Dr. Joyce Peters of Anti-Aging Medical Spa & Wellness Clinic has assembled a network of licensed doctors, massage therapists, beauty consultants, fitness trainers, nutritionists, and more in an effort to provide her clients with a whole-person approach to health and beauty. Boasting many of these certifications herself, Dr. Peters specializes in weight loss and anti-aging treatments such as LipoStar body wraps and photorejuvenation facials. Her clinic’s impressive service menu runs the gamut from salon treatments and wellness checkups to couples massages and mud baths.
With more than 370 locations and 300,000 patients, HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab brings well-trained doctors and, thus, pain relief to all corners of the continental United States. Each office’s staff provides treatments designed to quell lower-back and leg pain, vertigo, scoliosis, migraines, and carpal tunnel. Rather than rely on what they call passive chiropractic care—roller tables, heat packs, ice packs—the staffers at HealthSource mostly prescribe an active care plan to patients. This means they will perform rehabilitation routines alongside chiropractic adjustments to soothe muscle spasms, increase flexibility, and straighten posture so much that local schoolmarms begin suffering from midlife crises en masse.
Medical Massage Therapy's licensed massage therapists help clients manage pain and regain their mobility. The staff relaxes muscles and relieves tension with modalities that range from relaxing Swedish massage to firmer deep-tissue, trigger-point, and medical massages. Medical Massage Therapy also offers ionic detoxifying footbaths, infrared therapy, and full-body scrubs to keep skin, feet, and organ systems from boycotting the muscles out of massage-related envy.
Intent on tending to the aches, strains, and injuries that plague spinal casings, the massage therapists at A Healing Touch Massage Therapy soothe bodies with multiple types of massage. In the comfort of a private room, the therapist focuses kneading, flowing, and percussive movements on areas that harbor the most tension or burrowing field mice. They specialize in two main types of treatments. The signature relaxation massage, or Swedish massage, focuses on ousting stress. The deep-tissue or sports massage, on the other hand, employs more rigorous techniques designed to ferret out the sources of chronic pain.
At Tree of Life Massage, muscle mender Sunrise Gervais harnesses heat and ancient techniques to dislodge deep-seated pains in a hot-stone or deep-tissue massage. Throughout the hot-stone session, Sunrise melts away pains with basalt stones, whose warmth or cold adds or draws out heat to relax the body and clear the mind of memorized radio jingles. Guests rest atop a plush bed as the massage maven targets chakras and meridians, freeing up nervous-system traffic jams and treating illnesses such as osteoarthritis, stress, and poor circulation. With his fists, knuckles, and elbows, Sunrise challenges muscular pain to a no-holds-barred grudge match during the deep-tissue massage, wrestling them into submission with trigger-point therapy. Direct pressure on the deep layers of muscle helps allay pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and tendonitis. Inside Tree of Life Massage's office, eyes feast on the walls' ochre hues and calming artwork while bodies shed tension and roundhouse kick stress in its face.
Giant fire trucks, prehistoric temples, and towering superheroes fill Monkey Town Party & Play Center’s 15,000-square-foot indoor playground. Sock-clad children scale ropes up 20-foot-tall inflated climbing walls and spring through the multi-colored interiors of six bounce houses, while parents watch from comfortable massage chairs or join the festivities themselves. Games of air hockey provide a break between bounces, and a hurricane simulator provides all the thrills of high-force winds with none of the storm-chasers. For special events, cosmic parties create a kid-friendly club with moving laser lights and music blasted from a 5,000-watt sound system. Monkey Town can also customize parties to suit needs and budget, and hosts Parent’s Night Out events to give adults an evening to themselves as the crew supervises their children.