Energizing beats fuel each furious workout at F.I.R.M. Fitness Camp as groups move together to shave off pounds and shape stronger bodies. Certified personal trainers start fresh each day with a new workout that employs dumbbells, jump ropes, and the Lebert Equalizer to keep heart rates pumping while building muscle mass. Unlike other boot camps, the trainers motivate through positive reinforcement rather than by yelling at clients or leaving passive-aggressive post-it notes on their fridges. Additionally, each energy-boosting session is held indoors, so students need not worry about sessions being canceled due to rain.
Chiropractors, massage therapists, and a personal trainer join forces to keep patients in tip-top shape at Lake Mary Chiropractic Center. The result is a full menu of pain-alleviating services, from chiropractic adjustments to acupuncture treatments. Seven different massages incorporate such extras as heated stones or bamboo rods to smooth tense muscles. And it?s not just about pain relief at the clinic; special allergy testing helps clients learn which foods to omit from their diet, and physical therapy sessions strengthen muscles and x-ray vision.
First Health Chiropractic's team of chiropractors are highly skilled when it comes to relieving pain, deftly dismissing discomfort with techniques such as cold-laser therapy and spinal decompression. But they also go beyond relieving pain, sussing out its root causes so they can keep it from coming back. Drawing on 15 years of industry experience, they bring even the most imbalanced of spines back into alignment. The center's massage therapists also relax muscles in every type of body by tailoring their techniques to the needs of the client, whether they're looking for stress relief, restored range of motion, or an excuse to climb on top of a table.
After licensed massage therapist Ingrid Bernal graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health in 2009, she deepened her understanding of anatomy and physiology by working in sports facilities with athletes, spas, chiropractic centers, and an orthopedic surgeon's office. Today, she draws on that extensive knowledge and experience to perform treatments that go beyond pain relief and relaxation, instead seeking and treating the root cause of discomfort or health problems. Integrated, advanced massage techniques and therapies can help bring clients' body into a state of healing and wholeness. Deep-tissue massage, shiatsu, reflexology, myofascial release massage, and medical massage are a few of the modalities she uses to heal issues ranging from acute injuries to generalized stress. Patients can request treatment for a specific issue or simply describe their symptoms so that Ingrid can tailor the treatment to their individual needs.
At Natural Wellness and Chiropractic, Inc., Doctor of Chiropractic Valerie Johnson?or "Dr. J," as her patients know her?works to ward off pain and ailments using low-risk, noninvasive techniques. Among these are her signature spinal adjustments, designed to stimulate the body's self-healing properties and take care of
headaches, neck pain, and other maladies. She also encourages healing through corrective exercises and nutrition counseling.
But chiropractic care is just one of the ways Dr. J makes her patients feel better. She also has therapists who perform 13 different massage therapies to improve circulation, decrease stress, and promote overall well-being. Basic sessions include such modalities as Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage.
Less common treatments, such as reiki and craniosacral massages, leave patients feeling as relaxed as a puppy napping on a bag of marshmallows.
When Element Beauty Bar was founded, it focused on a simple but luxurious service: the salon blowout. The blowout bar still whirs with activity today, leaving tresses feathered, wavy, or sleek, but the service menu now encompasses just about any salon and spa treatment imaginable.