Home to the state's largest freestanding bouldering island, New Jersey Rock Gym houses 12,000 square feet of vertical terrain to climb as well as 41 top roping stations. Armed with either day passes or membership, guests scamper up the gym's synthetic summits, hoping to ask questions of the learned ceiling light sequestered at the top of the mountain. While gear is included with some membership options, guests can opt to bring their own materials or rent the individual shoes ($5), harnesses ($4), or chalk bags ($2) they need from the pro shop. New Jersey Rock Gym offers a collection of educational course work in the vertical arts, teaching belay technique to beginners or advanced skills to adults. Children can also take advantage of youth climbing programs, mini camps, and birthday parties before retiring to private refreshment chambers to absorb bottles of electrolyte-infused refreshment. The nearby pro shop outfits climbers with name-brand gear for purchase, while a WiFi lounge transmits terabytes of data into nearby electronic devices or unsecured cyborg brains.
Since 1989, licensed acupuncturist Bill Clement of DFW Acupuncture Center has used holistic techniques to help his patients improve the connection between mind and body. Bill uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat ailments that range from chronic pain and migraines to digestive disorders and asthma. Prior to each service, Bill evaluates patients' health concerns within an initial consultation and measures their comfort with needles by discreetly popping a balloon. During acupuncture, Bill inserts hair-thin metal needles at points along the body’s 14 meridians, which are energy points that run the entire length of the body. Specific adjustments to the needles can circulate balanced energy throughout the body. Allergy sufferers should inquire about the outfit’s allergy-elimination service, which rids patients of a variety of symptoms through acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, and muscle-response testing, all without using medications or plotting pollen coups.
Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Aldridge using his chiropractic skills and certification in acupuncture to lessen his patients’ pain, whether it stems from a bad back or severe allergies. Massage therapies and corrective exercises also boost patients' health, along with orthotic screenings.
At first glance, hair-thin acupuncture needles don’t seem like much. But looks can be deceiving. Acupuncture aims to alleviate dozens of common ailments, including allergies, arthritis, smoking addiction, depression, indigestion, and anemia. At Acupuncture Wellness, the diverse acupuncture treatments share the spotlight with massage services that also serve to relieve discomfort, in addition to eliminating stress caused by clients trying to massage their own backs.
Doctors of Chiropractic Scott Sieja and Jeff Zwierstra were drawn to chiropractic careers after living through their own health issues and seeking alternatives to Western medicine. Dr. Sieja's story began when his migraine headaches resisted every conventional treatment he tried, but evaporated after he received a series of chiropractic adjustments. When administering drug-free chiropractic treatments, the doctors utilize a blend of hands-on and metabolic techniques, as well as administering massages.
At Salance Chiropractic Clinic, spine cracking takes a backseat to a gentler type of adjustment. Using a handheld device, the doctor directs small percussive pulses at strategic points in the spine to align it. This method is designed to yield similar benefits of traditional chiropractic care, without generating uncomfortable popping associated with adjustments.