As soy candles fill the room with a soft, flickering glow, licensed massage therapist Christina Jo Benoit runs her hands along sore muscles in a custom routine that combines gliding strokes with natural oils. Tense muscles loosen their grip as she pores over limbs, backs, and shoulders and tends to each client’s individual complaints with therapeutic bodywork. When figuring out which techniques will best suit your body, Christina draws on her knowledge in various modalities: she can gently bolster circulation with Swedish massage, induce multi-sensory relaxation with organic essential oils and aromatherapy, or chill out babies stressed from rigid nine-month deadlines with prenatal techniques.
The experienced instructors at Innergy Fitness Systems create personalized fitness regimens that provide intense 30-minute conditioning workouts. Thirteen-plus years of health expertise funnels into these workouts, which accommodate exercisers of all fitness levels. Their compact Reaction camps boost endurance while torching calories in a fraction of the time of most workouts, leading to benefits ranging from reduced stress to improved physical performance. Team members invest themselves in their clients’ ability to succeed, providing nutritional guidance and support by offering healthy-eating suggestions that fit into clients' lifestyles.
Cavities, crooked incisors, stained enamel—none of these phase the oral professionals at Blount Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, which has tended teeth for three decades. Now helmed by Dr. K. Darrel Clabough, who brings his own 15 years of experience to the practice, the center has launched itself into the 21st century with technology such as computerized Cerec ceramic restorations. The center uses these restorations to create veneers that cover misshapen incisors and implants that fill in for missing teeth in the mouth of a model on a liquids-only diet.
Having studied at the hand of ancient Chinese masters, Sigung Richard Clear embarked to bring his extensive martial arts education to the streets. His fearsome self-defense system calls on his training in Indonesian silat, Chinese kung fu, and Russian systema. Instructors share Clear's Silat self-defense skills in regular classes or condensed three-hour and two-day sessions, and have instructed SWAT team members, military special forces personnel, overly aggressive antiquers.
A specialist in the Hawaiian-style lomi lomi massage and licensed massage therapist, Bridget Herrington helps her patients overcome aches and stress. The technique’s signature flowing handwork and aromatic oils—designed to evoke the feeling of being engulfed in gentle ocean waves—release muscular tension and calm the mind in 60- or 90-minute sessions.
Whiter Image helps restore chompers to gleaming-white status in minutes using state-of-the-art oral technology. Clients bite down on a premium teeth-hugging tray prefilled with hydrogen-peroxide paste, then beam their bite bones with a blue LED whitening light. In as little as 15 minutes, customers' mouth mashers can whiten up to six or more shades, helping them lure gummy worms and oreo cookies even more effectively. Owners of sensitive teeth need not worry, as the whitening gel is filled with hydrators that respect fragile gnashers both chemically and on a personal level. The session also includes vitamin E swabs to be rubbed on the lips for comfort.