Peter Shin might have had an upper hand on his classmates when he went for his master's of science in acupuncture and Eastern medicine: as a third-generation acupuncturist, he spent his life in an holistically minded household. At Rainier Acupuncture Clinic, he doles out this gentle, pain-reducing treatment. A 20-minute session has a wealth of health benefits: it can relieve headaches, osteoarthritis, pain in the lower back, or hubris in overconfident pincushions.
The spine has a big job: it's the scaffolding for the spinal cord, the framework for the torso, and the sole moderator of any bending or twisting the body requires. Unsurprisingly, back pain is a common complaint, and the experts at Rainer Sports & Spinal Rehab Clinic know that it can have a number of causes. Whether it's heating pads for tiny ligament tears or more dramatic treatments for conditions such as osteoporosis or disc degeneration, the team possesses the skills and knowhow necessary to treat pain where it starts. For athletes suffering from injury or chronic pain, sports rehabilitation may be the cure. The physician leads sports-rehab patients through gentle stretches and exercises to remedy any muscular imbalances, a common cause of pain in athletes. Whatever the ailment, the clinic's range of specialized services are designed to promote healing and improve their patients' quality of life.
In addition to traditional chiropractic and physical therapy treatments, clients can receive massage therapy, personal training, yoga, and acupuncture with a licensed acupuncturist. These services are designed to complement the center's rehabilitative spinal adjustments, forging a more holistic approach to wellness that doesn't neglect any treatment approach and helps the body to heal itself.
Vision Quest Sport and Fitness promotes a five-pronged approach to fitness, covering cardiovascular, progressive resistance, proper diet, supplementation, and personal training. Like any decent clock factory, the clubs are open 24 hours a day, and each keeps its own schedule primed with group classes such as boxing, yoga, spinning, and hip-hop fitness. Body Sculpt sessions fashion forms with weights and bands, and Total Body Conditioning uses lighter weights and higher repetitions to create lean, mean muscle mass.
Members take part in complimentary wellness seminars from fitness experts to fine-tune their bodies, and teams of affiliated massage therapists, chiropractors, and nutrition gurus save skeletons and muscles from harmful injury.
Northwest Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, provides members with a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed for an efficient cardio and strength training workout. During the training, attendees can burn up to 500 calories and work each major muscle group to work toward individual fitness goals. An experienced coach is always nearby to teach and motivate participants, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music cues participants to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight and fitness level to create resistance. Each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.