nervous system can interfere with the body's ability to function and naturally heal itself. Through chiropractic care, Dr. Woolf both locates and then corrects these sources of interference, effectively addressing the symptoms as well as their underlying causes. Over time, these manual adjustments can help alleviate the lingering aches caused by sports injuries, automobile accidents, or overenthusiastic waving from a parade float. Additionally, Dr. Woolf sets patients on the path to improved wellbeing by complementing his treatments with lifestyle counseling, nutritional guidance, and massage therapy.
The team of chiropractors and alternative health care specialists at Kukurin Chiropractic vanquish pain without the use of medicine or invasive surgery. To do so, they rely on a range of holistic treatments intended to spur the body into self-healing mode. Acupuncturist reroute nerve impulses with the strategic placement of needles, massage therapists promote circulation with therapeutic pressures, and chiropractors push discs into more healthy positions with gentle, safe adjustments.