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.
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.
As a young woman, Tracy Teclaw cared for her ailing parents, who passed away before her freshman year in college. The experience left Tracy dissatisfied with Western medicine, so she earned certifications in holistic healthcare and founded Energy Wellness Center.Today, she practices alternative medicine in the company of an acupuncturist, massage therapist, holistic nutrition guru, podiatrist and QRA practitioner, and biofeedback technician. With homeopathic treatments, nutritional counseling, and capsules of chicken noodle soup, the wellness professionals try to help bodies heal themselves.
It’s no coincidence that portraits of Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe line the walls of Timeless Laser Rejuvenation Center. Each of these women has come to represent the timeless beauty that Timeless Laser Rejuvenation Center helps patients achieve with their advanced skin and body treatments.
The doctors can often be found wielding a SmartLipo system that melts away pockets of unwanted fat without the risks associated with traditional liposuction, or keeping busy imbuing their patients with beauty in the form of Botox and other dermal fillers that erase fine lines and wrinkles. A team of skilled aestheticians takes the helm during less invasive procedures that rely on Obagi and Skinceutical products to reduce signs of acne, rosacea, and aging.
The center’s advanced equipment lives up to the staff’s remarkable breadth of experience. Hair removal, acne, and IPL lasers erase sun damage and facial veins, and Venus Freeze treatments work on skin tightening, body contouring, and reducing the appearance of cellulite and to-do lists scribbled on thighs.
After suffering from a number of painful complications tied to an allergic reaction, Quiet Touch's owner Jennifer Apolinario says that massage therapy was what made her feel whole. Trigger-point massage helped to relieve severe migraines, and craniosacral therapy worked to restore balance after being paralyzed on her left side. She opened Quiet Touch to share the healing power of touch through massage sessions rather than by high-fiving every sad-looking person she passes. She incorporates Biofreeze products during joint massage to restore flexibility with a cooling sensation similar to an ice pack. Paraffin dips, which for Apolinario relieved the stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis, envelop hands and feel in soothing warmth.