At Augello Chiropractic, Dr. Mark Augello and Dr. Charles T. Kennedy III focus on the big picture to help their patients achieve total wellness. They strive to ferret out the underlying causes of their patients' chronic issues—varying from work-related pain to accident and sports injuries—and treat them with long-term solutions such as adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. To supplement chiropractic services, a staff of licensed massage therapists is on hand to soothe aches and pains with a variety of modalities. They also offer public lectures, impulse-adjustment advice, and nutritional counseling to help clients lead healthier lifestyles without feeling compelled to tattoo the food pyramid on the inside of their palm.
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.
At Azzatori Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrew Rittenhouse works to help his clients "rediscover a life without pain." Focusing on the principles of chiropractic wellness care, he and his staff use modern chiropractic equipment and technology to treat the whole body. Rather than merely treating the symptoms of health problems, Dr. Rittenhouse looks for underlying causes and offers treatments and lifestyle adjustments that promote healing and optimized body function. Clients come to him for help with a range of maladies, from back pain and headaches to allergies and asthma.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
At Roots of Vitality, massage therapist Kelly Kark melds a decade of experience working in a medical setting with five years of holistic health expertise. Specializing in therapeutic integrated massage and bodywork, Kelly draws from common modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to offset pain and improve health. She also treats corporeal forms to lesser-known healing practices, including reiki and BioMat therapy, the latter of which relies on far infrared rays, crystals, and negative ions to help increase circulation and alleviate stiffness.
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.