The certified acupuncturists at Leamington TCM Center aim to cultivate healthier bodies and more youthful appearances through traditional Chinese techniques and herbs augmented by Western technology. With a complementary combination of technology and tradition, an AcuGraph evaluates energy channels before an acupuncturist guides painless needles in accordance with the results, helping to address a range of ailments, from headaches to digestive difficulties. The skilled staff also performs cosmetic acupuncture, which stimulates collagen in the dermal layer, helping skin get reacquainted with its youthful appearance without the need for harsh chemicals or pacifiers.
Devoted to spreading the word of Chinese traditional medicine and techniques, the Center’s helpful website hosts an herb index, which allows visitors to track down herbs that may be helpful for specific conditions, from Alzheimer’s to cold and flu.
After a hockey collision, ninth grader Peter Buzek feels a sharp pain in his back and tingling in his legs. His doctor diagnoses it as muscle spasms and writes him a prescription, but the sensations continue to worsen. When they grow so potent that 13-year-old Buzek must use a cane to walk around, he heads into a chiropractic office for an alternative solution. The chiropractor discovers a herniated disc and quickly gets to work, helping Buzek ditch the cane only after a few weeks of care. Amazed by the curative abilities and spelling difficulty of chiropractic, he sets his sights on someday becoming a chiropractor.
After finishing school, Doctor of Chiropractic Peter Buzek opened Buzek Chiropractic, where he and his team have treated clients ranging from days-old infants to professional athletes. The 1,650-sqaure-foot clinic houses multiple treatment rooms, each designed for specific services such as adjustments, exams, and massage therapy. Dr. Buzek also employs an arsenal of additional services to find and treat the root of a patient's problem, whether it be a child's bed-wetting issue or an adult's sciatica-related hip pain.
Body Kneads specializes in wringing unhealthiness from minds and bodies with massage and alternative health therapies, including far-infrared radiant heat, or FIR, sauna therapy. A naturally occurring form of light, far infrared penetrates 2 to 3 inches into the body, where it converts to heat, much like natural sunlight but without the harmful effects of UV radiation or the risk of farmers' tan. Unlike traditional saunas, the FIR sauna directly heats the body from within instead of raising the outer air temperature, resulting in a deeper level of heating. It also can create a more comfortable sauna experience, as the lack of humidity can make breathing easier and maintains a cleaner environment. FIR sauna therapy is believed to have many health benefits, including improved circulation, detoxification through sweating, and conditioning the body for volcano expeditions. Participants may wear whatever they feel most comfortable in, from bathing suits to jodhpurs, and may relax with music or reading material.
The Athletic Club aspires to reach the upper echelon of fitness facilities, leading specialty classes within upscale workout environs. Limbs lengthen and spines straighten thanks to an extensive selection of yoga classes, including Anti-Gravity Yoga, which encourages participants to spite earthly forces while in inverted positions using an anti-gravity hammock. Dance fitness classes such as Zumba and African Movement fuse cardio movements to energetic rhythms. Core-sculpting and strength classes such as Cardio Barbell tone physiques without resorting to monster-truck-tire tossing competitions. Exercise enthusiasts can access the merits of cardio and strength equipment before and after classes at each location. Class schedules span seven days a week with early morning through evening sessions, and the Amherstburg club also offers a schedule of aquatics classes. Further amenities include childcare, along with a juice bar, steam rooms, and saunas.
At Punch Kettlebell Gym, owner and certified fitness trainer Rob Santarossa leads a team of instructors who lead group and private exercise regimens and nutritional coaching to help each client achieve a slim physique and healthier lifestyle. Rob’s dedication to fitness stems from his own early weight-loss struggles, an experience that allows him to coach with empathy and enact appropriate levels of motivation. About 12–15 students partake in the group and boot-camp classes, which stress weight-and-cardio combinations using diverse exercises, each scalable to fit individual needs or allergies to jumping jacks. Kettlebells and other forms of resistance are added along the way to round out the focused 30-minute routines. To help maintain a healthy lifestyle, fitness seekers will also be equipped with online nutritional software, which helps lay out customized meal plans, charts nutritional progress, and shouts warnings of falling anvils.
Most days of the week, Anne Hunt guides students through a unique mix of yoga poses at Freedom Yoga Studio. Her style of teaching consists of a custom, gentle sequencing that has playful elements intended to keep classes exciting. During private instruction, Anne bestows individual attention on students as they perfect difficult poses and glide from one stance to another. Guided-meditation sessions take place on the West Beach in Belle River, where the hushed whisper of the water aids in relaxation, unless you are trying to escape memories of a terrible water-balloon fight.