Squats, crunches, and other exercises only target very specific muscle groups. That's part of the logic behind the platforms at Great Vibrations. They spread the work across more muscles in the body, building strength and general fitness. The work is low impact, which means it can be appropriate for seniors, kids, and those with injuries. In fact, though the machines can build muscle and burn fat, they may also improve circulatory and vascular function in injured patrons.
They're not the only ones who use the workout, though; it's also popular with internationally competitive athletes and professional football players. A menu of classes keep muscles guessing. The vibrating platforms also play a part in one-on-one personal training, which provides the nutrition and exercise tips necessary to whittle waists, demolish sandcastles, or improve athletic performance.
For more than 35 years, the clinic’s team of doctors have brandished the most modern medical technology available to peer into bodies and see problems firsthand. Experienced staffers operate vein client systems and ultrasound machines, the last of which paints a detailed picture of bodily tissues and organs by creating a high-powered sound wave that’s also useful for trapping robotic mosquitoes. After taking these images, a staff radiologist analyzes the scanner’s findings to outline the best treatment plan for patients, which may include a session with the laser-based VenaCure system or injections with a sclerosant solution.
Doctor of Chiropractic Matthew Davis takes a unique approach to treating his clients' maladies: rather than treat a disease or illness once it arises, Dr. Davis uses his services to prevent the illness in the first place. At his chiropractic practice, he first consults with clients to uncover their underlying health issues and draw up a treatment path, which may include nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, or spinal adjustments. His practice also encompasses a massage-therapy unit, where certified staffers dole out soothing deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massages.
Although it doesn't provide the discomfort and high ticket prices associated with an airport pat-down, a massage is still an effective tool for discovering concealed knives and small firearms. Prove you’re not packing in the most relaxing way with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a one-hour massage (a $65 value) at A Greater Good Massage Therapy on North 56th Street.
Brittany Harris always has her patients? backs. In a private treatment room, the licensed therapist treats clients to 60- and 90-minute massages that feature Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques, as well as chair massages to address the sadness caused by being picked last for jury duty.
Naturally Yours Salon & Spa arms its staff with organic Aveda products to help create new hairstyles and refresh visages during facials. Clients can change their hues with ammonia-free hair color, and Zoya nail polish—which is void of formaldehyde and tolene—marks the edges of fingers, toes, and football fields. The salon itself follows a sustainable standard: most of the furnishings are secondhand, many of the products used are packaged in 100% recyclable materials, and water is filtered rather than bottled or siphoned from a fish tank.