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.
Skilled in 14 different styles of massage, The Massage Center's therapists can relax muscles in every type of body. Whether employing classic techniques such as shiatsu, deep tissue, or hot stone massage or specific styles such as prenatal, they tailor each service 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. What's more, they also give each massage style a fun, easy-to-remember name such as Hot Rock and Roll, so customers can order exactly the treatment they like at any location.
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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 the root cause of health problems. 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.
While they specialize in massage, it would be erroneous to say The Massage Center's therapists only do one thing. Their fingers can knead and stroke to the tune of 14 massage modalities, each one carefully administered to render specific benefits.
It's not hard to figure out what the massages accomplish, since the center gives each treatment an easy to remember name. For example, "My Vacation" is just that: an escape into the massage room for a light, Swedish massage focused on relieving stress. During "Rainy Day" treatments, essential oils drop onto the body, while the "Aroma Delight Relaxation" treatments fill the massage room with soothing scents. Other massages focus on specific types of clients, like athletes or expectant mothers. During the "Baby on Board" massage, therapists address lower back pain, swelling in the legs, and other issues for women from the second trimester to six months after birth, when a child can finally leave for college.
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