The physical therapists at PT Squared, LLC aim to increase their patient’s function while minimizing discomfort and boosting strength. In doing so, their services range from working with those who have received sports injuries or chronic pain to helping others prevent falls. In an effort to keep bodies in tip-top shape, they also instruct fitness classes in circuit training and their signature Momaerobics program, which promotes bonding between mom and baby without the use of paste.
Innovation is alive and well at Pilates of Collierville, a wellness studio whose instructors specialize in Stott Pilates, an updated system based on the original Pilates technique developed in the 1920s. Stott augments the original core-strengthening workouts of Pilates with new forms of resistance, building students’ muscles with equipment such as exercise mats, resistance bands, and wading pools filled with half-churned butter.
When he’s not running The Sun Porch, owner Danny Box moonlights as an Elvis impersonator. His wardrobe covers all stages of the King’s career, from the sleek leather jacket and sunglasses of his ’68 comeback to the sequined ensembles of his Vegas days. This aesthetic attention to detail becomes useful when presiding over his salon, where a team of stylists, manicurists, and an aesthetician supports every strip of wax and dollop of nail polish with years of industry experience. Stylists apply their training to haircuts, weaves, and color services.
Since opening its doors to the public and closing its portals to other, more dangerous dimensions in 1998, Rochelle Health & Wellness' staff has helped over 10,000 individuals lose weight and feel better about their skin and body. Multiple types of body wraps, including chocolate mint, tummy, and half-body wraps, help shrink waists when paired with detoxifying teas and cardio DVDs. In addition to fat-fighting treatments, aestheticians administer peppermint facials and nonsurgical face-lifts that work to rejuvenate sagging skin.
Richard & Co. Salon's team of experienced stylists trims and tames frolicking follicles, creating well-structured shapes for round, oval, and trapezoidal faces. Chop off long locks (women's cut, $45) and start sporting an eye patch to become your own evil yet stylish doppelganger. After tress transformation, a Keratin Intense RX treatment (a $50 value, or $30 through October 31) rebuilds hair, repairing chemically damaged strands and reducing future noogie-related breakage. Unlike other conditioning treatments concocted from flavorless jell-o and flat ginger ale, Keratin Intense RX packs a pure keratin protein punch to whip surly manes into shape.