At Riverside Chiropractic Center, Dr. Reza Pourshadi treats his patients with a holistic approach. Rather than simply soothing symptoms as they appear, the doctor ensures the body is in a constant state of wellness. Through spinal adjustments, posture screenings, and nutritional and exercise counseling, Dr. Pourshadi can help patients adhere to sustainable, long-lasting healthy practices. The center also offers massages, cold laser, and ultrasound therapies to assuage lingering chronic pain in joints and muscles.
For many people, relaxing and exercising are very different activities, carried out in very different places. But at RelaXercise Fitness Spa, those two worlds set aside their differences and come together to simultaneously soothe and tone bodies. Wooden accents and soft colors decorate the spa side of the facility, where nail technicians pamper clients and beautify nails with manicures and pedicures. On the fitness end of things, instructors lead groups through high-energy boot camp workouts and the lively dance steps of Zumba. The RelaXercise fitness team also leads multi-week weight loss programs that cover a wide range of topics, including how to burn away unwanted fat, how to avoid roadblocks in dieting, and how to repurpose old jeans and create a second family out of scarecrows.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's Gym members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
The licensed massage therapists at Life Healing Spa send stress the way of the corded phone. As far as other things susceptible to knots, staff members take the kinks out of muscles by rendering six Westernized treatments, such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. But they also offer Chinese-style therapies, including cupping and gua sha therapy. During gua sha, a therapist pressures the skin in strokes with a round-edged instrument to decrease the visibility of small red petechiae, called "sha," in two to three days.
Inside Evolutions Fitness Training’s 3,000-square-foot fitness facility, patrons craft well-rounded health regimens amid mirror-lined walls, Nautilus weight machines, TV-clad cardio equipment, and a variety of free weights. Led by motivational instructors, boot-camp and Zumba classes prevent stagnation with energetic music and challenging routines that spice up traditional workouts without replacing barbells with live mountain lions. The gym’s certified personal trainers push clients through plateaus or jump-start training, elucidating proper form and the necessary nutrition to build a strong, healthy body.
Mitchell Wachtel, a doctor of podiatric medicine, has devoted his practice to treating medical and cosmetic imperfections of the foot. Dr. Wachtel's areas of expertise include diabetic and pediatric care, addressing foot issues that arise from poor circulation or improper biomechanics with custom orthotics that prevent long-term damage. Heel pain, whether it arises from plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or stress fractures, is another of Dr. Wachtel's specialties, and he relieves pain by prescribing specialized shoes, performing laser therapy, or imbuing patients with the power of flight. He also uses advanced lasers to treat heel pain and pain caused by Achilles tendonitis.
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