In order to understand Alchemy in Movement (A.I.M.), you'll have to set aside any preconceived notions about your own physical limitations. Because at Sal Anthony's Movement Salon, those limitations are negligible. Sal created A.I.M., which uses a table with suspension straps hanging over it, to get people moving in new ways that can improve mobility in everyday life. His private 90-minute A.I.M. yoga classes enlist the special apparatus to help clients hoist their legs over their heads, perform back bends, and otherwise defy gravity and stiff muscles.
Sal and his staff bring the same enthusiasm for unconventional movement to Gyrotonic sessions, which rely on a special pulley tower to support students as they sway in circular motions that limber up the body and give an internal massage, like swallowing a pager. But instructors don't disregard traditional workouts altogether; they also teach Pilates and yoga.
Diane Paxton of Inner Fire Integrative Health Services brings 23 years of experience to her detox programs, Chinese therapies, and colonic-irrigation treatments. This vocation wasn't her first, though. It took a journey through the world of desk jobs and stay-at-home motherhood accompanied by a long list of aches and ailments to discover she was truly destined for a career in alternative medicine.
Laced in a decorative color scheme of calming tans and beiges, Inner Fire's tranquil office offers a calming backdrop to the center's natural medical methods. Treatment rooms house minimalistic paintings and simple foliage displays, which evoke a sense of the outdoors and provide camouflage during games of hide-and-seek.
Within an airy, mint-and-white clinic, Whole Health Wellness Center & MedSpa breathes new life into weight-loss regimens by incorporating modern technology alongside ancient Chinese methods, such as acupuncture, to curb hunger. Technicians also remove unsightly hair with the FDA-approved Candela GentleMax laser. Spa services including the organic hydrating facial revive the skin, while massages encourage relaxation and reflexology treatments facilitate energy flow. In the process, the staff incorporates as many natural and organic products as possible, many of which wait on the streamlined waiting area's glass shelves to be taken home or used to fill a kiddie pool.
Seasoned trainer Shanna Farrar honed her athletic skills as a soccer player before founding 360Fit, a comprehensive fitness facility boasting a full schedule of classes. Boxing and yoga sessions help build strength, while Nike Training Club courses and outdoor boot camps enlist an array of full-body exercise techniques. 360Fit's team of knowledgeable personal trainers also provides customized one-on-one workouts for budding athletes and shy pectoral muscles.
Drawing on more than 40 years of combined experience in practicing traditional chinese medicine, the team of doctors at Columbia Acupuncture Herb holistically treats a medley of symptoms with herbs, acupuncture, and chinese massage. Working to burgeon the body’s ability to self-heal, combined nonmedical therapies may help treat ailments such as allergies, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, and the inability to digest light bulbs.