Health & Beauty B ack in the ’80s, Billy Crystal captured the essence of The Me Generation in character Fernando Lamas and his memorable credo: “It’s not how good you feel, darling, it’s how good you look.” It was also the era of “No Pain, No Gain,” “Feel the Burn,” and “You can never be too rich or too thin.” Well, we’ve come a long way, baby. The exercise and diet crazes of the ’80s have evolved, leaving more sophisticated and better informed consumers in its wake. That’s not to say we don’t still pine for the magic pill that will restore youth, perfect our looks and eliminate the need for exercise. But we have begun to under- stand that, mostly, we’re going to get out of our bodies what we put into them. In our inaugural Health & Beauty issue, we explore some proven methods of improving your inside and outside package, along with more experimental ones. In addition to features on raw food, fitness and detoxifying your bad self, we’ve included a comprehensive list of the region’s health-related establishments — from yoga studios and alter- native wellness centers to gyms, health food stores, spas and cosmetic surgeons — for those who don’t mind feeling good and looking good at the same time. DETOX ACUPUNCTURE CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE OF ARLINGTON, INC. 1309 St. Johns Bluff Road N., Bldg. B, ACCUCARE OF FLORIDA Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 745-1735 1437 Flagler Ave., Jacksonville, Licensed acupuncturist Michael Runyan has 613-7794 been providing acupuncture with or without Accucare of Florida is a general practice uti- needles for eight years, treating multiple lizing Classical Five Element techniques, medical problems including acute and which deal with the body, mind and spirit. chronic pain, infertility, stress and fatigue. The practice concerns acute and chronic Organic herbal formulas can be made pain control, addiction control and detoxifi- specifically for each client. Services are cation therapy and offers a weight loss pro- covered by PIP (auto injuries), worker’s com- gram. Other services such as reiki, shiatsu, pensation and other major insurance com- auricular and Korean Hand acupuncture are panies. Runyan also has 26 years experi- also offered. ence as a physician’s assistant. ACUPUNCTURE & ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL CENTER CORE OF HEALTH 8280 Princeton Square Blvd. W., Ste. 1, Mary E. Romaine Jacksonville, 636-0087 3750 Kori Road, Mandarin, 292-4151 Eve M. Lucken, licensed acupuncture physi- Romaine’s focus is on anxiety, pain and cian, offers acupuncture and massage ther- women’s issues, including menopause, post- apy to provide balance both internally and partum fatigue and depression. She has a externally. Lucken treats acute and chronic four-year degree in acupuncture from an health conditions, and promotes wellness accredited acupuncture school and a degree education. in Chinese herbal medicine, including a master’s in Oriental medicine and herbs. DEBBIE YOUNG, AP 120 Lemon St., Neptune Beach, ACUPUNCTURE CENTER 501-1632 OF FERNANDINA Young offers traditional acupuncture, moxa, 2886 S. Eighth St., Ste. 7, Fernandina cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and med- Beach, 277-2050 ical qigong energy work, specializing in Acupuncture physician James Jones holds acute and chronic pain, stress reduction a Master of Science degree in Chinese and women’s health. Weekly shen zhen medicine and is a certified acupuncturist, WALTER COKER qigong classes are available. blending traditional Chinese medicine with complementary therapies. HONEYSETT ACUPUNCTURE 1529 Margaret St., Ste. 2, Riverside, ACUPUNCTURE AND HOLISTIC 304-5011 HEALTH CENTER Acupuncture physician Haley Honeysett, Stew on this: Laurence Layne proffers a bowl of detox tea. Dr. Michael Kowalski, AP, DA located in the Silver Chiropractic & Well- 4237 Salisbury Road, Ste. 107, ness Building, provides safe, effective treat- Jacksonville, 296-9545 ments, FDA-approved homeopathic medi- Acupuncture physician Michael Kowalski cines, quality Chinese herbal formulas, and offers acupuncture, herbal medicine and Pipe Cleaners diet and nutrition therapy. Honeysett offers nutritional support to naturally treat affordable healthcare in a comfortable envi- chronic and acute problems. Massage ronment, treating a wide range of conditions therapist Billy Orser offers neuromuscular, from physical pain, addiction and emotional craniosacral, zero balancing and Swedish disorders to reproductive functions, often in massage for musculoskeletal healing conjunction with Western medicine. Where to go when you want to get what’s inside out and relaxation. ACUPUNCTURE-PLUS INGRAM CASWELL, AP L emon juice, bentonite clay, maple mum health, but it must be done while Nature’s Cleanse “Ultimate 432 Second St. S., Jacksonville Beach, OF JACKSONVILLE 246-4100 syrup and dandelion tea are just a few safely. For example, he says having Cleanse” rings up at around $29. 3107 Spring Glen Road, Ste. 201, Caswell is a licensed, board-certified Jacksonville, 742-2967 of the ingredients that nutritionists multiple colonics in a short time span Wilson recommends all adults detox Traditional Chinese medicine by Mark acupuncture physician integrating a West- ern medical background with Chinese medi- and herbalists say will help your body or employing an extreme dietary regi- once or twice a year. Dedrick, board-certified master acupuncture cine to provide quality holistic care to the physician, practices acupuncture with Chi- flush out the toxins that accumulate men can push your body too far. A cheaper, more traditional form nese herbs and specializes in pain relief, Jacksonville Beach community. Caswell has served as president and vice-president of through bad diet and exposure to “You can do cleansing very simply, of detox is fasting, which traces its roots relaxation, immune function and fertility the Northeast Florida Acupuncture Alliance. issues. Dedrick is clean-needle certified. environmental pollutants. From the very inexpensively,” says Layne. “You to religious observances, like Ramadan, Some insurance accepted. mild (a pill-form detox taken with a can do a mono-foods diet — eat noth- Yom Kippur and Lent. The benefits of JACKSONVILLE ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE WITH BETH CENTER meal) to the extreme (fasting, ing but potatoes for a few days, brown fasting can vary from a simple reduc- 1525 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, colonics, all-raw-food diet), there is a rice or grapes. All of those can poten- tion in the amount of refined sugar or Intracoastal, 223-3334 396-3896 The mission of Dr. Carlson and staff at wide range of ways to flush your tially cleanse the body in a gentle way.” alcohol your body must process to a Acupuncture physician Beth E. Hopkins- Jacksonville Acupuncture is to educate and Acampora has been providing alternative body of unwanted waste. While these Layne says simple herbal cleanses, higher spiritual awareness, according to medicine services for more than 13 years, heal through acupuncture and alternative medicine, treating conditions related to body-cleansing and detoxification involving chamomile, yarrow or bur- adherents. But the downsides of specializing in women’s health, enhancing migraines, musculoskeletal pain, gastroin- fertility, Chinese herbs and lifestyle modifi- practices have been utilized for cen- dock teas, are also effective. extended fasts can be very real, includ- cations. Hopkins-Acampora works with testinal disorders and more. turies, they have recently become Chantel Wilson agrees that body ing vitamin deficiencies, muscle break- local reproductive clinics to improve IVF JOYCE MURPHY, AP pregnancy rates and produced the DVD “Tai part of the American mainstream. detoxification is a great way to stay down and blood-sugar problems. Some Chi for Expecting Mothers,” and aims to 1 San Jose Place, Ste. 28, Walk into any Target or Walmart, healthy — but she deals with the experts warn that detox regimens also Jacksonville, 292-1048 offer quick, effective, long-lasting results Murphy is a licensed acupuncture physician and books like “Super Cleanse: packaged kind. Wilson, an employee pose risks, including inflaming the for those who are serious about getting who uses acupuncture, focusing on pressure better. acupunctureforfertility.com Detox Your Body for Long-Lasting at Diane’s Natural Food Market on digestive tract, harming the liver and points to relieve pain and stress, and to boost the immune system. Foot reflexology, Health and Beauty” and even the S.R. 312 in St. Augustine who’s been kidneys, and causing unpleasant, liquid ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE BodyTalk and reiki are also offered. Open SPECIALISTS absurdly titled “21 Pounds in 21 working in the health foods industry bowel movements. 1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, Monday through Friday by appointment. Days: The Martha’s Vineyard Diet for more than eight years, has had For anyone considering a detox 396-1767 KAM LEE ADVANCED This group offers traditional and classical Detox” line the shelves. These regi- extensive training in cleansing regi- regimen, it’s best to consult a doctor, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, myofascial ACUPUNCTURE CENTER mens through tutorials and self- herbalist or knowledgeable health 6290 103rd St., Jacksonville, 777-2287 mens aren’t just for health nuts and pain therapy, massage and Pilates. Other 1835 East West Parkway, Ste. 5, experimentation. “Learning about it food expert before beginning. It’s also services include complementary medicine hippies. They’ve now been adopted to treat fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, Fleming Island, 215-6111 by soccer moms and college kids and experiencing it can be two differ- worth remembering that a single Specializing in the Chinese balance method autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, of acupuncture therapy for pain, Kam Lee alike, and incorporated into many ent things when it comes to the detox won’t make up for a year’s stress and non-operative pain problems. Dr. Advanced Acupuncture Center also incorpo- Piper L. Wilson specializes in women’s celebrity diets. cleanses,” she says of her time trying worth of bad health decisions. Rather health, reproduction and infertility. rates traditional herbal medicines, tai chi and kung fu for total well-being. Services Laurence Layne, owner of Healing different brands of detox. “As far as than hoping to flush away the bad, include nutritional therapy, N.A.E.T allergy BEACHES ACUPUNCTURE & Waters Clinic & Herb Shop in St. the whole-body cleanses, there’s not a it’s better to put into your body what WELLNESS, INC. relief, a self-defense class and fitness classes for weight and health maintenance. Augustine, is one of just a handful of whole lot of options out now. There’s you hope to get out of it. Joyce Lockwood, AP, Dipl. AC 217 First St., Neptune Beach, 270-1499 herbalists in Northeast Florida. He maybe five or six.” — Kara Pound Lockwood is a board-certified acupuncture KAREN M. BASILE, MHS, AP, studied at the East West School of These different types of cleanses email@example.com physician who treats acute and chronic pain, Dipl.AC 217 First Street, Neptune Beach, Herbology in Santa Cruz, Calif., and can last anywhere from seven days to allergies, stress, asthma, fatigue, anxiety, 249-2118 insomnia and depression. At this full-time is a member of the American Herbal- one month. They differ in intensity, general practice, located within Cobalt Basile is a state-licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncture physician ist Guild, with two decades of experi- too, but are all similarly priced. At Moon, Lockwood also offers herbal consul- with a full-time practice at the Beaches, tations and medical qigong treatments, as ence. Layne says that body cleansing Diane’s, a ReNewLife “First Cleanse” well as evening and Saturday appointments. offering acupuncture for many acute and chronic conditions — including pain, is an essential way to maintain opti- two-week program runs around $26, stress disorders, depression and anxiety, Health & Beauty digestive disturbances and sciatica. Call to AFFORDABLE CHIROPRACTIC INTRACOASTAL CHIROPRACTIC arrange a free consultation. Day and 252 Solana Road, Ponte Vedra, CLINIC evening appointments are available. 285-2243 Dr. Robert DeVincentis 3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., 14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. A, KRISTOL HEALING CENTER Jacksonville, 996-2243 Jacksonville, 223-1616 2427 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 145 Hilden Road, Ste. 123, Ponte Vedra, The Intracoastal Chiropractic Clinic, located 739-5808 247-2243 in World Gym, provides gentle yet effective Mariellen Kristol, AP, doctor of Oriental Dr. R.G. Packo, Dr. A.J. 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Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, JULINGTON CREEK SOUTHPOINT ACUPUNCTURE 321-0002 CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER Dr. David Fashingbauer provides profes- CENTER, PA 4059 Salisbury Road N., Jacksonville, sional, caring chiropractic treatment to the 465 S.R. 13, Ste. 11, Saint Johns, 281-0058 people of Amelia Island and Nassau 230-0080 Mark Mihaly specializes in herbal medi- County, incorporating gentle, modern tech- Dr. Thomas Lahmann is certified in the cine, acupuncture and zero balancing. niques suitable for the entire family. Onsite, American Medical Association Guidelines He is available by appointment, Monday state-of-the-art X-ray equipment available. for permanent impairment evaluations. through Saturday. Most health insurance plans accepted. His approach to treatment is a combina- tion of chiropractic care, applied kinesi- STANLEY J. HUBBARD BOHANNON CHIROPRACTIC ology and physical therapy modalities 1617 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 1901 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, such as ultrasound, decompression and 434-2010 733-6665 muscle stimulation. This multifaceted Stanley J. Hubbard, acupuncture physician, Dr. Cynthia Bohannon has offered chiro- approach expedites the healing process of brings 25 years of experience to acupunc- practic and alternative services for more new or chronic injuries. ture and shiatsu treatments. Pain and other than 20 years, including acupuncture, problems are treated with a holistic allergy elimination, frequency-specific McGOWAN SPINAL mind/body approach to health. microcurrent, herbs, vitamins and custom REHABILITATION CLINIC herbal formulas. Acupuncture, massage 4617 Brentwood Ave., Jacksonville, therapy and neuromuscular therapy are 350-5544 also offered. McGowan Spinal Rehab Center is a one- CHIROPRACTIC stop shop for pain relief after an auto DEPREY CHIROPRACTIC accident, a sports injury, a soft-tissue ABSOLUTE MEDICAL CLINICS /NATURAL HEALTH CENTER injury, or neck or back pain. Services Accident Care & Wellness 2180 A1A S., Ste. 100, St. Augustine, include on-site diagnostic testing, and Chiropractic Clinic 471-2225 attorney referral is available. McGowan 5913 Normandy Blvd., Ste. 13, Dr. Allen M. Deprey, DC, focuses on holistic accepts auto insurance. Jacksonville, 786-2781 or 786-2222 care focuses on the needs of each individ- 9360 Lem Turner Road, Northside, ual through a team approach. Chiropractic MIND BODY SPIRIT 764-3434 care for neck and spinal injuries is offered, WELLNESS CENTER 904 New Berlin Road, Oceanway, along with and family/individual wellness 13121 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 4, 696-1311 care, massage therapy, rehabilitation treat- Jacksonville, 220-6461 9315 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, ment and general health maintenance. The center offers a single location for 737-1111 beauty, health and well-being. Mind Body ARLINGTON CHIROPRACTIC DUNN WELLNESS CENTER Spirit offers acupuncture, chiropractic, mas- CLINIC 390 Ninth Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, sage therapy and a full-service day spa 6919 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, 249-1551 including hair, skin and nail care. 743-2222 Dr. H. Joseph Dunn, DABCN, DC and Linda Absolute Medical Clinics offer specialists Banister, DC, offer a variety of therapies to MONAHAN CHIROPRACTIC in chiropractic, physical therapy, rehabilita- provide care for both immediate symptom MEDICAL CLINICS tion, neuromuscular technique and mas- relief and long-term total wellness. Dunn 419-A Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, sage. At Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Wellness Center provides patients an indi- 824-8353 Vipul Patel can trace the cause of many vidualized pathway for health, going beyond 3750 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 794-9877 health problems, including headaches, back pain relief to an optimized quality of life. 5000 U.S. 17, Ste. 22, Fleming Island, and neck pain, and can offer relief without 215-5788 drugs or surgery. FRALICKER CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC The Monahan Clinics have a team of chiro- 835 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, 745-1444 practors, medical doctors and massage ACTIVE CHIROPRACTIC Dr. J. Allen and Deborah Fralicker have therapists who offer traditional and alter- WELLNESS CENTER practiced in Arlington for 20 years, focusing native care for whiplash injuries, work- 4111 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, on the treatment of auto accident and work related accidents, headaches and 398-7662 injuries, as well as general diseases and sciatica/radiating pain. Other services Active Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, conditions. They offer spinal health mainte- include laser, oral and IV chelation, hor- neuromuscular massage therapy, BodyScan nance, acupuncture and other non-invasive monal balancing, myofascial pain/ 2010 (energetic scanning with homeopathic health care and wellness programs without fibromyalgia treatment, nutrition, hyper- remedies), and nutrition and weight-loss the use of medication. baric chamber and massage. counseling. The office is located at Hart Bridge Expressway and Atlantic Boulevard. HAAS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC NORTHSIDE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER CLINIC ADVANCED CHIROPRACTIC 11481 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 405, 1312 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, 757-4786 NUTRITION CENTER Jacksonville, 260-1993 Chiropractors Dr. Chris DeWeese and Dr. 440 Third St., Ste. A, Neptune Beach, The Haas Center uses gentle spinal adjust- Steven L. Rhodes are recognized experts in 249-5999 ments to remove nerve interference. They the discovery and treatment of hard-to- Dr. Thomas Kiska, a chiropractic physician also offer rehabilitation, detoxification, detect neck or spine pain sources. Rhodes and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic nutritional and digestive support with a invented a patented MRI device that aids in Board of Nutrition, and Dr. Susan Shepler, a holistic approach. detection of hidden injuries and is part of a chiropractic physician, offer essential Shands Hospital physical research team health services not available in traditional HODGES CHIROPRACTIC studying spinal injuries. Northside handles healthcare, including body-balancing 13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, a full range of chiropractic care and treat- through X-ray analysis, stretching tech- Jacksonville, 223-3330 ment. northsidechiro.com niques and massage therapy. Personalized The mission at Hodges Chiropractic is to nutrition programs with special considera- educate and bring patients to optimal OPACHICH WELLNESS CENTER tion for age, sex, specific health conditions health through natural chiropractic care. 1610 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, and medications are available, as well as Massage therapy to aid in the healing 387-4151 advanced preventive health services for the process is also available. Most major insur- In practice for 27 years, Dr. Patrick active aging population. ances are accepted but not required. Call Opachich is a chiropractic orthopedic spe- for a free consultation. cialist, one of only a few in Jacksonville. FITNESS What Works? Offering chiropractic care for spinal problems and evaluation of upper and lower extremity injuries, Dr. Opachich also counsels on nutrition, diet and weight con- BILL NEWBERN, PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER SportsPlex Health Club, 450 Atlantic If fitness is a universal goal, why is achieving it so universally hard? trol, all with a holistic non-drug approach. Blvd., Neptune Beach, 994-3161 Massage therapy and allergy elimination As a personal fitness trainer, Bill Newbern of the extreme training program known as are also offered. provides an individualized approach to Fitness is like wealth. You need some to health, exercise and nutrition based on an get more. Which puts un-fit folk at a dis- Cross Fit, believes that the ability to stick PAIN RELIEF CENTRE individual’s goals, and medical, exercise with a rigorous workout program requires 208 Southpark Circle E., St. Augustine, and nutrition history. Some benefits of tinct disadvantage. 823-8833 strength training include building or replac- Despite what the already-fit like to a very different mindset, the kind devel- Scott Fechter, DC and Scott Michaels, DC, ing muscle, reducing fat, increasing meta- think, it’s harder — and far less reward- oped by years of military service or partic- provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, bolic rate, decreasing lower back discom- detoxification treatments, muscle rehabili- fort and relieving everyday stress. ing — for the couch potatoes among us ipation in competitive sports. As it hap- tation, color and sound therapy, enzyme to climb up on the Stairmaster or even pens, he’s done both. He served two tours therapy, darkfield microscopy, live blood cell CROSSFITJAX analysis, heavy metal detox and allergy 27 Edgar St., Atlantic Beach, 803-4129, walk into the gym. Well-conditioned sensitivity release. The center treats people (757) 348-9200 people leave a good workout with their “There’s no secret to it,” he says of achieving with fibromyalgia, neck pain, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and auto Hard work focused on attainable goals — CrossFitJax is a training facility offering a insides and outsides in synch — feeling accident injuries. and looking fit. Exercise novices leave fitness. “Nothing you eat, drink or digest strength-and-conditioning program for those committed to fitness. Participants exhausted, but with the same old flabby PONTE VEDRA THERAPY run, climb, push, pull, press, squat and will get you there. Only blood, sweat and tears.” 151 Sawgrass Corners Drive, Ste. 117, catch with body weight, Dynamax balls, exterior they conned into the gym. For Ponte Vedra, 285-3315 free weights, kettlebells and pull-up bars. that reason, workouts offer a greater Ponte Vedra Therapy offers massage ther- It’s hardcore, basic stuff — no mirrors, apy and chiropractic care daily. Dr. Adam music, smoothie bars, TVs or saunas — mental challenge to the un-fit, one that in Afghanistan with the Navy, and was a Chaifetz, in practice since 1988, is dual-cer- combining strength training and monostruc- the legendary “endorphin high” can’t committed athlete in both junior and tified in massage therapy and chiropractic tural movement. cfjax.com high school. medicine. pontevedratherapy.com overcome alone. Workouts are also more CROSS TRAINING SAN MARCO physically arduous for those who don’t “There’s no secret to it,” he says of SHAW CHIROPRACTIC 1722 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, achieving fitness. “Nothing you eat, drink, 8705 Perimeter Park Blvd., Ste. 6, 619-3113 exercise regularly. Whether it’s poor mus- Jacksonville, 997-1349 Unlike traditional programs that see the cle tone or excess poundage, a body digest or shit will get you there. Only Shaw Chiropractic combines cutting-edge body as individual parts, Cross Training unaccustomed to exertion can make a blood, sweat and tears.” technology with time-tested techniques to San Marco views it as a comprehensive restore health in children and adults, find- unit. It’s a personal-training studio that 5-minute drill feel like an hour. Russell, a 31-year-old self-described ing the cause and correcting the problem. combines an integrated approach to fit- Some health clubs, spying a potential “anarchist” in the world of fitness, decries Good health is available without drugs. ness that’s both holistic and healthy. gyms and trainers, and their style of gentle Whether your goal is to lose weight with- market, have begun to respond to this real- SILVER CHIROPRACTIC out losing muscle or build strength without ity. Some have created workouts specifi- encouragement. He accepts only clients to & WELLNESS building mass, the certified personal train- his CrossFit JAX program in Atlantic 1529 Margaret St., Ste. 2, Riverside, ers at Cross Training balance strength cally tailored to overcome defeatist mental- 304-5011 training and cardiovascular exercises. ities, transforming exercise into digestible, Beach who pass an interview, at which he Silver Chiropractic offers chiropractic, 10-minute chunks. Others have opened determines their level of commitment. He acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, DANCE TRANCE FITNESS spinal decompression, and nutritional and 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, facilities designed exclusively for women or flat-out refuses to take new clients in Janu- supplement services. Dr. Shane Silver 246-4600 the overweight. And personal trainers have ary, which he says is rife with people want- accepts all insurance and is in network for 1515 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, Aetna, BC/BS, Humana and Cigna. Afford- 390-0939 increasingly focused on reaching people in ing to sign up but who won’t stick around able cash plans are available. Dance Trance Studios offer a variety of their comfort zones, be it at their homes or past Valentine’s Day. “We’re elitist in a classes with state-of-the-art sound and way,” he admits. But even Russell says that TRAVIS CHIROPRACTIC light effects. Classes include high- in semi-private gym settings. & FITNESS CENTER energy dance fitness, beginners’ program, But even as outreach efforts broaden, it the best path to getting fit is achieving 4114 Herschel St., Jacksonville, urban ballet, breakdown, interval training some level of fitness, even if it doesn’t 384-1240 and boot camp workouts. Free diet and remains something of a mystery what trig- Travis Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic nutrition counseling is also available. gers the commitment to regular exercise. meet his exacting standards. care for all types of pain and dysfunction, dancetrancefitness.com Despite the obvious health benefits, psy- Vince Pannozzo, of Achieve Fitness including arthritis, headaches, migraines, shoulder and knee pain, and all spinal areas, FIRST COAST FITNESS chological rewards and what is a nearly in Orange Park, falls somewhere in as well as massage therapy for relief of pain EQUIPMENT universal desire of most people to be between the extremes. He thinks and increased flexibility. For prescription 1060 U.S. 1, St. Augustine, 829-0625 exercises, there is Nautilus, hydraulic, free- 4195 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, healthy, there remains a yawning gap interventions like gyms and train- weight and cardiovascular equipment. 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Wilcox brings the gym 824-1337 tions to St. Johns Town Center, the Beaches to you with his mobile service. DIANE’S NATURAL FOOD MARKET and Intracoastal West neighborhoods. A 240 S.R. 312, St. Augustine, 808-9978 kids’ menu is available. Open daily. SPORTSPLEX HEALTH CLUB This health-conscious shop features a wide 450 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, selection of all-natural foods, vitamins, sup- HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH 247-5552 plements and wellness products. The lunch 1440 Dunn Ave., Ste. 13, Jacksonville, SportsPlex has seven individual rooms fea- bar serves made-to-order meals. Diane’s 696-9355 turing strength equipment, three rooms New Dawn also makes fresh carrot juice Here’s To Your Health offers a full line of with cardio equipment and two aerobic drinks and smoothies. The lunch counters health products with a trained staff to studies. SportsPlex offers more than 30 inside both health food stores serve sand- answer your questions. classes, including yoga, hatha yoga, wiches on freshly baked whole-grain bread, Pilates, martial arts, aerobics, and step and soups and salads. Sandwich choices include MANATEE CAFÉ body sculpting. Free childcare for ages 4- avocado, peanut butter with honey, falafel, 525 S.R. 16, Ste. 106, Westgate Plaza, 12, $20 a month for ages 1-4 years old. hummus, tofu salad and a veggie burger. St. Augustine, 826-0210 Kids may join the gym at age 12. Owner/chef Cheryl Crosley prepares FLORIDA HEALTH FOODS organic, vegetarian meals like veggie SYNERGY STUDIO 7648 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville, omelets, veggie pitas, burritos, tofu 3576 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 764-8929 or 765-2144 Reubens, miso and vegetable soup, hum- 387-9355 900-20 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, mus and tabouli. The Health Food Market 1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 757-5894 offers the same ingredients used in the 536-1829 1547 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, cafe’s dishes. A fully equipped Pilates studio, Synergy 737-5777 incorporates Pilates-evolved principles in A family-owned business for more than 30 MINDFUL MENUS the rehabilitation of patients, providing a years, Florida Health Foods carries vitamin 210-4360, (866) 286-0755, caring, nurturing environment promoting and mineral supplements, herbs, herbal mindfulmenu.com dignity, self-respect and self-reliance. combinations, teas in bags or bulk, vegetar- MindFul Menu offers food counseling, Classes include semi-private Pilates, ian foods and natural cosmetics. All cooking instruction, personal chef services reformer, mat, physical therapy, massage employees attend seminars so they can and catering in the Beaches area, helping therapy and cardio. Health and fitness speak knowledgeably about their products. create healthful choices, using health sup- assessments are available. portive cooking techniques, and organic THE GRANARY WHOLE FOODS and seasonal produce and products. Deliv- TRUFIT PERSONAL TRAINING 1738 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, ery is available. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 525 Third St. N., Ste. 100, Jacksonville 269-7222 Monday through Saturday. Beach, 372-4277 The Granary is a complete health foods Aspects of fitness are addressed with each store serving Jacksonville since 1979. Cele- NASSAU HEALTH FOODS client, including strength training with a brating its 30th anniversary, The Granary 833 T.J. Courson Road, Fernandina certified fitness trainer, healthful eating carries bulk foods, herbs and spices as well Beach, 277-3158 and a custom cardio plan. An evaluation of as organically grown produce, frozen foods, Locally owned and operated since 1985, goals — weight loss, general fitness, flexi- groceries, natural health and beauty items, Nassau Health Foods is Amelia Island’s bility or sports-specific training — and cur- pet food and household products. A full line complete natural foods store. Owners rent fitness status is made before any pro- of vitamins, herbs and homeopathic reme- Buster and Judy Beaton offer items for gram is begun. dies are available. homeopathy, aromatherapy and sports nutrition, as well as a large selection of WORLD GYM GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET national brand supplements, bulk foods, a 14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. A, 2007 Park St., Riverside, 384-4474 complete selection of bodycare products, Jacksonville, 821-5101 1915 East-West Parkway, Fleming and a 21-day raw food challenge. 9545 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Island, 541-0009 880-4858 This juice and smoothie bar — located in NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS 830 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 285-8223 the Grassroots Market — also offers a 10000 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, A state-of-the-art health facility providing a large selection of gourmet cheeses, and 260-6950 non-intimidating, healthy lifestyle environ- natural and organic items, as well as ready- 11030 Baymeadows Road, ment that offers fitness equipment, free made take-away meals prepared by Turtle Baymeadows, 269-2791 weights and a variety of aerobic classes, as Island. Open daily. Native Sun Natural Foods Market, known well as an indoor basketball court, group SOUTHERN NUTRITION CENTER for stringent standards and customer serv- cycling, yoga, Pilates, kids’ club, tanning, 4345 University Blvd. S., Jacksonville, ice, carries an extensive selection of all- steamrooms, personal trainers, kickboxing 737-3312 natural, and organic vitamins and supple- and massage therapy. worldgym.com REGENCY HEALTH FOODS ments, as well as products for personal Regency Square Mall, Arlington, care, beauty care, weight loss, EFAs, 725-3003 greens, herbs, homeopathy and more. Spe- GOOD EARTH MARKET cial orders and case discounts are avail- HEALTH FOOD 10950 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, able. A Healthy Happy Hour, featuring 260-9547 organic and all-natural beer and wine, is & NUTRITION Affiliated with Grassroots, these full-serv- held at 6 p.m. every third Thursday of the ice, locally owned health food stores carry month and brunch is held at 8 a.m. every BEACH BLENDZ CAFE a complete selection of vitamins and min- Saturday at the Baymeadows location. 14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. A, Intracoastal, erals, as well as groceries, herbs, body- 524-8287 building products, supplements, weight Beach Blendz Cafe was designed specifi- loss products, frozen foods and other nutri- cally by and for the health-and-fitness tional foods. They also stock books, per- conscience customer, adopting the con- MASSAGE Hands-On Activity can be added to any smoothie upon NATURAL MEDICINE SHOPPE request. Smoothie King also offers a wide 1891 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, selection of vitamins, herbs, diet aids and Jacksonville Beach, 249-4372 health foods. A natural health food store located across the street from Adventure Landing, SOUTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER The slumping economy is a boon for the massage industry Natural Medicine Shoppe offers a com- plete line of vitamin supplements, herbs, 3604 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 641-4411 organic foods, aromatherapy items, natu- The center offers a doctor-supervised The lights are low, the music is soft and isn’t slowing down. It’s picking up,” see mainly people in for headaches, ral cosmetics, organic wine and homeo- weight-loss system using the newest New-Agey, and you’re lying motionless, says Michael Garcia, registered nurse backaches and shoulder pain.” pathic products, including natural hor- weight-loss medications, B-12 injections and mone replacement alternatives for women nutrition counseling. Dr. Harold Laski also as if suspended. That’s when those and chief academic officer for Alpha The industry can thank, in part, and men. Saturday shoppers get 10 per- offers pain management and mdjax.com, the hands, warm and thick with herbal School of Massage, located on San injured athletes for the reputation cent off all vitamin supplements. online medical information site. lotion, begin their work, kneading and Juan Avenue in Jacksonville. “There’s boost. Sports medicine gave massage NUVITAE TURTLE ISLAND NATURAL FOODS caressing that aching trapezius muscle, nothing that’s been proven to relieve therapy street cred, taking it out of the 4278 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 363 Atlantic Blvd., Stes. 7 & 8, Atlantic that troublesome deltoid, your strained stress as well as massage.” Garcia sug- realm of special treatment and placing it 388-2400 or 910-2438 Beach, 247-6400 Kara Fitzpatrick offers NuVitae, a sparkling Chef Sean Sigmon and his staff create thoracolumbar fascia. gests that the pressure of the recession within the purview of medical doctors. citrus drink designed to quench the appetite. healthful, organic dishes and deli items, The experience is relaxing, at times has more people seeking out healthy “One of the things that got us Enhanced with 50 percent of recommended made in-house for take-away. The full-serv- daily intake of fiber and 12 essential vita- ice market offers organic produce, gro- transcendent. The pain melts away, as ways to reduce stress, and many are started is the Olympics and sports mas- mins and minerals, NuVitae helps support ceries, beer and wine, and features a bak- does the residual stress of the day. turning to massage therapy. sage,” says Garcia. “That started letting and maintain a healthy lifestyle. ery with gluten-free and vegan options. Beer and wine are served. An organic Sun- Cooler still, your health insurance Though stress levels may have risen people know about the benefits — that PLANET SMOOTHIE day brunch is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., might even pay for it. as the economy declines, the number it wasn’t just a luxury. If you have an 12740 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, with outdoor seating. Open daily. Used to be, massage was considered of people pursuing massage therapy as injury, you have a pain, there’s hardly Intracoastal West, 221-0510 4259 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, WEISE PHARMACY AND a perk, enjoyed only by those who a health-maintenance plan has steadily anything that can touch massage. [It 645-5767 NATURAL FOOD SHOPPE could afford it. Today, massage — or increased over the past decade. “Mas- works as treatment for] fibromyalgia, 1518 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville, 419-6161 388-1564, 384-4642 massage therapy, as it’s come to be sage is a booming profession, because headaches, those kinds of things.” 1540 Wells Road, Ste. 9, Orange Park, Pharmacists are available for consultations known — is common practice for the demand is so great,” Garcia says. Alpha School of Massage, one of 278-3131 in nutrition, fitness, homeopathic and vet- 4495 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 405, erinary products. Weise creates specialty treating everything from sports injuries “There’s a huge demand.” the few massage therapy schools in Jacksonville, 388-4156 items for men’s and women’s therapies and to permanent disabilities. Even average Edna Wade, owner of Wright Cen- Northeast Florida, offers low-cost mas- Planet Smoothie offers a variety of fruit and also features a drive-through window, juice juice smoothies to which you can add a bar, easy parking and a calm, comfortable Joes suffering the ravages of old age are ter of Massage Therapy on San Jose sage (around $30 per hour, less than number of nutritional products to suit your atmosphere. Massage therapy is available prescribed massage therapy as a general Boulevard in Jacksonville, concurs. “At half of what most spas charge) as a way needs. Sip into a “Road Runner,” “2-Piece at the fitness clinic, as are individual nutri- health-maintenance plan. It makes first, it was slowing down,” says Wade of procuring clients for their students. Bikini” or a “Twig & Berries.” The Lake- tional programs. wood and Orange Park locations also offer sense — sort of a “heal thyself” of her business at the onset of the There is no tuition charged, either — wrap sandwiches. Open daily. WHOLE FOODS MARKET approach, one the Pfizer reps are cer- financial crisis. “But people are so owner and pharmacist Gilbert Weise 1601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22, THE PRESENT MOMENT CAFÉ Jacksonville, 288-1100 tainly keeping an eye on. The number stressed that it affects them. So now, foregoes a salary as a way of “giving 224 W. King St., St. Augustine, 827-4499 With certified organic markets nationwide, of people turning to massage therapy is it’s picked back up.” back” to the community — so stu- Present Moment serves only raw, organic, Whole Foods offers more than 100 pre- vegan and vegetarian dishes, but you’d pared items at a full-service and self-serv- growing, and business, despite the Wade also reports a rise in the num- dents can earn their license for next to hardly know it from the breadth of choices. ice hot bar, salad bar, soup bar and dessert down economy — nay, because of it ber of those seeking muscular therapy nothing. All expenses are paid by the Selections include pizza, pastas, hummus bar. The comprehensive, customer-friendly — is good. rather than a simple “feel good” mas- clients on whom the students practice. and milkshakes — all prepared without Whole Body Department features natural meat, dairy or an oven. Beer and organic body care items and cosmetics, nutritional “Most of the therapists I know that sage. “Even though we do facials and Heather Metzgar, a 22-year-old stu- wines are also served. Take-out is available, supplements and vitamins, all free of chem- are working full-time, they’re business massage for relaxation,” she says, “we dent at Alpha, is in her eighth month along with an organic and raw deli and mar- icals and fillers. Open daily. ket. Open Monday through Saturday. (of the required 10) of training. Once a student of Bible ministry, she REACT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT changed course last year, though she 3236 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, HOLISTIC CARE 379-6682 says she has always had an interest in ReAct Weight Management is a six-month ADVANCED HEALTH SERVICES conservative weight-loss program devel- 343-3886 the healing arts. Her new career path, oped by two local weight-loss surgeons. Advanced Health Services is the practice she says, is an extension of her desire to ReAct utilizes a comprehensive set of tools of Mary Cenci, RN, HNC, board-certified help people. to help transform the mind and body into a holistic nurse. Cenci specializes in effec- healthier, happier you. The multi-discipli- tive, integrative techniques to provide As for the discomfort level a stu- nary team includes a registered dietician, rapid relief from stress, anxiety, pain dent may experience putting his or her weight-loss counselor, licensed mental and illness. Drug-free, natural and safe health counselor and certified fitness approaches address the whole person with hands on a hairy, half-naked stranger, trainer. The goal is to lose excess weight, Emotional Freedom Techniques and reiki. Metzgar sees it as similar to a mechanic keep it off for a lifetime and develop strate- Cenci is available for training and lectures gies for lifelong healthy living. in stress management, EFT and reiki. working on a car. “Some of it was a lit- tappingintohealth.com tle closer than I would like to be, to SHAKTI LIFE KITCHEN certain areas of the body,” says Metz- 51 Pine St., Atlantic Beach, 247-7116 BEACHES ACU-MEDICAL CENTER This new, all-organic vegan and raw food 4745 Sutton Park Court, Ste. 503, gar. “But after going to school, and café features local produce, fresh juices Jacksonville, 821-9535 after doing it for a long time, you learn and smoothies, and seed cheeses, flax Blending Chinese medicine with modern crackers, guacamole, falafel, pizza and science, Toni Krehel, AP, makes extensive that it’s really just skin and muscle. vegan ice cream. Grab-n-go snacks are use of state-of-the-art, frequency-specific You’re there to help somebody. That available. 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Bodywise also offers to help people, and you don’t want to Park 276-5659 Pilates instructor training and personal have to turn anyone away. But if they 1835 U.S. 1 S., Ste. 113, St. Augustine, growth workshops. 825-6770 are here for the wrong reasons, you 1230 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach, DR. BRIDGET FREEMAN have to ask them to leave.” 246-6336 1615 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, WALTER COKER “Muscle Punch,” “Immune Builder,” 962-3767 — John E. Citrone “Instant Vigor” and “The Activator” are a Dr. Freeman specializes in an integrative email@example.com few of the many fruit smoothies The King and holistic approach to health and well- offers. Most of the drinks contain zero fat ness, focusing on food as medicine and a and few calories, providing a healthful, nutritional approach to healing, stress Massage student Heather Metzgar pursued therapeutic massage as a way to satisfying alternative to a milkshake. reduction and quality of life, detoxification Energy and strength-building ingredients and emotional health. help people. Health & Beauty foot reflexologist in private practice in the holistic nutrition, a healthy alternative to CAROL POWEL-SMITH, Jacksonville area. Reflexology is a 6,000- common pharmaceutical drug use. Dr. Alvin SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR year-old therapy based on the idea that Green performs a comprehensive exam to Bodywise Studio, 2706 Old Moultrie there are points on the hands and feet determine underlying causes, then designs Road, St. Augustine, 794-6760 that directly correspond to each organ a supplement program utilizing quality, Heal the core of your being through the and gland of the body. Stimulating these organic supplements. Detoxification and technique of recognition, surrender and specific points brings about deep relaxation, weight-loss programs are also available. release. Recognizing and facing blocks and balance and health. old energy patterns is fundamental to BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATES OF releasing the deep-seated problems that SOUND MIND, HEALING NORTHEAST FLORIDA, INC. cause imbalance in the body. Carol is a cer- & EDUCATION 11512 Lake Mead Ave., Ste. 703, tified healer, counselor and graduate of the 2850 Isabella Blvd., Ste. 50, Jacksonville, 646-0054 Quantum Quest School of Advanced Heal- Jacksonville, 707-5029 Biofeedback Associates provide neurofeed- ing and Enlightenment. Bethann P. 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They OF FLORIDA provide therapies for stress reduction, pain 280-0546 relief, injury and accident rehabilitation, A nonprofit, educational organization and and cancer recovery. Each therapist focuses the state affiliate for The National Vaccine on a particular modality for inspiring an Plastic surgery isn’t for everyone. Especially me. Information Center, Vaccine Awareness is devoted to promoting public awareness of individual’s function and full potential. vaccine issues and protecting informed con- HANDS THAT CARE No matter how saggy and gross my what-we-have women, there are cer- breasts. Gals come in here like a stick, sent rights. A resource for information on 5135 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, boobs eventually get, how hideous my tain things about my looks that irri- and want to have D cups or some- vaccines, vaccine policy, adverse reactions 388-0900 and exemptions. K.N.O.W. Vaccines: Kids Deep-tissue massage for stress relief, deflated stomach looks after I’ve spit tate me. For one, my nose. It used to thing, I’ll say, ‘There’s the door.’” Need Options With Vaccines’ website is headaches and other injuries. Most medical out a couple of kids, there’s little chance be perfectly cute, but in high school I I try again. know-vaccines.org. insurance accepted. I’ll ever have plastic surgery. In fact, I’ve accidentally caught a softball with my “OK, well, I actually do have this HEALING EDGE always kind of planned on letting my face rather than my mitt, and it’s bump on my nose,” I say. “Here, you MASSAGE THERAPY looks deteriorate once I’m all settled never been the same. Besides a devi- can feel it.” MASSAGE THERAPY Heather Edge 1451 Home St., Jacksonville, 396-5678 down — kind of an F-you to the for- ated septum that makes the whole He cuts me off. ALPHA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE Healing Edge specializes in neuromuscular merly attractive husband who will thing crookedy-looking (never mind “We don’t operate on ‘feels,’ we 4642 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, therapy, deep tissue massage, reflexology, 389-9117 reiki and aromatherapy in a comfortable inevitably develop a beer belly and start the whole breathing thing), I’ve devel- operate on looks. People have come in With experienced instructors, including and tranquil atmosphere. Relaxation ther- picking his ears with his car keys. I had oped a bb-sized bump where the here with that, and I say, ‘I’m sorry, Michael Garcia, RN, LMT, Edward Driggers, apy and relief of acute or chronic pain are LMT, and Angela Warren, LMT, Alpha also offered. surgery once a few years ago to repair a break was. The other thing I could nobody comes up to you and says School offers a large, well-equipped train- broken bone, and it’s not something I live without is my stomach, which “Hi” and feels your nose.’ If that was ing and clinical space where students prac- HERITAGE INSTITUTE remember fondly. Aside from the obvi- isn’t fat, necessarily, but bikinis are the case, I’d take it.” tice on the public. Flexible class scheduling 4130 Salisbury Road N., Ste. 1100, and a curriculum that focuses on massage Jacksonville, 332-0910 ous discomfort associated with going out of the question, and have been for Before I can even mention the therapy — without adding unnecessary Heritage Institute is a massage therapy under the knife, I was forced to, for several years. I already know he’s stomach I’m so self-conscious about, programs — make Alpha among the top school that offers an excellent education choices for those seeking their massage through a comprehensive curriculum and weeks, shower with a garbage bag duct- going to poo-poo me, but I test he brings up “fluff.” “These girls come therapy licenses. extensive hands-on training. The Institute taped over the surgery site, and the pain Rosenthal out. in with a little fluff on their tummies, also offers student massages, including A NEW U! HEALING Swedish, deep-tissue, sports and neuro- meds stopped me up so bad I had to “So, say I come in to see you, I’m a and they want to wear those britches ARTS CENTER muscular, full and half sessions. quit taking them in favor of moving my writer and I say to you, ‘Look. My that hang down by their pubic bone 4750 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 4, bowels. Luckily, they have a high street nose is crooked …’” He doesn’t and have their tummies exposed. I say, Jacksonville, 389-0030 JACKIE STANLEY MORRISON, Certified natural healer Kimberly Sanders LMT, CNMT, CPT value, and I was able to make a few is a licensed massage therapist and 1532 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 109, Orange bucks (JK, DEA!). I’m not big on pain, lifestyle trainer. Her life-improvement Park, 349-3193 methods include biofeedback, self-aware- Morrison has more than 10 years’ experi- and I’ve always thought the idea of vol- ness, relaxation acupressure and various ence in clinical neuromuscular and struc- unteering oneself for such discomfort massage techniques. Her goal is to tural bodywork, focusing on evaluation and change lives by empowering others treatment of pain resulting from soft tissue bordered on masochism, hence my through self-awareness, teaching tech- dysfunction. Clients receive performance- aversion to cosmetic surgery. niques that reduce stress and pain, oriented massage therapy, flexibility remove toxins and reduce weight. coaching and an unconventional strength- I’m not, however, against pretend- training program that allows clients to ing I really want plastic surgery, espe- I’m not against AWAKENING SPIRIT MASSAGE return to their daily activities quickly. cially if it means I get to visit a local 246 Third St., Neptune Beach, 242-8998 Jackie also teaches a pregnancy and surgeon and let him draw all over my pretending I really Awakening Spirit offers massage therapy infant massage class. Health, auto and and holistic healing. Experienced thera- WC insurance accepted. face and body with a marker, pointing want plastic surgery, pists use various techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, neuro- JANE LANGFORD, LMT out my many imperfections (mind you, everything I know about how especially if it muscular and reiki therapy. A couples’ suite is also available. 3932 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, 737-0312 Langford offers therapeutic massage, Huma plastic surgeons conduct business I means I get to visit CAROL EDWARDS, LMT and Rosen Method bodywork tailored for learned from watching “Dr. 90210” 8280 Princeton Square Blvd. W., Ste. 1, overall relaxation with attention to areas of on E!). That was the plan, anyway, a local surgeon and Jacksonville, 233-1881 chronic stress and injury. The client experi- Specializing in acute and chronic pain relief ences increased body awareness, more but as they say, the best-laid plans of let him draw all and/or mental relief, Edwards’ offers vitality and a greater sense of peace. mice and men, yada, yada, yada. In a Swedish, shiatsu, acupressure and sports KEISER CAREER INSTITUTE matter of minutes, Dr. Samuel Rosen- over my face and massage, along with deep-tissue manipula- tion, reflexology and nerve energy align- 9424 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 200, thal had foiled my plot. ment. Onsite corporate chair massage and Jacksonville, 448-9499 The doctor’s University Boulevard body with a marker, gift certificates are available. The school offers a diversified curriculum and job placement in the unlimited career office is decorated with framed pho- pointing out my CAROLYN MUDGETTE, LMT of massage therapy. Full- and part-time, day 2180 A1A S., Ste. 203, St. Augustine, and evening classes are available. Student tographs of bikini-clad models and beauty queens — with their pricey many imperfections. 461-5699 Mudgette is a licensed massage thera- loans are available. The student clinic offers massage at a reduced rate. Call for new boobs and designer noses — pist, nationally certified in therapeutic class schedules and additional information. massage and bodywork, and is interna- many of them inscribed with “thank tionally certified by the Association of KIRSTEN’S THERAPEUTIC yous” for Rosenthal’s services. After a Bodywork and Massage Professionals. MASSAGE She incorporates Swedish, deep tissue, 2180 A1A S., Ste. 202, St. Augustine, short wait and an awkward introduc- neuromuscular massage and structural 810-9685 tion to one of his post-op patients, energetic therapy resolving painful condi- Located in Deprey’s Natural Health Center, tions and postural limitations in her clien- Kirsten Arnold offers therapeutic bodywork, Rosenthal leads me into a cozy office tele. Mudgette is committed to providing deep-tissue massage and relaxation tech- with striped wallpaper and dark therapeutic massage as an affordable and niques to incorporate into your daily viable healthcare alternative. Fully lifestyle. Arnold offers half-hour, hour and leather furniture, not the sort of ster- appear to realize, at least at first, that ‘No! Girls have fluff. I like fluff on a licensed and insured. hour-and-a-half massage segments. Gift ile, disinfectant-scented examining I’m actually inviting him to look at tummy.’ I’m telling you, they’ll drive certificates available. room I had expected. In fact, that’s my nose. you nuts.” He says he actually displays DEBORAH PERRELLA, LMT THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & NATURAL KRISTI JOY MASSAGE THERAPY part of Rosenthal’s methodology: He “I see … nothing,” he says. “My a picture of Marilyn Monroe in his SKIN CARE 69 S. Dixie Highway, Suite C1, St. gets to know his patients — even the point is, that’s exactly the point.” He office to prove to women that a little 850 Anastasia Blvd. (Lighthouse Plaza), Augustine, 347-4619 St. Augustine, 819-1992 Kristi Joy is a licensed massage therapist fake ones — before he’ll even talk continues: “If they say, ‘Look, I know extra meat in the middle is sexy. I Deep-tissue and neuromuscular massage and certified healing touch practitioner about operating on them. it’s not tragic to you I have this little really can’t argue with him, and even are a few of the holistic therapies that Per- with 14 years experience. Joy offers mas- rella offers. If a busy work week is your ail- sage therapy, energy healing, facilitation in “Honestly, it’s never really bump on my nose.’ I’ll do her if she though I came to have my physical ment, she offers massage for stress relief. “the work” of Byron Katie (thework.com), occurred to me to have plastic sur- needs it for a living and she puts it in appearance picked apart, I can’t help She also works with pain-relief and injury- and classes in meditation, chi kung and gery,” I tell him, understating my true perspective. But when an ordinary but enjoy the ego boost. “We have recovery techniques. Medical insurance is journaling. accepted with a prescription. Open Monday feelings. “Why should it?” Rosenthal, housewife comes in and says, ‘Oh, been cursed with good looks, you and through Friday. LINDA J. ROONEY, MS, LMT a hilariously funny, straight-talking this is driving me crazy, everyone is I,” Rosenthal tells me with a smile. It’s 605 S. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, DYNAMIC BODY THERAPIES 910-9588 New Yorker (he’s from Yonkers, like staring at my nose,’ I say, ‘There’s the a good thing, too, because surgery cer- 2225 A1A S., Ste. B-1, St. Augustine, Rooney offers massage therapy for relax- me), snaps back. “You’re cute. What door.’ Now, if they have a honker, tainly isn’t an option. 461-9901 ation to deep tissue. She is skilled in Karen Peters, LMT, Stephanie Joy MacDon- Swedish, myofascial release, NMT, sports- do you need?” and they say, ‘I don’t like my nostrils,’ — Gwynedd Stuart ald, CFP, LMT and Glenn Gaffney, LMT injury and trigger-point therapies. Rooney is Need? Nothing really. But, like I say, ‘There’s the door.’ We have to firstname.lastname@example.org make up the only group practice in North certified to provide safe and knowledgeable Florida offering kinesis structural integra- therapy to the expectant mother from preg- most other stupid, never-happy-with- be in synch. It’s the same way with nancy to postpartum. three hours. stone, myofascial and massage, lypos- LUCY LYNCH SIMPLY MASSAGE sage, facials, body polish and wrap and 217 First St., Cobalt Moon, Neptune 13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, Swedish massage. Sessions by appoint- Beach, 716-6884 Intracoastal, 223-3334 ment or call for on-site corporate chair With 20 years of bodywork training, educa- Simply Massage specializes in deep-tissue, massage. wrightcenter.com tion and practice, Lucy Lynch utilizes a vari- relaxation, pregnancy, Swedish and sports ety of techniques, including shiatsu, reflex- massage, and offers an affordable member- ology, deep tissue, yoga and energy balanc- ship program. ing, in her hands-on sessions, which are MEDICAL & created from a place of heart. Each session SOMAWURKS BY JAY is catered to the individual and their needs. 1563 Alford Place, Ste. 5, Jacksonville, SURGICAL CARE 306-9803 MARY R. APPLEBY, LMT, PA Specializing in treatment of acute and AMERICAN HEART/STROKE 4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville, chronic pain, Jay Terry’s unique style of ASSOCIATION 384-8989 bodywork combines the most effective 5851 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, With 17 years of experience, licensed mas- Western techniques, with Thai-yoga mas- 739-0197 sage therapist Appleby provides neuromus- sage, to effectively facilitate healing. The American Heart Association is the key cular massage for problem areas, Swedish Soothing relaxation and deep compression to heart-healthy living. Programs are tai- massage for relaxation, and lymphatic massage are also offered. lored to women, men, children, employees drainage to stimulate the function of the and families in order to build healthier lives immune and parasympathetic nervous sys- THERAPEUTIC TOUCH SPA free of cardiovascular disease. Exercise tips, tems to reduce swelling. 2320 S. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, nutritional guides, cardiovascular explana- 273-8838 tions and life-saving research studies are MASSAGE BLISS Therapeutic Touch specializes in lymphatic available through your First Coast office. 7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 105, drainage, craniosacral, deep-tissue mas- Southside, 998-0444 sage and polarity, heart-centered and AMIT CHOKSHI, MD Massage Bliss offers treatments in an ele- reflexology therapies. Chair massage and 1235 San Marco Blvd., Ste, 401, gant yet warm atmosphere, with 10 rooms pre- and post-operative massage, energy Jacksonville, 346-3506 for large parties or special occasions, therapies and aromatherapy are offered. Ophthalmologist Dr. Chokshi has joined the including heated massage tables and a All ages, from pediatric to elder care, established practice of Dr. Gerard Coluccelli candlelit couples’ suite. Programs include are accepted. in the Baptist Outpatient Center, specializ- Swedish, neuromuscular, deep tissue, hot ing in corneal care (including transplants), stone and prenatal massage. Chocolate THERAPYWORKS MASSAGE refractive eye surgery and laser vision cor- body wraps, footbaths, soy slimming body THERAPY & REHABILITATION rection. Co-founder of Baptist Eye Institute, wraps, facials and makeup applications and 917 Dante Place, San Marco, 348-5511 Dr. Chokshi is board-certified and a member lessons are also available. 710 N. Third St, Jacksonville Beach, of the American Academy of Ophthalmol- 348-5511 ogy, the American Society of Cataract and MASSAGE CENTER 1409 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Refractive Surgery, and the International OF JACKSONVILLE 348-5511 Society of Refractive Surgery. Chokshi and 3830 Williamsburg Park Blvd., Ste. 4, TherapyWorks practices a comprehensive Coluccelli, along with optometrist Hanaa Jacksonville, 739-1497 suite of therapies and skills to help allevi- Habashi, offer LASIK vision correction, Offering sports, deep-tissue and Swedish ate soft-tissue pain and heal injury, includ- implantable contact lenses, cataract sur- massage, the center also specializes in ing back pain, fatigue, sciatica, arthritis gery, options to reduce dependence on reiki, reflexology, stone therapy and other and auto accident injuries. Founder James reading glasses and bifocals, laser surgery treatments to reduce muscle tension and Lehman, LMT, NMT, MMP, offers massage for medical eye disorders, treatments and relieve stress. Microdermabrasion and therapies that include pre- and post-preg- optical and contact lens services. facials designed for all skin types are avail- nancy, stress relief deep tissue, perform- able, as well as Dermalogica skin care ance sports, Swedish and relaxation, neu- DR. ANTHONY POTOCHICK products and gift certificates. romuscular, corporate wellness and reha- 2036 Forbes St., Jacksonville, 387-4057 bilitative. A wellness membership pro- Dr. Potochick offers comprehensive eye MASSAGE FIRST gram is available. exams for adults and children, scheduling 3864 San Jose Park Drive, ample time for checking for glaucoma, Jacksonville, 737-8552 TRANQUIL BODY & SPIRIT cataracts and other eye diseases, as well Experienced in neuromuscular massage 3119 Spring Glen Road, Ste. 112, as blood pressure, diabetes and other sys- therapy, Matt Michaud, MA, LMT. also Jacksonville, 379-2337 temic diseases. Visual skills and abilities offers myofascial, pregnancy and Swedish Specialties include deep-tissue, prenatal are evaluated to ensure precise prescrip- massage. Services also include chiropractic and reflexology massage. As a licensed tions for eyeglasses. and laser therapy for inflammation. The massage therapist, Nicole Berrios provides clinic creates individualized treatment affordable therapeutic massage to soothe CALLOWAY CENTER plans to relieve symptoms and change pos- aches and pains while enhancing general 6000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ste. B-1, tural problems, selecting the best method health and wellbeing. Gift certificates, mil- Ponte Vedra, 273-8280 to get results. itary discounts and outcalls available. Dr. Daniel Calloway’s Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is also the home MICHAEL BROCK TRANQUIL WATERS of Abanitio Salon & Day Spa. Calloway 183 Landrum Lane, Ste. 203, Ponte 120 Lemon St., Neptune Beach, utilizes the latest proven technology com- Vedra, 273-7090 242-0804 or 465-4443 bined with surgical skills and knowledge Michael Brock has been practicing mas- Licensed massage therapist Bootsy Haas’ in a warm, caring environment. Formerly sage therapy in the Ponte Vedra area for 12 approach is spiritually centered, with a at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Calloway provides years, offering deep-tissue work without all deep belief in the mind-body connection. liposculpture, face and neck lifts, breast the pain. The office, located across from A healing center tucked away in a beach augmentation and lifts, tummy tucks and Winston YMCA, has a quiet, private, pro- cottage atmosphere, Tranquil Waters facial procedures. fessional environment. Brock is Florida offers many modalities of massage and licensed and American Massage Therapy energy work, including ultra-heated-stone CENTER FOR POLYCYSTIC Association (AMTA) insured. massage, craniosacral, shiatsu and OVARIAN SYNDROME Swedish massage for deep relaxation and 8075 Gate Parkway W., Ste. 205, MURIEL HATTORI stress reduction. Other services are Jacksonville, 281-0119 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra acupuncture, reiki, energy/chakra balanc- Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes acne, Beach, 273-1545, 674-4772 ing and sound therapy. irregular menstrual cycles, dark hair growth Located at The Spa at Sawgrass, Muriel and possible infertility if not controlled. Hattori — a Folio Weekly Best of Jax WENGROW’S BODY THERAPY Board-certified endocrinologists Dr. Kevin reader’s poll winner — specializes in sports, 721 Stockton St., Jacksonville, Winslow, Dr. Daniel Duffy and Dr. Michael relaxation, therapeutic, Thai, shiatsu, reflex- 981-8646 Freeman are qualified to help those with ology, Tui Na and deep-tissue massage. Vicki Wengrow, LMT is a practitioner and PCOS. A registered dietician and a laser teacher of massage therapy/respectful hair-removal technician are also on staff. THE PEACEFUL PLACE touch to promote healing of soft tissue 2692 U.S. 1 S., Ste. 211, St. Augustine, injuries, release of pain patterns and to CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE 794-9880 reduce stress responses. While offering SOLUTIONS HEALTHCARE A garden treehouse atmosphere for tranquil many forms of therapeutic touch, from 6867 Southpoint Drive, Ste. 101, relaxation and massage therapy, offering relaxation massage to deep-tissue tech- Jacksonville, 281-5757 bodywork including neuromuscular, niques, Wengrow specializes in the pro- Since 1996, CNS Healthcare has provided Swedish and myofascial massage. gram she founded. “Wengrow’s Synergy” research of new medications and treat- is an encompassing bodywork system to ments for common psychiatric and neuro- PEARLS OF JACKSONVILLE promote structural, neuromuscular, logical diseases. Mark Joyce, MD, Susan 2002 San Marco Blvd., Ste. 206, myofascial and body/mind integration. Angel, MD, and Nandita Joshi, MD, of CNS Jacksonville, 377-0613 Available by appointment. Healthcare, conduct research for depres- Pearls offers several massage therapies sion, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and and ETPS (electrotherapeutic point stimula- THE WRIGHT CENTER OF insomnia. A clinical staff member deter- tion, a non-invasive stimulation to acuther- MASSAGE THERAPY mines eligibility for a clinical trial, and study apy points) for pain relief and relaxation. 8777 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 701, participants receive medical care and treat- Jacksonville, 448-9448 ment at no cost. All ages are welcome and SCOTT HARTSFIELD The Wright Center’s goal is to educate participants do not need health insurance. 745-1900 people on what they can do for them- A licensed massage therapist and a certi- selves rather than becoming dependent COSMETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE fied personal trainer, Scott Hartsfield offers upon unnecessary, drawn-out therapies. SURGERY CENTER reiki, reflexology and other modalities of Licensed massage therapists Edna C. 6867 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, massage therapy. Studio and out-calls Wade, Lori Covell and Jason Wade spe- 296-2008 available. Sessions are from 60 minutes to cialize in neuromuscular, deep-tissue, hot Dr. Michael Duffy, certified plastic surgeon, offers abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, face Health & Beauty lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) sion, chemical peels, facials, full-body ELECTROLYSIS & LASER and breast augmentation. Aesthetician tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and SALONS & waxing, treatments, airbrush tanning CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE Kimberly Tatham offers skin care, scoliosis, and offer medical rehabilita- and skinceuticals products. including peels before and after proce- tion. Hypnotherapy is also available. 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I recognize the importance of a diet thingy? “All the fats that are cooked at high rich in fruits and veggies and whole grains, I temperatures, our body doesn’t know what to just don’t care enough to do much about it. do with them,” explains Herrman. “It gets So when I was asked to write a piece on stuck in our arteries, it causes high blood raw foods, I was vexed. I hate vegetables on a pressure. But if we eat the fats from avoca- gut level. Let’s just say the bias is planted dos, cold-pressed coconut oils, cold-pressed deep in the soil of my psyche. olive oil — all these fats are really healthy for Rawism, or raw foodism (or “craziness,” us when they are in their natural raw state.” as I call it), is an offshoot of veganism that That makes sense. But a raw diet is appar- focuses on preparing organic food below a ently about more than just what you eat and certain temperature — 118 degrees, give or how it is prepared. 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