Doctors Michael and Andrew Grano, voted the favorite chiropractors in Sussex County in the 2010 New Jersey Herald Readers' Choice awards, relieve spinal and postural difficulties with chiropractic care aimed at preventing common sources of pain or illness. Consultations begin with a professional evaluation of the spine to detect irregularities or con artists masquerading as vertebrae, and a computerized orthotic scan reveals any postural problems caused by weight distribution on the feet. Digital spinal x-rays arm the skeletal therapists with a glossy map to chart treatment, which may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and massage. Patients can follow their treatment or schedule a separate appointment for a deep-tissue massage in the relaxing oasis room at the hands of Grano's experienced massage therapists. The specialist combats chronic tension with gradual strokes and deep pressure on a specific area that can leave some muscles sore and others jealous for attention. In addition, a physician will evaluate each individual's nutritional profile to point out dietary habits that can enhance their overall wellness, and present two tickets to a nutritional seminar.
The moment massages cured her headaches, Dawn Gomez knew she wanted to pay it forward. While studying massage therapy, she discovered yoga. Soon, she realized that massages and yoga were two halves of the same coin; both foster relaxation and a deeper awareness of the body.
In 2007, Dawn opened Garden of Life Massage and Yoga Center, gathering a team of certified massage therapists, yoga teachers, and intuitive healers. Since then, they've worked together to create a community where visitors can forget about the outside world and its undetectable Terminators to breathe slower, sigh deeper, and feel tension evaporate from their body. Sublime serenity rests within the focused poses of the yoga classes--one for every level of practitioner--or the careful bodywork of the massages, which draw from a number of traditional modalities. Garden of Life is also home to a growing retail boutique filled with unique wares of artisans from around the globe.
At Alora Laser Spa, the star of the show is appropriately named the StarLux 500. This Palomar laser transforms to conduct a wide variety of cosmetic services. One handpiece turns it into a laser hair-removal machine, and another gives it the power to fade away unsightly leg veins. A third is geared toward treating acne or rejuvenating complexions with photofacials.
Alongside other technologies, such as microcurrent instruments and ultrasonic tools for facials, the StarLux 500 exemplifies the spa's advanced approach to beauty. That being said, the staff hasn't forgotten about classic, nature-inspired techniques. Their body wraps, for example, work to diminish the appearance of cellulite with ingredients ranging from paraffin wax to sea kelp, whose natural slimming properties explain why sea otters can always fit into size-2 jeans.
During her more than 15 years in the fitness industry, studio owner Andrea Powers has obtained certifications in yoga, spinning, personal training, and lifestyle coaching. Now with her own studio, Andrea, alongside husband and fellow instructor John, leads an experienced group of staff members who specialize in varied practices such as yoga therapy, Pilates, and Zumba. Steeped in the studio?s welcoming, judgment-free atmosphere, the staff strives to help patrons of all shapes and sizes to achieve their fitness goals.
Andrea?s yoga classes range from beginner-friendly sessions to vigorous Vinyasa flows that build strength and flexibility while banishing calories to sweat towels. With the aid of props and a ballet barre, Pilates classes tone firm tummies and lithe limbs. Zumba sessions enlist energetic Latin beats that are as confidence-inspiring and as easy-to-follow as a flowchart for making toast.
Vastu is, simply put, a place to heal and reconnect the body, mind, and spirit. At this soothing wellness center in Warwick, clients can take uplifting classes and workshops, have relaxing bodywork sessions, or learn how to be well by harnessing the healing power of good nutrition, supplements, and community. In the Vastu studio, students can meditate and move at the same time during Kai Chi Do classes, sculpt muscles in Vinyasa Yoga Strength sessions, or learn to Let Go & Flow in a laid-back session devoted to linking breath with challenging asanas. Onsite massage, from Thai Yoga to aromatherapy and prenatal modalities, helps guests relax. And they can choose to have acupuncture done or even send kids off to a yoga class of their own, such as quantum mechanics for toddlers.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: UV tanning
Brands Used: Sontegra beds, Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, Supre, and more
Pro Tip: Skin typing, basing and exposure level combined with lotions will give you that perfect bronze tan