Licensed massage therapist Thomas Snyder works in two different settings: clients’ homes and his own homey, red-brick studio. In either case, he relaxes muscles and relieves tension with a diverse range of bodywork treatments, including therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and reflexology. He even offers massage parties, during which he treats guests to soothing strokes in celebration of the host’s birthday, bridal shower, or other important events.
“My back is killing me!” Steve Corson regularly heard complaints like this while working in the restaurant biz. The desire to quell backaches and workplace stress is what eventually drove him to become a licensed massage therapist. He set up shop in Full Throttle Ink tattoo parlor, where he dissolves tension with long, gliding Swedish strokes and concentrated deep-tissue kneads. Steve also tends to sports-related injuries, and he tackles painful knots built up over time or after pro games of Twister using trigger-point therapy.
As the founder of Yorktown Chiropractic, Dr. Philip Jeanmenne calls upon his advanced knowledge of anatomy and his experiences as an athlete to treat sports injuries and tend to the stresses of everyday life. His enthusiasm for the mechanisms of movement extends to his assistant, Amanda, who works closely with patients to address their concerns during exams and consultations. X-ray, ultrasound, and electronic muscle-stimulation equipment lines the office walls, lending assistance to Dr. Phil as he decompresses spines and tends to vertebral discs scratched from overplaying. On his rare breaks from providing and overseeing chiropractic, massage, and nutritional services, Dr. Phil strives to better understand the body’s needs through continuing education.
The Athletic Club of York, co-owned by a national collegiate-racquetball champion and an AFAA certified personal trainer, ensures a friendly, laid-back atmosphere with a down-to-earth staff that strives to remember each visitor by name. The 26,000-square-foot gym unfurls enough elbow space for exercisers to wrestle with strength and cardio equipment before overcoming post-workout soreness with services such as massage therapy. The gym's communal vibe also fosters the positive tone of group fitness classes, during which feet master Zumba steps or kickboxing strikes in an aerobic studio. Guests can plunge into the indoor lap pool for self-guided strokes, aquatic programs, or swimming lessons, while children break down and rapidly reassemble slingshots at a Kidz Fit Club boot camp.
Helmed by Dr. Nikhilesh Agarwal, The Vein Center of Pennsylvania treats spidery blood-carriers with vein-withering sclerotherapy. The 25-minute visits start with a comprehensive exam to determine whether problematic veins are spider, varicose, or coolant tubes from half-finished cyborg transformations. A battery of sclerotherapy injections tests which chemicals are the safest for fighting veins, before Dr. Agarwal injects the winning solution into doomed veins, causing them to collapse and disappear. Treatments require little to no downtime, allowing patients to quickly return to busy work schedules or constant backyard stakeouts to catch Amelia Earhart stealing the lawn flamingos. This is an introductory offer, complete treatment may require 4 to 6 additional sessions.
At Rejuvenation Wellness & Detox Center, herbalist and therapist Yolanda helps clients find inner balance. Her specialties include colon hydrotherapy, detoxifying footbaths, and pair biomagnetism, during which she places magnets over specific points of the body to restore the body’s pH levels.