Sports & Family specializes in the diagnosis, treatment & prevention of a wide array of health conditions. We take pride in our individualistic approach when treating each & every patient. Our goal is to effectively and efficiently return our patients to optimal health in a manner that is both timely & principled.
Jazmine C. Fox-Stern's academic pursuits included neurology, physiology, anatomy, and philosophy. And though she earned her psychology degree in 2002, it was in structural integration that she found a conduit in which she could combine those fields—along with her passion for healing—into a single dynamic practice that fosters physical and emotional wellness. So Jazmine moved to Boulder, CO, became certified in structural integration, and opened Boston Body Balance.
The treatment views the body in terms of relationships—up and down, in and out, front and back—and aims to balance the body through slow, deep pressure and guided movements, like a circus clown balances his checkbook. The goal is "functional mobility." This means that Jazmine helps her clients not just align their bodies, but develop new habits and patterns of movement. So in addition to relieving pain, structural integration can improve coordination and flexibilty. And because it frees restrictions in the fascial network, it can lead to feelings of liberation from the body's old habits, giving clients a renewed sense of balance and an emotional boost.
Half personal-training gym and half massage studio, Springbrook Wellness was founded on the belief that total wellness comes from equal parts pampering and perspiration. Owner Kristin Waligora often recommends that massage therapy and training sessions occur back to back to make the most of the increased range of motion and healing processes begun by a therapeutic or hot-stone treatment. Waligora customizes programs to meet each client's needs and goals, whether they're after sports training to improve their game or seeking to define their abs until they're usable as a musical instrument. The intimate workout facility overflows with training implements of every variety, including weight and resistance machines, medicine balls, hula hoops, barbells, dumbbells, and replica Liberty bells for those seeking to strengthen their understanding of democracy. The massage room's zen-like fountains whisper with the soothing trickle of water over stone, a sensory delight accompanied by the wafting scent of incense and a plush table that supports resting bodies.
Nationally licensed massage therapist Jim De Fazio and his team help relieve pain and stress with holistic massage treatments. Massage boasts a bevy of benefits such as alleviating migraines, increasing circulation, and improving the range of motion necessary to defeat contortionists in Twister. Multiple modalities, which include deep tissue, acupressure, and myofascial release, allow each guest to seek out tailored massages that address their individual discomforts and specific muscle cramps. All knead-a-thons focus on holistic solutions to painful problems, unlike doctors that stomp on their patients' toes to distract them from other injuries.
At Touch of Sol, a licensed massage therapist relaxes mortal coils during massages and five different naturally derived body wraps. Inside a cozy room draped with a floral rug, the relaxation massage deploys nimble fingers over epidermal canvases, unfurling light to moderate pressure for overall stress relief. The therapeutic massage employs greater pressure to reach muscles deep beneath the skin’s surface, relieving tension and pain caused by somersaulting to and from work. Alternatively, clients may opt for a choice of five 75-minute body wraps. The Dead Sea mud formula is designed to decrease inflammation, and the sea-algae mud treatment is designed to purge toxins, stimulate circulation, and improve skin elasticity. After the mud concoction is slathered over the body, a layer of hot towels helps hides to soak up the vitamins while disguising them from lovelorn swamp things. A quick shower rinses clients clean before the therapist lavishes skin with lotion for extra hydration.
Though it's connected to the KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, the calm, relaxing atmosphere within Paradise Mist Spa makes it feel miles away. The spa's decor transports guests to a beach in the tropics, with palm fronds in front of walls painted sky blue and sunset red. Eight treatment rooms lie beyond the waiting room with a team of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians soothing visitors with services from body wraps to facials. The tropical theme even carries through to the spa’s products, which contain ingredients such as coconut milk and Fijian honey. Though Paradise Mist caters mostly to adults, it also offers services for children at the Enchanted Lagoon Kids’ Spa. Such features earned the relaxation haven a place on the Daily Herald’s 2012 Readers' Choice list.