When he expertly plies the overworked muscles of professional clients?including personal trainers and nurses?certified massage therapist Daniel Foote pulls from a succinct menu of massage styles. The long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage impart nerves and muscles with a sense of relaxation, and its rhythmic tapping shakes stresses out of their spinal hovels. During deep-tissue massages, the experienced therapist works out severe tension and lessens chronic pain collected throughout the body. Combining techniques from both styles, sports massage eases tautness and aches that have settled into muscles and joints from years of athletic activities and attempting to juggle discuses. Additionally, prenatal massages help relieve lower-back pain, headaches, and calf cramps in mothers-to-be, and hot-stone treatments bury muscles beneath an avalanche of therapeutic heat.
Koko FitClub's automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with quick custom workouts. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko's computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The programs take a three-prong approach to fitness. To help users build lean muscle and burn fat, Koko FitClub's 30-minute Smartraining for Strength regimens are designed with a personalized pace, exercise order, and workload that automatically adapts to daily progress. The 15-minute Smartraining for Cardio workout, meanwhile, orchestrates a careful balance of intense exercise and rest intervals for a regimen that's said to burn more calories with less stress on the joints. And no exercise program would be complete without proper nutrition, which is why Koko Fuel makes up the third portion of the club's program. Informed by your daily workouts, the Koko Fuel plan devises the exact type and quantity of macronutrients exercisers need to maximize their workouts in the long term. Along the way, users can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
A physician-directed, IAPAM-certified weight-loss facility, Winning at Wellness and Weight Loss helps clients shed unwanted pounds and keep them off. Led by Dr. Lisa King and Velma Bunch, PA-C, the experienced and diversified team of professionals designs individualized programs to get clients moving toward their personal goals. To do so, the team relies on a combination of dietary, medical, and behavioral interventions, including energy-boosting B12 injections and multi-week programs with in-depth dietary guidance.
Though trained in a variety of pain-melting strokes, The Spine and Injury Center’s state-certified therapists specialize in the penetrative kneads of deep-tissue massage. The company believes that massages should serve a functional purpose, so the therapists use their keenly trained hands or tentacles to specifically seek out and delve into muscles plagued with chronic pain due to overexertion or medical conditions. To lead the therapists’ hands, The Spine and Injury Center of Fredericksburg allows patients to begin therapeutic massages with an evaluation by a licensed chiropractor to determine what modality and specific areas of focus would best suit the client.
Once a smoker with a three-pack-a-day habit, Anne Penman now dedicates her time to helping others kick their smoking habits and conquer weight- and stress-related problems. Anne opened her main Glasgow office nearly 20 years ago; today, her custom style of laser therapy—known as the Anne Penman Method—can be found in more than 30 clinics worldwide. The Ireland native's therapeutic technique is founded on the Thor laser, whose cold, soft beams soak into specific energy points to release endorphins, thus reducing stress and cravings. Paired with motivating one-on-one sessions and a 24-hour support hotline, Anne's laser-therapy program has helped many a patient go smoke-free and overcome the urge to eat every cookbook in sight.