As an 11-year-old girl, Doctor of Chiropractic Wendy Gallego was diagnosed with scoliosis. The painful curvature in her spine immediately began to interfere with her life, forcing her to drop out of gymnastics and wear a back brace. After years of chronic discomfort, a college friend suggested that she visit a chiropractor, and she finally began to find relief from her symptoms. More importantly, she was inspired by her chiropractor's whole-body approach to wellness, which emphasized nutrition and lifestyle as well as treatment. This drove her to become a chiropractor herself while formulating the philosophy that "people should not be perceived as separately functioning parts, but rather as a complex structure of interdependent systems." By founding Shin Wellness, she sought to create a holistic health care center that addressed physical as well as mental health.
Embracing Western and Eastern treatment modalities, Dr. Gallego looks for instructors and therapists with more than technical proficiency and a photographic recollection of the periodic table. She claims that "there's a quality that comes with being a healer," and she looks for that passion in all her prospective employees, whether they will be performing massages, conducting hypnotherapy sessions, or leading Pilates classes.
The best workout is the workout you'll do, and the workout you'll do is the workout that's best done working out. Today's Groupon gives you two options to fit your fitness needs and wants: $40 gets you either a one-month membership at Shuichi Take Fitness Company with one personal training consultation ($99 value, 60% discount), or three half-hour personal training sessions with one of Shuichi Take's experienced fitness coaches ($55 value per session, 76% discount).Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Right outside the bustling epicenter of Miami is a cozy cranny known as Enlightened Health. Step inside and you'll quickly realize that the serene surroundings are only the tip of the tranquil iceberg. With today's transcendent deal, $39 gets you a comprehensive 50-minute Enlightened Massage, a $95 value. Surrender your worries to the skilled hands of Dr. Maria Delgado and her staff, and approach nirvana.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Despite its waxy name, Wax Spa also excels in other aesthetic-related areas. The effective mini facial ($45) is like a bouquet of fresh wildflowers for your face, quickly perking up complexions with gentle cleansing, exfoliation, steam treatment, and moisture-rich treatment. The 30-minute procedure is personalized for your pores. The relaxation continues with a mini massage for the face, neck, hands, and shoulders ($25), administered by a back-patting expert. This Groupon also includes a complimentary lip wax for those unable to resist the lure of hot wax.
Named after the Greek word for me, Emena Spa centers on the individual through a bevy of complimentary amenities, soothing décor, and pampering services. The doting staff stays true to the spa's namesake, ushering clients into one of six private treatment rooms for a revitalizing microdermabrasion or detoxifying peel accented by organic products, cutting-edge technology, and aesthetic know-how. Stylists and nail technicians pore over features with attentive services that elicit youthful beauty, and the facility's Power Plate vibrating platform gives clients the opportunity to tone their bodies without long hours at the gym or smudge-prone bicep marker drawings. For full-body enhancement, massage therapists unearth tension through four modalities as licensed physician's assistants target unwanted hair and skin blemishes with GentleMax laser technology.
Now that you have a temporary reprieve from holiday stress, recharge for the next round like a Roomba between floors. Today’s Groupon will reward your strained Thanksgiving-feasting limbs with a $35 for 30-minute dulaya massage at Pecan’s Day Spa, a $70 value.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.