At MimsFit, certified personal trainer Chris Mims nudges exercisers toward their fitness goals during boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions. Whether his clients want to lose weight, build strength, or run through the grocery without being caught by the store manager, Mims’s full-body workouts include body-weight, kettlebell, rope, tire, and sledgehammer exercises. To fortify newly formed muscles, Mims also sheds light on what to eat during nutritional-counseling sit-downs.
Chi Spa’s more than 20 licensed massage therapists are experts in their craft and can easily pull massage techniques from Western and Eastern modalities and seamlessly integrate them into a single session designed to address their clients' problem areas. The therapists owe their versatility to their training in thai massage at the Wat Po Buddhist Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The look and feel of the distinctive thai relaxation retreats followed them back to Chi Spa, which is decorated with elaborate woodcuts and statues imported from Thailand. The treatment rooms preserve a modern feel; some even have private showers in which guests can rinse off before or after their treatments. In addition to familiar modalities such as Swedish and hot stone, therapists can knead muscles with barefoot ashiatsu massage or the 200-year-old Thai Ceremony massage, originally intended to relax returning warriors who’d carried their horses home.
A combination of chiropractic adjustments, massages, and physical therapy helps patients find relief from both chronic and new pain. The staff also works preventatively, offering lifestyle counseling and nutritional advice that introduces more healthful foods to your diet.
With the belief that many of the body’s maladies and chronic pain stem from spinal misalignment, Dr. Michael Cohen and his staff dedicate themselves to helping patients achieve overall wellness through drug-free, holistic treatments. Specializing in auto-accident injuries, neck and back pain, and chronic headaches, Dr. Cohen employs such healing arts as K laser therapy and spinal decompression. Both techniques utilize advanced technology designed to reduce pain. The staff also tends to achy muscles during massage sessions with a combination of precise pressures and long, soothing strokes.
Eden Massage & Spa's team of savvy physique coddlers bestows bodies with a variety of one-hour musculature pampering procedures. Employing a quintuplet of gentle strokes and maneuvers, the Swedish massage pats muscles on the back, resulting in heightened relaxation and reduced stress. Massage oils anoint clients' bodies to promote circulation while aiding kneading strokes and boosting competitive edge in slip-n-slide tournaments. Meanwhile, body bolsterers employ the deep-tissue/sports massage to treat a variety of athletic ailments by pinpointing problem areas such as tight muscles and untreated scar tissue. If left untreated, these hindrances can lead to debilitating injuries and poor performance during post-touchdown square dances.
At Wellness and Acupuncture, doctors Howard and Adam Moskow take a natural approach to healing. A father-son team with more than 40 years of combined experience, the Moskows mend clients suffering from such common conditions as arthritis, back pain, anxiety, and more. To do so, they rely on acupuncture especially, but also integrate other holistic methods into their repertoire, including herbal medicines and mud therapy, a treatment that utilizes natural earth clays for therapeutic purposes.
Led by Dr. Stephen Cosentino and his wife Lorena, an aesthetician and laser specialist, the medically supervised team at VIP Aesthetics performs minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in a facility that is both a functioning med spa and an education center. Dr. Cosentino partners with Empire Medical Training and often allows other physicians to observe him as he performs certain treatments. These can include tumescent liposuction or VelaShape sessions, which contour bodies, sclerotherapy injections, which battle visible veins, or photofacials and chemical peels, which soften signs of aging such as sun damage, fine lines, and “I Heart Grover Cleveland” tattoos.