Lucia Chiropractic Clinic’s Doctor of Chiropractic George W. Lucia Jr., who speaks English and Spanish, aligns adults’ and kids’ spines with chiropractic adjustments and fortifies bodies with nutritional supplements. He uses techniques such as intersegmental traction to alleviate bulging discs and therapies such as moist heat, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation to treat soft-tissue injuries. He even offers digital scans of feet to determine if there are any imbalances in the feet causing spine problems and ruining competitive race-walking potential.
As an avid sports fan, participant in sports such as hockey and football, and a youth-sports coach, Dr. Lucia recognizes the effects that intense physical activity can have on the body. He treats a variety of athletes at his clinic and is the official chiropractic physician for the Carolina Renegades, as well as the chiropractor for The Camel City Thrashers roller-derby team, a sport whose athletes are as injury-prone as a crash-test dummy’s stunt double.
Dr. Raymond Frye kindles his passion for beautiful smiles by developing convenient at-home pearl-polishing devices to forge dentist-chair results. His ultrasonic toothbrush invigorates morning routines by scrubbing teeth at the speed of 30,000 dynamic strokes per minute. A built-in alert sounds every 30 seconds, letting brushers know to switch areas and reward themselves with a piece of saltwater taffy, before a two-minute timer signals the end of cleaning. For immediate enhancement, regimens such as the Icing 30 Carat system, JägerWhite gel, and Shazzam White gel brighten beams with varying strengths of carbamide peroxide, eschewing the expense and hassle of in-office treatments. Specialized whitening trays, which shape to fit the mouth in an easy at-home molding session, contour to the gum line to keep the whitening solution focused on its pearly objectives, never veering off to burnish marble statues or someone else’s teeth.
Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts' experienced instructors foster flexibility in yogis of all ages and experience levels with a variety of limb-limbering classes that target physical and mental stress. In the serene studio, pupils perk up postures bent from manning the helm of warring starships with an alignment-based class, or bend, balance, and headstand with a vigorous power-flow session. Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts' wall-suspended straps help refine postures and improve flexibility, and expecting mothers and seniors, as well as those recovering from disease or illness, can all select classes from a bustling schedule to suit their needs and activity level. After classes, the vibrant downtown arts district and innovation quarter beckon and tease imaginations.
Clanging weights and whirring bikes have unendingly echoed throughout Kraze Fitness and American Martial Arts Academy since 1998, when the 24-hour gym first opened its doors as 24/7 Fitness. With the help of the facility?s ultramodern fitness and strength-training equipment, the personal trainers enthusiastically motivate clients to drop pounds and lead healthier lifestyles without the hassle of transplanting their brains into fitter bodies. The club is run by an MMA black belt, who shows his stuff in martial-arts classes for youths and adults. Intense cross-training sessions incorporate Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell drills, and rhythmic Latin beats underscore energetic Zumba classes, providing an upbeat alternative to meditative yoga classes and cathartic kickboxing sessions.
Stand Up Martial Arts and Fitness devotes its programs to helping clients discover their ideal body type. In a noncompetitive yet challenging setting, martial-arts instructors might helm private lessons or workouts geared toward sports performance. During group classes, guests perspire together toward their wellness goals, and women-only boot camps compile intense drills to burn calories. Trainers welcome participants from all fitness backgrounds, coaching professional fighters, stay-at-home moms, and dedicated seniors with the same amount of devotion and the Hulk's pair of magical hand wraps.
Treating tense muscles is like bargain hunting—it can conserve a lot of money in the long run but shouldn’t be done with the aid of a shady character in a dark alley. Amid soothing décor featuring earthy tones and violet hues, clients of Massage Envy begin their 90-minute session with an initial consultation that determines which customized massage will provide the best results. For example, a sports massage provides treatment specific to the athlete’s sport, reflexology targets points on the extremities to balance the nervous system, and deep-tissue massage unties knots while relieving chronic muscle tension. Trigger-point therapy alleviates tight areas within muscle tissue through cycles of isolated pressure and release, while a Swedish massage relaxes the whole body with long, gliding strokes. The professional massage therapists at Massage Envy will apply the necessary muscle treatment with pinpoint precision and buttery smoothness during convenient hours, including evenings and weekends.