The team at Cottam Health Partners draws on training in a massive range of disciplines. Chiropractic doctor Neil Cottam has ben practicing for two decades, learning about techniques including lumbar flexion distraction and drop-table adjustment. Chiropractic care corrects misalignments and improves nerve communication between the brain and organs in the body. Under Neil’s supervision, the certified massage therapists knead and rub muscles to reduce mental and physical fatigue and improve range of motion after hard workouts or appearances in an infomercial about how dangerous trampolines are.
In 2009, True REST Float Spa founders Nick and Holly Janicki set out to discover the most effective modes of helping clients naturally achieve blissful states. Their efforts have resulted in the valley’s lone flotation therapy center. In addition to the relaxing properties of flotation, the staff believes in its rejuvenating properties as well. An internal study with clients who had minor to moderate muscle strains, pulls, and tears showed a 20–50% reduction in pain with regular sessions. The decrease in sensory information is also purported to help diminish depression, anxiety, and allodoxaphobia.
The spa oversees more than clients drifting inside the flotation therapy pods. Its oxygen bars fill lungs and saturate bloodstreams with oxygen-rich air, working to heighten awareness and relaxation and enhance the mood. NASA-created filters screen out nitrogen, argon, and other trace gasses from the air, leaving air four to five times more oxygenated and plants four to five times more jealous. Elsewhere in the spa, tight muscles meet their match against time-honored massage strokes.
Since filing and buffing the nails of its first client about 15 years ago, Magen Nails’ experienced staff has remained dedicated to creating a relaxing space in which patrons can unwind. Amid welcoming pink walls, the friendly crew can be found gussying up weary hands and feet with a slew of nail services. Patrons getting pampered at the manicure stations can gaze at the spa’s flat-screen TV or bustling aquarium as aestheticians apply glossy polish or apply sets of acrylic nails. Nearby, white pedicure chairs cradle guests as their feet rest in the soothing waters of attached basins after a long, blurry night of running through the woods under a full moon. Along with precision-driven polish applications, Magen Nails’ staff further enhances appearances with additional services that range from face and body waxing to installing eyelash extensions.
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
The Essential Health: Colon Hydro Therapy Clinic's licensed techs help heal bodies from the soul outward with gentle colon hydrotherapies and customized massages. Utilizing only sterile and disposable equipment, The Added Touch's colonics provide a safe and effective means of eradicating built-up bowel waste, from toxins and fecal matter to loitering impaction, as clients recline across a far-infrared treatment mat and fill olfactory cavities with the scent of aromatherapy oils. Customized massages melt away stress and body aches while an on-staff, licensed reflexologist targets specific points of pain by rubbing the heels and toes to the tune of "Chopsticks." Appointments can be scheduled Tuesday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with availability for after-hours sessions.
The massage practitioners at Precision Muscle Recovery specialize in manual therapies that are both relaxing and rehabilitative. They master specialized modalities designed to help athletes and physically active people relieve pain and return to their peak performance levels. Massage sessions stimulate circulation and return flexibility and range of motion to joints all over the body. Patients can continue to fend off the underlying sources of pain by learning corrective exercises that can be done at home or in the background of a jazzercise video. Precision Muscle Recovery's therapists are experienced in working with children and amputees and extend comfort at a discounted rate to veterans suffering from chronic pain or PTSD.