Working out of a newly remodeled hygiene center, the four dexterous dentists at Arden Dental Group maintain toothy grins with careful exams, professional cleanings, and a slew of other practical and cosmetic dental treatments. Customers can prepare to chew their through a rock wall when they invest in any of the center's dental services. Porcelain veneers cover up crooked and misshapen teeth, and a teeth-whitening procedure can help brighten a discolored smile or get rid of faded molar tattoos.
Eastport Aesthetics pampers patrons with a full menu of spa services in a luxurious, relaxing environment. During a fotofacial, a licensed nurse practitioner will use a nourishing combination of intense pulsed light and radiofrequency energy to erase sunspots, age spots, freckle spots, and the other discolorations and spots that life stencils onto your skin while you're sleeping. Afterward, clients can wrap up in a soft and fuzzy robe while ogling Charleston Harbor, then slip back into real-world clothing before steering their freshly tended flesh toward the outdoors.
Outdoor Family Fun Center nurtures the various swing-based abilities of its patrons with multiple driving, putting, and batting facilities. Customers can exchange batting-cage tokens ($1.75/each) for 15 pitches from an arm-style machine. The batting cages launch line-drive ammo at various speeds that range from slow-pitch softballs to 80-mph baseballs. Throughout the year golfers can calibrate their crosshairs with buckets of balls ($6+) on the driving range's covered and heated hitting stations or the artificial mats and grass tees. The 3-acre Bermuda grass short-game area ($8 for all-day play) includes target greens and uphill lies while enabling golfers to practice picking the locks on sand traps. The 18-hole, par 42 miniature golf course ($5 for kids younger than 12, $6 for adults) challenges putters with slopes, turns, and professionally landscaped ponds and waterfalls.
Acu-Na Wellness Center, now located in the Fletcher neighborhood, offers a wide range of wellness services from holistic health consultations to organic day spa treatments––including body scrubs, body wraps, and facials––to fitness courses, wellness consultations and programs, hydration therapy, and acupuncture. To an acupuncturist, the body’s surface is not just skin; it’s a map that can be used to refresh natural functions and mute chronic pains. This is done with very thin needles, which encourage the body to heal when inserted in specific points, a process that many describe as painless and relaxing. This ancient Eastern healing method is just one of the natural modalities that Acu-Na Wellness Center’s primary practitioner Mary J. Houge has mastered. She wields training in Chinese herbs, bodywork, functional nutrition, and lifestyle education to soothe such common bodily issues as neuro-endocrine imbalances to high blood pressure and cholesterol. Along with a team of massage therapists, wellness coaches, hydration specialists, and aestheticians, her associate staff––which includes a Kundalini yoga instructor––Mary helps to support healthy lifestyles by offering a FirstLine therapeutic lifestyle program, as well as an assortment of fitness classes such as personalized wellness coaching and sports nutrition training.
Blue Ridge CrossFit’s certified coaches fortify muscles and minds with nearly 40 weekly co-ed classes held in a 4,500-square-foot gym. Built upon short, varied intervals of functional strength-training exercises, such as box jumps and kettlebell swings, workouts brim with more intensity than a lightning bolt’s sternest stare. In addition to sculpting sinews, squats, presses, and other weightlifting moves build muscle mass to help the body burn calories efficiently. An ever-changing line-up of bodyweight exercises, such as handstands and pushups, are performed at the gym or atop passing parade floats. Scalable to different levels of fitness and skill, the routines let new exercisers and elite athletes chase their goals side by side as they cultivate stamina and speed.
Under the direction of owner and licensed acupuncturist Amanda Stierwalt, Henderson Acupuncture's holistic healers perform East-infused treatments to alleviate a range of conditions including pain, allergies, and digestion disorders. Licensed and certified acupuncturists probe pelts with thin needles to redirect energy through the proper meridians, reawakening snoozing organs and eliciting a sense of calm more effectively than meditating in the arms of a tree sloth. Sore striations bow down to the dexterous digits of licensed massage therapists, and a cornucopia of Chinese herbs soothes a range of symptoms when taken via powders, liquids, tablets, or osmosis.