The personal trainers at Vita Fitness work in tandem with licensed physical therapists to design custom regimens for clients of all fitness levels. After evaluating posture and weak areas in the body and appraising flexibility with a Twister test, the expert shape-shifters draw up workouts that may employ Woodway treadmills, Keiser strength equipment, free weights, and balls. Guests also get advice on weight loss and nutrition, as well as sport-specific training tips for everything from running to racquetball to underwater jai-alai. Six trainers on staff at the 3rd Ward gym and more at the Fox Point location easily accommodate schedules for early birds, lunchtime larks, and nighthawks. On-site extras include private lockers, showers, a smoothie bar, and off-street parking.
Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center’s lobby is a well-shadowed place, with dark-brown walls and slates of polished wood paneling surrounding leather booths and a bubbling aquarium. Perhaps that reflects the initial feelings of their clients, who arrive seeking relief from the everyday aches that can slow life to a crawl. The darkness gives way to light just beyond the front desk, where a modern training room awaits with weights and treadmills. Private treatment rooms come next, filled with warm massage beds keeping company with clay-colored walls and colorful modern art. Visitors should watch their steps, though—without care, they may run into limber shapes shifting through yoga poses, body-fusion groups sloughing away pounds, or loose-limb postmassage frames floating blissfully past.
Such are the obstacles of a tour inside Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center's sprawling facility, where the road to wellness passes through chiropractic treatments, family-fitness exercises, acupuncture tables, and massage beds. Owned by Dr. Corey J. Schneider, whose achievements and specialties are as vast as a poet's list of metaphors for underemployment, the facility's staff of doctors, acupuncturists, physical trainers, and nutritionists all utilize their respective expertise and the veritable playground of resources around them to help their clients overcome pain, injury, and stress.
Licensed massage therapist and Serenity Massage Studio owner Monette uses the healing power of massage therapy to treat everything from chronic muscle pain to shin stress caused by high heels. Along with her specialty Swedish massages, she uses hot stones and deep-tissue techniques for deeper muscle penetration and benefits. Signature foot facials leave skin soft and rejuvenated, and ear candling improves your ability to listen to music, unlike wearing earmuffs or taking the thimble-size guitarist out of your headphones.
Salt from the Dead Sea is applied to the skin, sloughing off dead cells to reveal the younger, fresher layers below. At Teva Wellness Spa, its commonplace for services to include luxurious items such as salt from the Dead Sea or Sacred Earth mud. Aestheticians and massage therapists perform a variety of services within the luxurious spa, including massages and manicures. In addition to pampering treatments, guests can take an active role in their well being through yoga and Pilates classes, as well as long soaks or impromptu swimming races in the health center's whirlpool.
Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.
Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed aestheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.
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