Health Solutions Centers' team of therapists works to de-stress and rejuvenate tense and tired bodies. Melt beneath skilled tendon-treating thumbs with a one-hour therapeutic massage, during which a massage therapist targets trigger points with gentle strokes, improving circulation, soothing sore spots, and remolding areas where clay is trapped under the skin. The ionic foot detox can improve visceral and musculoskeletal health by purging toxins from the body and increasing energy.
The Athletic Club aspires to reach the upper echelon of fitness facilities, leading specialty classes within upscale workout environs. Limbs lengthen and spines straighten thanks to an extensive selection of yoga classes, including Anti-Gravity Yoga, which encourages participants to spite earthly forces while in inverted positions using an anti-gravity hammock. Dance fitness classes such as Zumba and African Movement fuse cardio movements to energetic rhythms. Core-sculpting and strength classes such as Cardio Barbell tone physiques without resorting to monster-truck-tire tossing competitions. Exercise enthusiasts can access the merits of cardio and strength equipment before and after classes at each location. Class schedules span seven days a week with early morning through evening sessions, and the Amherstburg club also offers a schedule of aquatics classes. Further amenities include childcare, along with a juice bar, steam rooms, and saunas.
The trickling sounds of the lobby’s 7-foot waterfall filter into the private therapy rooms of The Rub Club Massage Studio, enhancing the relaxation of massages administered in a variety of soothing modalities. Chiropractor Jeremy Watson opened the studio in 2009 as an extension of his interest in holistic healing, and his whole-body approach is evident in beds that warm clients with inner heating mechanisms and soft music that plays throughout each treatment session. Although the spa’s music stations feature tunes handpicked to optimize relaxation, therapists encourage clients to plug their own iPods into the dock and play self-recorded soundtracks of doves cooing top 40 hits. While you tap your toes to the beat or lie perfectly still on the massage table, the therapist employs Biofreeze lotion to soothe painful points and Prossage products to further slacken stresses. Aside from the aforementioned waterfall, the lobby also hosts complimentary jugs of fresh water and a Keurig machine for making coffee or tea.
Line drives sizzle and skid across the facilities at Staton Sports, where ballplayers polish their skills and veteran coaches prep athletes to compete in a variety of sports. Backed by stints with three MLB organizations, the center's president and CEO, T.J. Staton, heads a staff of coaches who bring a combined 20-plus years of professional playing experience to each practice, game, and training session. The center's field also plays host to traveling teams, and inside two party rooms, visitors gather to celebrate birthdays or exalt an adolescent bat's aversion to the peer pressures of cork.
Signature service: Constance Higgins
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Gotta Flurt, Gaiam, Capezio, Stephanie, DSOL
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Licensed chiropractor Dr. Gary Van Skyhock steers the ship at Universal Treatment and Recovery Center, where he and his staff treat patients using a “whole person" approach. Instead of simply treating individual symptoms, Dr. Van Skyhock susses out the underlying issues causing pain or discomfort and works to ameliorate these problems via chiropractic treatments and lifestyle adaptations or changes. In line with this thinking, the center offers chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and postural screenings to ensure optimal nerve flow and overall good health.