Sharon Maricle knows that good massage should never hurt. In her 20 years of providing bodywork therapy, the licensed massage therapist has come to believe that pure, complete relief can be attained without the deep-pressure, painful massage styles adopted by many therapists. Of course, Sharon understands that everybody has a different pressure threshold, and she adjusts her technique to suit her client, ensuring everyone can enjoy a deep, therapeutic massage. Instead of using one-size-fits-all massage strokes, Sharon attends to her clients' specific concerns, including soreness and tension, with everything from light, relaxing strokes to deeper and more focused pressure. She augments traditional Swedish massage with specialty techniques including Chinese cupping and color puncture, which uses colored lights instead of acupuncture needles to stimulate the body's meridian points and demonstrate the potential of black-and-white tattoos.
Start the process by plumbing your body's well of wellness with a lifestyle questionnaire detailing diet and exercise routines. After discussing your health concerns and goals, Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Duffy will administer tests to determine lung capacity, body-fat percentage, muscle strength, stress levels, and other important factors that can help improve the ratio of healthy Pac-Men to grief-causing ghouls parading through your gaming system. A rolling thermal scan will assess the functioning of the spine and central nervous system.
Jade Lutes believes that the best treatment requires a skilled hand, as well as undivided attention to the client's needs??a term she calls ?mindful wellness.? She cultivated this ideology as a student at Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha, NE, where she learned to traverse achy musculature with flowing Swedish bodywork, flexibility-increasing thai, reiki energy healing, and deep-tissue techniques. Now, in the comfort of her cozy Djedu Massage studio, Jade can ease tension with these healing modalities, or her signature myofascial release method, which uses firm pressure to alleviate tension in lower-layer muscles, and photos of puppies wearing puppy costumes to blow minds.
The amiable employees at Proven Nutrition, a family-owned-and-operated establishment, dole out all-natural multivitamins, energy boosters, and appetite suppressants in a banquet of FDA–approved dietary supplements. The Acai 1000 ($39.99) pairs acai extract and antioxidants, which together naturally suppress appetites and boost energy for bench-pressing manatees. Clients can heighten endurance and build lean muscle with the Amp'D dietary supplement ($34.99). Omega Essentials, a partnership between fish oil and omega acids ($34.99), increases blood circulation and helps clients achieve regular sleeping patterns more effectively than a bed of puppies. Though today's Groupon is only valid for Proven Nutrition's own line of products, the shop's shelves are also lined with well-known brands such as Dymatize, BPI, and Scivation.
Juice Stop uses fresh, nutritious ingredients to whip up their low-temperature, high-energy smoothies and protein shakes. Make over your morning routine with a Coaches' Choice smoothie (skim milk, chocolate, yogurt, and cappuccino mix), or jog through a Marathon (orange juice, bananas, and strawberries). Protein-packed options such as the World's Cup (skim milk, chocolate, peanut butter, and yogurt) are hearty enough to replace a meal or glue the legs of a G.I. Joe onto a Barbie. All smoothies are blended from scratch (no mixes are used) and can be spruced up with added nutrient blends to boost energy, metabolism, and the immune system.
Even though the number 10 is in its name, Good Life Fitness and N-10sive Boot Camps runs more than ten boot camps and group fitness sessions per week; rather, the facility hosts hundreds. Their namesake boot-camp workouts trim physiques through burpees, pushups, squats, and other calorie-torching calisthenics. New Keep-N-Fit classes feature low-intensity toning, balance, and core exercises while F-I-R-E classes heat up intensity with full-body resistance training set to music. Blast X classes empower abs to deflect tickles with warning growls, and Synergy X yoga lengthens limbs and improves balance. Additional services such as personal training and nutritional counseling complement group classes with a more personalized approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle.