A skilled staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists boosts clients' bodily morale with a slew of holistic services at The Healing Path. The repertoire of massage, acupuncture, nutritional-coaching, and counseling services work together to improve clients' total well-being. Before massage sessions, therapists interview clients to better understand their health before deciding on which of the massage modalities at their disposal will best ease physical pain and unwind mental stress. The long, flowing strokes of traditional Swedish massage form a blissful foundation for therapeutic sessions, which aim to release knotted soft tissue, dispel stress, and improve circulation. Hands carefully knead away deep aches during prenatal massage to help make mother, unborn child, and the unborn child's weekend houseguests comfortable during pregnancy.
Before acupuncture sessions, acupuncturists make a comprehensive evaluation of clients' concerns before inserting fine needles into specific points along the body to help boost the immune system and increase circulatory flow. The Healing Path also facilitates mental healing with psychotherapy sessions to help develop coping skills, work through issues, or provide a safe space to unspool stress.
Designed by founder and renaissance woman Lynne Brick and her accomplished husband, Victor, Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's health clubs share a fitness cornucopia of group classes, personal-training sessions, and women’s health tips. They stock their workout facilities with premium cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as offer amenities that may include pools, childcare services, and volcano-free saunas. Each of the seven locations sports its own personality, including the Owings Mills and Belvedere facilities, which operate as all-female communities.
The Brick's also employ a team of certified instructors, who lead more than 30 types of group fitness classes, allowing students of all skill levels access to sessions that range from low-impact workouts, such as BodyVive, to more intense courses, such as the kickboxing-inspired BodyCombat classes.
Dr. Steven W. Haywood’s proficiency at transforming smiles earned him a spot on ABC2’s Extreme Makeover Special, and his staff strives to recreate the calming atmosphere of a spa in their office. In cosmetic dentistry treatments, Dr. Haywood fills gaps between teeth with porcelain veneers and straightens smiles with Invisalign and orthodontia. Lasers whiten teeth in fewer than two hours or help the doctor sniff out cavities without calling in a specialized bloodhound to follow the scent of decay through your mouth. An intraoral video camera sends mouth-views to a TV screen, letting both doctor and patient share the same view of each tooth.
The Summit Effect personal-trainer roster includes an ocean-rescue expert, two US national-team athletes, and a military-reserve trainer who specializes in yoga, Thai massage, and swimming. Long story short, you're in good hands. Group and private training sessions are a diverse blend of CrossFit-style exercises, military training, and competitive athletics. That said, fitness at Summit Effect is always tailored to the individual, so clients can work toward specific goals, such as weight loss or injury recovery.
The muscle tutors at Fitness Together will work with you to determine your goals (drop pounds, run a marathon, get strong enough to finally confront Douglas) and develop a customized workout plan designed to help you reach your true fitness potential. They’ll supervise your squats, offer nutritional advice, and push you until you see results. Individualized attention means it’s all about you—your trainer can point out when you’re doing a stretch incorrectly, help you tone the trouble zones, and push you to keep going when you’d otherwise quit or become distracted by the fragile beauty of a passing hummingbird.
Taught by certified, professional instructors, classes at Divine Body Fitness provoke spirited exertion from students of all fitness levels to build strength, improve cardio fitness, and drop extra pounds. Most classes run two to three times per week (check the schedule here), and Groupon customers can mix and match any combination of classes they like. Latin rhythms fuel the upbeat Zumba sessions, and pugilists duke it out with flab in the high-intensity boxing classes. Boot-camp regimens vary each week to keep muscles on their toes, and sports-aerobics workouts provide all the health benefits of professional athletics without the baffling bonus structures. Fast-track weight loss and toning classes aim for quick results with 30-minute-interval training to help participants fit into wedding gowns or graduation overalls.
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