Jodee Grandwilliams draws upon her expertise as a licensed acupuncturist and certified Chinese herbalist as she doles out holistic treatments and health education. Before ever reaching for a needle or root, she first goes over patients’ medical history to learn their overall state of health, then examines their tongues, and notes their pulse. With this information, she can draft a treatment protocol that might include acupuncture, a form of soft-tissue massage called tui na, cupping, or carefully selected herbs. Her dietary advice helps patients continue their treatment on their own, eating foods that keep energy levels in check, digestive woes at bay, and deep thoughts from escaping through ears.
For more than two decades, Syosset Martial Arts Center has been a place for people to not only learn martial arts but to move toward healthy, balanced lifestyles. The black-belt instructors tutor students in shotokan karate, which focuses on building values and character as its students learn self-defense and sparring moves. Adult classes begin with a warm-up and review before they launch into sparring, bag work, or the day's theme—and the class is always a whole-body workout. In addition to karate, the instructors also teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a grappling-based martial art. These classes aim to help students gain confidence, lose weight, and learn how to defend themselves.
Kids' karate classes engage young ones with activities including obstacle courses and calisthenics and instill values such as self-confidence and discipline. They can celebrate turning a year older with a birthday party at the dojo, complete with pizza, karate-themed invitations, and protection from insane posses of clowns.
The alternative-medicine practitioners at Quantum Wellness & Healing Center adopt a holistic approach to health care—rather than focusing on only the body, they customize health-care plans to balance each client's physical, mental, and emotional chemistry. They perform a range of wellness services such as FDA-registered bio-feedback diagnoses, meal plans, far-infrared sauna sessions, and whole-body vibration sessions. At an organic-juice bar, servers prepare juices, vitamins, and wheatgrass shots, which help clients take in beneficial nutrients and help flowers resist their cannibalistic urges.
The licensed practitioners of North Nassau Acupuncture LLC treat and ward off conditions such as pain, stress, and neurological disorders through their natural healing services. They safely and effectively help patients overcome migraines or indigestion through acupuncture, relieve stress through massage therapy, or find alternatives to traditional prescriptions through herbal medicine. Though modernized to reflect contemporary medicinal understanding, each service adheres to the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, which aims to treat the whole body rather than treating its different parts or sending it back for a refund.
Precision Fitness is a unique program that has been designed by a combination of the leading physical therapists and fitness professionals. These effective, fun, and safe training sessions are performed in a studio, which create a private and personal atmosphere.
While Dr. Peter Kampf performs anything from a general checkup to surgical bone grafting, his patients can get cozy with head-rest pillows and blankets while watching movies on video iPods or flat-screen TVs. For patients anxious about procedures, he also offers nitrous oxide, which can help them sleep through the treatment or alleviate any fears. Besides accomplishing dentistry such as root canals and full mouth reconstructions, he addresses cosmetic concerns, as well, with Botox and derma fillers, mild chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Towns Sports International's network of fitness loci, welcomes exercisers to a number of equipment-stocked facilities to help attain perspiration-soaked fitness goals at a convenient location. Strength-training gear such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls filled with black holes mold muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Calories simmer and move to cooler climates after sessions on cardio machines ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draw from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, to keep members from jazzercising without a spotter. Each location thanks exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features, such as babysitting, though Passport memberships do not include pool access.
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