At Jade Integrated Health's brand-new Fore Street location, John and Nancy Charlebois mix the old with the new. Inside the renovated space, this duo combines practices that range from traditional Chinese herbology to advanced physical therapy. John and Nancy tend to divvy up the work based on their own particular interests. John is a licensed acupuncturist and the resident herbalist who creates formulations from Jade Integrated Health's herbal pharmacy. A licensed physical therapist, Nancy takes a particular interest in helping women through pregnancy-related issues. She offers therapy for those who have undergone cesarean sections, leads pool therapy exercises for pregnant and postpartum individuals at the Portland YMCA, and can help women deal with pain associated with carrying a child.
Despite the fact that he had already earned his massage license from the Spa Tech Institute, Justin Brousseau wasn’t content to simply set up his table and get to work. He knew there was more to learn, and so, that same year, he sought further training at the Caron Center for Neuromuscular Care, where he honed his skills is myofascial and neuromuscular therapies under the guidance of a physical therapist. Today, that passion for healing permeates his tranquil massage studio, where Justin employs 10 different styles of massage to target ailments such as stress, tension, headaches, and injuries. His menu of services also includes reiki, a Japanese form of energy work that uses a “laying on of hands” to remove energy blockages, encourage self-healing, and reduce the body's dependence on fossil fuels.
Founded on the principles of effective, natural healthcare, Family Chiropractic Associates represents the life's work of Dr. Stuart Cayer. With the help of his seasoned team of like-minded colleagues, Dr. Cayer crafts custom treatment regimens with the help of diagnostic technology and expert analysis. Whether the plans call for chiropractic adjustments or soothing massages, patients remain relaxed during appointments held in the practice's warm, comfortable office.
Med-Aesthetics of Maine hermetically seals facial beauty with treatments such as the 60-minute SkinMedica facial that employs a suite of polishing and moisturizing serums. A series of three 30-minute peels can restore youthful looks, adjusting the chemical strength according to epidermal needs and subtle subdermal hints. The Limelight photofacial treatment beams pulsed light into the skin to be absorbed by pigmented spots. As the spots heat up, they diminish in size and visibility, like hot-air balloons crossing into outer space. Treatment typically entails two sessions and includes a mini eye mask.
Crystal Lake Spa is a place where clients head for everything from bed and spray tanning to laser treatments and psychic readings. Groups can celebrate the half birthday of the inventor of the loofah by booking spa parties, during which they nosh on complimentary food and wine as they enjoy discounted treatments. Treatments take place in a spa setting marked by dark-wood accents and down-home knickknacks such as plush bunnies and ornamental plates.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.