The female-focused health and wellness gurus at Comprehensive Healthcare for Women practice a whole view on health and wellness in an attempt to banish stress and tension with restorative Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal therapeutic massages. During each massage, skilled therapists ease tightness from stiff muscles with nimble fingers that can draw upon long, flowing Swedish-massage strokes to knead tendons with alternating pressure or firm deep-tissue strokes to loosen knotted connective tissue and milk lactic acid from musculature. Comprehensive Healthcare's team of therapists tailor massage techniques to pamper and alleviate stress and pain for each client. Prenatal massages can help mothers-to-be by curtailing anxiety, soothing inflamed nerves, and helping the body flush away stores of excess fluid and sarsaparilla to reduce swelling. Hot stones may be added to the massage for no additional fee.
Clients would almost think they were still outside upon walking into Cleanse Natural Health Spa because its green, blue, and chocolate hues mirror the color scheme of nature. This aesthetic reflects the staff’s commitment to natural treatments that help cleanse the body. One of those treatments is colon hydrotherapy, performed using an FDA-approved closed system operated by certified colon hydrotherapists. In private suites, the equipment gently flushes the large intestine with pure water, which washes away accumulated waste materials when expelled. This results in a colon that performs its daily duties better and absorbs nutrients as efficiently as a bunny in the produce aisle.
The far-infrared sauna is another means of natural detoxification, but instead of water, this treatment harnesses the power of simulated sunlight. The Sunlighten sauna saturates bodies with a deep heat inspired by the infrared rays of the sun, which triggers sweating and toxin expulsion. As toxins flee, so do pain, fatigue, skin imperfections, and stress.
Doctors Lorraine Hurst and Jim Kreibich are like telephones for the body; they help it communicate. Their chiropractic adjustments realign the vertebrae so the nervous system can send the right signals to nerves throughout the rest of the body. In addition to operating the spinal switchboard, the doctors also spot sources of pain through examination and x-rays. They remove such discomfort with massage therapy or ultrasound therapy that vibrate and massage the tissue with small sound waves. While many people associate chiropractic care with issues of the back, treatments also sustain health and promote self-healing in the entire body. These treatments improve structural misalignments, alleviating associated health issues as allergies, insomnia, and headaches along the way.
Named one of 2012's top 100 five-star bicycle retailers in the United States by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, Penn Cycle and Fitness has helped its customers enjoy smooth cycling for more than 50 years. From spare parts to automobile racks, the shop carries a large assortment of bike-riding gear for casual and serious excursions, while also offering repairs. During repair classes, the staff imparts its knowledge of bicycle mechanics onto pupils, who walk away from the 90-minute sessions with the ability to adjust brakes, fix faulty chains, and recite owners’ manuals backwards.
Illuminate the room with your gleaming, healthy smile, and cut electrical bills into attractive heart shapes thanks to Dr. Ellie Mahmoodi’s chomper-cleaning skills. A dental-school graduate of the University of Minnesota and member of several dental associations, Dr. Ellie knows that visiting a dentist can be a very stressful experience. That’s why Serenity Dental is committed to providing a relaxing atmosphere and spa-like amenities that are more soothing than floating down a lazy river of bubbly ginger ale. Your visit includes comfy perks such as complimentary beverages, warm neck-wraps, aromatherapy, and lavender-scented warm towelettes in an inviting, pastel-colored atmosphere fitted with comfy chairs.
Lara Olson was unhappy with the quality of art education her children were receiving in school. Taking matters into her own hands, she decided to open KidCreate Studio as a place where youngsters can exercise their creative muscles while practicing the visual arts in a fun learning environment. The studio’s curriculum immerses students in the kaleidoscopic world of art through professional lesson plans, incorporating media ranging from watercolor paints and pencils to clay and cloth. Birthday parties at the studio keep children thoroughly engaged with hands-on activities and themed projects, and play groups lasting up to three hours give kids enough time to make new friends or think up at least a dozen more imaginary ones.
Associated Eye Care fields a trio of ophthalmologists who specialize in the all-laser iLASIK system, which utilizes wavefront-guided laser technology to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The vision-correcting procedure begins with a WaveScan eye mapping, which blueprints the cornea’s imperfections and creates a customized 3-D image to guide the surgeon throughout the process. The all-laser IntraLase then creates a precise corneal flap, which reduces the risk of side effects, complications, and mirages of pink elephants. The CustomVue laser reshapes the cornea according to the 3-D eye map to improve vision before the protective flap adheres to the eye naturally. The procedure takes around 10 minutes per eye, and cornea-numbing eye drops are applied to minimize discomfort. Clients usually return to their normal routine within one to three days and typically achieve full vision results within one to four weeks—the same time it takes to find a pair of glasses in a crowd of Coke bottles.
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