A quarter of the bones in the human skeleton reside in the feet, and the doctors at Midwest Podiatry Centers tend to all of them to improve overall wellness and help patients to get back to walking the average 7,000 steps per day. They treat injuries, nail problems, and skin infections as well as diabetic and geriatric conditions to make walking and moonwalking as painless as possible. The clinic's lasers target fungus and warts that may be hiding on nails or soles, as well as unwanted hair and unsightly spider veins.
Often, to get where you're going, you need a road map. The knowledgeable staffers at Body Slim Laser Center aim to provide each of their patrons with such a map, which takes the form of a five-step program that pairs laser treatments with detoxification, consultations, whole-body vibration exercises, and nutrition and meal planning. An advanced body scanner gives practitioners nine-point information packets to assist in the weight-loss quest, detailing body-fat percentage, hydration levels, daily caloric intake, and the zodiac sign of each fat cell.
Studio One Yoga & Massage's team of dedicated instructors fosters an inclusive, noncompetitive atmosphere in which students of all abilities can hone health and wellness through yoga classes and therapeutic massage work. Mirrored walls and polished hardwood floors create a serene setting for students to perform empowering Vinyasa flows, a series of continuous postures linked together with deep, cleansing breaths and balance-challenging transitions. Instructors bump the temperature to a balmy 105 degrees with 30%–40% humidity during hot-yoga sweat sessions designed to detoxify the body through sweat while simultaneously warding off confrontational snowmen. Yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Studio One owner Sarah Stormoen eases physical and emotional tension with 10 different massage modalities, including deep-tissue work, pregnancy massage, and hot-stone therapy.
Angie Byboth wields her extensive training and certifications to add permanent makeup to faces or erase the tattoos from an impulsive youth. With a tattoo gun and topical anesthetics, Angie fashions defined brows, lined lips, and dramatic eyes while clients rest comfortably listening to music or paying their last respects to their laid-off makeup. Each tattoo treatment comes with a four- to six-week touchup, filling in spots that didn’t fully take during the first bout of tattooing. Angie is also trained in Tattoo Vanish treatments, which can remove unwanted ink from past tattoos without the pain of laser treatments. She can also outfit brows and lashes with dyes to enhance the impact of Ernest Borgnine impressions, and optional lash perm treatments can add subtext to any glance without having to learn to wink in Morse code.
Viverant's physical therapists help clients lengthen their stride or smooth out their swing, optimizing strength, balance, and motion to reduce the risk of injury and improve the chance of victory. During the one-hour biometric sports analysis, therapists observe the athlete's body as it swings a golf club, trots on a treadmill, pitches a baseball, bikes, or eats 50 hot dogs. Fitness experts then analyze a videotaped record to identify characteristic motions that prevent the body from achieving optimal performance. Athletes dealing with pain, as well as those trying to avoid injury, learn to adjust their body's motion to avoid straining muscles or grinding joints into sweetened Pixy Stix dust and get acquainted with workouts, stretches, and equipment that can aid balance and form.
A Lotus Touch Therapeutic Massage's therapist kneads bodies into a gummy state of bliss with a one-hour head-to-toe massage. Working over the back, neck, shoulders, and scalp, the massage stops only to take a quick karaoke break before traveling out to the body’s orbiting appendages of the hands, legs, and feet. Stress, along with tension and pain within the muscles, pack their bags and head for the door as the therapist utilizes a variety of massage techniques to penetrate multiple layers of tissue. The massage also helps to relax the nervous system, stimulate circulation, boost energy, and locate the wedding rings that were swallowed in a double-dare at a PTA meeting.