The Yoga Place’s founder, Michael Curtis, considers himself an eternal student, always learning more of what yoga has to offer. Somewhat paradoxically, this is what makes him such a good instructor, since it means he’s ready to go back to any point in his yogic journey to help a fellow student. He characterizes his pursuit of yoga in three foundational descriptions: skillfulness in action, equilibrium, and clarity of mind. He imparts these principles six days a week in classes for all levels of practitioners.
Michael’s pursuit of fitness doesn’t end with yoga, however. He also has teachers on staff who conduct belly-dancing and tai chi classes, both of which are excellent ways to enhance the mind-body connection without growing an extra spinal cord.
With degrees in general biology, massage therapy, and physical therapy, Nicholas Grahame can boast an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of human physiology. Over the course of his education, Nicholas mastered treatments for numerous musculoskeletal conditions, from massages that soothe injured rotator cuffs to the secret microwave setting that melts frozen shoulder. Today, at Grahame's Massotherapy, he applies this expertise to bodywork services that range from holistic neuromuscular therapy to traditional Swedish massage. Also, as an ACE-certified personal trainer, he designs custom exercise programs to complement his treatments.
Dr. Bryan J. Terhune Jr. and his fellow oral custodians at Terhune Dental shine up people tusks using a custom, at-home teeth-whitening system that erases the dental vandalism perpetrated by coffee, tea, and tobacco. During the first visit, Dr. Terhune will create a model of the patient's mouth, complete with scaled buildings and teeny-tiny trees, which he will later use to produce custom-fitted clear plastic trays. Patients return for a second visit to collect the trays and a special whitening solution and to review complete instructions on how to proceed. The rest of the whitening process occurs over the next few weeks in the comfort of patients' homes, cars, or underground bunkers, where they’ll wear the trays overnight or twice daily for 30 minutes. Dr. Terhune will ensure that Groupon buyers are qualified for teeth whitening before administering the treatment.
Located in Canton, the Center for Integrated Health and Wellness is a chiropractic and wellness office that believes in treating the body holistically, helping clients avoid surgery and drugs. Doctor of Chiropractic Bernard Bubanic offers exams, x-rays, and chiropractic treatments as well as physical therapy and sports medicine. A licensed massage therapist shares the office, easing sore muscles with relaxing and healing massages in a private room.
Anita Artzner helps people build leaner bodies with Pilates lessons. She infuses her experience dancing with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and the Canton Ballet into intense lessons and draws from certifications in a variety of exercise techniques, including Resist-A-Ball, dance medicine, and Core Dynamics. In addition to her regular Pilates classes, Anita offers a free, 20-minute Watercooler Pilates workout that people can incorporate into their daily routines at work, on the train, or while squeezing tomatoes in the grocery store.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.