Diva Doll Fitness and Pole's professionally trained dancers aim to boost students' self-confidence during relaxed, all-women classes that combine sensual boogying with body-shaping fitness. Introductory classes such as Pole Babes introduce students to basic handgrips, transitions, and pole tricks, and advanced classes further cultivate pole-dancing skills with lessons in advanced choreography and inversions. Chair-dance classes spice up the art of sitting still in a cubicle with struts, teases, and furniture-based maneuvers. Within the confines of Diva Doll Fitness and Pole's pink-walled, mirrored studio, blossoming burlesque performers may also don stockings and garter belts to perfect the moves of the sensual genre.
After feeling the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture firsthand, Mehrafrouz “Ladan” R. Foradi resolved to study nutrition, acupuncture, and Oriental medicine, eventually putting her skills to work at her own acupuncture practice. Foradi consults with clients next to the earth-toned walls of her treatment rooms, explaining how acupuncture works to treat issues such as neck and pack pain, inflammation, arthritis, and needle deficiency. Soft classical music puts patients at ease before Foradi carefully inserts individually wrapped, disposable needles into acupuncture points. Foradi also offers other treatments to complement the effects of acupuncture, such as cupping, Tuina, and homeopathic injections.
Holistic wellbeing requires a balanced approach to healthcare that addresses physical as well as mental maladies. A Holistic Health Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer, Phyleischa Owen takes this sort of approach with her clients. Doing so, she attempts to treat not just their symptoms but the underlying causes behind peoples’ problems. Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages help by relieving muscular strain, and Phyleischa’s needleless acupuncture sessions target the energetic imbalances that can contribute to anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. She also gives clients the education they need to live healthier lifestyles outside the studio, offering nutrition and fitness consultations.
Quiet is the first stop on the road to inner peace, according to Ramona Crabtree-Falkner, owner of Ananda Center for Yoga and Massage, LLC. At her tranquil studio, clients engage in active modes of relaxation such as yoga and passive forms such as massage therapy and reiki. During private and group yoga instruction, students venture inward by pairing deep breathing and meditation with ancient poses that stretch and strengthen the body. One-on-one sessions propel yogis toward specific goals such as weight loss and injury recovery, and group classes build community while releasing recently acquired stress and eye rolls stored up since high school. Bodywork services spotlight therapies from around the world, including the long, gliding strokes of Swedish massage and the stretches and acupressure of Thai foot reflexology.
This wellness haven champions the healthful power of natural products, treating clients with soothing herbal products and educating on the effects of scent on the mind and body. Lead by owner and herbalist Michele Miller, a friendly staff helps customers navigate a vast selection of vitamins and holistic remedies. The shop puts theories into action through classes on aromatherapy and perfume making, during which students blend pure essential oils into calming bath salts, aromatic mists, and perfumes. Those in need of additional rest and relaxation can visit the day spa, stocked with therapists offering massages, energy treatments, and facials.