Kelly Calderon takes a strong stance against tension and pain at Massage Ala Mar?but in the gentlest way possible. The licensed massage therapist devotes herself to resolving her clients' complaints through healing bodywork, whether they're dealing with sore backs, achy necks, or chronic stress and worry. Kelly adeptly administers therapeutic or relaxation massages depending on clients' needs, soothing the mind and relieving muscle tension with relaxation, reflexology, deep-tissue, and shiatsu massages.
Licensed massage therapist Mindy Sanden knows all kinds of ways to soften a knotted muscle. She can address it directly with deep-tissue work, or she can attend to the entire body with hot stones to relax everything at once. But she doesn’t decide which technique to use until she has met her client. Understanding that each client carries tension differently, Mindy customizes her massages according to their needs and the feedback she welcomes throughout the 30-, 60-, or 90-minute sessions.
Ames British Foods was originally started to sate the comfort-food cravings of Iowa State’s expats, but it didn't take much time for owner Marcus to discover he had a native fan base as well. His new restaurant—The Chip Shop—serves up traditional fare from across the pond in a friendly setting that encourages relaxing over a plate of fish ’n’ chips or starting a game of cribbage. Customers can also shop Ames British Foods in downtown Ames for imported British biscuits, chocolate, and other UK-leaning groceries, and enjoy a free cup of tea offered by a friendly staff member or that overly friendly regular customer.
Named after the Sanskrit word for "life breath," the staff at Prana Spa breathes life back into the bodies of their tired clients with a two-pronged approach to wellness. The first avenue encompasses their myriad natural skincare treatments, including full-body hair removal with all-natural wax, organic facials and foot treatments, and natural facial peels. Their other route to better wellbeing is reiki. During this holistic approach to healing and stress-relief, the practitioner uses light tough to help bring the body's energy levels back into balance and remove any cinder blocks stacked on the person's shoulders.
Since its humble beginnings in 1935 as a small health-food store that specialized in yogurt, GNC has evolved into the world's largest specialty retailer of nutritional products. The chain's more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the country stock numerous vitamins and supplements, all of which meet the company's strict standards for truthful labeling, ingredient safety, and product potency. They carry supplements that aid in sports nutrition, protein intake, diet, digestion, and beauty. Equally as dedicated to customers' shopping experiences as it is to product quality, the company created GNC University, an online learning platform, to help staff members bone up on nutrition and fitness knowledge. The knowledgeable sales associates field questions about everything from weight-management plans to stacking supplements for optimum earlobe strength. GNC Ankeny is located in front of Super Target.
Rather than viewing massage and structural alignments as separate disciplines, the wellness experts at Reset view them as complementary tools that can be used together to reinvigorate bodies. The simplest path to wellness consists of three components: massage, alignments, and an active lifestyle. However, their primary focus is energizing and refreshing clients through bodywork, which can consist of soothing aching muscles, improving structural and spinal alignment, and relaxing the back with a massage?or a custom blend of all three. Through these methods, the professionals can minimize the stresses of daily living which may include nagging pains, low energy levels, and sleep difficulties.