At family-owned Rodnick Chiropractic Life Centers, doctors preach healthier bodies through straighter spines at four different area locations. Each doctor amasses a detailed medical history and conducts a subtle search of the body for subluxations?vertebral misalignments that cause nerve stress. The doctors use specific low-force adjustments to add motion to the spinal joints and help restore normal mobility and balance. They also solve spinal queries on their local television broadcast, Ask the Chiropractor. On the show, they educate guests about chiropractic wellness and perform pro bono adjustments on bent boom mics.
Grand Ledge Acupuncture’s licensed chi-finagler, Barbara Brouwer, wields extensive training in Oriental medicine and a set of thin, sterile needles to treat patients for a slew of maladies, including stress, joint stiffness, and chronic pain. In an initial consultation, she asks clients questions about their health history to suss out the root cause of their complaint, whether it be blocked energy pathways or a charley horse taking out timeshares in their left bicep. After constructing a personalized course of action, the experienced needle negotiator pricks extremely thin needles just under the client’s skin at predetermined points in an attempt to stimulate energy flow and unearth repressed memories of their past lives as porcupines. As spiny patients relax and recline, Brouwer targets a needle-free trouble area for a 15-minute massage that complements the effects of the acupuncture treatment.
Crowned Best Dry Cleaners by Grand Rapids Magazine, Sheldon Cleaners has been fighting the good fight against dud dirt and unpressed pants for more than 60 years. Its seasoned de-griming doctors will scrutinize each article and carefully tend to sweaters ($6.50), coats ($12.50), dresses ($12.50), and shirts ($4.99)—evicting fiber filth, obnoxious odors, and the stains of spilt wine and spilt blood from a rival poet. By using nonhazardous solutions, Sheldon Cleaners provides a thorough clothing cleanse and scores points with Mother Nature for its eco-friendly practices.
The 20-acre Salvation Army Kroc Center provides a diverse array of community services, ranging from fitness and recreation to worship. In the fitness center, visitors can take advantage of equipment such as free weights and cardio and strength-training machines. The facilities include a two-court gym and an aquatics center, replete with a pool, hot tub, and water slide. The center also houses The Salvation Army Kroc Church, which hosts bilingual services each Sunday.
Established in 1981, The Salon of Grand Haven amplifies allure with a bevy of beauty-boosting and bliss-restoring services, administered in a comfortable and relaxing glamour parlor. The mani-pedi combo lasts about two hours and reshapes crestfallen digit-caps into sparkling, groomed appendage ambassadors. With a suite of high-quality OPI colors to choose from, your paws will emerge with just the right long-lasting shade of claw garnish.
Basketball courts in newly built facilities echo with youthful excitement near the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids' on-site sports medicine center. Groups of boys and girls in grades first through seventh, divided based on age, converge one day each week to practice basketball basics such as dribbling, passing, and harmonizing their squeaking sneakers. Pupils gather every Saturday to test their newfound abilities in a friendly match with another team amidst waves of applause and encouragement from families and coaches. Before the season begins, complimentary T-shirts give players a sense of belonging and help bolster wardrobes rendered obsolete by growth spurts. Schedules will vary according to age groups and coaches, and teams welcome basketball novices, intermediate players, and referees hoping to learn how the whistle works.