“My back is killing me!” Steve Corson regularly heard complaints like this while working in the restaurant biz. The desire to quell backaches and workplace stress is what eventually drove him to become a licensed massage therapist. He set up shop in Full Throttle Ink tattoo parlor, where he dissolves tension with long, gliding Swedish strokes and concentrated deep-tissue kneads. Steve also tends to sports-related injuries, and he tackles painful knots built up over time or after pro games of Twister using trigger-point therapy.
Licensed massage therapist Thomas Snyder works in two different settings: clients’ homes and his own homey, red-brick studio. In either case, he relaxes muscles and relieves tension with a diverse range of bodywork treatments, including therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and reflexology. He even offers massage parties, during which he treats guests to soothing strokes in celebration of the host’s birthday, bridal shower, or other important events.
At Rejuvenation Wellness & Detox Center, herbalist and therapist Yolanda helps clients find inner balance. Her specialties include colon hydrotherapy, detoxifying footbaths, and pair biomagnetism, during which she places magnets over specific points of the body to restore the body’s pH levels.
Regal Dance Clubs's nimble instructors teach Fred Astaires of all skill levels how to move gracefully in more than 15 styles of dance. During 50-minute private lessons, dancers navigate the 3,100-square-foot ballroom with elegant dancing staples including bolero, foxtrot, samba, and the hokey pokey blindfolded. Since private classes are one-on-one, participants can request in-depth training on a particular style of dance or learn as many techniques as they like in their allotted time. Newly seasoned students twirl into three levels of group classes—Guest, Social Ease, or Bronze—armed with the know-how necessary to move and shake with their group mates. Upon completing dual dance lessons, toe tappers can showcase skills on the springs of the unobstructed dance floor during Friday-night dancing parties, which feature songs from all eras and genres to please even the pickiest time-traveler-dance partner.
Students should bring: Water, comfortable shoes, small towel and a great desire to have fun.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Don't worry about dance steps; it's all about enjoying yourself, the music, and getting a good sweat.
During 90-minute classes in the studio, heat curls around the yogis who glisten with sweat as instructors guide them through a sequence of 26 postures. Students of all experience levels bend and stretch in the same class, with instructors offering adjustments to make the postures more or less challenging. The staff at Bikram Yoga York think everyone can benefit from the power of Bikram, which is why they welcome beginners with open arms and even provide an FAQ page just for them.