GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
CT Acupuncture Center's licensed acupuncturist, Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, draws expertise from 30 years of professional practice to alleviate ailments using classic Chinese methods. Holding degrees in Chinese and natural medicine, she has accumulated a portfolio of postgraduate work at five institutions around the world. Ingri now splits her time between performing acupuncture, conducting weekly meditation classes, and appearing on radio and TV to share her expertise and soothe high-strung gaffers.
Just as peanut butter teams up with jelly, traditional Western medicines team up with alternative approaches at iMedCenter, in the pursuit of overall wellness. A dedicated staff of medical physicians, therapists, and chiropractic doctors treats patients afflicted with everything from sports injuries to diabetes. They mitigate these ailments through individualized treatment plans designed to efficiently expedite recovery. Their services include therapeutic massages, physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture.
The staff strengthens its program of personalized health plans with an abundant use of technology, which iMedCenter’s website claims garnered them a Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation in 2011 from the Governor.
Healthy Massage’s crew of experienced massage therapists helps customers recharge with a relentlessly relaxing lineup of nine massage modalities. They usher guests into robin-egg-blue rooms before inducing relaxation with a Swedish massage, reducing stress with a hot-stone massage, or targeting areas of pain and strained muscles with deep-tissue or sport massage. The staff also performs facials, waxing services, and reflexology massages that feel better than slipping on rain boots filled with warm olive oil.
Inside low-lit, private rooms, where padded tables are draped in soft white sheets and chairs upholstered with plush velvet, the staff of JY Spa perform relaxing services. Six styles of massage that range from intense deep tissue to warming hot lava stone break up knots and alleviate painful tension, and cleansing facials lift and hydrate skin. A series of spa packages bundle multiple services into one luxurious visit, and is an easier way to care for bodies than going through a car wash with the windows down.
The specialists at Advanced Health Professionals address their clients' ailments with an approach they've dubbed "dynamic rehabilitation." This method marries techniques from both physical therapy and chiropractic care with the hope of delivering speedier recoveries and more balanced bodies. Custom exercises, stretches, and extra algebra homework are often prescribed to help clients continue their healing between appointments.