The Fitness Centre & Day Spa at Florida Hospital Celebration Health offers clients 60,000 square feet of space, all dedicated to helping folks get into shape. Personal trainers guide individuals through exercises on machines, free weights, and cardio equipment during custom workouts. Private studios serve as the stomping grounds for nearly 20 fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, and Cycle. The on-site day spa welcomes relaxation during massages, facials, and mani-pedis.
Time gives us many things: wisdom, experience, more overdue library notices to burn for warmth. Unfortunately, it also give us wrinkles and cellulite. The team at Verbelle tackles the unwanted effects of age with two advanced treatments: Thermage for the face and VelaShape for the body. Thermage uses radiofrequency to lift, tighten, and generally tone the complexion. The VelaShape machine, meanwhile, stimulates circulation and shrinks fat cells with radiofrequency waves, infrared light, vacuum suction, and massaging rollers.
The joys of a massage or the relief of a chiropractic adjustment?and the stresses of physical work?play out partly in the muscles. Learn just what pumps the body up with Groupon?s guide to the muscular system.
The human body has more than 630 muscles keeping it upright and mobile. They make up almost half its weight and power the movements of the bones, the blood, and even the food in the stomach. Perhaps the most familiar muscles are those seen in bodybuilding contests and facial-expression contests: the skeletal, or voluntary, muscles. They?re attached to our bones and controlled by our brains, which zap them with electrical signals to cause their fibers to contract. During a muscle contraction, filaments inside the muscle fibers slide together, stacking up on one another so that the larger fiber shortens. In shortening, the fibers gain thickness?a phenomenon we notice as flexing. Whatever muscles do, they accomplish by this single pulling action. If a bicep (part of a category of muscles known as flexors) flexes to lift a barbell, it needs a tricep (an extensor), pulling in the opposite direction, to bring the arm back down.
The other two types of muscles are smooth muscles and cardiac muscles, and both are beyond our conscious control. Cardiac muscles control the beating of the heart, contracting the chambers to push blood throughout the body. But the blood doesn?t ride to the toes on that momentum alone. Lining the blood vessels are smooth muscles that help push it along. These also line the esophagus, stomach, and intestine to move food through the digestive track, and can even help regulate the body?s temperature by opening and closing capillaries near the skin surface, all without conscious effort. The subconscious brain is also happy to turn muscles to ends beyond their apparent purpose: for instance, what we experience as shivering from cold is simply the brain causing the
The stylists at Alba Spa & Salon talk clients through every step of the haircare process, from an initial consultation to the cut itself to tips for successful at-home styling. This devotion to clients extends throughout the whole staff at the salon and spa. Aside from traditional services such as color treatments, waxing, and massages, the staff members will also consult with clients on services that, like Wagner?s Ring Cycle to a prom DJ, aren?t included in their standard lineup. These services could range from offbeat color choices and application techniques to unusual event hairstyling, limited only by the client and stylist's collective imagination.
Alba Salon's commitment to client satisfaction shows in the training and guiding philosophies of its skilled stylists, aestheticians, and manicurists, who all strive for perfection in their services. Nail technician Trang Tran follows these principles and works to ensure that each guest leaves with impeccably polished fingers and radiantly glowing pinky toes. Sessions conclude only when patrons—whether being tended to by Trang or receiving a stylish haircut or pampering facial—are satisfied. Staffers extend the courtesy by imparting tips on keeping hair, nails, or temporary “you're gorgeous” tattoos maintained between appointments.