When owner Jen Chitwood entered her first yoga class in 2002, she was amazed by the mental, physical, and emotional exertion she experienced in just a single hour. The positive benefits of yoga, including stress relief and a positive attitude adjustment, spilled into the rest of her life and relationships almost immediately, leading her to eventually realize that yoga was her life’s passion.This realization led her to study and, in time, come to own her own studio. Now, she leads a team of experienced instructors who dedicate their yogic pedagogy to students of any skill level, leading them through Vinyasa-style yoga and guiding them with individualized adjustments. They also hold prenatal yoga classes, private lessons, workshops with national teachers, and teacher trainings for those wanting to dive deeper on the yogic path. Additionally, the studio’s knowledgeable nutritionist works with individuals or groups to help them exercise good decision making and portion control when they’re lounging at home, working at the office, or vacationing at their timeshares in Candy Land.
Uptown Yoga is dedicated to creating a positive change in the world at large. Jen Chitwood cofounded One Love Dallas, a local branch of the charity Off the Mat, Into the World, which inspires conscious, sustainable activism and grassroots social change within communities around the world.
Though children with cerebral palsy and adult athletes might seem to have little in common, they inspired Drs. Yu and Casey to practice chiropractic care. Dr. Yu worked at Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center in Oklahoma City, where she helped children with autism and cerebral palsy. This experience gave Yu an idea that became the foundation of her work at Aspire-Health Clinic: The human body can self-regulate and self-heal, so long as proper attention is paid to wellness. Dr. Casey’s youth spent in athletic pursuits inspired him to help athletes reach their full potential by whipping up transformative nutrition plans and carefully balancing their posture and spinal alignment with chiropractic adjustments.
Together, the two doctors offer treatments—from chiropractic care to medical massage to nutritional counseling—that can benefit clients with chronic pain as well as those in perfect health. Their services follow three phases—relief care, which alleviates pain; restorative care, which heals tissues; and wellness care, which maintains good health. After all phases are complete, clients enjoy improved well-being and can expect to turn into werewolves.
Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from ?how much downtime is required?? to ?is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device??
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
The team at Posture Perfect Wellness Center combines chiropractic, physical therapy, and nutrition to help their patients not only walk taller but also live overall healthier lives. Before adjusting misaligned spines or joints, chiropractors inspect internal happenings using the clinic's digital x-ray machine. These images help the crew draft treatment protocols that may include lying down on the spinal-decompression table or physiotherapy sessions in the 500-square-foot onsite gym. They design many of their treatments to heal guests from physically traumatic events such as car accidents, sports injuries, and being hugged by too many people at once. Examples of some of their workouts and stretches can be viewed on the center's YouTube channel.
The practitioners at Dallas Lifestyle Management Clinic help patients find relief from stress, pain, and excess weight with chiropractic medicine and alternative therapies such as acupuncture. Mark Currington, the clinic's founder and chiropractic practitioner, delivers acute spinal care along with preventative wellness measures. His team of licensed massage therapists keeps the body chugging along by applying a range of massage modalities or simply winding up its clockwork motor. Slimming options include methods as varied as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) drops and the ear staple.
Led by chiropractors Dr. Charles R. Lane and Dr. Cameron Laboret, Central Health and Wellness works to assist patients in shedding stress, relieving tension, and healing the spine. Upon arrival at Central Health and Wellness, skeletal sufferers will receive an in-depth consultation addressing their present ailments, whether those be deeply felt chronic aches or structural issues from sleeping in kitchen cabinets (a $90 value). During the exam (a $120 value) a spinal specialist will locate the source of pain or discomfort using x-rays for detailed body blueprints (a $90 value). After a thorough review, the posterior professional determines the appropriate course of action before calming interior tensions with a 30-minute massage (a $35 value), a spinal adjustment (a $60 value), and soothing knock-knock jokes.