Mind Therapy Group?s highly educated staff challenges unconscious obstacles to weight loss in 30-minute hypnotherapy sessions. To drift into a state of hypnosis, patients recline as a therapist's words or ocean noises guide them into a relaxed state of focused attention. As conscious and unconscious minds connect, clients learn to approach food differently, developing healthier dispositions toward eating. Therapists may repeat affirmations, cultivate therapeutic mental images, or help clients address false, unconscious beliefs about themselves. Each session aims to curtail negative behaviors and promote lifestyle patterns that benefit the weight-loss process.
Tibetan Buddhist and Taoist Master Chufei Tsai presides over Zen Village, a multifaith spiritual center. Eastern philosophy is the root for ancient practices?such as yoga and mindful meditation?which can foster physical and spiritual well-being in the modern world. This two-pronged approach to wellness reflects Tsai?s background: A trained nurse, she also has traveled the world studying centuries-old philosophies and has taught more than six thousand students.
Zen Village?s courses cover yoga styles ranging from Vinyasa, a flowing style that synchronizes breathing with poses, to Tibetan healing yoga, which aims to balance the seven chakras. The eclectic catalog also includes introductions to the tenets of Buddhism, the basics of Zen living, and the art of brewing tea from Asia. The courses allow students to intake prosperity and evolve with a healthy lifestyle.
The instructors at Perfect Balance Fitness & Martial Arts Training strive to create a happy marriage between Eastern and Western philosophies. Master Al Agon draws from the discipline and fitness ideals of ancient martial arts techniques and modernizes them with instruction tailored to help kids build discipline and focus in school and professionals cope with stresses at work. To earn a black belt, students must exhibit devotion not only at the gym but also in other important aspects of life, such as relationships and school work, striving toward a lifetime of fitness and overall contentment. In addition to the martial arts program, the venue also hosts intense kickboxing classes in which students pummel punching bags until they agree to share the secrets of withstanding a pummeling. One-on-one personal training sessions also adhere to Agon's training philosophy and are tailored to help clients meet their individual wellness goals.
Dr. Lenny Bloch welcomes patients to Boca Acupuncture with a client-centered, holistic approach to medicine that asserts that symptoms arise from larger patterns and require compassionate, whole-body attention. After studying his patients' medical charts, he culls from the myriad healing treatments that fall beneath the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—including acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine—to help the body to find balance and relief from ailments such as women's reproductive issues, pain, and cigarette addiction. Dr. Bloch requests that new clients bring medical records or an intricately labeled Operation board game to give him a clear picture of the history and status of their health problems.
Dr. Bloch became a believer in acupuncture and TCM after suffering a debilitating spinal-cord injury that left him paralyzed from his rib cage down on his right side and complete numb from his rib cage down on his left side. For years, he dealt with traditional western-medicine doctors telling him that he would not regain feeling on his left side, but after turning to Chinese medicine, he was able to once again feel hot, cold, sharp, and dull sensations. He's quick to admit that he still has some sensory issues, but he believes that Chinese medicine pushed him beyond the limits of western medicine, and he wants everyone who walks into his office to have similar results.
Facebook is a platform for personal profiles, but at Doral Chamber of Commerce, the team views it as a platform for something else entirely: marketing potential. Dedicated to boosting area business’s profiles—especially via web tools—the center hosts a wide variety of educational programs. Their course on social media, for example, helps business owners keenly navigate Facebook, along with sites such as Twitter and YouTube. Other courses touch on topics such as book marketing and public speaking, an art that requires poise and pyro techniques.
Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.