Sailors contemplate many things when crossing the Atlantic—the constellations in the sky, the capricious nature of the winds, and how to build one of the most dynamic family-fun centers in Utah. An unlikely beginning, but that's how things started for Provo Beach, as one of its founders envisioned the more than 50,000-square-foot indoor recreation center on a transatlantic sail.
Today, guests of all ages enjoy 12 activities, from a ropes course suspended 32 feet above the ground to a bowling alley sporting gleaming lanes and four large flat-screen TVs. The indoor Flowrider gives guests a taste of surfing or boogie boarding, propelling a continual flow of water up a wave-shaped bank. In addition to these attractions, the resort hosts special events such as Tuesday-night karaoke and the Wild Wonders Animal Show, which regales guests with creatures from tortoises to hedgehogs who also sing karaoke. Between activities, guests can refuel at the café and ice-cream shop.
Despite being named Best Chiropractor in 2013 by readers of the Daily Herald, Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Baker and his staff at Baker Chiropractic and Accident Rehabilitation haven't let the praise go to their heads. Instead, they've kept their noses to the grindstone, scheduling everything from adjustments and physical-therapy sessions to massages and acupuncture treatments. The range of services can help alleviate an array of injuries, including dislodged discs from slouching in one's desk and whiplash from slouching in one's demolition-derby car.
An educator at Paul Mitchell The School, master stylist Giovanni Scott leads a team of skilled hairstylists and specializes in cutting, texturing, and hair extensions. The full-service salon offers a menu of services that includes haircuts for women and men, color and texture treatments, and facial waxing and threading. A nail specialist is available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to perform manicures and pedicures with OPI and China Glaze products, as well as to show patrons how to properly trim nails with the aid of a ceiling fan.
When an appointment at Soothing Remedy Massage is scheduled for an hour, that doesn’t mean 50 minutes with time to spare. Each session lasts at least a full 60 minutes as licensed massage therapists knead muscles with 100% organic jojoba oil. Soothing Remedy’s team is well-versed in six massage styles, including slow, relaxing Swedish massage and pregnancy massage, wherein bellies are rubbed with wooden alphabet blocks. But regardless of the style of treatment, every massage relieves clients of stress and muscular aches, while simultaneously improving their circulation and detoxifying their bodies.
Influenced by the ideologies of Dr. Ida Pauline Rolf, DanceCore doles out structural massages that prepare the body to perform, especially in athletic competition or in dance routines. The facility's therapists work closely with clients before, during, and after sessions, ensuring their treatment corresponds with unique needs and requirements. They also provide additional education in the form of at-home exercises and stretches to enhance the effectiveness of massage sessions.
Before performing an exhausting concert, the members of Earth, Wind, and Fire knew exactly how to unwind: a massage from Trisha Ure. They aren't the only ones—artists from Alice Cooper to Jack Johnson have also called upon the licensed massage therapist to conjure her kneading magic backstage. These days, Trisha—a Utah College of Massage Therapy graduate with more than 14 years of professional experience—showcases those massaging talents at her very own studio, The Healing Body Massage.
The name is apt, as Trisha's main goal is to relieve bodies of injury and chronic pain by administering medium to deep modalities, such as trigger point therapy. Her clients range from car accident victims to athletes, who rely on her intensive strokes to prevent injury or recover from particularly strenuous touchdown dances.