The Studio's team of dedicated Pilates and yoga instructors promote health and wellness by guiding students through 25 dynamic exercise classes per week. The studio’s robust schedule boasts lessons in four varieties, accommodating a range of skill levels from experienced to novice. In introductory mat classes, budding fitness buffs learn the 10 basic Pilates principles designed to build a strong foundation for future workouts. All of the beginner-friendly classes emphasize proper alignment and mindful breathing techniques during a series of standing postures and hip and shoulder openers, leaving challenging inversions, arm balances, and sun salutations to the sticky mat ninjas populating intermediate sweat sessions. Students can try equipment-based Pilates classes and utilize a system of ropes and pulleys to add more resistance to core-strengthening moves and help increase limbs' range of motion. They can also head to morning Pilates mat classes for an early-light fitness buzz, where they work toward building long, lean muscles capable of reciprocating bear hugs from an actual bear.
Whether she’s working in her massage room or in the comfort of her clients’ homes, licensed massage therapist Vicki Carpenter coaxes muscles out of tense situations with a variety of modalities that include sports, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages. Additional techniques include gliding hot stones over bodies and invigorating the senses with lavender or peppermint aromatherapy scents. Vicki also treats such ailments as fibromyalgia and high blood pressure with cupping, an ancient Chinese technique that involves suctioning glass, silicone, or plastic cups to the skin.
Scott Causey’s portfolio is bulging at the seams. He is a licensed medical massage practitioner, a reiki master, and a certified holistic health-care practitioner, and has received advanced training in Thailand and Japan. He is also a former US Navy corpsman, combat medic, and paramedic for a fire department. These days, he can be found at Health at Hand International, alleviating pain and untying knotted muscles with hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages. He also treats patients' ills by directing the flow of energy with reiki sessions or a very strong magnet.
The therapists at Well Kneaded Massage recognize the importance of a balanced mind, body, and spirit, which is why they have devoted themselves to massage therapies, energy work, and healing touch treatments. They specialize in nine different types of massage, including Swedish, hot stone, deep- issue, and chakra balancing, during which a therapist combines the properties of deep-tissue massage, foot reflexology, and subtle energy work. They also offer additional harmonizing treatments, including beeswax ear candling and reflexology for the hands, feet, and ears.
At WellSpa, the only thing the staff stresses is relaxation. The spa's services include Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages as well as bodywork techniques such as tui na and reiki. To round out the holistic approach, the staff can prescribe Chinese herbal medicine.
To complement Herbs & More's trove of more than 500 herbal and homeopathic supplements from Nature’s Sunshine, Nature’s Way, and Irwin Naturals, an on-site team performs holistic medicine treatments and doles out unlimited expertise. Owner and certified herbalist Cathy Burkemper wields her qualifications to supply shoppers with the finest herbs, all-natural gifts, and portals to ancient China, and she offers far-reaching health support through a monthly column called “Ask the Herb Lady” in The Healthy Planet. Chiropractic doctor Melissa Sheahan adjusts backs to their proper alignment, while her husband David “DJ” Eagan practices deep-tissue massage, reiki, and cupping to untangle knots in body and brain alike.