Ames British Foods was originally started to sate the comfort-food cravings of Iowa State’s expats, but it didn't take much time for owner Marcus to discover he had a native fan base as well. His new restaurant—The Chip Shop—serves up traditional fare from across the pond in a friendly setting that encourages relaxing over a plate of fish ’n’ chips or starting a game of cribbage. Customers can also shop Ames British Foods in downtown Ames for imported British biscuits, chocolate, and other UK-leaning groceries, and enjoy a free cup of tea offered by a friendly staff member or that overly friendly regular customer.
Lark Dunham, a member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, puts her trained hands to work relieving the pain and stress of the clients who come to her massage table. Since graduating from massage school five years ago, Lark has been shooing away various types of aches in 30- and 60-minute increments—one minute for each massage Napoleon made his aide-de-camp give him every day. Though skilled in different types of massage, she specializes in relaxing Swedish massage treatments that can help stimulate blood flow and lymph drainage.
Dr. Gorman helps patients overcome health deficiencies through proper spinal and nutritional care. The doctor treats patients of all ages—including children—to chiropractic exams and gentle adjustments. Dr. Gorman works to create the proper balance and alignment in the body in order to allow patients to live their healthiest life.
From his office in Johnston, Doctor of Chiropractic Kyle Ellensohn applies a wealth of chiropractic knowledge to soothe clients with achy spines and chronic injuries. He employs a light, specific-prone technique during adjustments to gently remove air pockets between the vertebrae, which let out a faint popping sound and occasional "yee-haw." Dr. Ellensohn is also trained in acupuncture, which he uses to help relieve aches and increase energy flow by strategically inserting fine needles into the body.
The staff at MaxLife Chiropractic believes that a person's overall health can sometimes be seen in how they treat their car. They say that when patients come to them, "they often wait until the point of crisis, as opposed to maintaining good health…True chiropractic care [is like] taking your car in every 3,000 miles to have the oil and tires checked, rather than waiting till the whole thing breaks down." The team at MaxLife Chiropractic helps patients avoid these crisis points with expert structural adjustments and soft-tissue work. Chiropractic care can minimize allergic reactions, prevent injury, and relieve structural symptoms, such as joint pain. Massage sessions can soothe aching muscles and promote relaxation to revitalize clients.