After a car accident left him with persistent pain, David H. Mruz experienced the holistic healing power of chiropractic adjustments firsthand. Having found his calling, he went on to become a doctor of chiropractic at Sherman College of Chiropractic. Now at Eastside Chiropractic, he offers the same services that set him right after the accident, plus he offers sports injury management, cold-laser treatments, and massage therapy. He treats competitive cyclists by honing in on their unique concerns about ergonomics, performance, and pinky strain from excessive bell ringing.
Each year, skincare company Rhonda Allison sponsors a 90-day Face-Off Competition, which awards the aesthetician who makes the most drastic improvements on a patient's skin. In 2006, aesthetician Helene won first place by using a series of peels and Acculift facial-toning sessions. She employs those same award-winning techniques at her skincare studio, Youthful Solutions by Helene. Additionally, she offers facials, microphototherapy, and Pressotherapy, a cellulite-removal technique that was honed by printing-press inventor Johannes Gutenberg.
The coaching staff at D1?which is co-owned by professional athletes such as NFL player Peyton Manning, MLB player Chipper Jones, and NFL player Philip Rivers?refuses to discriminate between professional athletes and everyday exercisers. They scale the strength-and-cardio workouts of their group boot-camp classes and one-on-one intensive courses to individual abilities, bringing out the best in each student regardless of his or her workout history.
The typical D1 gym houses modern indoor turf fields with adjoining weight rooms, giving instructors the space to invent expansive obstacle courses that may require students to lift tires or tug 747s. In the boot-camp program, coaches meet with students one-on-one to discuss progress and find ways to improve. Each facility also houses a sports-therapy clinic, where expert therapists ease muscle injuries through rehabilitation programs and strength-restoring exercises.
A Greenville hairstylist for more than six years, Morgan Blackwell Williams of Hair Creations by Morgan prides herself on creating enduring associations with each of her clients. Morgan ensures her clippers are up-to-date by participating in yearly continuing-education classes, augmenting her list of classic services?such as cuts, highlights, and color treatments?with the latest in tress trends, including feather extensions and Pop Rocks hairnets. Aided by her licensed assistant, Ashleigh Blackwell, the skilled stylist metamorphoses straight locks with permanent and semipermanent texture waves and unwinds corkscrews with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments. In addition to grownup coiffures, Morgan tends to kids' ?dos and infant's first cuts, giving tots the chance to weigh in on part placement and how sporting a mohawk puts them at a great disadvantage during games of duck, duck, goose.
Not only does Helena Collins bring a decade of aesthetic skills to her post as spa owner and therapist, but she also draws on her personal experience juggling motherhood and entrepreneurship. Balancing multiple responsibilities, agenda books, and spinning plates stacked with agenda books has given Collins a firsthand sense of how to meet the beauty needs that accompany hectic lifestyles. She blends this perspective with a holistic approach to help clients feel their best even when they're at their busiest.
Peels, microdermabrasion, and ultrasound therapy transform faces inside Sois Belle Spa. Collins also specializes in oncology aesthetics, and as a member of the International Oncology Aestheticians Association, the already busy beauty pro volunteers at Charlotte's Presbyterian Hospital.
Equilibrium Zen Gym's holistic healers continually study traditional Chinese medicine to get the knowledge required to strengthen physiques, not just by treating clients' symptoms, but by healing the root of their problems. Equilibrium's staff of soothers includes George Gantt, who became a Tai Chi enthusiast after a knee injury during his college years, and Ingrid Harris, who left a lengthy career in the business world to become a licensed massage therapist
During the center's reflexology treatment, Ingrid manipulates specific points on the feet to increase the energy flow in the rest of the body. Intuitive massages are tailored to each unique client, and craniosacral therapy balances the body with light touches.