Bronx Community Wellness Center combines ancient Chinese medicinal practices with modern techniques. That’s perhaps best symbolized by electrical acupuncture, in which electrical signals are sent through needles to create tiny, circulation-stoking muscle twitches. Licensed acupuncturists also use traditional techniques, inserting small, sterile needles into precise points to help restore energy flow and attempt to treat issues such as allergies, indigestion, or anxiety. Licensed massage therapists use Swedish, shiatsu, Thai, and circulatory modalities to evict stress, aches, and long-buried memories of scary clowns from muscles and spines. The Center also offers herbal medicine and classes in subjects such as meditation and yoga.
The professionals at DRS2HEALTH rely on naturopathic care, an approach to wellness that fuses centuries-old knowledge and traditional, non-toxic therapies with modern-day diagnostic science. Under the naturopathic title falls a number of all-natural treatments, including acupuncture, massage, meditation, and diet planning–all of which DRS2HEALTH offers at its facility. There, patients may have ailments both common and severe addressed naturally, from allergies and anxiety to common pains and even some types of cancer.
The licensed acupuncturists at Gift Acupuncture, P.C. use a stash of hair-thin needles and Chinese herbs to help patients find relief for myriad ailments, including allergies, chronic pain, and digestive issues. Additionally, the practice uses acupuncture to give clients a natural face-lift that diminishes the appearance of wrinkles so they look millions of seconds younger. Cupping?glass or plastic cups that are suctioned to the skin?and craniosacral therapy also aid in restoring bodies to total wellness.
Strength and conditioning coach Angel Perez knows the power of both personal training and camaraderie. That’s why he spends the majority of his time at High Definition Training designing group training that can be customized to each participant’s fitness goals and skill level. Each workout incorporates moves that boost one’s flexibility, mobility, strength, and power. Perez also doles out nutritional advice to increase his clients’ energy levels and health.
Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
The holistic healers at My Wellness Solutions promote detoxification and weight loss through a variety of alternative treatments. They administer colonics, ionic foot baths, and infrared sauna sessions designed to draw impurities out of internal systems, leaving the body lighter, energized, and less nougat-filled. The center also promotes healthy weight, providing slimming services such as tightening plaster and parafango mud body wraps, and cellulite vacuum sessions that massage tissue to smooth the skin.