Board-certified plastic surgeon Saied Asfa and his trained staff sculpt figures into shapely silhouettes with FDA--cleared Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments, which have garnered rave reviews from the Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage By Betty & Company would love to see you as regularly as you see your doctor or dentist. They believe that soothing massage techniques can be as healing as the best medicine and are passionate about helping clients relax. To achieve that relaxation, clients can come in for hot-stone, couples, prenatal, and deep-tissue modalities, or get pampered with health-and-beauty treatments. Pop in for a Chocolate Bliss body scrub or indulge in a seaweed body wrap. Massage By Betty also offers bridal-party services and gentlemen’s spa packages.
A Place to Breathe's alternative health practitioners foster physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being with integrated yoga and meditation classes. Its classes take place in an airy studio washed in soft natural light and furnished with polished hardwood floors. Ninety-minute restorative-yoga classes utilize props such as blankets, bolsters, and rubber chickens to provide extra support as limbs sink into gentle, stress-reducing postures. Integral-yoga classes take an entry-level approach to the traditional gentle Hatha yoga style, with instructors providing pose modifications to allow each yogi to practice at his or her own pace as they flow through strengthening postures, calming breathing techniques, and deep-relaxation exercises. Group and private meditation classes aim to center wandering minds and hyperactive spirit animals by incorporating mindful breath, audible mantras, strategic positioning, and concentration work with simple stretches to help students reach a state of inner peace and outer marble statue.
In an intimate space with soothing hues and wood floors, Momentum Pilates Studio reinforces cores and liberates locked-up muscles with mat- and machine-based movements. Experienced instructors lead student groups through a bundle of 55-minute, classical Pilates mat classes, from beginner to advanced and multi-level, capitalizing on bodyweight resistance. Pilates boot camp ensures physiques are armed with toned, sleek strength before big events, and Pilates classes with equipment harness the power of reformers and ped-o-pulls, enhancing limb limberness and strength built from the innermost musculature to the outermost candy-coated shell. Pilates-on-the-ball classes are a pleasant alternative to neurotic paramours for adding challenging instability to routines, and students can mix it up yet further with a yoga-fusion class for body awareness, breath work, and mind-body confluence.
Bill Burnett’s staff of wellness whisperers imbues students with fitness expertise amid a supportive and educational environment. During a metabolic training class, pupils partake in fast-paced, full-body routines that can include lunges, sprints, and “stop, drop, and roll” fire-safety lessons. Each sweat session aims to increase participants' metabolic rates, endurance, and strength, and instructors strive to generate maximum calorie burn to expunge unwelcome fat deposits. Classes unfurl within the studio’s cozy, open space where orange walls and exposed brick overlook free weights and cardio machines, and a clock on the wall taunts weight-lifting clients by flaunting its unencumbered hands.
Having treated student athletes at the University of Virginia and pro golfers from the PGA Tour, Dr. Wagner puts his considerable experience to use when implementing chiropractic therapy and nutritional programs to naturally heal bodily afflictions. Before lying down for a 60-minute muscle kneading, patients submit their spines to a complimentary wellness chiropractic exam. The corporeal-reconnaissance session identifies potential causes of pain, such as pinched nerves and ingrown porcupine quills. The wellness exam also includes a review of patient's case history and a nutritional check-up, as well as x-rays if necessary. Massage therapy then commences to release stores of lactic acid through deep-tissue focus and ligament stretching. Therapists also employ elements of the trigger-point modality to unwind stubborn knots and catapult boulders of tension from the body and into the metaphorical enemy tree forts where they belong.
Specializing in one-day service and with 15 years in operation, Bike Factory of Charlottesville takes disused bicycles out of winter hibernation and brings them back up to blacktop-surfing condition. Head sets, bottom brackets, brakes, and gears undergo adjustment to keep stop signs respected, legs pedaling with appropriate effort, and cranks torqued as necessary. Proper tire pressure emboldens flabby inner tubes, and the entire spoked mechanism gets wiped down to remove any remaining grime or nesting anvils. After a final check to ensure everything is in working order, aluminum horses are reunited with proud cyclists and released back into their curbed jungles.