Health Coach Donna Miller says her children have always inspired her to better herself, but it wasn't until 2012 that their influence led her to a new career. In December of 2011, her youngest daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma at the age of 19. While helping her daughter battle, and eventually, defeat the disease, Donna began learning how nutrition and holistic lifestyle changes can not only bolster the recovery process, but lead to a healthier life. Her discoveries inspired her to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and complete her training as a health coach. Through nutritional guidance and life-coaching techniques, she helps her clients restore their bodies' natural balance, improve their mood, and increase their energy without grinding coffee beans into everything they eat.
Relaxation is the primary goal at Bear Paw Massage, where a skilled massage therapist pulls from a variety of techniques to soothe achy muscles. Light-to-medium pressured Swedish strokes and applications of heated stones gently ease tension, and concentrated, deep-tissue kneads unwind knotted muscles. Sessions take place in a tranquil blue room that boasts Asian scrolls and nature-inspired artwork.
Since their near-simultaneous invention in the 1930s, yoga and Pilates have been locked in the smiling ferocity of mortal frenemy combat, each vying for wellness superiority. Today’s Groupon lets you choose sides: for $25, you get two yoga or Pilates classes (or one of each, normally $20 a piece) along with an eyebrow shaping at Palm Wellness Center (normally $15), a combined $55 value. Receive a full bushel of physical uplift with toning exercises and slick facial aesthetics that scream 2010.
Using bio-identical hormones, nutrition, and weight-loss plans, Dr. David P. Kalin helps patients improve their quality of life. Drawing from more than 30 years of medical experience, he and his team of specialists test blood, nutrients, and DNA telomeres to optimize patients' biological age. After a consultation, he then outlines customized treatment plans that can incorporate weight loss programs, nutritional therapy, or hormone replacement therapy that effectively makes the body feel younger.
While working as a personal trainer at his college’s recreation center, Doctor of Chiropractic Taylor Levick learned that the gym was used for more than weight loss and muscle gain. It also served as the stomping grounds for people to alleviate pain via corrective exercises. The void of pharmaceuticals to ease discomfort intrigued Dr. Levick, and in turn he followed a path in chiropractic care. At Tampa Sport & Spine, he helps patients regain their health by manually adjusting their spines, applying Kinesio tape to injured areas, and customizing corrective exercise plans.
TampaProMassage chases aches and tension from limbs and joints with a menu of services triggered to restore both corporeal and mental harmony. Licensed massage therapist Wm. Cory Jeffries seeks to alleviate tension and stress with specialized massages that build upon variations of the five basic strokes of Swedish massage. Inside the tranquil studio, Jeffries greets clients at the door to build a rapport and make them feel at ease. After a brief double-dutch jump-rope routine and a quick consult to address prominent aches or discomforts, Jeffries lobs slow, gliding strokes across the skin, usually coursing pressure in the direction of blood flow—from wrist to shoulder, ankle to knee. Steady, tight rotations swarm knees, elbows, and other high-impact joints sore from filling in for a street performer’s marionette. For athletes, a sports massage supports competitive training and boosts recovery time, and a reflexology massage galvanizes greater bodily balance by stimulating areas that correspond to glands and organs.