Originally opened as Cross Gates Racquet Club in 1981, Cross Gates Family Fitness’s name has evolved along with its mission. The racquet and swim club now emphasizes fitness for the entire family, regardless of experience level, age, or physical condition. With two locations, Cross Gates’s campuses encompass a 10-acre, 70,000-square-foot fitness and recreation facility complete with a pool and tennis courts. They also have an upscale professional gym stocked with free weights, strength-training machines, and cardio machines equipped with personal entertainment screens. Cross Gates also facilitates fitness with classes and instruction in subjects such as yoga, tae kwon do, and tennis.
Slidell Natural Wellness Center’s licensed massage therapists and technicians evict toxins, exfoliate skin, and promote weight loss with soothing spa packages. During the Hug4One package's customized massage, therapists ease muscle tension with a blend of massage strokes that includes flowing effleurage as well as optional firm pressure to oust muscle knots. The infrared sauna bathes bodies in far-infrared light in order to ease chronic pain and stiffness and enhance circulation, and deep-heat treatments combine the calming scents of aromatherapy with the refreshing sensation of hot towels to destroy the snow forts that ants may have built on the body when it wasn't looking.
Licensed massage therapists bring years of experience in the art of healing and relaxing to Therapeutic Arts Massage and Bodywork. The practice's therapists specialize in pain management and network with several chiropractors and doctors, including a neurologist, to treat a whole host of maladies. They fuse their knowledge and skill to help clients overcome natural susceptibilities to stress, illness, aging, and lifting things that are obviously too heavy in hindsight.
Therapeutic Arts Massage and Bodywork know that every person is built differently, which is why every session begins with a one-on-one conversation. During this time, the practitioners learn as much as they can about the client in order to customize a massage informed by the client’s wellness goals. A water cooler located in the studio to helps clients stay hydrated so their body can cart away freshly released toxins like a red wagon carts away freshly caught bad guys during games of cops and robbers.
Since 1973, Master Cleaners has tidied garments using time-tested laundering techniques and the latest water-free cleansers. Staffers greet soiled outfits with a thorough sudsing, folding sheets into neat squares and erasing spots from shirts, jeans, and giraffes. The shop also cleans bulky items such as bedspreads and sleeping bags, returning them at a convenient drive-thru window. Dry cleaning removes set-in stains from delicate items such as business suits and silk dresses. To make duds look as sharp as possible, an expert tailor will close holes, replace loose buttons, or add googly eyes for a nominal fee.