As a young man, Dan Foss experienced first hand the way chiropractic treatments could be an effective alternative to traditional Western medicine. When his mother refused to have her third-grade son medicated with muscle relaxants, she swept him across the street to the local chiropractor. After a few painless adjustments, his injured neck was back to normal, and as Dan says, "from that day forward I wanted to study everything I could about chiropractic."
Today, he is Doctor of Chiropractic Dan Foss, and he has practiced more than 12 chiropractic techniques across three continents, culminating with the opening of Pura Vida Chiropractic in 2010. Combining quick chiropractic adjustments, thorough consultations, and wellness advice, Dr. Foss hopes to improve the overall lifestyles of each client, especially the ones who limbo professionally or maybe just those that need to get past the kitchen table whenever it's in the way.
Miriam Figueroa, a holistic wellness counselor, licensed massage therapist, and aesthetician, spent more than 20 years in the health and beauty industry, staffing five-star hotel spas and then founding her own luxurious center, Spatini Holistic Health. Her spa specializes in M’lis wellness programs, treatment packages that reduce stress and target specific ailments—from cellulite to arthritis—by drawing on the interrelations between mind, body, and soul.
A suite of traditional spa treatments flanks the holistic programs. Facials run the gamut from deep cleanses to nonsurgical face-lifts. Seven available styles of massage encompass the gliding strokes of Swedish and hot-stone massage, which the ancients discovered using stones warmed by confused mother chickens. Body polishes exfoliate away dry skin, an ideal prep for a botanical Bronze Biologic formula that leaves behind sunless, natural-looking tans.
The staff at Wrapped in Wellness specializes in treatments that aim to facilitate weight loss safely and effectively. For their signature contour wraps, they cocoon clients in wraps that work to eliminate toxins and reduce bodies by 6?30 inches?all without dehydration. Other weigh-loss options combine similar wraps with seaweed, clay, and infrared blankets. After smoothing out contours and shooing away cellulite, the technicians can complete new looks by applying a custom spray tan and expertly placing a maraschino cherry atop your head.
Dr. Tamyra Rogers could not have predicted how spending time on a Navajo reservation would shape her multifaceted approach to weight loss. After spending a year as chief resident at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rogers directed the metabolic clinic at the Tuba City Indian Medical Center in Arizona. She helped build a wellness center for the Navajo Nation and chaired a program to fight the growing diabetes epidemic. During her time there, she gained an appreciation of the community's holistic health-care philosophy.
Today, Dr. Rogers combines her background in traditional Western medicine with weight-loss strategies that address each person as a whole rather than two children in disguise. Dr. Rogers's team of personal trainers and group fitness instructors complement her own fitness knowledge, which stems from playing college basketball.
A full-service healthcare and wellness practice formerly known as InterFit, RediClinic pairs licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants with patients seeking services ranging from physicals and vaccinations to cosmetic consultations and diabetes testing. Typically found inside retail stores, RediClinics don't require any appointments, making walk-in service as seamless as the plot of most Newhart fan fiction. In addition to preventive services, RediClinic has also expanded its services into the realms of proactive health, promoting wellness with weight-loss counseling and programs to help patients stop smoking.
Elite CrossFit's strength suppliers shepherd students of all ages and body types toward pastures of athletic excellence, providing a comprehensive education within an intensity-racked environment. Developed to create the ideal sportsman, CrossFit workouts feature a mix of complex exercises and primal movements to motivate muscle growth and cardiovascular health. The 60-minute classes highlight teamwork, catalyzing camaraderie between participants as they help each other focus on physical challenges despite distracting mental images of wormy apples. Students should launch their journey to increased fitness with the three mandatory On Ramp sessions, which elucidate the essential CrossFit movements and give pupils an opportunity to voice their goals to trainers.