As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Vanessa Edwards looks beyond symptoms to find the underlying cause of physical ailments and promote the body’s natural healing abilities through holistic means. Helping clients get healthy and stay healthy is her primary goal, which is why she combines treatment with education in order to aid patients in learning about their bodies and what it takes to live a healthier life. Inside her office, she offers a full menu of naturopathic services that includes nutritional counseling, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine. She also utilizes special lab testing that can help to identify food sensitivities, determine blood type, and check for midi-chlorians. Dr. Edwards has volunteered her healing services on numerous medical missions to foreign countries, bringing her knowledge of holistic healthcare to locations such as South Africa, Russia, Romania, and the Philippines.
Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy's seasoned tennis pros train budding ball-swatters to command the net with skill, agility, and aplomb. Beginner clinics help build fundamentals in tennis novices and players aiming to return to the game after long sabbaticals or periods of cryogenic hibernation. Each hour-long class focuses on the rudiments of racket-wielding, as up to 10 trainees per instructor practice blistering backhands, master sublime serves, and hone opponent-obliterating volleys and drop shots. Courses are available for youths age 15 and under on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and for adults age 16 and up on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Aspiring yogis of all levels come together to exercise the mind, body, and spirit in Lotus Flower Studio’s encouraging and intimate atmosphere. Blending breathing, postures, and relaxation, the studio’s classes are available for all skill levels and foster individual growth, whether the goal is to reduce stress or earn an equine sidekick by reaching Gumby-like bendability. Dedicated instructors assist students in a variety of classes including Hatha, Vinyasa, and mat Pilates, making limber limbs more accessible to those busy with daily demands of work, family, and industrial basket weaving. With a welcoming ambiance and friendly staff, the community-oriented Lotus Flower Studio also hosts events such as yoga breakfast hikes, candlelight classes, live-music yoga, and local service projects.
Though they’re not on the beaches of Florida, Palm Beach Massage’s staff aims to inspire the same sort of relaxation in their clients. They do so with a full slate of massage styles that range from hot-stone therapy, to deep-tissue massage, to geriatric massage, which can help restore mobility to stiff joints. Under the supervision of Chiropractor Tariq Arif of the Back and Pain Rehab Center, therapists also perform chiropractic massage to soothe chronic pain or pain caused by injuries.
Named after a Sanskrit word meaning beauty, abundance, and sanctity, Sri Yoga Center helps students achieve physical health and inner peace inside the calming, 9,000-square-foot haven. Seasoned instructors draw from the Para, Sivananda, and Himalayan yoga traditions as they weave traditional poses and breathing exercises into sequences that cultivate enough strength and focus to beat yourself at chess.
Minds and chakras open during Heart-Centered Flow classes, in which students explore themes such as gratitude and compassion through movement and self-reflection. Ninety-degree temperatures draw out toxins during hot-yoga sessions, deepening stretches and boosting circulation as bodies balance and bend within the balmy airs. To foster wellness of mind, body, spirit, and shadow, visitors may also book massages, reiki relaxation therapy, and Ayurvedic healing sessions.
Certified personal trainer Marie Clay can vouch for the effects of dance fitness firsthand: her programs helped her lose 63 pounds. She shares her story during Zumba classes, motivating her students to festively burn calories with easy steps rather than dangerous birthday-candle diets. Marie channels her decades of dance, teaching, and exercising experience at multiple locations, including her studio and local gyms.