Mark Berry of My Dallas Massage aims to banish stress and pain from the body with the healing power of touch. Adept at many kneading modalities, Mark has studied anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology in order to facilitate his two-pronged approach to pain management: temporary relief followed by a more permanent solution. His knowledge of the human form helps him ease muscular aches as well as other sources of discomfort, including headaches, neck pain, shoulder problems, and allergies caused by huffing the cat.
When owner Jen Chitwood entered her first yoga class in 2002, she was amazed by the mental, physical, and emotional exertion she experienced in just a single hour. The positive benefits of yoga, including stress relief and a positive attitude adjustment, spilled into the rest of her life and relationships almost immediately, leading her to eventually realize that yoga was her life’s passion.This realization led her to study and, in time, come to own her own studio. Now, she leads a team of experienced instructors who dedicate their yogic pedagogy to students of any skill level, leading them through Vinyasa-style yoga and guiding them with individualized adjustments. They also hold prenatal yoga classes, private lessons, workshops with national teachers, and teacher trainings for those wanting to dive deeper on the yogic path. Additionally, the studio’s knowledgeable nutritionist works with individuals or groups to help them exercise good decision making and portion control when they’re lounging at home, working at the office, or vacationing at their timeshares in Candy Land.
Uptown Yoga is dedicated to creating a positive change in the world at large. Jen Chitwood cofounded One Love Dallas, a local branch of the charity Off the Mat, Into the World, which inspires conscious, sustainable activism and grassroots social change within communities around the world.
RJ Williams, owner and master trainer of 180 Degrees Fitness Solutions, believes there are three main components of a healthy lifestyle: fitness, nutrition, and massage. During training and conditioning, RJ leads one-on-one personal-training sessions and encourages small groups through intense boot-camp-style fitness classes that focus on agility and strength. RJ also helps guests stay healthy with a variety of nutrition services that range from nutrition boot camps to grocery-store guidance and mental exercises to help gradually forget that bakeries exist. Finally, RJ helps guests recover from injury or relax stressed muscles with massages available in nine modalities, including relaxing Swedish massage or more specialized massages for carpal tunnel.
Randall Winter and Nadine Romain, the experts behind The New You, believe that every person has an inner ability to heal himself or herself. During hypnosis sessions, they help their clients stop bad habits and increase good behaviors. These sessions can also target conditions such as chronic pain or anxiety.