Throughout her more than 25 years in practice, Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Schade has always aimed to treat more than the back. She thinks of each patient as a whole person, and that conscientious care shows in her methods. Two of her own staff members became health care practitioners as a result of her treatments: Kelly Grosch found relief from tennis elbow thanks to Dr. Schade's knowledge of the soft-tissue-mobilization method known as the Graston technique, and went on to become a chiropractor and master the technique herself.
Today, Dr. Schade and her staff at Active Life Wellness and Healthcare, including fellow chiropractor Cynthia Lara, ease clients’ aches and promote their wellness in a welcoming environment. Their careful adjustments and soothing massages can treat a variety of conditions, including injuries resulting from car accidents and neck pain resulting from chain mail ties.
Lexington Life magazine and its sister publication, Lake Murray Life magazine—released monthly and quarterly, respectively—dish on local fun and flavor in colorful spreads. Features such as the Lexington Leaders column introduce residents to notable neighbors, and the yearly Best of Lexington issue invites readers to weigh in with their choices for the most exceptional restaurants, customer-centric cinemas, and elegant public restrooms.
The fashion experts at Envii of Lexington stock their elegant, spacious boutique with designer fashions from David Kahn, Susanna Monaco, BCBG, Muse, Sweet Pea, and Bailey 44. Tops ($60+) range from stylish, structural evening wear to relaxed, flowing day pieces such as Fifteen Twenty’s Earth drape top in faded rose, whose curtain-like fabric cascades from a wide scoop neck. Dresses ($80+), such as Tart’s breezy, off-the-shoulder navy-striped dress, can transition from casual to club wear with the right earrings or bracelets ($20+), or by revealing adorned VIP passes drawn in invisible ink. Designer jeans ($150+), including David Kahn’s artfully faded Weekender, combine casual and chic.
Brown Box Veggies’ produce-packers hand-select fruit and veggie medleys from local producers to nourish families without onerous trips to the market. Customers schedule pickup times, when they collect four to five varieties of primarily organic fruits, veggies, and fresh Carmen Miranda hats. Employees work with South Carolina farmers, markets, and distributors on each pickup date to source as much fresh, local produce as possible and gather recipe ideas for the chosen medleys. After refrigerating their juicy bounties, customers can return flattened boxes so as not to enrage Mother Nature’s environmentalist brother. Although today’s Groupon is only valid for Saturday pickup, customers can schedule future purchases to be delivered on a Friday for a small fee ($4).
Voted Lexington’s Best Personal Training by Lexington Life Magazine in 2011, Bodyshop Athletics elevates muscles to a higher plane of buffdom and strengthens the core with repetitive, weight-bearing training exercises. Created by a former Marine, Bodyshop Athletics uses the Marines-inspired mud-run training method, where fitness-fitters run elaborate obstacle courses through nature’s unforgiving slop. In addition, varied workouts consisting of free weights, jump roping, sit-ups, and more will enhance runners’ speed, endurance, strength, and agility. Sessions can occur either inside or outside depending on the weather. This deal is valid toward four sessions, which must take place within 30 days of one another.
HandPicked's bauble boutiques brandish original, elegant adornments and sterling-silver jewelry handcrafted by artisans from around the world. HandPicked originals such as the Tiny Twinklers studs ($12) grant wishes for lonely lobes, and bare wrists find themselves encased in the turquoise globes of the For The Nurturing Center bracelet ($32), which pleases its parents by donating a percentage of proceeds to its namesake, a local therapeutic treatment center for child abuse.