The Root Yoga practices an inclusionary brand of yoga that welcomes newcomers and experienced yogis alike. Its team of instructors leads lessons in many different styles, teaching participants to focus on breathing and flow through varied poses.
Inside Heart, Mind & Body Therapeutic Massage, natural sounds mingle with soft music as aromatherapeutic scents waft through the air. In the corner of the tidy treatment room, a cushy chair surrounded by dim lamplight and candles serves as a comfortable place for a client to prepare for their relaxing massage. As soon as they recline on the massage table, a certified neuromuscular therapist swoops in with soothing techniques from Swedish, prenatal, hot-stone, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and sports modalities. The oasis of relaxation is located downtown, with free parking available for clients’ cars and the dogs that pull them.
Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
As a gastroenterologist, Dr. George Harlow tends to insides with procedures that range from colonoscopies to Zerona laser treatments. He treats a number of conditions including IBS, Crohn’s disease, and pancreatitis. Fluent in English and Spanish, the doctor is able to work with a number of patients and has treated multiple generations of families.
At the medically oriented Ambiance Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, formerly Ambiance Dental Spa, Doctor Wilma Luquis-Aponte buffs smiles and ensures overall oral health. Before exploring mouth caves, Luquis-Aponte explains the steps she will take toward imbuing teeth with more robust health and offers an opportunity to ask questions and advice on proper nicknames for molars. During 45–60 minutes of toothy hygiene, dental doyens will check chompers for plaque and signs of gum disease (a $74 value), thoroughly clean pearly whites with the assistance of watermelon fluoride (a $127 value for adults, a $107 value for children 12 and under), and scan above and below the gum line with a set of x-rays, searching for signs of decay or hidden vampire fangs (a $204 value). While waiting for their appointment, mouth holders can sip on a coffee or tea, watch TV, or read a magazine.
With a holistic approach that fosters both mental and physical well-being for total-body wellness, LifeCare Wellness & Injury Clinic's team of chiropractors keeps bodies in peak condition. The caring staff fortifies each patient to manage the declining health associated with aging and playing competitive tetherball by combining the skeleton-straightening techniques of spinal adjustments with tissue-soothing massages and muscle-strengthening physical therapy.
After spending years immersed in the fitness and athletic industries, Ernesto McLaurin and Kim Brutzman had grown weary of the monotonous exercise equipment found in large corporate gyms. On their search for a more substantial form of fitness free from bulky machines, the two trainers fell in love with the CrossFit program’s high-energy, functional-movement-based workout routines, eventually joining forces to form CrossFit El Paso in 2006. They stuff their Eastside and Westside locations with simple resistance-training equipment, free weights, and kettlebells, conducting CrossFit classes throughout the week with the help of certified instructors. In addition to leading rigorous CrossFit workouts, they provide students with nutritional guidance and host regular health seminars. They also offer a FemmeFit class, where women and male comedians in convincing makeup can practice CrossFit workouts specifically designed for the female body.