At Atlas Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Justin Keffer plies his healing trade to the uppermost tip of the spine. Here, the free-floating atlas vertebra allows the head to swivel in all directions when checking a room for radio-controlled helicopters. But since it's not attached, the atlas is more likely to slide out of position and disrupt brain-body communication, leading to a host of potential health problems. Dr. Keffer nudges this disc into healthier positions in order to correct a range of ailments, from sore necks and headaches to digestive issues.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
• For $33, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel (a $67 value). • For $43, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel Plus (an $87 value).The Centre For Plastic Surgery's bevy of board-certified physicians and medical aestheticians bolsters inner beauty with a host of surgical and noninvasive procedures. For a smoother, more radiant complexion, the Biomedic Micro-Peel relieves faces of hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne. The three-step system begins with a manual exfoliation before countenances are refreshed with a salicylic chemical peel that further exfoliates rough texture and renders skin tone as brilliant as a new car's. Complexions are finished up with a cryogenic therapy which is designed to firm the skin by boosting collagen production through positive reinforcement.
Family Fitness and FitZone for Women are spread across six locations, but they share a common goal: to help guests find their ideal physique. They accomplish this mission by filling their 15,000- to 25,000-square-foot facilities with ellipticals, arc trainers, and treadmills that engage cardios, cores, and limbs alongside group training classes led by certified personal and group fitness instructors. Visitors can also keep tabs on their progress with the centers’ fitness monitoring program and body mass testing.
Sight Optical Boutique's owner, Michael McConnell, isn't just selling frames—he's introducing friends. His previous optical experience in sales and distribution departments helped him to build relationships with top-notch eyewear companies from around the world. When it came time to open his own retail space, their collections became his shop's foundation.
Inside the sleek, modern space, handmade frames from Germany, Istanbul, and Japan hover on circular clusters against the wall, echoed in shape by fanciful light fixtures. Boasting fashionable lines such as Lafont and Masunaga, the spectacles come loaded with signature details such as hand-engraving, custom hardware, and celebrity-cloaking software.
With years of experience as a health-care specialist and bed-and-breakfast owner, Marilyn Heeringa has mastered the art of pampering and promoting wellness. Today, she specializes in ionic detox treatments, which utilize the ability of positive and negative ions to cleanse the entire body through ion footbaths.
Having traveled to Egypt and other parts of Africa, Marilyn has decorated her cozy studio with an eclectic collection of art that reflects her worldliness and her talent for looking at art. Along with detoxifying Egyptian body wraps, she offers massage therapy, facials, one-on-one-yoga, and meditation classes.