Daniel Rummel, the licensed massage therapist at Old Metairie Massage, brings 17 years of hands-on experience to his tailored one-hour massages. A presession consultation identifies problem areas, such as aches or permanent shoulder pads, after which Daniel cooks up an individualized, multimodality treatment he dubs "massage gumbo." A stainless steel unit, called the hydro collator, creates heat that improves circulation, while deep-tissue and physical therapy kneading draw toxins out of their muscular lairs. Daniel's current and previous patients include Saints players seeking soothing bodywork and impossible-to-open pickle jars.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tyce Hergert begins your visit with an exam and consultation ($120) to figure out the what and where (double-parked semi, caution tape) of what's blocking your path to total wellness. With diagnosis in hand, the doc will perform your choice of a traditional needled treatment or a needle-free microcurrent procedure ($75). Both treatments tap into the network of channels through which your body's energy flows to unstick blocked passages—either with the insertion of a super-fine needle or the delivery of an uber-small electrical pulse that's designed to resonate with the body's natural electrical activity. If necessary, you will also receive up to two x-rays (up to a $75 value). In addition to relieving chronic pain and milkshake brain freeze, acupuncture has also been known to aid in weight loss and fighting nicotine cravings.
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Rory P. Panepinto has performed more than 10,000 surgical foot procedures. A former podiatric surgical residency director, Dr. Panepinto decided to go into private practice so as to be able to serve people outside of a hospital setting. When he isn't wielding his surgical knife or trying to clone his favorite pair of shoes, Dr. Panepinto sees patients suffering from all types of foot ailments, including bunions, sports injuries, and arch disorders.
A full-service spa, Peaceful Beginnings treats clients to an array of relaxing and rejuvenating services. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. After a licensed massage therapist employs oils and lotions to moderate muscular tensions, clients emerge with a newfound sense of repose, looser limbs, and a spring in their step.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
Poledancing uses a lot of muscles, many of which are hard to work out in everyday life. That's part of the theory behind Body In Motion. But the studio doesn't forget that, like all dance, pole dance is about having fun. Private parties fill the space when it is not in use by trainers and instructors, who help patrons shed weight with diet plans and weigh ins. In addition to that weight loss, patrons can also tone the muscles in their arms, legs, and backs or detox and relax with V-steam packages.