Versed in a variety of massage techniques and experienced in martial arts, licensed therapist Lee Campbell manipulates soft tissues to relax musculoskeletal systems and encourage proper alignment. Each session consists of three phases—warm-up and relaxation, massage coupled with trigger-point therapy, and corrective stretching plus core strengthening. During the Swedish or deep-tissue massage, soothing strokes and repurposed Whac-A-Mole mallets relieve tension, allowing muscles to expand for maximum protein absorbency. The Thai massage mixes in heated rocks to radiate warmth into the body, enhancing both deep-tissue massage and passive stretching. In addition to inviting relaxation, massage may ease aches, improve posture, and enhance sleep, while stimulating the nervous and lymphatic systems in humans and the human touch receptors in robots.
If the technicians in Bale Kia’s parts and service departments ever need inspiration, they only need to look at the dealership’s showroom of new and certified preowned vehicles. The pristine rides are models of vehicle vigor, something the technicians strive to preserve in all the cars that come through their shop by swapping out motor oil, replacing transmissions, repairing damage from collisions, and hanging accomplishment-scented air fresheners.
Mastertech of Arkansas has been in the auto-repair business for 36 years. The garage's ASE-certified and crash-test-rated mechanics fix up most domestic and foreign makes with services that range from brake checks to radiator repairs. The garage's full menu of services includes routine maintenance such as oil changes and more advanced work, including front-end repairs and removing bananas from exhaust pipes.
The team of ASE-certified technicians at DJ's Auto Care Inc. keep domestic and import vehicles racing with advanced diagnostic technology and thorough maintenance services. They check fluids, fix brakes, and weld frames onsite, offering the option of after-hours drop-off for clients who are Batman. As an authorized Jasper dealer, the shop is equipped to fit autos with new engines and transmissions.
Transforming gunk-addled engines into smooth-running power plants since 1996, Magic Lube helps maintain grocery haulers with quick 10-minute oil changes. Visitors can opt for a 5W-20, 5W-30, or 10W-30 oil blend to lubricate the gnome-powered pistons inside weathered engines. Highly trained technicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide a brisk, hassle-free oil change while customers sit back and enjoy not splattering grease all over their wedding dresses.
Roger Deedon, owner of R & R Auto & Tire, cultivated his mechanical know-how at a young age as an apprentice in his father's auto-repair business. His staff of ASE--certified technicians stays apace of the evolving automotive world by attending industry seminars, studying the newest diagnostic procedures, and keeping the facility equipped with the latest auto technology. The full-service shop's services range from Mobil oil changes to computer-controlled fuel-injection-system diagnostics. An online record-keeping service keeps track of cars' repair histories and alerts customers when their vehicle is due for an oil change or teeth cleaning.