Since opening Nutrition World in 1979, founder Ed Jones has fostered healthy mastication with an expansive inventory of natural, organic, and gluten-free foodstuffs. As shoppers peruse the aisles, nutrition-savvy store clerks stand by to answer inquiries and suggest healthy alternatives to junk food such as chips or notoriously indulgent Cracker Jack prizes. Shelves sport boxes of DeBoles gluten-free pasta ($3.89), and refrigerators eschew lactose with cartons of sunflower, coconut, hemp, and almond milk ($2.99+). Shoppers can scarf down the protein of an OhYeah! chocolate-caramel bar ($2.49) or work on their Popeye impressions by downing Amy's spinach pizza ($7.99).
Margie Wesley, the licensed acupuncturist of Four Seasons Wellness, studied the art of needling in Albuquerque and Beijing. In private and group settings, she uses her talents to help ease conditions such as pain, emotional ailments, and hula-hooping injuries.
At Hair 1 and Spa 2, Charity (DeSear) Zeigler draws upon two decades of experience in the beauty industry, transforming men's and women's looks with an array of relaxing treatments. In the salon area, skilled hands craft haircuts, highlights, lowlights, and corrective colors. Fingers and toes relax during spa mani-pedis featuring heat therapy and soothing scrubs. Staff banishes body fuzz with traditional waxing services, as well as laser hair-removal and electrolysis treatments that can prepare legs for the beach or enhance an arm wrestler's aerodynamic advantage.
No two patients have the exact same needs. That's why the team at Due West Integrated Health offers an array of minimally invasive treatment options, all aimed at improving a visitor's well-being by relieving symptoms as well as their underlying causes. The staff—which includes chiropractors, a general physician, an acupuncturist, and a licensed massage therapist—works together to provide comprehensive treatment plans that rely on modern as well as time-honored therapies. Decompression sessions relieve the aches caused by vertebral misalignment, while massages can soothe accordion-folded muscles with everything from gentle Swedish strokes to neuromuscular techniques. The center also offers medically guided weight-loss programs for clients looking to make lifestyle changes. These treatments are only a few of the tools at the staff's disposal as they help visitors begin living holistically balanced, pain-free lives.
For more than 20 years, Therapeutic Massage Centre’s Ted Schulte has untangled muscular striations to relieve soreness and tension. He set up his practice in a house-like structure framed with cool gray siding. Here, Ted kicks off new client relationships by learning about them via a health sheet and a consultation. These tools help him discover clients' specific ailments and goals, whether it's relief from a sports injury or escape from chronic pain, which is the next sequel to Escape from Alcatraz. Ted then customizes each session by culling from myriad techniques, including Swedish, myofascial-relief, and deep-tissue massage.
From a young age, Acupuncture and Wellness Center’s licensed acupuncturist and specialist in Chinese medicine, Li Hua Shu, TCMD, was indoctrinated into the world of holistic healing by his grandfather, a well-known Chinese medicine doctor and acupuncturist in his hometown in China. For the past 19 years, Dr. Shu has treated patients afflicted with a variety of symptoms, from asthma and eczema to skin panicking at the thought of kissing needles. Helping bring the body, mind, and spirit into balance, Dr. Shu seeks the root of symptoms and treats ailments with gentle acupuncture sessions, herbology, and oriental medicine. He also demonstrates his healing skills during Tui Na treatments, a Chinese medical therapy that can be combined with acupuncture to help loosen dormant Qi while reducing stress with massage strokes and acupressure techniques.