At Elite Healing Touch Massage Clinic & Spa, patrons recline in private rooms as licensed massage therapists banish aches and pains with one of six different massage types. Clients can soothe battered pitching arms or legs returning from leap frog tournaments during a sports massage, or luxuriate under the gentle strokes of a classic Swedish treatment. Trigger-point sessions use holistic healing to relieve muscle spasms and cramping, and both aromathapery and raindrop therapy massages harness the aromatic, healing, and relaxing powers of soothing oils. For those with custom concerns or a dolphin-fin implant, combination massages can blend modalities to craft the perfect de-stressing session.
Owners and licensed massage therapists Carla and Sandi treat sore muscles and relieve tension from head to toe with relaxing massages inside one of Wauwatosa's longest standing massage therapy businesses. Soothing kneads and gliding strokes loosen rigid muscles and disentangle tightly knotted tissue, limbering the body for contorting their way through crowded ghost towns. Clients unwind as various manipulations alleviate soreness and improve circulation. A plush purple treatment bed shrouded in warm lighting welcomes clients into a relaxing state, while neutral tones accent a waiting area dotted with artwork painted by Carla, jewelry designed by Sandi, and facial imprints created by dazed clients tranquilly walking into walls posttreatment.
As the cold winter months approach, Penfield Children's Center's staff expects that the families of many of its young attendees will not be able to afford adequate winter gear. The organization would like to outfit youth as young as newborns up to 5 years old with warm outerwear. Each child will receive a full winter ensemble—which includes a down coat, a hat, and a pair of mittens—that is an appropriate match for Milwaukee's harsh winter temperatures.
MCFI aims to supplement the music and animal-assisted therapy programs already available at Wells Street Academy with an aquatic-therapy program. Many of the children have muscle discomfort, and swimming can help loosen their muscles and improve respiratory capacity, as well as provide them with a fun experience. However, the majority of the kids also have limited control over their bodily movements, so flotation devices with head supports will help keep them comfortable and safe in the water.
Inside the private treatment rooms at Natural Therapeutics, Rachel Warnock spends her days energizing clients with holistic ayurvedic services. As a trained ayurvedic wellness consultant with a master's in vedic science, she is well equipped to design personalized treatment plans to address a variety of health concerns, from easing digestive pains to revving up metabolisms so they run faster than a G4 jet fueled by espresso. Depending on each client's issues, these treatment plans can include diet suggestions, cleansing detox teas, and herbal remedies, which Rachel retails at the center.
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc. works to improve the health and welfare of Milwaukee’s American Indian community. The center comprises a medical clinic and wellness center, which provide medical and social services for Native people of all ages and tribes. The clinic emphasizes preventative and diagnostic care with routine checkups, lab work, immunizations, and family-planning services; it also refers clients to specialists or hospitals. Special programs—including the Choices Youth Prevention program and the diabetes program—encourage residents to focus on their well-being through outreach and recreational activities such as fitness instruction or the Native Wellness Garden Club.
The personal trainers at Vita Fitness work in tandem with licensed physical therapists to design custom regimens for clients of all fitness levels. After evaluating posture and weak areas in the body and appraising flexibility with a Twister test, the expert shape-shifters draw up workouts that may employ Woodway treadmills, Keiser strength equipment, free weights, and balls. Guests also get advice on weight loss and nutrition, as well as sport-specific training tips for everything from running to racquetball to underwater jai-alai. Six trainers on staff at the 3rd Ward gym and more at the Fox Point location easily accommodate schedules for early birds, lunchtime larks, and nighthawks. On-site extras include private lockers, showers, a smoothie bar, and off-street parking.