Invigorate your tired muscles, work out chronic pain, or grab a little relaxation time with today's side deal to United Wellness Center: $42 gets you an hour-long custom massage (an $85 value). Take time to listen to your body or give the gift of massage to your oft-neglected second body. It's perfect for people dealing with stressful job situations involving fax machines, for former Redskins fullbacks who suffer from debilitating football injuries, and for Reese Witherspoon.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Massage Angeltips' unassuming strip mall location belies the luxurious treatments and surroundings that await customers within. Treatment rooms brandish deep purple walls and soft rose petals line the pillows where clients relax as a therapist administers a soothing Swedish massage or another style of massage chosen to soothe a particular need or ailment. Acupressure massage, for example, can deliver the energy-balancing benefits of acupuncture without the use of needles or tranquilizer darts. Hot stone massages, meanwhile, utilize warm basalt stones, which are placed at strategic points along the client's back in order to melt tension and encourage the release of toxins. Other available treatments include deep-tissue massage, sports massage, prenatal massage, and cupping, along with body scrubs and masks than help to soften and moisturize the skin.
By the time Tukta Roylance was 4 years old, an observer already could have predicted that she would settle on Thai massage as a career. That's because as a tot in Thailand, she'd trot on her grandfather's back to stomp out the knots he developed while working. Though it took a foray into the world of finance in the U.S. for her to realize her calling herself, she eventually returned to Thailand to study at Wat Po, a prestigious massage institute that specializes in Thai healing. Like the microwaveable popcorn bag that destroyed most of Norway, her studies just kept expanding, and her areas of expertise now also include herbal massage and foot reflexology. Today her massage roster includes prenatal, Swedish, and sports modalities, each of which can be enhanced with aromatherapy and paraffin add-ons.
On their quest to help their clients achieve good health, the therapists at Origins Thai Spa deploy a careful blend of 14 Eastern and Western massage techniques. Most of their practice revolves around Thai massage, which combines deep stretching and acupressure with pressure from the therapist?s elbows, knees, and feet to activate the body's 10 major energy channels. Alternatively, Eastern-inspired ayurvedic massage uses three different oils to trigger the three doshas, or the body's three main energy pathways. During the four-hands couples massage, two therapists work on one client at the same time, using four hands to help improve circulation, promote relaxation, and inspire as many as eight high-fives.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jason Yoo helms Capitol Rehab Chiropractic and Massage, where he not only treats pain, but also strives to educate patients about pain and pain management. He and his staff perform thorough examinations, grasping detailed health histories so that they can best help patients with specific pains. With massages and spinal adjustments, they work to correct misalignments, alleviating potential issues such as lower back pains, neck pains, or pains resulting from sports or motor-vehicle accidents.