The massage therapist at Soft Touch Therapeutic Massage uses a multidisciplinary approach to foster healing in a relaxing and compassionate setting. Her modalities range from Swedish massages to more focused pain-relief treatments. Yet each session, regardless of the chosen massage, is customized to address the client's particular needs. That means that whether the client arrives for a hot-stone massage in order to become less tense, or for a sports massage because they were injured on the field or poked by a giant foam finger, the therapist hones in on where there's trouble and uses whatever techniques necessary to relieve their pain and induce feelings of well being.
Led by Master Ju Hyon Seo, Seo’s Martial Arts Education Center leads children and adults through classes that focus on developing techniques of hapkido and tae kwon do. In addition to instilling students with the character traits that are associated with tae kwon do, he also helps guests get into shape with kickboxing fitness classes.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
As she watched the dancers of Canopy Studio Repertory Company twirl and flip using a long cord of aerial silks during their evening performance, Amy Powell knew she wanted to do the same. Less than a year after joining the studio and taking classes, she was asked to perform in one of the company's shows, drawing from former gymnastics training and a natural affinity for high-flying dance to hone her abilities. More than a decade later, she now helms Chattanooga Aerials, located inside Scenic City Dance Center, as the director and head instructor and passes on her skills on silks, slings, and trapezes to all levels of students and budding telephone-company workers under the high ceilings of Scenic City Dance Center.
Amy instills students with a solid aerial foundation while also working to advance abilities toward graceful dancing and strength conditioning. She starts exercises at the lowest possible height to assuage first-timers before teaching dancers to work in tandem, using each other's bodies to perform coordinated moves. She and her fellow teachers can pinpoint the root cause of many of their students' physical limitations and inhibitions and often revise the curriculum or help students with their fears directly, perhaps by doing floor work that translates to the air. Muscles that have grown accustomed to more traditional workouts awaken in each class, and Amy's Something New workshop challenges students further with hybridized methods including aerial yoga and outdoor sessions using trees as aerial gear. When not teaching, she and her staff frequently perform for the community in programs for the children's Creative Discovery Museum and for Nightfall, a downtown concert series.
Doctor of Chiropractic John Ross is happy to recommend other physicians. Though he developed the signature Ross Method of chiropractic treatment and possesses 35 years of clinical experience, he insists on only accepting patients he knows he can treat. If he can't, he will send that patient to another practitioner that he trusts can remedy them. For those he accepts, Dr. Ross' holistic approach can address a range of issues with a combination of chiropractic care, nutrition, massage, and exercise. In his chiropractic consultations and exams, Dr. Ross assesses anatomical ailments and explains varieties of nutritional adjustments, exercise modifications, or vaudeville routines that may help return the body to its former state of painlessness. His staff includes a licensed massage practitioner, who eases the effects of distraught skeletons with neuromuscular massage therapy.
The experienced massage therapists of Heavenly Touch Massage revive bodies and minds with soothing hot-stone massages. A hot washcloth or lukewarm steak on the neck and forehead foster total relaxation while the therapist uses a hot stone to massage the upper body. Subtle, ongoing aromatherapy greets overworked olfactory glands and provides holistic tranquility during the session, and foot reflexology aims to keep toes tapping. Each massage is individually tailored to soothe troubled areas or joints jaded from nights spent opening dozens of pickle jars.