Dr. Carol Wright-Smith and Dr. Dale Smith spread their chiropractic wizardry—developed in the Palmer College of Chiropractic—across two offices located in Cordova and Oakland. When they're not treating vertebral subluxations with adjustments, on-site x-rays, or cervical-traction sessions, the two enjoy wearing hats made of counterfeit cheese and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. Each Smith Chiropractic Clinic location also houses licensed massage therapists, who are extensively trained to pamper guests with full-body, chair, hot-stone, and prenatal massages.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening Shaolin kung-fu class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Traci Workman is a licensed massage therapist with more than nine years of professional experience, and her relaxing treatments are especially beneficial to patients seeking therapeutic results through massage. Your customized one-hour Swedish treatment will feature the use of long, luxurious strokes of medium to light pressure that will lull you into a state of total relaxation, all while relieving stress, alleviating tension headaches, improving blood flow and joint flexibility, and erasing muscle tension and haunting memories of last-place drag-race finishes. Call ahead for an appointment.
As cardio kickboxing became a fitness phenomenon, the underlying self-defense aspects of the workout began to fade into the background. Memphis Fitness Kickboxing’s team of professional fighters seeks to rekindle the fundamentals that form the foundation of this martial art. With backgrounds that include college wrestling, MMA competition, and full contact staring contests, the team members bring a fighting background to each physical fitness class.
At two convenient locations, each studio consists of multiple heavy bags suspended from the ceiling, which allows students to train side-by-side on their own bag. The high-energy workouts are suited to any fitness level as instructors encourage guests to train at their own pace.
The licensed massage therapists at A Masters Touch help put mind and body at ease through a variety of massage therapies that aim to provide relief from various health concerns. Neuro-lymphatic massage helps treat spasms that might be causing painful imbalance in the central nervous system, and sports massage incorporates techniques to soften muscles tightened by athletic performance or frantic attempts to escape from a chinese finger trap. Aromatherapy massage incorporates essential oils to provide optimal relaxation.