At Inspirit Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapists help others heal on a day-to-day basis using soothing strokes, custom pressure, and gentle taps pulled from a roster of Eastern and Western massage styles. Designed to melt away stress and tension while boosting circulation to hasten healing, in-house specialties include shiatsu massages powered by focused finger pressure and classic Swedish massages, which rely on movements that are both long and smooth, like a dachshund in a wetsuit.
Filled with soft lighting, potted plants, and sunny yellow walls, the studio's decor energizes and relaxes the senses simultaneously. To make massages as convenient as possible, Inspirit's therapists also take their skills on the road, traveling to homes and offices to provide chair massages.
As a full-service facility, Women's Medicine of Niagara enlists a team of medical providers to provide a mixture of clinical and holistic services designed to treat issues specific to women. Board-certified doctors channel years of experience to keep patients healthy with services ranging from obstetrics and gynecology to osteoporosis screening. They pair those with nutritional counseling, acupuncture, cardboard cutouts of George Clooney, and herbal remedies to give women wellness benefits achievable without prescription medicines. The medical team also harnesses the power of modern technology by administering minimally invasive operations with the da Vinci robotic-surgery device and removing unwanted hairs with the pulsed light of the Candela GentleLase Pro.
Equipment: Nautilus Equipment, Free Weights, Bikes, Treadmills, Ellipticals
Students should bring: Bottle of water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Clients receive an individualized exercise program that is tailored to their specific goals, a M.O.G. Fitness Evaluation and Score, unlimited access to exercise classes, and personalized nutrition plan. We make people comfortable with their workout program and show them exercises that will maximize their time at the gym. We care about our clients. We want them to be successful in achieving their goals by giving them personal attention and keeping them motived and committed.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Thinking that fad workouts and diets will solve their problems.
The holistic gurus at Alternative Options Holistic Wellness believe that relaxation is key to maintaining a healthy mind and body. That’s why owner Jennifer Aranyosi—a trained nurse, certified reflexologist, and reiki master—and her massage therapists perform seven massage modalities, from the deep-tissue and myofascial techniques of a therapeutic massage to the pressure-point manipulation of shiatsu. The therapists also practice reiki, a "laying on hands" technique intended to stimulate the flow of internal energy so that clients don't have to inject espresso into their aortas.