Owner and therapist Cindy Palajac helms Healing Connections with an understanding of holistic and natural healing honed by more than two decades of practice. After grappling with a personal loss and persistent digestive problems, Cindy found relief in Healing Touch, which is designed to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health by streamlining the body's energy with meditation and focused contact. Healing Connections' alleviating hands also help to calm the mind, energize the body, and coordinate aura colours with evening outfits using reflexology massage, ionic foot spas, ear candling, and shamanic journeying.
When Mike Worden of Energy Boot Camp shouts instructions to his campers in any given session, his words carry a little more weight than the average command. That's because, in addition to being an American Council on Exercise–certified personal trainer, he possesses a certification as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or the art of phrasing statements to get people to react in a certain way. He uses his skill set to amp up campers' enthusiasm and motivation while presenting them with increasingly harder physical challenges. These can include short sprints followed by classic burpees, a rapid-fire combination of sit-ups, crunches, and pushups, or partner-resistance exercises, such as refusing to blink during a staring contest.
Getting a Bikram yoga studio to an ideal temperature seems as simple as turning up the thermostat above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and that is how many studios do it. But Bikram Yoga London Centre has designed a heating system that relies on a commercial-grade furnace and gas-heated radiant tube to warm its studios to 105 degrees while maintaining 40% humidity in the room. This is to replicate typical climate conditions in India and help clients get a more authentic Bikram yoga experience. The system also monitors the CO2 levels in the room and pumps in fresh oxygen.
This environment, paired with the Bikram series of 26 yoga postures, loosens muscles, ligaments, and joints, flushes out toxins, and allows the body to take in more oxygen. In addition to helping bodies, the heat helps instill mindful self-control and discipline.
U Weight Loss's personalized weight loss programs are tailored to each client--their weight, their metabolism, and their medical history. The team of certified personal health coaches assess these markers and more during rigorous initial analysis; they then craft programs around meal plans, exercise regimens, and assorted supplements, all backed by plentiful one-on-one support.
A blend of barber shop and beauty salon, All Star Cuts snips and snaps overgrown scalp ferns and tangled vine tresses in a sports-centric space. The men's MVP haircut includes a wash, scalp massage, hot wrap, cut, and style; the women’s option consists of a wash, cut, and style. Engage ocular orbs with the personal TVs located at each cutting station and sip on a complimentary beverage as frustrating follicles transform into overachieving face assistants. Pre- or post-trim, clients can practice their putt on the custom-made putting green, challenge a fellow trim-recipient to a game of foosball, or watch competitive walking tournaments on a 50" plasma TV.