A reclining figure, drink in hand, catches up on a neglected novel as salty sea breezes fill her lungs in a computer-controlled environment. Inside Breathe Salt & Yoga’s salt room, ivory stucco walls surround guests in a serene, cave-like escape from the seagulls, tourists, and bloodthirsty mermen of the beach. Here, everything is white, quiet, and still.
In much the same way the Victorian leisure class recovered from maladies with trips to seaside resorts or moon colonies, clients at Breathe Salt & Yoga drink up the salutary salt air. The concentrated, pure crystals in the atmosphere flush respiratory systems, sending in waves of healing benefits to counteract the effects of allergies, eczema, and rhinitis
Three treatment rooms afford distinct environments—the quiet relaxation room for subdued contemplation, the children and family room for fostering familial health, and the yoga room, where yogis can practice their art. Yoga practitioners can also opt for floor space in the 85- to 90-degree heated studio, where instructors guide students of all skill levels through Vinyasa-based classes.
Dr. Hamed Kian and Dr. Helia Dashtkian aren't just colleagues—they're also siblings. They hail from a health-conscious family and decided to combine their passion for chiropractic care by opening Jupiter Family Chiropractic. Before Dr. Kian ever adjusted a spine, he worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital as a genetic researcher. This required him to spend long hours toiling away behind a desk and resulted in painful headaches. When he started seeing a chiropractor, he was so impressed with the results that he enrolled at Life University and earned his doctorate in chiropractic care.
His sister, Dr. Helia Dashtkian, attended Stony Brook University and went on to work at the school hospital as a certified nursing assistant. While studying for her bachelor's degree, she too developed headaches and found relief through chiropractic care. She earned her doctorate of chiropractic from Life University, as well as certification in pediatric adjusting from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Since then, she has conducted research on the safety and efficacy of the Webster in-utero constraint technique. This method can prevent unnecessary cesarean sections, ease labor difficulties, and spare babies the embarrassment of being born naked.
Kelvin Yu’s life and career changed after one chance meeting. After meeting an acupuncturist from China and experiencing the healing powers of Eastern medicine, Kelvin dedicated himself to learning and sharing these healing techniques with others. At Ocean Avenue Acupuncture, Kelvin crafts a holistic treatment plan for each patient that integrates therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbs, and targeted bodywork. Kelvin also offers needle-free acupuncture sessions, as well as qi gong, which uses synchronized breathing and movement exercises to re-circulate energy in the body.
Therapists swap success stories at HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab—one elderly patient who was recovering from a 10-day hospital stay could only move about using a walker; after several weeks of constant treatment, the woman left the clinic standing tall and on her own, the staff says.Doctor of Chiropractic Sandra Hernandez, one of HealthSource's practitioners, draws upon nearly two decades of experience while talking to clients in consultations and while working to address the root of each problem through chiropractic treatments at the Royal Palm Beach location. In spinal decompressions and other noninvasive treatments, she employs the delicate touch of someone critiquing a bear’s porridge recipe and strives to ease neck, hip, and back pain, as well as headaches and other afflictions. Massage therapists and medical staffers bustle around her, bearing handheld devices that they apply directly to backs on chiropractic tables to align vertebrae.
The seasoned instructors at Pilates & Gyrotonic Jupiter guide students through machine-assisted Pilates exercises to sculpt limbs and fortify cores. Teeming with nearly 20 weekly classes, the studio’s schedule accommodates pupils of all fitness levels and short division abilities. At one-hour Pilates sessions, groups of up to six students explore Pilates Reformer machines and Wunda chairs, whose spring-fueled tension resists students’ moves to help build strength, balance, and flexibility during that day’s selection from hundreds of muscle-conditioning exercises in the Pilates repertoire. Like taking a carousel ride with a master chiropractor, Gyrtonic workouts revolve around circular movements that align the vertebrae. Weights and pulleys endow Gyrotonic towers with modifiable resistance that flattens abs and shields joints from impact.
Josh Werner, who has appeared on the World Fitness Elite TV show, is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and the owner of CAT 5 CrossFit. At CAT 5 CrossFit, he and his team help clients achieve their fitness goals with a variety of dynamic classes that include metabolic training, agility training, yoga, kettlebell classes, and Olympic weightlifting. Josh can also spur enhanced results with detailed nutritional guidance customized to each client’s needs. Class size does not exceed 10 people, allowing for students to meet other fitness-seekers while they receive individual attention from instructors. Workouts last on average between 10 and 30 minutes, but the entire experience can take up to an hour when incorporating warm-ups and stretching.
Insider tips on tidal patterns and secret surf spots, borne of a lifetime in local waters, are part of the intangible edge offered by Singer Island Surf Camp Inc., in operation for the past 15 years and run by a born-and-raised native of Palm Beach. As a Palm Beach County native, camp founder and owner Paige Parker doesn’t remember a time she wasn’t closely tied to the water. When she and her neighborhood pals were kids, she recalls, “The ocean was our playground and our babysitter.” And though it's probably true that anyone with a lifeguard certification could lead snorkeling tours and sportfishing charters, Parker knows that her inborn understanding of the local tidal patterns makes a difference.
A staff of surf-seasoned EMTs and firefighters who are also certified in ocean rescue, lifeguard, CPR, and first aid help Parker lead private and group surfing lessons for all ages and experience levels as well as provide paddleboarding and kayaking instruction. And when school’s out, kids aged 6–16 years old can dive into summer camps and surf along Singer Island's reef-and-sandbar system or paddleboard to Peanut Island. A full rental shop, meanwhile, fills out its stock of standard surf gear with standup paddleboards, kayaks, water trampolines, and inflatable water wheels.
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