Beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercisers will all find a challenge at Exhale! Pilates & Yoga. Instructors with high-level certifications lead sessions that include cardio karate, slow-flow yoga, and TRX, a class in which dangling straps hold students’ limbs or suctioned tentacles in order to increase the level of resistance training. The instructors also specialize in Pilates lessons, which they provide to solo students, duos, and groups. Pilates has been known to boost energy and coordination, straighten posture, and calm the mind.
"Shanngri La" is a play on owner Shannon Harper's name and the term Shangri-la, which means "a place of complete bliss and delight." Within Shanngri La's relaxing confines or at a location of the customer's choice, Shannon performs Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork paired with tranquil music, aromatherapy, and skin-nourishing oils. Shannon also has ample experience remedying more substantial problems, such as locked-up joints or that James Taylor riff that's stuck in your head.
Dr. Randall G. Dreessen may have been destined to become a chiropractor; he's the third generation of his family to own Scriber Lake Chiropractic Clinic. Like the generations before him, he helps patients overcome pain without pills or surgery. Instead, he tailors non-invasive adjustments to help the body heal itself, promoting recovery from a host of ailments, from headaches to digestive disorders.
Dr. Rebecca Long didn’t always want to be a doctor, but family ties drew her into the profession. At her sister Dr. Lara Long’s graduation, her father delivered an inspiring commencement address that included a story about how chiropractic helped to heal an infant. In that moment, Rebecca realized that she could help just as many kids by becoming a chiropractor, and, three weeks later, moved to California to start at Life Chiropractic College West.
Today, along with colleague Dr. Michael Groves, the Long sisters practice chiropractic medicine out of their eponymous clinic. Their services range from spinal correction to nutritional counseling. They perform these services for patients of all ages who suffer from sports, auto, or pogo-stick injuries. All three doctors share a passion for volunteering and bringing chiropractic to foreign countries, and together they hope to one day open a clinic in Africa to help children suffering from AIDS.
Dr. Tony Hemphill and his staff undo the detriments of car accidents and chronic conditions by first locating the source of the pain. During thorough consultations and exams, the doctor investigates aches with hands and x-rays, searching for discs bumping into delicate nerve tissue. He administers gentle spinal adjustments and aligns them into healthier positions. Dedicated to noninvasive techniques, Dr. Hemphill also mollifies muscles and tendons with therapeutic massage therapy.
The massage therapists at Edmonds Massage Center untie deep-tissue knots and de-stress bodies with their array of treatments. A series of kneads and deliberate strokes ease muscles plagued by subcutaneous stress during the 30-minute deep-tissue massage, effectively working to remedy a host of maladies including circulatory problems, lower-back pain, and the stress of battling incognito robots. The 30-minute relaxation massage coaxes tight muscles into submission and helps aches and pains to melt faster than an ice-cream cake lit on fire.
The technicians at Longevity Medical Clinic's aesthetics division, BellaMedica, foster a relaxed environment, helping clients achieve beauty goals by creating an individualized treatment plan from a variety of services, from Botox to laser hair removal. Photofacials help rejuvenate age- and weather-damaged skin, and skin-tightening treatments boost collagen production with infrared light. Staff members combat signs of aging with wrinkle-fighting products by SkinMedica, Jan Marini, Image, Lira Cosmetics, Clarisonic and Jane Iredale.