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ACUPUNCTURE, CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY

ABSOLUTE MEDICAL CLINICS

Accident Care & Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, 5913 Normandy Blvd., Ste. 13, Jacksonville, 786-2781 Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, 6947 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, 743-2222 Absolute Medical Clinics offer specialists in chiropractic, physical therapy, rehabilitation, neuromuscular technique and massage. Dr. Vipul Patel traces the root of various health ailments, including headaches, back and neck pain, and offers non-surgical, drug-free relief.

This group offers traditional and classical acupuncture, Chinese herbology, myofascial pain therapy, massage and Pilates. Other services include complementary medicine to treat fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, stress and non-operative pain problems. Dr. Piper L. Wilson specializes in women's health, reproduction and infertility.

AMELIA CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

ACCUCARE OF FLORIDA

1437 Flagler Ave., Jacksonville, 613-7794 Accucare of Florida is a general practice utilizing classical Five Element techniques, which deal with body, mind and spirit; and focusing on acute and chronic pain, addiction control and detoxification therapy. Other services include Reiki, shiatsu, auricular and Korean hand acupuncture.

2888 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 321-0002 Chiropractic physicians offer professional, caring treatment to the families of Amelia Island and Nassau County, using gentle, modern techniques including Cox spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy, computerized gait scans, custom foot orthotics, laser therapy, kinesio taping and Graston technique for soft-tissue healing and auto, work and sports injury. State-of-the-art X-ray equipment available onsite. Most health insurance plans accepted. 2382 Sadler Road, Amelia Island, 415-6699 Ashiatsu massage is a deep-tissue massage performed with the therapist's feet, a highly therapeutic and corrective massage for athletes or those experiencing shoulder, hip and back pain. Additional massage therapies include Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, E-stim, reflexology, facial, Eastern and Easlen (intuitive with long strokes) techniques. Amelia Massage also treats fibromyalgia, whiplash, frozen shoulder and PIP auto injury cases.

Walter Coker

AMELIA MASSAGE ASSOCIATES INC.

ACTIVE CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER

4111 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, 398-7662 Active Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, neuromuscular massage therapy, BodyScan 2010 (energetic scanning with homeopathic remedies), and nutrition and weight-loss counseling.

A NEW U! HEALING ARTS CENTER

ACUPUNCTURE & ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL CENTER

3750 Kori Road, Mandarin, 292-4151 Owner/practitioner Mary E. Romaine has a four-year degree in acupuncture from an accredited acupuncture school and a degree in Chinese herbal medicine, including a master's in Oriental medicine and herbs. She focuses on anxiety, pain and women's issues, including menopause, postpartum fatigue and depression.

4570 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 389-0030 Certified natural healer Kimberly A. Reaves is a licensed massage therapist and lifestyle trainer. Her life-improvement methods include biofeedback, self-awareness, relaxation acupressure and various massage techniques. Her goal is to empower others by teaching techniques that reduce stress and pain, remove toxins and reduce weight.

Melissa Kingston says she owns a Wii but prefers a traditional workout. She views the Wii as "more for fun than fitness."

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AWAKENING SPIRIT MASSAGE

ACUPUNCTURE CENTER OF FERNANDINA

Acupuncture, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy · p. 13 Is it something you're eating? A new exercise regimen? Or wait, I know: You've started going to the spa? Whatever it is, it looks great on you. As for you, stuck-in-2010, it's time to get on board. For a complete guide to all the things you need to make you look and feel better, check out Folio Weekly's Health & Beauty directory. In addition to a comprehensive guide to salons, fitness facilities, massage therapists, yoga studios, plastic surgeons and health food stores, our special issue includes stories on exergaming trends, foods to avoid (and embrace), hot remedies and getting your mind right for marathoning. So dive in and give your new year's resolution the workout it deserves. Anything else is so last year. Fitness, Gyms & Trainers · p. 18 Health Food & Nutrition · p. 18 Holistic Care & Natural Therapies · p. 21 Medical & Surgical Treatment · p. 23 Mind & Spirit Therapy · p. 25 Salons, Hair Care & Spa Services · p. 25 Weight Loss · p. 28 Yoga, Tai Chi & Dance · p. 28

2886 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 277-2050 Acupuncture physician James Jones holds a Master of Oriental Medicine Science degree and is a certified acupuncturist, blending traditional Chinese medicine with complementary therapies.

246 Third St., Neptune Beach, 242-8998 Awakening Spirit offers massage therapy and holistic healing. Experienced therapists use various massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, hot stwone, neuromuscular and Reiki, along with traditional Thai massage. A couples' suite is also available.

Excergaming looks good on the package, but is it the workout it promises to be?

his is not a joke: I used to work out -- a lot. I used to be on the high school football team, the wrestling team, the weight-lifting team. I was cut, and I could run five miles day. Even in college, I spent my days walking, running, skateboarding. I had a private trainer for nearly a year in my 30s. Then I just stopped. Completely. The excuses were as cliché as the act itself, slipping into a sedentary lifestyle with a full schedule and a young child to blame. An occasional game of pick-up B-ball or sandlot football aside, I was joining the ranks of the over-40 immobile masses. Then, last year, we got a Wii -- with the Wii Fit Plus Package. Never a video game fan -- the last gaming console I owned was an Atari 2600 -- I thought the prospect of using a video game as a virtual fitness instructor held little promise for me. But I gave it a shot. I played tennis, I bowled, I even did the balancing and juggling games. Each one knocked me for a loop. Seriously, after an hour of trying to land on a floating target or throwing snowballs at little round cartoon heads, my bones and muscles ached. Good sign? Maybe. But these days, the Wii gets more use as a conduit for Netflix streams than a "fun fitness product." And therein lies the dilemma. Excergaming, like its real-world counterpart (aka: the gym) requires consistency and commitment to be effective. Yet few of us have the longview in mind. We're quick-fixers and, whether it's Dance Dance Revolution, Kinect, PlayStation Move or Wii, you gotta do it often and consistently to reap real benefits. According to Sean Callahan, fitness instructor and certified sports nutritionist at Jacksonville-based personal training center Fitt for Life, excergaming is most beneficial to children and seniors. "Any way to get kids off their butts and exercising [is good]," he says emphatically. "There's an epidemic of childhood obesity in this country. For the elderly, the Wii is effective in increasing flexibility and [reducing] muscle atrophy. These games encourage people to interact and stand up. That will definitely help in some small way." All of that's well and good, but personal trainer Melissa Kingston says that without a long-term commitment, any training program, virtual or otherwise, is meaningless. Kingston, a manager at Definition Personal Fitness in Jacksonville, says that 50 percent

ACUPUNCTURE & HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER

BETH'S CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALTH

4237 Salisbury Road, Ste. 107, Jacksonville, 296-9545 Acupuncture physician Dr. Michael Kowalski, AP, DA, offers acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy and nutritional support for the treatment of chronic and acute problems, cessation, detoxification and alternative pain management.

ACUPUNCTURE-PLUS OF JACKSONVILLE

742-2967 Traditional Chinese medicine by board-certified master acupuncture physician Mark Dedrick (including acupuncture with Chinese herbs), with a focus pain relief, relaxation, immune function and fertility issues. Dedrick is clean-needle certified. Some insurance accepted.

3535 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 396-3896 Acupuncture physician Beth E. Hopkins-Acampora has been providing alternative medicine services for more than 15 years, specializing in women's health, fertility enhancement, Chinese herbs and lifestyle modifications. HopkinsAcampora works with local reproductive clinics to improve IVF pregnancy rates, and she produced the DVD "Tai Chi for Expecting Mothers." acupunctureforfertility.com

BOHANNON CHIROPRACTIC

ADVANCED CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION CENTER

440 Third St., Ste. A, Neptune Beach, 249-5999 Dr. Thomas Kiska, a chiropractic physician and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition, and Dr. Susan Shepler, a chiropractic physician, offer health services not available in traditional healthcare, including body-balancing through X-ray analysis, stretching techniques and massage therapy. Personalized nutrition programs are available, with special consideration for age, sex and specific health conditions, as well as advanced preventive health services.

1901 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 733-6665 Dr. Cynthia Bohannon has offered chiropractic and alternative services for more than 20 years, including acupuncture, allergy elimination, frequency-specific microcurrent, herbs, vitamins and custom herbal formulas. Acupuncture, massage therapy and neuromuscular therapy are also offered.

CAROL EDWARDS, LMT

8280 Princeton Square Blvd. W., Ste. 1, Jacksonville, 233-1881 Specializing in acute and chronic pain relief and/or mental relief, Edwards offers Swedish, shiatsu, acupressure and sports massage, along with deep tissue manipulation, reflexology and nerve energy alignment. Onsite corporate chair massages and gift certificates are available.

Seriously, after an hour of trying to land on a floating target or throwing snowballs at little round cartoon heads, my bones and muscles ached.

of all people beginning a fitness program quit within the first six months. The sort-of upside to this: Of the 50 percent who survive a full year, 50 percent of those will make it a lifestyle choice and remain committed. Not great odds, especially for someone occasionally knocking virtual baseballs over a pixelated fence. But, Kingston concedes, it might get gym-shy folks moving. "For people who are new to exercise, chances are, they are not comfortable exercising in public," she says. "For some, I see that as a benefit, so they can feel better about themselves. But I doubt if that's a good way for the long-term." Oddly, Kingston owns a Wii with the Wii Fit Plus Package, but says it is "more for fun than for fitness. I like to get outside, in the outdoors, and I enjoy the social aspect of exercise." She says that with a video game, there's no authority figure, no one looking over your shoulder, encouraging you, keeping you safe. "A trainer gives you accountability," says Kingston. "You make an appointment, you have to show up. It's hands-on. A trainer is there to push you that extra mile, to push you to do that next rep ... to make sure you're doing it correctly." I thought that's what my wife was there for. o

John E. Citrone [email protected]

AFFORDABLE CHIROPRACTIC

252 Solana Road, Ponte Vedra, 285-2243 3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville, 996-2243 145 Hilden Road, Ste. 123, Ponte Vedra, 247-2243 Doctors R.G. Packo, Lundy Tacti, Wayne Gordon and M.S. Willens make up the team at this chiropractic office, offering medical care, physical therapy and massage. They treat back pain, sports injuries, herniated disks, arthritis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and sciatica. Decompression therapy and acupuncture are also available.

CAROLYN MUDGETTE, LMT

2180 A1A S., Ste. 203, St. Augustine, 461-5699 Mudgette is a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, and is internationally certified by the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She incorporates Swedish, deep tissue and neuromuscular massage, along with structural energetic therapy to resolve painful conditions and postural limitations. Fully licensed and insured.

ALPHA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE

CLASSICAL ACUPUNCTURE OF ARLINGTON INC.

4642 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, 389-9117 Experienced instructors, including Michael Garcia, RN, LMT, Edward Driggers, LMT, and Angela Warren, LMT, offer a large, well-equipped training and clinical space where students practice on the public. Flexible class schedules and a curriculum that focuses on massage therapy -- without adding unnecessary programs -- make Alpha among the top choices for those seeking their massage therapy licenses.

1309 St. Johns Bluff Road N., Bldg. B, Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 745-1735 Licensed acupuncturist Michael Runyan has been providing acupuncture with or without needles for nine years, as well as treating multiple medical problems including acute and chronic pain, infertility, stress and fatigue. Organic herbal formulas can be made specifically for clients. Services are covered by PIP (auto injuries), worker's compensation and major insurance companies.

ALTERMAN & JOHNSON FAMILY CHIROPRACTORS

423 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 247-3933 Dr. Franca Alterman and Dr. Diane Johnson are dedicated to affordable health and wellness through the use of chiropractic care, with an emphasis on prenatal chiropractic and drug-free spinal health for the family. Yoga classes, nutritional support and licensed massage therapists are also available. Open Mon.-Sat. by appointment.

CORE OF HEALTH

636-0087 Through acupuncture and hands-on energy work, licensed acupuncture physician Eve M. Lucken offers 20 years' experience in alternative healing, helping clients "reconnect to the part of you that knows there's more." Lucken practices in Riverside.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE SPECIALISTS

DEBBIE YOUNG, AP

1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 396-1767

496 Osceola Ave., Jax Beach, 501-1632 Young offers traditional acupuncture, moxa, cupping, Chinese

Marathoner Pamela Miller says the hard part of a marathon isn't the first 20 miles -- "it's truly the last 10K."

herbal medicine and medical qigong energy work, specializing in acute and chronic pain, stress reduction and women's health. Weekly shen zhen qigong classes are available.

DEPREY CHIROPRACTIC/ NATURAL HEALTH CENTER

affordable healthcare, treating a wide range of conditions including pain management, stress, fertility issues, weight loss, addiction and insomnia. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available. honeysettacupuncture.com

The client experiences increased body awareness, more vitality and a greater sense of peace.

MASSAGE BLISS

2180 A1A S., Ste. 100, St. Augustine, 471-2225 Dr. Allen M. Deprey, DC, focuses on holistic care and a team approach. Chiropractic for neck and spinal injuries is offered, along with family and individual wellness plans, massage therapy, rehabilitation treatment and general health maintenance.

INGRAM CASWELL, AP

JULINGTON CREEK CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER, PA

DUNN WELLNESS CENTER

432 Second St. S., Jax Beach, 246-4100 Caswell is a licensed, board-certified acupuncture physician integrating a Western medical background with Chinese medicine to provide quality holistic care to the Jax Beach community. Caswell has served as president and vicepresident of the Northeast Florida Acupuncture Alliance.

465 S.R. 13, Ste. 11, St. Johns, 230-0080 Dr. Thomas Lahmann is certified in the American Medical Association Guidelines for permanent impairment evaluations. His approach to treatment is a combination of chiropractic care, applied kinesiology and physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, decompression and muscle stimulation to expedite healing of new or chronic injuries.

7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 105, Southside, 998-0444 Massage Bliss offers treatments in a warm atmosphere, with 10 rooms for large parties or occasions, including heated massage tables and a candlelit couples' suite. Programs include Swedish, neuromuscular, deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal massage. Chocolate body wraps, footbaths, soy slimming body wraps, facials and makeup applications are also available.

MASSAGE BY BOBBIE

390 Ninth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-1551 Dr. H. Joseph Dunn, DABCN, DC, and Linda Banister, DC, offer a variety of therapies to provide care for both immediate symptom relief and long-term wellness. Dunn Wellness Center provides patients an individualized pathway for health, going beyond pain relief to optimized quality of life.

ISELBORN CHIROPRACTIC & SPORTS MEDICINE

DYNAMIC BODY THERAPIES

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2225 A1A S., Ste. B-1, St. Augustine, 461-9901 Karen Peters, LMT, Stephanie Joy MacDonald, CFP, LMT, and Glenn Gaffney, LMT, make up the only group practice in North Florida offering kinesis structural integration, the Feldankrais Method, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy and Reiki. They provide therapies for stress reduction, pain relief, injury rehabilitation and cancer recovery. Each therapist focuses on a particular modality for inspiring an individual's function and full potential.

3355 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 731-3000 Dr. Anthony Iselborn specializes in treating pain from sports injuries, automobile accidents and work-related injuries to individuals of all ages, and athletes of all levels and disciplines. Wellness care includes chiropractic adjustment, soft-tissue techniques, physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, rehabilitative exercise, custom foot supports and nutritional support.

KAM LEE ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE CENTER

6290 103rd St., Jacksonville, 777-2287 1835 East-West Parkway, Ste. 5, Fleming Island, 215-6111 Specializing in the Chinese balance method of acupuncture therapy for pain, Kam Lee Advanced Acupuncture Center also incorporates traditional herbal medicines, tai chi and kung fu for total well-being. Services include nutritional therapy, N.A.E.T. allergy relief, a self-defense and fitness classes for weight and health maintenance.

4720 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, 219-7833 Massage by Bobbie offers Swedish, deep tissue and heated bamboo fusion massage, to encourage relaxation, help relieve stress and improve circulation.

MASSAGE CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE

ISLAND REFLEXOLOGY

2382 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, 548-7111 Elke Schreiber, LMT, offers foot reflexology and Swedish massage, focusing on certain points to influence energy flow throughout the body. Sessions are offered at her studio, or in your home or office.

KAREN M. BASILE, MHS, AP, DIPL.AC

Local marathoners describe the mental slog of the race's final miles

n excerpt from my stream-of-consciousness during the last miles of the recent Jacksonville Bank Marathon, plenteous f-words omitted: At what point did someone fill my legs with cement? How bad is it that I can feel the bones in my knee grinding together? It's like a mortarand-pestle. Did I drink too many beers last night? Not enough? I still don't know whether that counts as carb-loading. Would it really be that terrible if I just stopped running? There are other marathons I could do. How would I deal with that? What does this mean? What does anything mean? How hard is this wind blowing -- 20 miles per hour? How many miles-per-hour are in a knot-per-hour? I used to know that. I PAID 70 DOLLARS FOR THIS. Of course, upon crossing the finish line (I pushed through, with a time, if you must know, of 3:10:12), the achievement becomes immediately and obviously worth the physical and mental trauma. It's the latter that many long-distance runners say is more taxing. It can get pretty dark upstairs. In his memoir, "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running," novelist Haruki Murakami describes the marathoner's dilemma well (if platitudinously): "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you're running and you start to think, Man, this hurts, I can't take it anymore. The hurt part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand any more is up to the runner himself. This pretty much sums up the most important aspect of marathon running." By nature, marathoning will always be a specialized pursuit. But with the increasing popularity of the Jacksonville Bank Marathon and the upcoming 26.2 With Donna, more and more local residents are tackling what's commonly described as a 20-mile run followed by the hardest 10K of your life. Folio Weekly recently spoke with two area multiplemarathoners -- a professional runner and an amateur -- about their mental meanders. Paul McRae won first place in his division (men 35 to 39 years old) in the 2010 Jacksonville Bank Marathon. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, his personal record is 2:27:50 -- just some 23 minutes shy of the world record. On the last few miles: "That really depends on the race. At the last Jax Bank, I really just wanted to pick up the pace. My calf was bothering me around mile 16, so toward the end I felt great and wanted to really push myself. There have been other races where all I could think about was quitting. I hurt and I wanted to stop and have someone pick me up off the side of the road. The main thing is just learning to ignore that thought and keep going. "I do my best to think about anything but running for the first 20 miles. It is always great when you have others running with you, then you can talk about anything other than how much it hurts. If I'm not running with people I know, then I usually strike up conversations with fellow runners, and I'm sure I annoy them. Honestly, I don't really care at the time, because the talking takes my mind off of running." Pamela Miller has run eight marathons. "I am not fast, but I am consistent," says the 48-yearold Orange Park resident. In memory of her late musician father, she carries one of his drumsticks during the races. On the Bank Marathon: "This was one of [my] worst times, but in the marathon what matters is finishing. I finished in 5 hours and 37 minutes, and it wasn't pretty, but it was done. I was extremely cold, my knees were killing me and where were the people? They are a big support to keep you motivated. This year I think the weather kept them inside. "Mile 24 you need the mental support -- honestly, there is nothing left, but you have to finish what you start. The music and the headsets no longer are necessary, because your total thoughts are ... How do I finish? Why am I doing this? I gotta beat my time. I can't stop. "The marathon is not the first 20 miles -- it's truly that last 10K. You are giving what you have from deep inside. Who you are and what you are made of surfaces." o

Owen Holmes [email protected]

THE ELEMENTS MASSAGE, YOGA & PHYSICAL THERAPY

JACKIE STANLEY MORRISON, LMT, CNMT, CPT

12795 San Jose Blvd., Stes. 9 & 10, Jacksonville, 619-1587 The Elements provide massages, including hot-stone, facials and energy-inducing, core-building yoga classes. Physical therapy is also available. All major insurances are accepted.

FAMILY ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL CLINIC

3948 Sunbeam Road, Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 880-1889 Dr. Xiaolu Luo, AP, DOM, has eight years of traditional Chinese medicine and integrative TCM and Western medicine training and 24 years of clinical experience, specializing in pain management and treatments for migraines, infertility, anxiety, depression, constipation, drug addition and smoking cessation. familyacupunctureclinic.com

1532 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 109, Orange Park, 349-3193 Morrison has more than 11 years' experience in clinical neuromuscular and structural bodywork, focusing on evaluation and treatment of pain resulting from soft tissue dysfunction. Performance-oriented massage therapy, flexibility coaching and an unconventional strength training program allow clients to return to their daily activities quickly. Morrison also teaches a pregnancy and infant massage class. Health, auto and WC insurance accepted.

217 First Street, Neptune Beach, 249-2118 Basile is a state-licensed and nationally board-certified acupuncture physician with a full-time practice at the Beaches, offering acupuncture for acute and chronic conditions, including pain, stress and sleep disorders, depression and anxiety, digestive disturbances and sciatica. Free consultations, and day and evening appointments are available. cobaltmooncenter.com

3830 Williamsburg Park Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 739-1497 Offering sports, deep-tissue and Swedish massage, the center also specializes in Reiki, reflexology, stone therapy and other treatments to reduce muscle tension and relieve stress. Microdermabrasion and facials are available, as well as Dermalogica skin care products and gift certificates.

MASSAGE FIRST

KEISER CAREER INSTITUTE

9424 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 448-9499 The school offers a diversified curriculum and job placement in the field of massage therapy. Full- and part-time day and evening classes are available. Student loans are available, and the student clinic offers massage at a reduced rate. Call for class schedules.

3864 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, 737-8552 MassageFirst blends neuromuscular, deep tissue and myofascial massage therapies to effectively treat soft tissue pain and dysfunction and rehabilitate injuries by focusing on cause, not symptoms. Acupuncture, chiropractic and laser therapies are also available. Most insurances and PIP accepted. massagefirst.net

MASSAGE HEIGHTS

JACKSONVILLE ACUPUNCTURE CENTER

KIMBERLY RUEL, AP, LMT

FRALICKER CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, Intracoastal, 223-3334 Dr. Carlson and staff at Jacksonville Acupuncture educate and heal through acupuncture and alternative medicine, treating conditions related to migraines, musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal disorders and more.

4154 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 859-5333 831-A N. Third St., Jax Beach, 859-5333 Kimberly Ruel provides natural medicine that is safe, drug-free and effective, utilizing acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage therapy and homeopathy. sourcepointacupuncturejax.com

4866 Big Island Drive, Ste. 2, The Marketplace at St. Johns Town Center, 400-7777 725 Nautica Drive, Ste. 104, River City Marketplace, 483-2222 Massage heights provides convenient and affordable therapeutic massage with aromatherapy, including hot stone therapy, peppermint foot scrub, hot towel cold stone face massage, and other add-on elevations by experienced, licensed massage therapists.

835 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, 745-1444 Dr. J. Allen and Deborah Fralicker have practiced in Arlington for more than 20 years, focusing on the treatment of auto accident and work injuries, as well as general diseases and conditions. They offer spinal health maintenance, acupuncture and other non-invasive health care and wellness programs without medication.

JACKSONVILLE ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

KIRSTEN'S THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

MCGOWAN SPINAL REHABILITATION CLINIC

GREENHEALTH CHIROPRACTIC REHAB & WELLNESS

13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Ste. 1017, Jacksonville, 260-2598 At the clinic, Robin Douglas, licensed acupuncture physician, offers gentle, personalized therapy and custom-made herbal medicine for an individual's specific needs. Call for a free consultation. Most insurances are accepted. jacksonvilleacupunctureclinic.com

2180 A1A S., Ste. 202, St. Augustine, 810-9685 Located in Deprey's Natural Health Center, Kirsten Arnold offers therapeutic bodywork, deep-tissue massage and relaxation techniques to incorporate into your daily lifestyle.

4617 Brentwood Ave., Jacksonville, 350-5544 McGowan Spinal Rehab Center is a one-stop shop for pain relief after an auto accident, sports injury, soft-tissue injury, or just to help relieve chronic pain. Services include on-site diagnostic testing, and attorney referral is available. McGowan accepts auto insurance.

KRISTI JOY MASSAGE THERAPY

753 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-4820 Located inside Bailey's Powerhouse Gym, this hands-on chiropractic practice has 16 years of experience, with a focus on working with athletes. Discounts are available for Bailey's Gym members, as well as those who are police officers, firefighters or military personnel.

JACKSONVILLE CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE

HAAS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 106, Southside, 619-2703 Centrally located on the Southside, Dr. Jeremiah Carlson at Jacksonville Chiropractic & Acupuncture is dedicated to helping clients achieve wellness objectives, combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. jacksonvillechiropractic.org

69 S. Dixie Highway, Ste. C1, St. Augustine, 347-4619 Kristi Joy is a licensed massage therapist and certified healing-touch practitioner with 15 years' experience. Joy offers massage therapy, energy healing, facilitation in "the work" of Byron Katie (thework.com), and classes in meditation, chi kung and journaling.

MICHAEL BROCK

KRISTOL HEALING CENTER

183 Landrum Lane, Ste. 203, Ponte Vedra, 273-7090 Michael Brock has been practicing massage therapy in the Ponte Vedra area for over 12 years, offering deep-tissue work without the pain. The Ponte Vedra Massage office, located across from Winston YMCA, has a quiet, private, professional environment. Brock is Florida licensed and American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) insured.

11481 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 260-1993 The Haas Center uses gentle spinal adjustments to remove nerve interference. They also offer rehabilitation, detoxification, nutritional and digestive support with a holistic approach.

JAX BEACH CHIROPRACTIC

HANDS THAT CARE

5135 San Juan Ave., Jacksonville, 388-0900 Deep-tissue massage for stress relief, headaches and other injuries is offered. Most medical insurance is accepted.

2441 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 372-0623 Dr. Edgar Vesce's clinic uses comprehensive chiropractic care, therapy and rehabilitation to help patients of all ages find relief from pain in the neck, back, shoulder, hip or knee, as well as to treat whiplash, headaches, sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. jaxbeachchiro.com

2427 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 739-5808 Mariellen Kristol, AP, doctor of Oriental medicine, specializes in acupuncture, Chinese medical herbs, spiritual counseling and healing. Bruce Kristol, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychospiritual counselor who helps integrate life events through transformational psychology and hypnotherapy. Services include adult, family and marriage counseling, hypnosis and past-life regression.

MIND BODY SPIRIT WELLNESS CENTER

13121 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 220-6461 The center offers acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and a full-service day spa that specializes in hair, skin and nail care.

MONAHAN CHIROPRACTIC MEDICAL CLINIC

JANE LANGFORD, LMT

DR. DONALD LOWERY

HEALING EDGE MASSAGE THERAPY

2720 Park St., Jacksonville, 610-9507 Healing Edge owner Heather Edge specializes in neuromuscular therapy along with deep-tissue, Swedish and sports massage in a comfortable and tranquil atmosphere. Relaxation therapy and relief of acute or chronic pain are also offered.

3932 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, 737-0312 Langford offers therapeutic massage, Huma and Rosen Method bodywork. Each program is tailored for overall relaxation with attention to areas of chronic stress and injury.

831-A Third St. N., Jax Beach, 339-0555 Dr. Lowery, a licensed chiropractic physician, offers therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and hypno-birthing classes (with a licensed professional for evening classes). His practice also specializes in auto accident rehabilitation, and works with primary care physicians and attorneys for their patients/clients at the Beaches. doctorlowery.com

419-A Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 824-8353 Monahan Clinic's team of chiropractors, medical doctors and massage therapists specialize in traditional and alternative care for whiplash, work-related accidents, headaches and sciatica/radiating pain. Other services include laser, oral and IV chelation, hormonal balancing, myofascial pain/fibromyalgia treatment, nutrition, hyperbaric chamber and massage.

MURIEL HATTORI

HERITAGE INSTITUTE

LUCY LYNCH

4130 Salisbury Road N., Ste. 1100, Jacksonville, 332-0910 Heritage Institute is a massage-therapy school that offers a comprehensive curriculum and extensive hands-on training. The Institute also offers student massages, including Swedish, deep-tissue, sports and neuromuscular, in full or half sessions.

217 First St., Neptune Beach, 716-6884 With more than 20 years of bodywork training, education and practice, Lynch utilizes a variety of techniques, including shiatsu, reflexology, deep tissue, yoga and energy balancing, in her hands-on sessions, which are created from a place of heart. Each session is catered to the individual and their needs.

1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 273-1545, 674-4772 Located at The Spa at Sawgrass, Muriel Hattori -- a Folio Weekly Best of Jax reader's poll winner -- specializes in sports, relaxation, therapeutic, Thai, shiatsu, reflexology, Tui Na and deep tissue massage.

NORTHSIDE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

HODGES CHIROPRACTIC

MANDARIN HEALING CENTER INC.

13947 Beach Blvd., Ste. 202, Jacksonville, 223-3330 The mission at Hodges Chiropractic is to educate and bring patients to optimal health through natural chiropractic care. Massage therapy is also available. Most major insurance is accepted but not required. Call for a free consultation.

12627 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 504, Jacksonville, 240-5927 Licensed acupuncturist Felicia M. Dyess, A.P., provides holistic healthcare to the Jacksonville area through gentle acupuncture and tailored herbal therapy as well as nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Some insurances are accepted. art-of-healing.net

1312 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, 757-4786 Dr. Chris DeWeese and Dr. Steven L. Rhodes specialize in the discovery and treatment of hard-to-detect neck or spine pain sources. Rhodes invented a patented MRI device that aids in detection of hidden injuries and is part of a Shands Hospital physical research team studying spinal injuries. Northside handles a full range of chiropractic care and treatment. northsidechiro.com

OPACHICH WELLNESS CENTER

HONEYSETT ACUPUNCTURE

1050 Riverside Ave., Ste. B, Jacksonville, 304-5011 Located in the Silver Chiropractic & Wellness Building, licensed acupuncture physician Haley Honeysett, A.P., provides gentle, safe and effective treatments, utilizing traditional Chinese medicine in a modern medical environment. Honeysett offers

MARY R. APPLEBY, LMT, PA

4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville, 384-8989 With 18 years' experience, licensed massage therapist Appleby provides neuromuscular massage for problem areas, Swedish massage for relaxation, and lymphatic drainage to stimulate the function of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.

1610 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 387-4151 In practice for nearly 30 years, Dr. Patrick Opachich is one of only a few chiropractic orthopedic specialists in Jacksonville. Offering chiropractic care for spinal problems and evaluation of extremity injuries, Opachich also counsels on nutrition, diet and weight control, using a holistic, drug-free approach. Massage therapy and allergy elimination are offered.

Kundalini, Iyengar and Kriya Yoga, Pranayama, Ayurvedic food for health, and meditation; 487-9481.

STANLEY J. HUBBARD

1617 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 434-2010 Stanley J. Hubbard, acupuncture physician, brings over 25 years of experience to acupuncture and Shiatsu treatments. Pain and other problems are treated with a holistic mind/body approach to health.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & NATURAL SKIN CARE

850 Anastasia Blvd. (Lighthouse Plaza), St. Augustine, 819-1992 Deborah Perrella, LMT, offers deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and stress-relief massage, specializing in holistic therapies for pain relief and injury recovery. Energy light rejuvenation microcurrent modality is available. Medical insurance is accepted with a prescription. Open Mon.-Fri.

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH OF PONTE VEDRA INC. PAIN RELIEF CENTRE

208 Southpark Circle E., St. Augustine, 823-8833 Scott Fechter, DC and Scott Michaels, DC, provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, detoxification treatments, muscle rehabilitation, color and sound therapy, enzyme therapy, darkfield microscopy, live blood cell analysis, heavy metal detox and allergy sensitivity release. The center treats fibromyalgia, neck pain, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and accident injuries.

183 Landrum Lane, Ste. 203A, Ponte Vedra, 273-8838 Terri Bishop-Brahen RN, LMT, LLCC, offers lymphatic drainage therapy to enhance immune system functioning. Bishop-Brahen also teaches skills to manage lymphodema and combines other treatments for optimal outcomes.

THERAPYWORKS MASSAGE THERAPY & REHABILITATION

THE PEACEFUL PLACE

2692 U.S. 1 S., Ste. 211, St. Augustine, 794-9880 A garden treehouse atmosphere serves as the setting for tranquil relaxation and massage therapy, including neuromuscular, Swedish and myofascial massage.

PEARL PEEK, LMT

3825 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 377-0613 Peek offers several massage therapies and ETPS (electrotherapeutic point stimulation) for pain relief and relaxation.

917 Dante Place, San Marco, 348-5511 710 N. Third St, Jax Beach, 348-5511 1409 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 348-5511 TherapyWorks practices therapies that help alleviate soft-tissue pain and heal injury, including back pain, fatigue, sciatica, arthritis and auto accident injuries. Founder James Lehman, LMT, NMT, MMP, offers pre- and post-pregnancy massage, stress relief, deep tissue, performance sports, Swedish, neuromuscular, corporate wellness and rehabilitative. A wellness membership program is available.

TRANQUIL BODY & SPIRIT

PONTE VEDRA THERAPY

151 Sawgrass Corners Drive, Ste. 117, Ponte Vedra, 285-3315 Ponte Vedra Therapy offers massage therapy and chiropractic care daily. Dr. Adam Chaifetz, in practice since 1988, is dual certified in massage therapy and chiropractic medicine. pontevedratherapy.com

3119 Spring Glen Road, Ste. 112, Jacksonville, 379-2337 Specialties include deep-tissue, prenatal and reflexology massage. As a licensed massage therapist, Nicole Berrios provides affordable therapeutic massage to soothe aches and pains while enhancing general health and well being. Gift certificates, military discounts and outcalls are available.

SCOTT R. BEAT, AP, PA

TRANQUIL WATERS

1301 Plantation Island Drive S., Ste. 402A, St. Augustine, 471-1110 Comprehensive health care from an Oriental medicine approach, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition and shiatsu. Specialties are family practice in allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, immune, menstrual and musculoskeletal disorders, insomnia, gynecology and pain management. Beat accepts most major insurance plans.

SCOTT HARTSFIELD

120 Lemon St., Neptune Beach, 242-0804 or 465-4443 Licensed massage therapist Bootsy Haas' approach is spiritually centered, with a deep belief in the mindbody connection. A healing center tucked away in a beach cottage atmosphere, Tranquil Waters offers many modalities of massage and energy work, including ultraheated stone massage, craniosacral, shiatsu and Swedish massage for deep relaxation and stress reduction. Other services are acupuncture, Reiki, energy/Chakra balancing and sound therapy.

745-1900 A licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer, Hartsfield offers Reiki, reflexology and other modalities of massage therapy. Studio and outcalls are available. Sessions range from 60 minutes to three hours.

TRAVIS CHIROPRACTIC & FITNESS CENTER

SHAW CHIROPRACTIC

8705 Perimeter Park Blvd., Ste. 6, Jacksonville, 997-1349 Shaw Chiropractic combines cutting edge technology with time-tested techniques to restore health in children and adults without drugs.

4200 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 384-1240 Travis Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care for all types of pain and dysfunction, including arthritis, migraines, shoulder and knee pain, and all spinal areas, as well as massage therapy for increased flexibility. Nautilus, hydraulic, free-weight and cardiovascular equipment is also available, and the gym is now open to the public for memberships. Special discounts are offered for cash patients.

SILVER CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS

WENGROW'S BODY THERAPY

1050 Riverside Ave., Ste. B, Riverside, 634-0805 Silver Chiropractic offers chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, spinal decompression and nutritional services. Dr. Shane Silver accepts all insurance and is in-network for Aetna, BC/BS, Humana and Cigna.

SOMAWURKS BY JAY

721 Stockton St., Jacksonville, 981-8646 Vicki Wengrow, LMT, is a practitioner and teacher of massage therapy/respectful touch to help heal soft-tissue injuries, release pain and reduce stress. While offering many forms of therapeutic touch, Wengrow specializes in "Wengrow's Synergy," an encompassing bodywork system to promote structural, neuromuscular, myofascial and body/mind integration.

1563 Alford Place, Ste. 5, Jacksonville, 306-9803 A certified neuromuscular therapist, Jay Terry's unique style of bodywork combines Western techniques, neuromuscular therapy and Thai-yoga massage, to effectively treat acute and chronic pain. Soothing relaxation and deep-compression massage are also offered. somawurks.com

THE WRIGHT CENTER OF MASSAGE THERAPY

SOUTHPOINT ACUPUNCTURE CENTER

4059 Salisbury Road N., Jacksonville, 281-0058 Mark Mihaly specializes in herbal medicine, acupuncture and zero balancing. Amy Layh, MEd., LMHC, LMT, Reiki master-teacher, blends mental, emotional, spiritual counseling with intuitive energy healing, Reiki sessions, commercial and residential space clearing, earth acupuncture and distance sessions. 994-7127. Lindsey Radkoski, LMT, has extensive training in reflexology, cranial sacral therapy, core synchronism and polarity therapy. 881-4875. Leigh Ann Jacob is a licensed facial specialist, massage therapist and body-wrapper. 7056584. Yogi Hari Nitin Kumar Gill is a certified yoga instructor trained by Aham Braham Yoga Trust and Ayurvedic College in Rishikesh. Fluent in English, Hindi and Sanskrit, he teaches private and group lessons in authentic Hatha, Ashthanga,

8777 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 701, Jacksonville, 448-9448 The Wright Center's goal is to educate people on what they can do for themselves rather than becoming dependent upon drawn-out therapies. Licensed massage therapists Edna C. Wade, Lori Covell and Jason Wade specialize in neuromuscular, deep-tissue, hot stone, myofascial and massage therapies, along with lypossage, body-sculpting, facials, Swedish massage and advanced bodyworks. On-site corporate chair massage available. wrightcenter.com

VELONA THERAPY, ACUPUNCTURE & NATURAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS

2330 Park St., Jacksonville, 537-4331 Zee Cakmis is a nationally board-certified, Florida licensed acupuncturist who practices traditional Chinese medicine, five element acupuncture and contemporary Oriental medicine, featuring Chinese massage, cupping, moxa, cosmetic acupuncture, frictioning (guasha), warm stone therapy and herbal formulas.

helping members reach their fitness goals. The club is a licensed Les Mills club and is the CrossFit headquarters for Nassau County.

PEAK PHYSIQUES

CROSSFITJAX

27 Edgar St., Atlantic Beach, 803-4129, (757) 348-9200 CrossFitJax is a training facility offering a strength-andconditioning program. Participants run, climb, push, pull, press, squat and catch with body weight, Dynamax balls, free weights, kettlebells and pull-up bars. It's hardcore, basic stuff -- no mirrors, music, smoothie bars, TVs or saunas -- combining strength training and monostructural movement. cfjax.com

4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive, Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 535-6716 This program specializes in core training, agility and flexibility, offering motivation, accountability and nutrition.

needs, offering a large line of vitamins, herbs and sports nutrition products. Bio-Max also sells organic fruits and vegetables as well as organic groceries and alternative breads and pastas. Bio-Max has a knowledgeable staff available to answer any questions, and specialty items can be ordered.

who can answer any question about the supplements and services available, including nutrition plans and consultations.

NASSAU HEALTH FOODS

SPORTSPLEX HEALTH CLUB

CROSS TRAINING SAN MARCO

FITNESS, GYMS & TRAINERS

ACHIEVE FITNESS CENTER

2349 Village Square Parkway, Fleming Island, 215-7088 Achieve Fitness offers a mix of style and serenity. Programs include Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, boot camp, step, Zumba, Power Sculpt and group cycling. Child care is available.

1722 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 619-3113 Unlike traditional programs that see the body as individual parts, Cross Training San Marco views it as a comprehensive unit. This personal-training studio combines an integrated approach to fitness that's both holistic and healthy. The certified personal trainers balance strength training and cardiovascular exercises to help clients lose weight without losing muscle or build strength without building mass.

450 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 247-5552 SportsPlex offers multiple workout rooms featuring a large selection of strength and cardio equipment -- with cable TV and CD players -- and aerobic studios. Classes include yoga, Hatha yoga, Pilates, martial arts, aerobics, step and body sculpting. Child care and tanning are available. A free seven-day trial is also available.

CAFÉ ST. GEORGE COFFEEHOUSE & BAKERY

114 St. George St., St. Augustine, 823-1229 Serving freshly made smoothies including favorites like the "Blonde Bombshell" and "Hang Me Over," the café offers ingredients including protein powder, ginseng, flax seed and more. The café also serves deli sandwiches and wraps made from a variety of homemade breads, and serves Seattle's Best and Starbucks coffees.

833 T.J. Courson Road, Fernandina Beach, 277-3158 Locally owned and operated since 1985, Nassau Health Foods is Amelia Island's complete natural foods store. Owner Buster Beaton offers items for homeopathy, aromatherapy and sports nutrition, as well as a large selection of national brand supplements, bulk foods, a complete selection of body care products, and a 21-day raw food challenge.

NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS

SYNERGY STUDIO

DEEN WELLNESS CENTER

3576 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 387-9355 1555 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 536-1829 A fully equipped Pilates studio, Synergy incorporates Pilates-based principles for the rehabilitation of patients in a caring, nurturing environment promoting dignity, self-respect and self-reliance. Classes include semi-private Pilates, reformer, mat, physical therapy, massage therapy and cardio. Health and fitness assessments are available.

THE FLAME BROILER

9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 103, Jacksonville, 619-2786 A healthy fast food alternative, Flame Broiler is a Korean health-conscious restaurant offering made-to-order items (with no transfat, MSG, frying, or skin on meat), including chicken, beef, Korean short ribs and veggies over brown rice. flamebroiler84jax.com

FLORIDA HEALTH FOODS

ALL STAR HEALTH & FITNESS

allstarhealthandfitness.com Kathy Connors brings professional personal training and fitness counseling to the client. Meet with certified trainers, fitness experts, competitive champions and fitness personalities who help you work toward a strong, fit and great looking body.

5290 Norwood Ave., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 765-6002 This 11,000-square-foot facility features cyber and life fitness cardio areas, an express circuit for women and seniors, and hammer-strength equipment for the novice and power-lifter alike. Classes include line dancing, aerobics, body sculpting and karate. Diabetes support, smoking cessation and childhood obesity programs are also offered.

TIMED:EXERCISE

ANASTASIA ATHLETIC CLUB

DELILY HOOPS

7643 Gate Parkway, Ste. 108, Jacksonville, 551-6998 Timed:Exercise is a revolutionary program designed to improve the fitness of any committed individual -- regardless of fitness level, age or gender -- in less than 30 minutes a day. Timed:Exercise provides a complete workout each day, both online and at the Tinseltown facilities, combining cardio and strength training using body and free weight movements. timedexercise.com

7648 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville, 764-8929 or 765-2144 A family-owned business for more than 30 years, Florida Health Foods employs knowledgeable employees and carries vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs, bulk teas, vegetarian foods and natural cosmetics.

10000 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 260-6950 11030 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows, 269-2791 Native Sun Natural Foods Market, known for excellent customer service, carries an extensive selection of all-natural and organic vitamins and supplements, as well as essential fatty acids, greens, herbs, and products for homeopathy, beauty care and weight loss. The store also does extensive research on special diets and tags items that are casein-free, peanut-free or have low sodium or no gluten added. On Feb. 15, at 8 p.m., Omar Cruz, director of supplement education for Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, offers a free seminar on USDA organic formulas and Ayurvedic solutions in health care at the Southside location. 260-2791. nativesunjax.com

NATURAL MEDICINE SHOPPE

THE GRANARY WHOLE FOODS

1045 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 471-4300 This multi-recreational fitness center offers racquetball, a heated lap pool, personal training and 200 group exercise classes each week. Free child care is available.

1912 Hawkins Cove Drive W., Jacksonville, 994-6899 DeLily offers custom-made hula hoops for adults and children, for fitness and fun.

TRUFIT PERSONAL TRAINING

FIRST COAST FITNESS EQUIPMENT

ANYTIME FITNESS MANDARIN

4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive, Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 268-0411 The only 24-hour, 365-days-a-year fitness center in Mandarin, Anytime Fitness offers free weights, resistance training, cardio, tanning and personal trainers. anytimejacksonville.com

1060 U.S. 1, St. Augustine, 829-0625 4195 Southside Blvd., Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 998-0738 First Coast offers fitness, training and cardio equipment, including LifeCore, Supermats, Horizon, BodySolid and Cap Barbell, as well as a wide variety of vitamins and supplements.

525 Third St. N., Ste. 100, Jax Beach, 372-4277 Aspects of fitness are addressed with each client, including strength training with a certified fitness trainer, healthful eating and a custom cardio plan. An evaluation of goals -- weight loss, general fitness, flexibility or sports-specific training -- and current fitness status is made before any program is begun.

1738 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 269-7222 This health foods store has been serving Jacksonville since 1979, offering bulk foods, herbs and spices as well as organic produce, frozen foods, groceries, natural health and beauty items, pet food and household products. The Granary also carries a full line of vitamins, herbs and homeopathic remedies.

1891 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, Jax Beach, 249-4372 A natural health food store located across the street from Adventure Landing, Natural Medicine Shoppe offers a complete line of vitamin supplements, herbs, organic foods, aromatherapy items, natural cosmetics, organic wine and homeopathic products, including natural hormone replacement alternatives for women and men. Sat. shoppers get 10 percent off all vitamin supplements.

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET

PALMETTO ORGANICS

WORLD GYM

2007 Park St., Riverside, 384-4474 1915 East-West Parkway, Fleming Island, 541-0009 This juice and smoothie bar -- located in the Grassroots Market -- also offers a large selection of gourmet cheeses, natural and organic items, and ready-made take-away meals. Open daily.

115 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 534-7027, [email protected] palmettoorganics.com Palmetto Organics is a member-based organic produce home-delivery company that's passionate about the health benefits of organic produce and the positive impact it has on our bodies and environment.

FITT FOR LIFE

BAILEY'S POWERHOUSE GYM

753 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 242-4967 1352 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5227 9550 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, 739-2900 11740 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 2, Mandarin, 880-1067 7001 Merrill Road, Arlington, 744-7580 2485 Monument Road, Jacksonville, 641-9300 1102 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, 696-7966 7500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 721-7773 3794 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, 317-0608 700 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, 264-0312 Owned and operated by brothers Don, David and Darryl Bailey, this health club offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, classes in cardio dance, kickboxing, Pilates, power pump, step, yoga and indoor cycling, guided by fitness consultants and group exercise instructors. Bailey's also offers a variety of seminars and workshops.

860-0153, 230-4794, fittforlife.com This fitness training program employs Pilates instructors, nutrition advisors and boxing coaches for individual, personalized programs to guide you every step of the way toward complete fitness. Private studio training and in-home personal training are available.

GO PERSONAL TRAINING

Brandon Rahe, 540-6076 GO Personal Training offers fitness and nutritional services designed for individual goals. Backed by a four-year degree and ACSM certification, Brandon Rahe helps in weight loss, muscle building, flexibility and diet, and recovery from injury.

14255 Beach Blvd., Ste. A, Jacksonville, 821-5101 9545 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 880-4858 830 A1A N., Ponte Vedra, 285-8223 1650 U.S. 1, St. Augustine, 829-3443 1947 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 471-8887 State-of-the-art health facilities provide a non-intimidating environment that includes fitness equipment, free weights, and a variety of health and fitness and aerobics classes, as well as an indoor basketball court, kids' club, tanning, steam rooms, personal trainers, kickboxing and massage therapy. The St. Augustine locations offer women-only workout areas. worldgym.com

GREEN MAN GOURMET

3543 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 384-0002 Green Man Gourmet carries organic and natural products, spices, blends, salts, teas, beer and wine, dairy and culinary accessories for food preparation. greenmangourmet.com

PLANET SMOOTHIE

HAAS CHIROPRACTIC & NUTRITION CENTER

11481 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 260-1993 Dr. Haas has over 32 years' experience alleviating the pain of migraines, neck and low back and fibromyalgia. Using nutritional response testing to treat the cause rather than the symptom. Additional treatments include gentle spinal adjustments, rehabilitation and detoxification.

12740 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 5, Intracoastal West, 221-0510 4259 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 645-5767 1518 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 419-6161 2245 Plantation Center Drive, Orange Park, 215-0350 1540 Wells Road, Ste. 9, Orange Park, 278-3131 4495 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 388-4156 Planet Smoothie offers a variety of fruit and juice smoothies to which customers can add a number of nutritional products designed to promote energy, wellness, protein or weight loss. The Lakewood and Orange Park locations also offer wrap sandwiches. Open daily.

THE PRESENT MOMENT CAFÉ

INSHAPE LADIES FITNESS

HEALTH SHOPPE

9425 Craven Road, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 367-5003 inShape Ladies Fitness is a full-service gym offering yoga, Zumba, core ball, boot camp, strip pole fitness, weight classes and infrared sauna. No contracts, no enrollment fees.

BEACHES FITNESS & RACQUETBALL

JAX TRAINER

12620 Beach Blvd., Ste. 16, Jacksonville, 641-4410 Health Shoppe carries a large selection of high-quality supplements, including vitamins, sports nutrition and diet products, herbs, teas, aromatherapy items and natural cosmetics. The Shoppe also offers a full line of organic foods, specializing in allergy-free, organic and low-carb varieties.

224 W. King St., St. Augustine, 827-4499 Present Moment serves only raw, organic, vegan and vegetarian dishes, but you'd hardly know it from the breadth of choices. Selections include pizza, pastas, hummus and milkshakes -- all prepared without meat, dairy or an oven. Beer and organic wines are also served. Take-out is available. Open Mon.-Sat.

SHAKTI LIFE KITCHEN

533 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 853-6485 This health club offers everything from breakfast to fullservice restrooms and locker rooms. Membership fees may vary depending on services chosen, which include indoor racquetball courts and a Pilates studio. Open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat.

422-6218 Daniel Weisner is a certified advanced personal fitness trainer and licensed massage therapist practicing in a private studio, offering training for increased flexibility, muscle tone and strength, as well as Pilates instruction and nutrition coaching. jaxtrainer.com

HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH

1440 Dunn Ave., Ste. 13, Jacksonville, 696-9355 Here's To Your Health offers a full line of health products with a trained staff to answer your questions.

I LOVE MY LIFE CHOCOLATE

476-6388, [email protected], shaktilifekitchen.com This company offers 100 percent gluten-free, organic, vegan, raw food, including packaged entrees, sides, pies and more at Northeast Florida health food stores and farmers markets, as well as at all European Street Cafe locations. Whole pies and catering are available.

BILL NEWBERN, PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER

JUST FITNESS 4 U

SportsPlex, 450 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 994-3161 As a personal fitness trainer, Newbern provides an individualized approach to health, exercise and nutrition based on an individual's goals, and medical, exercise and nutrition history. Some benefits of strength training include reducing fat, increasing metabolic rate, decreasing lowerback discomfort and relieving everyday stress.

11262 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 338-0644 Just Fitness offers exclusive personal training, state-ofthe-art cardio equipment, executive-style locker rooms and cardio cinema for a monthly fee, with no contracts and no hidden fees. justfitness4u.com

1533 Cesary Blvd., Jacksonville (kitchen only), 476-6388, [email protected] This company offers organic, raw, vegan, local, gluten-free chocolate; sales profits support Jacksonville's Permaculture Network, an initiative to actively spread organic urban agriculture and education. jacksonvillespermaculturenetwork.com

SMOOTHIE KING

LIFESTYLE FAMILY FITNESS

JAX SPORTS NUTRITION

BODY BY VI

4268 Oldfield Crossing Drive, Ste. 201, Jacksonville, 525-5430 This specialty program is a 90-day weight-loss challenge to help burn fat, keep lean muscle, boosts the metabolism and control hunger. free.bodybyvi.com

1731 Wells Road, Orange Park, 269-3222 13164 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Intracoastal, 220-1592 Lifestyle Fitness is a 40,000-square-foot health, fitness and day spa complex, offering state-of-the-art equipment, unlimited exercise classes, a 75-foot lap swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and whirlpool, plus an interactive kids' club.

WORLD MARTIAL ARTS JAX

NO LIMITS PERSONAL TRAINING

CHANGES IN MOTION

7860 Gate Parkway, Ste. 105, Jacksonville, 998-9980 The private studio offers Pilates training, springboard, yoga, spinning, Nordic walking classes, as well as one-on-one or small group classes, to strengthen the core and reshape and tone the body. Other treatments include chromotherapy, E-stim and directional wave face and body treatments.

2062 Spoonbill St., Jacksonville, 994-2500 Certified personal trainer David Wilcox uses sound strengthtraining principles, including brisk resistance training, to provide an intense, robust workout with a minimum of equipment. Wilcox brings the gym to you with his mobile service.

2375 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 102, Jacksonville, 642-3150 For more than a decade, WMA has offered programs for mixed martial arts, self-defense, Muay Thai kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, weapons training and children's mixed martial arts. With more than 3,000 square feet, heavy bags, core and strength training, it's also the Southeast headquarters for Erik Paulson's combat submission wrestling and the official Royce Gracie jiu-jitsu network school of North Florida.

13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 37, Intracoastal, 220-2833 Jax Sports Nutrition offers exclusive quality products, including proteins, pre-workout items, fat-burners and vitamins, and customized nutrition plans, with a certified nutrition specialist on staff. jaxsportsnutrition.com

THE LIVE FOOD EXPERIENCE

714-5338, livefoodexperience.com Adam Graham shares the healing benefits of vegan live-food cuisine through classes, demos and consultations.

363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 242-2993 13770 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 821-1771 13457 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 1, 221-1299 1661 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 389-0011 4624 Town Crossing Drive, Ste. 119, 996-2889 9810 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 4A, Jacksonville, 642-1777 1835 U.S. 1 S., Ste. 113, St. Augustine, 825-6770 1230 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 246-6336 "Muscle Punch," "Immune Builder" and "The Activator" are a few of the many fruit smoothies The King offers. Most contain zero fat and few calories, and energy and strength-building ingredients may be added to any smoothie upon request. Smoothie King also offers a wide selection of vitamins, herbs, diet aids and health foods.

STEAMERS

MANATEE CAFÉ

OMVELO INDOOR CYCLING/YOGA/TRX

CLUB 14 FITNESS

1114 S. 14th St., Fernandina Beach, 206-4414 Club 14 offers fitness classes and equipment in a new facility staffed with experienced personnel interested in

311 N. Third St., Ste. 105, Jax Beach, 853-6923 This new Fusion Fitness center specializes in non-impact, world-class group training. Owners Abbie and Eben Britton (Jaguars' offensive tackle) offer 32 classes a week in cardio, flexibility and strength training. Call for fees and schedules. omvelo.com

HEALTH FOOD & NUTRITION

BIO-MAX

299 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 1, Atlantic Beach, 246-1634 Bio-Max is a complete source for nutritional and health food

525 S.R. 16, Ste. 106, Westgate Plaza, St. Augustine, 826-0210 Owner/chef Cheryl Crosley prepares organic, vegetarian meals like veggie omelets, veggie pitas, burritos, tofu Reubens, miso and vegetable soup, hummus and tabouli. The Health Food Market offers the same ingredients used in the cafe's dishes.

4320 Deerwood Lake Parkway, Ste. 106, Jacksonville, 253-3360 The all-natural and organic menu includes wraps, subs, salads and steamer bowls. Fresh-squeezed juice, organics beverages and all-natural and organic smoothies are also available at the brand-new Tinseltown location.

URBAN ORGANICS

MAX MUSCLE SPORTS NUTRITION

1313B Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 372-4265 All Max Muscle employees are certified nutrition specialists

5325 Fairmont St., Jacksonville, 398-8012 Urban Organics specializes in sustainable food and gardening, offer organic produce and health foods, as well as supplies for greenhouses, hydroponic and organic gardens, and live organic and heirloom plants. urbanorganicsjax.com

WEISE PHARMACY & NATURAL FOOD SHOPPE

4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville, 388-1564, 384-4642 Pharmacists are available for consultations in nutrition, fitness, homeopathic and veterinary products. Weise creates specialty items for men's and women's therapies and also features a drive-through window, juice bar, easy parking and a calm, comfortable atmosphere. Massage therapy is available at the fitness clinic, as are individual nutritional programs.

therapy and fitness. Individual and shared sessions are guided by licensed physical therapists and certified Pilates instructors. Carol Powell-Smith is a spiritual counselor at Bodywise who is a certified healer, counselor and graduate of the Quantum Quest School of Advanced Healing and Enlightenment.

CHOISSER HYPERBARIC & WELLNESS CENTER

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

1601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22, Jacksonville, 288-1100 With certified organic markets nationwide, Whole Foods offers more than 100 prepared items at a full-service and self-service hot bar, salad bar, soup bar and dessert bar. The comprehensive, customer-friendly Whole Body Department features natural body care items and cosmetics, nutritional supplements and vitamins, all free of chemicals and fillers. Open daily.

2140 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 9, Orange Park, 375-2070 Choisser offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a medical treatment that delivers 100 percent oxygen within a pressurized chamber in a state-of-the-art facility. The process aids treatment of autism, dementia and other ailments.

CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

HOLISTIC CARE & NATURAL THERAPIES

ADVANCED HEALTH SERVICES

343-3886 Advanced Health Services is the practice of Mary Cenci, RN, HNC, board-certified holistic nurse. Cenci specializes in effective, integrative techniques to provide rapid relief from stress, anxiety, pain and illness. Drugfree, natural and safe approaches address the whole person with Emotional Freedom Techniques and Reiki. tappingintohealth.com

6545 Bowden Road, Jacksonville, 448-0079 Dr. Frank G. Stanley and associates specialize in behavioral medicine and stress management through hypnosis and biofeedback. Family and individual counseling is available to educate clients in wellness and other aspects of health. Therapy for eating disorders and psychological testing is also offered.

KATHERINE DAYE

Reiki Master Teacher, Karuna Master Teacher, 241-0893, 616-1883 Learn to use Reiki in your daily life for healing and stress relief. Daye -- also an ordained minister of the Alliance of Divine Love -- utilizes her more than 10 years of training and experience to offer Reiki treatments and instruction.

MARILYN DEPREY, MS, LMHC

ALLERGY ASTHMA

4131 University Blvd. S., Ste. A-4, Jacksonville, 733-6487 Dr. Tracy Sinha treats asthma and hives using alkaline water, Rowe diet, antioxidants, turmeric and other spices, as well as yoga breathing.

2180 A1A S., Ste. 102, St. Augustine, 460-0208 Deprey offers counseling for individuals and couples, incorporating relaxation techniques to achieve personal growth in areas of substance abuse, addiction, relationships and communication. Her practice is oriented toward issues of personal growth and development, with self-hypnosis and personal planning available. Family and group work encouraged, and a sliding fee scale is offered.

Culinary Commandments

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MARJORIE DICKINSON, LMT

ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS CENTER

10 foods you should never eat, and 10 you always should

love food. I'm one of those people who will easily spend more money at the grocery store than at the mall or the bars. I pay twice as much for eggs laid by chickens who got to live on a sunlit porch, packaged in a cute cardboard carton. I've already gained a pound since the new cupcake shop opened up across the street from my condo. Not everyone appreciates food the way I do. I have friends who eat things like single-serve Jell-O packs and who will buy pre-cut apple slices because they're too "busy" to cut their own. I think they're crazy. I prefer Avocado: With or without a side of tequila Sweet Potatoes: Packed with beta-carotene and rich with antioxidants, great mashed with a little chipotle powder or sliced, seasoned with salt and olive oil and served like fries Polenta: Killer on the grill, topped with fresh Mayport shrimp and Datil sauce Hot Sauce: Any and all flavors, but especially siracha Anything from P.F. Changs: It's just yummy

1122 Third St., Ste. 1, Neptune Beach, 241-5566 As a professional wellness coach, Niki LaMont partners with people to accelerate potential, using hypnosis, energy and color therapy. "The Four Agreements" of Don Miguel Ruiz provide focus. Professionalism and confidentiality are assured. nikilamont.com

945-4540 Dickinson is a certified hand and foot reflexologist in private practice in the Jacksonville area. Reflexology is a 6,000-yearold therapy based on the idea that there are points on the hands and feet that directly correspond to each organ and gland of the body. Stimulating these specific points brings about deep relaxation, balance and health.

ANANDA KULA

DOME HEALING CENTER

I prefer real food, in real (or at least non-plastic) packaging, and I've developed a strong sense of what is real, and what is soul-killing food facsimile.

real food, in real (or at least non-plastic) packaging, and I've developed a strong sense of what is real, and what is soul-killing food facsimile. So here's my list of the 10 foods you should ALWAYS eat and the 10 foods you NEVER should. And because I'm not an expert, I called in Marilyn Dahl (RD, LD/N, MBA), a registered dietician at Preferred Nutrition Services in Jacksonville Beach, to give some advice. (Dahl made it clear she doesn't like giving people a list of dos and don'ts, but she humored us anyway.)

not on your lifE:

Penrose Tijuana Mama Pickled Sausage: If the fake pink appearance doesn't get you, the pickling odor will. To say nothing of the off-the-charts sodium, fat and nitrite levels. Krystals: First, they have the most obnoxious commercials ever. Second, Dahl says, it's one of those "highly processed items with ingredients not recognizable to anyone but people with a chemistry background. It is not really food." Energy crap: I love coffee, but this whole energy product movement has got to stop. I even found an "energy gum" called Stay Alert that was originally used by military special ops like Navy Seals. The company website actually claims that it "Stops Fatigue Instantly, Saves Lives." High-sugar Juices: "They don't offer much more than calories for energy -- a lot of calories providing few other nutrients," Dahl says. Salad Bar: Now, I would never tell someone not to eat salad, but these tend to be heavy on the ranch dressing and iceberg lettuce, light on truly healthy offerings. They are also potential germ factories, what with everyone handling the same serverware. Besides, in late December, several major media outlets warned that the latest terror threat was aimed at poisoning salad bars and buffet lines. Just sayin'. Pork Rinds: The amount of sodium in a pork rind is nearly five times more than that of a serving of potato chips. Olive Loaf: The only cold-cut my grandfather ever had in his apartment. No kid wants meatloaf embedded with green olives. Foie Gras: Fatty liver produced by force-feeding ducks and geese via tubes shoved down their esophagi. Casu marzu: A traditional Sardinian sheep's milk cheese that's referred to as "maggot cheese," because insect larvae is used to advance fermentation. Head Cheese: Despite its delicious name, this European cold-cut is not actually cheese, rather a meat jelly made with flesh from the head of a calf or pig. 'Nuff said. o

Kara Pound [email protected]

4150 & 4154 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 680-7344 Ananda Kula, located in the Avondale/Ortega neighborhood, is a community healing center promoting health and positivity. Classes in beginners and advanced yoga and Pilates are offered, along with deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage, Reiki, reflexology, acupuncture, herbs, workshops, monthly meditations and Audio Ananda, monthly live music concerts. ananda-kula.com During March, the studio observes "No Meat March," a 30day pledge for folks to give up meat. nomeatmarch.com

5028 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 277-3663 Cindy and Don Murphy and staff offer holistic massage therapy, craniosacral massage, foot reflexology, yoga, synchronicity, meditation program and deep cleansing facials.

EDEN REVISITED

ANASTASIA ATHLETIC CLUB

1045 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 471-4300 The Anastasia Athletic Club dedicates a portion of its staff to wellness and nutritional counseling. Through use of counseling and lifestyle modifications, stress and medical problems can be reduced. Open daily.

1909 University Blvd. S., Ste. 502, Jacksonville, 396-1113 Eden Revisited offers spiritual counseling, Reiki, angel therapy as well as classes with the college of metaphysical studies, seminars and workshops. They have a weekly meditation group and a healing exchange where they give and receive energy work, hypnotherapy and Integrated Energy Therapy. Shamans hold classes and individual hands-on healing.

THE ESSENTIAL WELLNESS CENTER

ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL

612-0930 Susan Stewart is the local independent consultant for these pure, safe, vegan-certified products for skin care, nutrition and weight loss. The products are formulated without formaldehyde, dyes, fragrances, phthalates or petroleumbased ingredients. Arbonne has been a cruelty-free company for 30 years. susanstewart.myarbonne.com

13400 Sutton Park Drive S., Ste. 1502, Jacksonville, 223-6882 Sharon Knapp, LMT, CNMT, specializes in therapeutic bodywork with a gentle touch. The combination of craniosacral, somatoemotional release, and neuromuscular therapies can relieve a wide variety of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, accident-related injuries, anxiety, depression or fatigue.

DONALYN FRANK, MSW, LCSW, CAP

BEACHES ACU-MEDICAL CENTER

EvErything, All thE timE:

Cheese: I'm not talking about the kind you can buy in a can that comes shooting out like Silly String, I'm talking about the good stuff: gouda, manchego, havarti, brie. Author Clifton Fadiman once called cheese "milk's leap toward immortality." Chocolate: While there is nutritional value in chocolate, Dahl suggests getting more bang for your buck by eating chocolate that's at least 60 to 70 percent cocoa and stuffing it full of almonds or peanut butter. Um, not a problem. Red Wine: Dahl explains, "In moderation." Duly noted. Water: It's estimated more than a billion people worldwide don't have clean drinking water, so the next time you're bitching about the clear stuff, suck it up and hydrate. Berries: Nature's candy. Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries ... the more organic the better.

4745 Sutton Park Court, Ste. 503, Jacksonville, 821-9535 Blending Chinese medicine with modern science, Toni Krehel, AP, makes extensive use of state-of-the-art, frequencyspecific microcurrent with herbs, homeopathy, iridology and kinesiology to restore health and vitality in those with difficult-to-treat chronic illnesses.

15 Eighth St., St. Augustine, 806-0605 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps move the client from the past into a healthy and productive present, overcoming negative perceptions, habits and emotions to conquer smoking, alcohol addiction, PTSD, low self-esteem and other social disorders.

BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATES OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA, INC.

11512 Lake Mead Ave., Ste. 703, Jacksonville, 646-0054 Biofeedback Associates provide neurofeedback, biofeedback and psychotherapy by licensed and boardcertified practitioners, treating ADD/ADHD, pain, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.

THE BODY-N-BALANCE

3980 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 645-6529 Services offered at The Body-N-Balance include acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, anti-aging (beauty and restoration), detoxification programs, thermography (digital thermal screening) and nutritional food therapy. Herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies are also available.

BODYWISE STUDIOS

2706 Old Moultrie Road, St. Augustine, 794-6760 Bodywise Studios is a fully equipped Pilates studio and center for well-being that employs a holistic approach to physical

DR. BRIDGET FREEMAN

SYNERGY METHODS

1615 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 962-3767 Dr. Freeman specializes in an integrative and holistic approach to health and wellness, focusing on food as medicine and a nutritional approach to healing, stress reduction and quality of life, detoxification and emotional health.

200 Malaga St., Ste. 1, St. Augustine, 823-1755 Fernando Bernall's Synergy Methods offers holistic health care including acupuncture, shiatsu massage, tai chi, qigong, fitness, bodywork and personal training. Bernall is a licensed acupuncture physician, certified personal trainer and medical herbalist.

2 Shircliff Way, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 208-2727 Dr. Loren Clayman's Plastic Surgery Center's trained estheticians, massage therapists and laser hair professionals offer Botox, Juvederm, breast enlargement or reduction, face lifts, eyelid surgery, liposculpture, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks and laser hair removal.

work, Botox and Juvederm and permanent makeup and skin care procedures. ahnezami.com

JACKSONVILLE EYE CENTER

HEALER ONE

1122 Third St., Ste. 1, Neptune Beach, 242-0012 Healer One is the energy-healing practice of Carol Meyer, a Brennan Energy practitioner to balance, charge and clear one's energy system to support healing on all levels -- emotional, mental, spiritual. Meyer is a certified Transformational Breath Facilitator, teaching this self-healing tool to raise the vibrational field through the use of a conscious, connected breath. Private sessions, workshops and groups available. healeronejax.com

SOUND MIND, HEALING & EDUCATION

CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE SOLUTIONS HEALTHCARE

2850 Isabella Blvd., Ste. 50, Jacksonville, 707-5029 Bethann P. Vetter, LMT, offers Tibetan Bowl healing sessions and emotional/spiritual healing with the One Brain process, as well as weekend workshops teaching One Brain process for home use.

HEALING FROM WITHIN

6867 Southpoint Drive, Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 281-5757 Since 1996, CNS Healthcare has provided research into new medications and treatments for common psychiatric and neurological diseases. Mark Joyce, MD, Susan Angel, ARNP, and Nandita Joshi, MD, of CNS Healthcare, study depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and insomnia. A clinical staff member determines eligibility for clinical trials, and study participants receive medical care and treatment at no cost. All ages are welcome and participants do not need health insurance.

2001 College St., Jacksonville, 355-5555 Dr. Robert I. Schnipper, a leader in ophthalmic surgery, has performed thousands of LASIK surgeries and is recognized for his clinical and academic achievements of more than 25 years. Dr. Schnipper and his professional team offer routine eye exams, cataract surgery, muscle surgery, PRK and refractive lens exchange.

JACKSONVILLE ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 51383, Jax Beach FL 32250, 223-8053 Harmonic healing, developed by Joe Nolan, RMAT, uses the vibrations of light, color and sound to help clients process information mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

COLONICS WITH CARE

HEALING WATERS CLINIC & HERB SHOP

26 Clark St., St. Augustine, 826-1965 Since 1994, Healing Waters has been one of St. Johns County's premier holistic health clinics. It carries Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic remedies, folk/Western herbs and hard-to-find herbal products, including teas, patents and tinctures made to order. A certified, trained nutritionist and herbalist are on staff. Specialties include deep-tissue, craniosacral, lymphatic, neuromuscular and reflexology massage. healingwatersclinic.com

8613 Old Kings Rd. S., Ste. 302, Jacksonville, 739-9979 Colonics With Care offers state-of-the-art colon hydrotherapy, using the most advanced technology. The facilities are regularly inspected by the state Health Department to guarantee sanitation and licensing requirements. Owner Glenda Paulich is a licensed massage therapist and a certified colon hydrotherapist.

1325 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 858-7045 With eight locations in Northeast Florida, JOI provides therapies including aqua, hand, occupational, pre- and postoperative and biomechanical analysis, custom splinting, as well as spine and back educational programs, sports injury and work injury rehabs. Athletic trainers, hand therapists, manual therapists, strength and conditioning therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapists are on staff.

LEE AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

COMFORT CARE PAIN MANAGEMENT INC.

11481 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 401, Jacksonville, 262-1737 Dr. Young H. Lee offers family and cosmetic dental services in a relaxed, reassuring atmosphere, including routine maintenance, implants, restorative and periodontal treatments and Invisalign.

9770 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 129, Jacksonville, 997-6100 At Comfort Care, the physician-led team specializes in pain treatment through pharmaceutical medical management, with a comprehensive and individualized approach to the evaluation and treatment of pain syndromes. comfortcarepm.com

LESLIE G. PLATOCK, DDS

HEALTHQUEST INSTITUTE & WELLNESS CENTER INC.

3560 Cardinal Pointe Drive, Ste. 102, Jacksonville, 296-1116, 733-4577 HealthQuest's Dr. William McPhilamy, a licensed nutritionist and addictions specialist, offers wellness-based innovations, including vitamin C infusion, chelation therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, acupuncture and weight loss and management, as well as medical doctor-supervised programs for addiction to oxycodon, hydrocodone and vicodin.

COREY YOUNG S. PARK, M.D. MY DENTIST

700 Third St., Neptune Beach, 247-3077 Dr. Platock offers laser bleaching, ceramic crowns and bridges, tooth color filling and bonding. Located in the Atrium Building next to the Neptune Beach library, Dr. Platock's office uses a digital X-ray method, which uses 80 percent less radiation.

MEDICAL & SURGICAL TREATMENT

ALLURE COSMETIC MEDICAL CENTER

664 Kingsley Ave., Ste. 106, Orange Park, 269-1509 The medical center specializes in non-surgical solutions for aging as well as management for weight loss and tattoo removal. Dr. Antoinette Lloyd, an aesthetic and laser expert, and her friendly staff maintain a stress-free atmosphere during treatments for acne, wrinkles, sunspots, spider veins and hair loss. allurecosmeticmedicalcenter.com

12220 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 128, Jacksonville, 221-8221 Dr. Park's My Dentist offers state-of-the-art cosmetic dental techniques proven to have lasting results, including bonding, veneers, contouring, implants, whitening and porcelain crowns.

NATURAL LOOK MEDICAL SPA

COSMETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY CENTER

THE HEART CENTER

2180 A1A S., St. Augustine Beach, 471-1414 Holly Andrea Levinson, LCSW, founded the Heart Center, a compassionate counseling practice dedicated to exploration, discovery, growth and empowerment. Supporting the interface of mind, body and spirit, Levinson combines traditional and contemporary approaches to therapy, offering clinical hypnosis, meditation, guided imagery, personal and spiritual growth and stress management for individuals, couples, families and groups.

6867 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, 296-2008 Dr. Michael Duffy, certified plastic surgeon, offers abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, face lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and breast augmentation. Aesthetician Kimberly Tatham offers skin care, including peels before and after procedures, as well as skin care products. Financing is available.

11512 Lake Mead Ave., Ste. 702, Jacksonville, 928-9400 Dr. David Mobley, board-certified plastic surgeon, treats acne, rosacea and sun damage in the state-of-the-art medical spa. Aesthetic services include photofacial, laser hair removal, electrolysis, facials, clinical peels and massage.

ORTEGA CHIROPRACTIC & MEDICAL REHAB CLINIC

DENTAL ARTS OF FLORIDA

AMERICAN HEART/ STROKE ASSOCIATION

HOLISTIC HEALTH OPTIONS

4070 Herschel St., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 381-0003, 477-2825 This established wellness center offers a relaxing and healing environment, massage therapy and Chinese medicine, including a full Chinese herbal dispensary, nutritional supplements, traditional Chinese and Japanese acupuncture and diet therapy. Offering treatment for stressrelated disorders, migraines, infertility, and gynecological issues, dermatological and cardiovascular problems.

5851 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, 739-0197 The American Heart Association offers programs tailored to teach women, men, children, employees and families to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease. Exercise tips, nutritional guides, cardiovascular explanations and lifesaving research studies are available at the First Coast office.

7045 Gate Parkway, Ste. 103, Jacksonville, 998-9820 Family and cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, full mouth restoration, Invisalign braces, implants, crowns, root canals and dentures are offered in state-of-the-art facilities staffed by skilled, friendly dental professionals. Most PPO dental insurances are accepted and emergency, same day appointment are available.

5539 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 425-4545 At this multi-disciplinary clinic, Dr. Steven Read, Dr. Jim Diesen and Dr. Lisa Sundvall treats auto accident injuries, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and scoliosis, along with medical rehabilitation. Hypnotherapy is available. ortegachiropractic.com

PARKWAY PLASTIC SURGERY

AMIT CHOKSHI, MD

MEDISOLARE WELLNESS & COSMETIC CENTER

9770 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 117, Jacksonville, 224-5000 Medisolare is an anti-aging and non-surgical cosmetic medical center offering a holistic approach to age management and beauty for increased energy, vitality, sex drive and youthful vigor. Dr. Hardesh Garg specializes in bio-identical hormones, HGH, nutraceuticals, performance improvement treatments, as well as treatment of age spots, rosacea, spider veins, fat, cellulite and wrinkles.

1235 San Marco Blvd., Ste, 401, Jacksonville, 346-3506 Ophthalmologist Dr. Chokshi has joined the established practice of Dr. Gerard Coluccelli in the Baptist Outpatient Center, specializing in corneal care (including transplants), refractive eye surgery and laser vision correction. Chokshi and Coluccelli, along with optometrist Hanaa Habashi, offer LASIK vision correction, implantable contact lenses, cataract surgery, options to reduce dependence on reading glasses and bifocals, laser surgery for medical eye disorders, treatments and optical and contact lens services.

DESAI CENTER OF PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

5101 Gate Parkway, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 396-1186 Parkway specializes in popular surgical, cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, including Botox, fillers and facials. Dr. David Mobley and Dr. Rebecca Glasser, board-certified plastic surgeons, combine the latest technology and traditional methods to enhance, reconstruct and reshape the body. They also offer a full line of medical-grade skin-care products.

14540 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 2391, Jacksonville, 262-3372 Desai Center's Dr. Ankit Desai tailors each patient's procedure to achieve individual goals, offering breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, eyelid surgery or body lift. plasticsurgeryjacksonville.com

PEARSON FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

EYECARE FOR YOU

DR. ANTHONY POTOCHICK

PERSEPHONE HEALING ARTS CENTER

485 Sixth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 246-3583 Dr. Andrea Schaeffer-Pautz, board certified in Holistic Medicine, combines her background in conventional medicine with her knowledge of alternatives therapies, individualizing the healing process for each patient. Pautz integrates homeopathy, naturopathy, counseling and nutrition education in her practice. She also offers treatments for depression and anxiety.

2036 Forbes St., Jacksonville, 387-4057 Dr. Potochick offers comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, scheduling ample time for checking for glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases, as well as blood pressure, diabetes and other systemic diseases. Visual skills and abilities are evaluated to ensure precise prescriptions for eyeglasses.

1524 N. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-3162 Eyecare For You fits oxygen-permeable contacts on kids as young as six to slow down nearsighted progression. They practice corneal molding therapy, designing specialized appliances, worn at night, to give functional vision during the day. Eye Care For You prescribes therapeutic contacts or magnifiers for those with eye impairments. eyecareforyou.net

1835 East West Parkway, Ste. 19, Fleming Island, 215-7377 Specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face, Dr. David C. Pearson is a fellowship trained and board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Prior to opening Pearson Facial Plastic Surgery in the fall of 2004, Dr. Pearson practiced at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville where he was a member of its teaching faculty. PearsonFaces.com

PONTE VEDRA COSMETIC DENTISTRY

100 Professional Drive, Ponte Vedra, 285-8407 Dr. Michael Winter and Dr. Kevin Neal have more than 20 years of experience in smile makeovers and complex dental restorations. cosmeticdentistryofpontevedra.com

FACIAL REJUVENATION CENTRE

BEACHES HAIR REMOVAL

1112 Third St., Ste. 3, Neptune Beach, 249-8980 Locally owned and operated, Beaches Hair Removal offers men and women electrolysis and laser hair removal. Free consultations are available.

1750 Tree Blvd., Ste. 10, St. Augustine, 810-5434 Dr. Deidre Leake, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers face, neck, eyelid, brow and mid-face lifts, as well as skin care, laser hair removal, rhinoplasty, earpinning, hair transplants, fractional co2, photofacials, liquid lifts and injectables at this medical spa.

PONTE VEDRA COSMETIC SURGERY

REVIVE HEALTH NATURALLY, LLC

CALLOWAY CENTER

FERTILITY AWARENESS SEMINAR

2064 Dellwood Ave., Jacksonville, 350-1541 Grace Justiss has more than 30 years' experience helping people with ongoing health challenges to relieve pain, reduce side effects, optimize eating habits, alleviate emotional distress and achieve vibrant health through personalized natural health coaching. revivehealthnaturally.com

DR. RANDOLPH'S AGELESS & WELLNESS MEDICAL CENTER

6000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ste. B-1, Ponte Vedra, 273-8280 Dr. Daniel Calloway's Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is also the home of Abanitio Salon & Day Spa. Calloway utilizes the latest proven technology combined with surgical skills and knowledge in a warm, caring environment. Formerly at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Calloway provides liposculpture, face and neck lifts, breast augmentation, tummy tucks and facial procedures.

The fifth annual Fertility Awareness Seminar is held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 30 at Wyndham Hotel Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville. Meet with IVF clinics, gather updated information and receive literature. Admission is free; you must register at jaxfertili[email protected] to attend. IVF cycles are raffled. jaxfertility.net.

150 Professional Drive, Ste. 100, Ponte Vedra, 285-5571 Dr. R. Gregory Smith provides a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures and treatments, including minifacelifts, lip fillers, liposuction, body contouring, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, face and neck lifts, laser skin resurfacing and Botox, designed to enhance your appearance with minimal downtime. All procedures are performed in the state-of-the-art facility on an outpatient basis. Financing is available.

POSH PLASTIC SURGERY

HANDS, FEET & BEYOND

1891 Beach Blvd., Ste. 200, Jax Beach, 249-3743 Dr. C.W. Randolph is board certified and uses an alternative approach to women's health, concentrating on gynecology, urogynecology and natural hormone balance. Dr. Randolph combines natural hormones according to each patient's individual profile, for treatment of PMS, premenopause, menopause, hysterectomy, osteoporosis, low sex drive and weight gain.

CENTER FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

8075 Gate Parkway W., Ste. 205, Jacksonville, 281-0119 Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes acne, irregular menstrual cycles, dark hair growth and possible infertility if not controlled. Board-certified endocrinologists Dr. Kevin Winslow, Dr. Daniel Duffy and Dr. Michael Freeman are qualified to help those with PCOS. A registered dietician and a laser hair-removal technician are also on staff.

9700 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 469-2432 This wellness medical spa specializes in hand, foot and nail services, provided by nail technicians and podiatrists. Aesthetic skin care, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care and skin care products are also available. handsfeetandbeyond.com

13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Ste. 1017, Jacksonville, 260-2001, poshplasticsurgery.com Dr. Sofia Kirk and her staff provide a wide array of cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation, facelifts, tummy tucks, Smartlipo and minimally invasive procedures like Botox and Juvederm, as well as hair removal, wrinkle reduction and skin-tightening laser treatments.

QUINN M.D.

JACKSONVILLE COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER

DR. CLAYMAN'S PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER

820 Prudential Drive, Ste. 702, Jacksonville, 399-5061 Board-certified Dr. A.H. Nezami offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, lift and reduction, as well as liposuction, tummy tuck, face lift, eyelid

8075 Gate Parkway W., Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 296-0900 Quinn M.D. is a medical practice that specializes in laser and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Linda Quinn offers the latest advancements in aesthetic science and laser medicine for Smartlipo MPX, Fraxel, Fotofacial, Refirme, laser tattoo removal, hair removal, vein removal, sclerotherapy, fillers, Botox and hormone replacement. quinnmd.net

Hot Rocks & Redemption

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hh, heat. A warming spring sun, a comforting cup of English breakfast tea with warm milk, a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup. Consider this the soothing side of the heat-O-meter, the Yin, a loving spoonful of healing. This is the side of the human spirit that brought us the Snuggie. But the scale moves up along with the temperature, and the willpower needed to withstand the heat. Next, perhaps, is a hot stone massage -- middling heat, but with the purpose of releasing and relaxing. It's easy to imagine how the weight and heat of a stone would feel good, placed along the spine, cupped in the palms or pressed lightly on the temples. Does it really open the chakras? Does it matter? Notice that as the heat index increases to the unbearable, there's a very familiar strain

DR. SAMUEL ROSENTHAL

How our love of all things warm and cozy evolved into a burning desire for red-hot action

extreme, the more theoretically curative. It must be so hot that only those with truly rigorous mental stamina can take it. A sauna is for wussies. After succumbing to the extended purgatory of New Age version of an American Indian sweat lodge, the initiates believe they're purged, purified, marked. Yoga that feels good isn't good enough. The room must be heated to 105 degrees and the sweat must run like a river from the pores so that all the negativity and bad thinking and deciding to stop at Dunkin' Donuts on the way into work are washed away. Not hot enough? How about coal-walking, the "ultimate" test of mind-over-matter (albeit one that often ends with moans of pain and ice packs pressed to tender feet). In the middle of the Great Depression, sunlight was seen as restorative, even

3599 University Blvd. S., Ste. 403, Jacksonville, 399-8255 Dr. Rosenthal, in practice since 1971, specializes in cosmetic surgery and offers breast augmentation and lift, rhinoplasty, face lift, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty, otoplasty and liposuction, as well as Botox injections.

BEAUTIFUL FACE LLC

SAM HANANIA DMD, PA

9471 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 405, Jacksonville, 716-9933 or 443-7786 Kim Lien Bui is a fully licensed esthetician practicing permanent cosmetic and skin care services, including microdermabrasion, waxing, eyebrow and lip permanent makeup application. permanentcosmetic.org

14815 Mandarin Road, Ste. 101, Jacksonville, 260-4250 Dr. Hanania specializes in all phases of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, Zoom whitening and invisible braces. smyledoctor.com

BEAUTY OUTLET

8626 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, 733-3999 Beauty Outlet offers lace-front wigs, human hair and synthetic wigs, hair extensions and supplies and beauty supplies.

WEST DENTISTRY

2301 Park St., Jacksonville, 387-3333 Jacqueline West, DMD, and her friendly, gentle team have extensive training in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry for patients who may need a little extra help. westdentistry.com

BIO SALON AND SPA CO.

13529 Beach Blvd., Ste. 304, Jacksonville, 223-2222 This new, locally owned multicultural salon offers hair color, highlights, chemicals, extensions, massage, body treatments, facials, dermabrasion, peels, waxing and makeup.

VENETIAN DENTAL

11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 7, Jacksonville, 998-1555 Venetian is a center for comprehensive family and implant dentistry, with a periodontist on staff. Cosmetic dentistry, fullmouth restorations, dentures, fillings, implants, crowns, root canals, veneers and emergency service are available, as well as extractions, including wisdom teeth. Financing is available.

BLOW OUT HAIR STUDIO

2222 Park St., Jacksonville, 384-5605 Located in a renovated 1905 home in historic Riverside, this studio's space reflects the salon's styling philosophy: classic with a modern edge, blending a downtown urban sensibility with a sophisticated, refined attitude.

BODY WRAP MASTERS & SPA

MIND & SPIRIT THERAPY

AFFILIATED HYPNOSIS SERVICES

2533 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 387-4489 9951 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 107, Jacksonville, 553-2646 Certified hypnotists Ben Edmonson, MA, and Susan Watson use one-on-one hypnosis techniques to improve sports concentration and performance, relieve smoking addiction and stress, and expand learning skills for students. Affiliated also offers hypnosis for the elimination of fear of heights, crowds or public speaking.

9926 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, 642-3131 This Body Wrap salon, in business for more than 10 years, offers advanced skin and body care, including relaxing and therapeutic massage, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, waxing, scrubs, airbrush tanning and specialty bodywraps.

CASABLANCA BEAUTY, WELLNESS & DAY SPA

Not just hot, but screaming hot, like habanero peppers with a 500,000 rating on the Scoville Heat Unit scale, so hot that the brain feels like embers in a fire. The more extreme, the more theoretically curative.

of Calvinism. Hot chili peppers are hardworking and justify their existence: Capsaicin (may) decrease the risk of degenerative brain diseases, cure depression, improve circulation, protect against prostrate cancer, lead to weight loss, lower the risk of lung cancer, increase metabolism, reduce the risk of stroke, clean the arteries, cure migraines, cure alcoholism, provide relief from arthritis and lower insulin levels. It's (very possibly) death-defying. But those who can endure the fire, the suffering, the pain are of a class apart and purified. On the Yang side of the heat-Ometer, everything is all hot and bothered. Not just hot, but screaming hot, like habanero peppers with a 500,000 rating on the Scoville Heat Unit scale, so hot that the brain feels like embers in a fire. The more medicinal. "We cannot tell what the sun does for us, but we do know that it kills germs, kills many diseases and unseen ills, revitalizes tissues and builds up resistance to disease," wrote the cheerfully named reporter Gladys Glad in the Dec. 15, 1930 Spokane Daily Chronicle. "It is the short, ultra-violet rays in sunlight that possess this life-giving power." Whoops. By 2000, white parents in Florida were slathering their children in 150-proof sunscreen from head to toe before they would allow them to go outside. Sun was bad. Caused wrinkles, skin cancer. Meanwhile, the globe heats up to unprecedented levels, as the activity of humans is refracted back upon our own kind. Can we take the heat? Only time will tell. o

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4209 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 389-5533 Casablanca is a total beauty, wellness and day spa in a new, state-of-the-art facility. The menu includes hair services, skin and nail care, body treatments and detox. Award-winning, professional stylists specialize in color and cuts. The Day of Beauty package includes breakfast or lunch, massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair and makeup.

THE GUIDANCE CLINIC

9140 Golfside Drive, Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 730-7575 1639 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 247-3679 A private mental health practice offering hypnotherapy to help deal with habit control, weight, smoking, stress repression, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug use.

DR. CLAYMAN'S MIRACLE SPA

JAXHYPNOSIS.COM

5539 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, 425-4545 Part of Ortega Chiropractic & Medical Rehab Clinic, JaxHypnosis.com provides transformational hypnosis for behavioral and habit changes, such as smoking cessation, weight control and performance improvement in sales, sports and school.

2 Shircliff Way, Ste. 200, Jacksonville, 208-2727 A Folio Weekly Best of Jax winner, Dr. Loren Clayman's Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa offers trained estheticians, massage therapists and laser hair professionals in a tranquil, riverfront atmosphere. Spa services include facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, microdermabrasion, Endermologie, glycolic and salicylic peels, inch-loss body wraps, sunless tanning, makeup, teeth whitening, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, waxing and medical-grade skin care. Dr. Clayman offers Botox, Juvederm, breast enlargement or reduction, face lifts, eyelid surgery, liposculpture, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks and laser hair removal.

THE TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION PROGRAM

COASTAL COSMETIC CENTER

835C Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 826-3838 2254 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 563-3115 Transcendental meditation is a technique used to gain relaxation, eliminate stress and fatigue and improve health and brain function. TM is easily learned, practiced 15 to 20 minutes a day and taught by a certified instructor. tm-florida.org

4147 Southpoint Drive E., Jacksonville, 332-6774 This on-site, state-licensed ambulatory surgery center managed by a team of professional plastic surgeons, offers comfort and privacy. Cosmetics enhancements for the face and body range from skin care, makeup and laser treatments for removal of unwanted hair and blemishes to sophisticated, modern surgical techniques.

COMPLIMENTS BY SHERRY & CO.

SALONS, HAIR CARE & SPA SERVICES

AJ'S HOUSE OF BEAUTY & STYLE

2429 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 737-4446 Spa treatments include European facials, makeovers and the Great Lengths hair extension treatment, a synthesized human hair protein attachment that promotes hair growth without damaging natural hair. Neuromuscular massage is offered, as is ear coning and prenatal, reflexology and soothing Swedish massages.

13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 50, Jacksonville, 221-7380 The professional staff of stylists, estheticians, nail technicians and massage therapists at this salon regularly attend advanced training seminars to offer complete services for hair, skin and nails.

CONCEPT CUTTERS

1832 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 241-0053 Located for more than 25 years in Pablo Plaza at the beaches, Concept Cutters offers expert Redken color, highlights, restorative deep conditioning treatments and precision hair cuts. Concept Cutters' Jamie Shanley is a recent Folio Weekly Best of Jax winner.

ALPHA BEAUTY CLINIC DAY SPA

DAVARI

4131 Southside Blvd., Ste. 205, Jacksonville, 998-9977 Established in 1987, the upscale, full-service spa offers a range of facials, massages, and hand and body treatments in a safe, serene atmosphere. The clinic also offers electrolysis, pedicures and manicures and body waxing. alphabeautyclinic.com

229 Third St., Neptune Beach, 246-4700 Davari Hair Salon offers meticulous services and personal attention to meet individual needs, including highlights and

ANTHONY AND SANDRA EUROPEAN SALON & SPA

10092 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 6, Mandarin, 398-9777 Anthony and Sandra Day Spa and Salon offers hair care, massage therapy -- including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone -- manicures, pedicures, waxing, salt scrub and cellulite treatments. Skin care treatments include deepcleaning facials, facials for men and eye-lifting treatments. An array of beauty products, including Phyto, Goldwell, Olive, Paul Mitchell, OPI and Tru Skin Care, are available.

AVANTE SALON AVONDALE

3574 St. Johns Ave., Jacksonville, 387-4959 This Aveda Concept salon specializes in Aveda's awardwinning color services. avantesalons.com

precision cuts. The latest products include color-defining Goldwell and age-defying Alterna Caviar.

MIKO SALON

DEBBIE'S DAY SPA & SALON

403 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 825-0569 The Spa and Salon offer a wide range of massage therapies, custom skin care treatments, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair care services for relaxation, improved health and rejuvenation.

317 St. Augustine Blvd., Jax Beach, 853-6229 This service-oriented salon, relocated to South Jax Beach, pampers customers with the latest trends, practiced by educated stylists. Miko uses certified organic ingredients in its styling and coloring products.

MONICA MIA ON SITE

ELECTROLYSIS & LASER CENTER OF JACKSONVILLE

9191 Skinner Parkway, Ste. 801, Jacksonville, 363-9001 This laser hair removal and skin care center has more than 15 years' experience in permanent hair removal by a licensed, board-certified staff. Services include wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, IPL photofacial, microdermabrasion, waxing, facials, Botox and dermal fillers. They also carry Obagi and Dermalogica products.

2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500 Monica Mia has more than 10 years' experience as a makeup artist and aesthetician, and she offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

NOREEN YOUNG MAKEUP STUDIO & SKIN SUITE

ELITE HAIR STUDIO BY TRE SALON

6029 Morrow St., Jacksonville, 739-2560 Makeup artist and author Young offers skin treatments, makeup services and customized beauty, products, classes and workshops for novices and professionals alike, along with how-to CDs and DVDs.

1242 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-8878 Elite Hair Studio, part of Tre Salon, is located at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Penman Road at the beach. The professionals at Elite provide for all hair, skin and body care needs.

ORANGE PARK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEAUTY

ELITE SALON & DAY SPA

4290 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 389-2554 Located in historic Avondale/Ortega, Elite provides a full range of salon and spa treatments combining American and European spa philosophies. Disciplines include massotherapy, heliotherapy, aromatherapy and aesthetic refinement. Beauty services include hair care, body waxing, makeup, facials and nail care.

2170 Park Ave., Orange Park, 264-5201, 874-2617 Since 1964, this accredited cosmetology school has helped thousands of students become resourceful professionals. The accredited academy offers programs for licensed cosmetologists, nail technicians, skin care specialists, permanent cosmetic makeup artists and braiding. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

The Liberty Bowel

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ORTEGA MED SPA

FLORIDA SUN & SPA

4570 San Juan Ave., Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 388-8844 Onsite physician Wayne Houston, MD, and his staff offers bioidentical hormone replacement, Botox, fillers, Lipodissolve, in-office bodysculpturing (liposuction), Carbossi (CO2) therapy, massage and aesthetics. ortegamedspa.com

We've got the Bulk Fiber, Flora and Slop Jar Blues

azz great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (1901'71) was a pioneering musician, composer and arguably one of the greatest figureheads of the 20th Century. He was also as regular as rain, and highly mindful of his bowel movements. Satchmo's original blues-removing remedy was found in Pluto Water, an early 20th-century mineral-rich tonic that was bottled at the source in French Lick, Indiana. Advertised as "America's Laxative," with a slogan that forcefully promised, "When Nature Won't, PLUTO Will," this Perrier O'Poop was known to be effective within an hour of that first, tentative sip. But Armstrong got his real kicks from Swiss Kriss. Composed of ingredients like senna, strawberry leaves and hibiscus, this still-popular from a robust three times a day to a stingy three times a week. All of these statistics can lead to a sort of fear-based cramping that finds wearier souls reaching for that second helping of roughage while blasting a little Satchmo. With all of this scatological data on our cultural radar, it's no wonder the expression of "being anal" about something is now as passé as other 21st-century bon mots like "LOL," "rad" and "OMG." Acceptance may be the key that unlocks our collective psychic outhouse and quells this apparent hysteria toward cellulose consumption. But it's also worth recognizing that our intestinal system is designed to work without interference, fasting or the kinds of cereals that "Saturday Night Live" once memorably called

302 St. Johns Bluff Road N., Jacksonville, 646-3727 This full-service day spa offers massage, facials, body wraps, brow and lip waxing, and tanning as well as haircuts, and color and nail services.

PANACHE ON PARK AVENUE

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH SPA & LASER CENTER

5A Sanchez Ave., St. Augustine, 819-1481 Physician-owned and supervised, Fountain of Youth offers laser treatment for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, resurfacing and tightening, as well as facials, peels, body waxing and eyebrow services. Featured products include Obagi and Eminence.

1472 Park Ave., Park Central Plaza, Orange Park, 269-0666 For more than 20 years, Panache has offered skin care -- featuring LED light therapy -- hair care, hair and lash extensions, nail care, spa services, and rejuvenating and therapeutic massage. Specializing in pampering with a focus on wellness, Panache features Swedish, sports, reflexology and pregnancy massages. Couples' rooms and private rooms are available. Panache also offers Vichy shower body wraps, as well as Botox and Juvederm.

FUSION SALON

PARADISE GROOMING FOR MEN SALON & SPA

9810 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 683-3769 With a staff that has more than 30 years' combined experience, Fusion offers precision cutting, Davines Mask coloring systems and FNLongLocks hair extensions.

1600 Park Ave., Ste. 1, Orange Park, 294-9069 Services at this men's salon include manicures, pedicures, haircuts, hair color, waxing, facials, massages and body scrubs. Hair products used include Paul Mitchell tea tree shampoos, conditioners and spikers for men.

HADLEY'S HAIR DESIGN & SKINCARE

PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL

2221 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, 874-0118 This cozy salon has four experienced stylists, a skincare specialist and a massage therapist offering services in a relaxed atmosphere. Products used include Redken, Rusk, Framesi, Intaglio and Repecage.

4624 Town Crossing Drive, Ste. 155, Jacksonville, 768-6250 This state-of-the-art cosmetology school has a full-service guest service area, specializing in cutting, color and texture services, using Paul Mitchell professional products.

PLANET BEACH CONTEMPO SPA

HAIR AT THE PLAZA

2683 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville, 608-0570 Services include hair, nail, waxing, facials and massage, as well as spray tanning. Customized day-of-beauty packages are available. Appointments are accepted and walk-ins are welcome.

HAIR PEACE

815 Lomax St., Jacksonville, 356-6856 Located in historic 5 Points, Hair Peace has been providing detailed, current hair care for men, women and children since 1996. The staff keeps up-to-date on styles, products and techniques for the best results.

13457 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 2, Harbour Village, Jacksonville, 221-0162 13740 Beach Blvd., Ste. 403, Jacksonville, 821-8752 10915 Baymeadows Road, Ste. 108, Jacksonville, 519-1826 13820 St. Augustine Road, Ste. 209, Mandarin, 880-4826 11700 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, Jacksonville, 288-0826 2151 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange Park, 276-2688 Planet Beach offers a private spa experience in less time and for less money than traditional spas. Services include UV therapy with skin rejuvenation, stress reduction and relaxation, hydration treatment, Lumiere facials, Mystic spray sunless tanning and teeth whitening.

Americans now spend upwards of $800 million a year on this ritual disemboweling. We seem to have crossed the line from basic health maintenance into a bizarre, porcelain-oriented athleticism.

herbal laxative was celebrated by Armstrong in song and writings and informally to friends. (He even printed up humorous cards, featuring a photo taken as he sat on the toilet, with the zinger, "Satch says, `Leave it all behind ya!'") But Louie surely wasn't alone when it comes to America's dalliance with all things intestinal. The health benefits of fiber, colon cleansers, high colonics, laxatives and a variety of supplements to cultivate healthy intestinal bacteria is well-established, bordering on obsession. While disease prevention and weight control are but two of the promised benefits -- even celebrities boldly attest to the success of seven-day or 30-day cycles -- more serenity and less grimacing may surely be two lesser-known bonuses. Americans now spend upwards of $800 million a year on this ritual disemboweling. We seem to have crossed the line from basic health maintenance into a bizarre, porcelainoriented athleticism. The American Dietetic Association recommends that an average adult gag down at least 15 to 35 grams of fiber a day for maximum disposal. It is hardly reassuring that the ADA considers the range of normal regularity to be anywhere "colon blow." If, as a country, our nation's bowels are in a perpetual uproar, it may not be our collective digestive system that's the problem. It may just be something we ate. o

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REJUVANENCE LIFESPA

THE HONEYCOMB

4465 Woodmere St., Jacksonville, 619-1566 This boutique, home to Mavity Freeland, Susan Davis and Katy Cafaro, offers stylish cuts and fresh color. A wide range of products is offered, including Alterna, White Sands, Goldwell, Pacifica candles and handmade jewelry.

4413 Town Center Parkway, Ste. 209, Jacksonville, 996-7595 Owner John B. Harris, a plastic surgeon, offers deep-cleansing facials, massages, laser hair removal and a laser alternative to a facelift, as well as Botox, Juvederm and Radiesse.

RIO HAIR STUDIO

KARA & COMPANY SALON & DAY SPA

4278 Herschel St., Jacksonville, 388-2400 The renovated Kara & Company Salon & Day Spa, located in the heart of Avondale, specializes in hair, nails and skin services. Open Tue.-Sat. Call for an appointment.

9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 8, Jacksonville, 733-8495 Experience superior customer service in a relaxed, comfortable, caring atmosphere. Redken master stylists discuss what's best for individual facial shapes and lifestyles. riohairstudio.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON, AMELIA ISLAND

MAKEUP WORKS PERMANENT MAKEUP

5101 Gate Parkway, Ste. 2, Jacksonville, 396-1186 A certified dermatician with more than 15 years' experience performs micropigmentation -- or permanent makeup -- which includes lash-liner, eyeliner, eyebrow or lip enhancement, in a medical setting.

4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, 277-1100 The spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers a complete menu of massages, exfoliations, hair care, nail care, body wraps, facials, and hand, feet and scalp treatments for men, women and groups. Pampering treatments for mothers-to-be are also available.

MAKEUP BY SUNSHINE, LLC

SALON CIELO

Jacksonville, 923-4396 Sunshine Jones is a certified makeup artist and licensed esthetician offering traditional makeup and design, European facials, skin-care consultations, waxing and a private makeup label. Makeup By Sunshine specializes in the newest techniques for bridal, airbrush, photography and fashion runway makeup.

4668 Town Crossing Drive, St. Johns Town Center, 998-4442 Salon Cielo's expert stylists create timeless looks with a variety of hair care services, including hair color, design and finishing.

SALON ON THE SQUARE

1936 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 396-9003 This Aveda salon features trained stylists performing a wide range of services including color, highlights, perms

Louis Armstrong -- pioneering musician, 20th century figurehead -- was also an early adopter of laxatives.

and straightening, as well as massage therapy, facials and hair extensions.

SEVENTH WONDER DAY SPA

and balance, brow tints, waxing, weaves and extensions, makeovers and spa services packages. synergesalonspa.com

restoring systems to healthy working order as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health and a sense of well-being follow.

LOTUS YOGA

BIKRAM YOGA OF ST. AUGUSTINE

5393 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 4, Jacksonville, 381-8686 Seventh Wonder offers chakra balancing, ear candling, aqua chi, body detoxing, threading, waxing, facials, massage and natural nail care, using Guinot, Karin Herzog and Jane Iredale skin care makeup. seventh-wonder.com

A THERAPEUTIC SPA

SMALL INDULGENCES EUROPEAN DAY SPA & SALON

9 Sanchez Ave., St. Augustine, 824-6220 or (800) 8249899 Luxurious treatments and a relaxing atmosphere are the backdrop for a full range of services, including facials, clinical skin care, body and aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures, body waxing, hair care and many massage modalities. Massage therapy is available for relieving stress and pain, increasing blood supply and soothing tired, achy muscles.

2320 S. Third St., Ste. 1, Jax Beach, 242-9500 Aquilla Guest, LMT, and Jill Thunberg, BS, LMT, have more than 14 years' experience in massage including prenatal, hot stone, medical neuromuscular therapies (NMT) and Swedish relaxation massage. Other services include microdermabrasion, facials, eyebrow design, chemical peels, weight loss, detoxing, body wraps and cellulite treatments featuring massage with essential oils.

700-A Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 819-6900 Bikram Yoga's program is demanding and effective. All levels are challenged and will receive equal benefit from the 26 ordered postures and breathing exercises.

869 Stockton St., Jacksonville, 891-6537 Lotus Yoga is a community-based yoga studio located upstairs on Stockton Street in the heart of Riverside. lotusyogajax.com

M BODY YOGA

3807-A Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 565-1005 M Body Yoga is a Baptiste power Vinyasa yoga-affiliated studio, practicing an athletic style of hot yoga, offering daily classes and several workshops year round, with an emphasis on variation to meet individual levels of skill.

MINDFUL MOTION YOGA

TROMPE L'OEIL AVEDA SALON

THE SPA AT AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION

6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 432-2220 or (877) 843-7722 The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation features 25 individual treatment rooms with sweeping views of lagoons and moss-draped oaks. Treatments include everything from massage, aquatherapy, facials, peels, and herbal wraps to manicures, pedicures, hair care, waxing, spray tanning and other salon services.

820 A1A N., Ste. E10, Ponte Vedra, 543-1520 Trompe L'Oeil offers manicures, pedicures, hair care, makeup application, waxing, ear candling and aromatherapy. All types of massage, including reflexology, are also available. As an Aveda concept salon, Trompe L'Oeil provides a complete line of pure, natural, aromatherapy-based products.

3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 119, Jacksonville, 996-2500 This studio offers a variety of daily classes to help you gain strength, cultivate peace, release tension and build flexibility. Intensity levels range from the slow-paced gentle yoga to fat-burning, body-sculpting stamina yoga. Many classes are open-level, allowing those of differing abilities to grow together.

PEACEFUL YOGA STUDIO

TWO BLONDES AND A GUY SALON

SPA LATERRA

3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 104, Jacksonville, 646-0970 Two Blondes and a Guy offers a full menu of hair and nail services. The Redken signature salon employs a talented staff of professionals and was nominated for Salon of the Year in Modern Salon magazine. Gift certificates are available. twoblondesandaguy.com

2301 Park Ave., Ste. 302, Orange Park, 278-8082 This studio offers an environment where one can feel calm, connected and empowered. Peaceful Yoga offers a variety of classes including Pilates, Yogalates, mind/body and heated power classes.

THE PERFORMERS ACADEMY

955 Registry Blvd., Ste. 117, St. Augustine, 940-7800 Newly reopened at World Golf Village, Spa Laterra offers a full range of day spa treatments in an ultra-modern facility, including a variety of massages, scrubs, aromatherapy, body wraps, skin care, facials and complete salon services.

YOUTHFUL MEDICAL SPA

THE SPA AT PONTE VEDRA INN & CLUB

200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 273-7700 The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers more than 100 spa services in 22 treatment rooms, including full-body treatments, facials, La Stone therapy, manicures and pedicures. Operating since 1987, The Spa encompasses more than 30,000 square feet of space.

110 Professional Drive, Ste. 104, Jacksonville, 220-6565 Youthful Medical Spa offers Thermage, a skin-tightening procedure for eyelids, faces, arms, tummies, thighs and buttocks. They also offer fractional skin resurfacing to reduce wrinkles, as well as Botox, Juvederm, laser hair removal, photofacials, sclerotherapy, microdermabrasion, spray tanning and Jane Iredale makeup.

A flexible class schedule ensures many opportunities to get in shape.

BLISS YOGA

3674 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 322-7672 Yoga/Pilates Fusion class is held every Mon. and Wed. from 5-6 p.m. Both modalities help balance the body, develop healthy breathing, flexibility and concentration, and provide a mental focus and release. Bellydancing is offered every Wed. from 4-5 p.m. The six-week course teaches the basics. Mommy + Me Creative Movement is held every Tue. and Thur. from 10-11 a.m. Call for class fees. theperformersacademy.com

THE SPA AT TRE SALON

WEIGHT LOSS

LIPOGYM

1650 San Pablo Road, Ste. 13, Intracoastal, 647-6287 This aesthetic medical center offers technologically advanced concepts in fat loss and body contouring. LipoGym combines safe LipoLaser treatments, along with 10 minutes of low-impact, high-resistance exercises. lipogym.com

14333 Beach Blvd., Ste. 30, Jacksonville, 992-8877 Located at Beach Boulevard and San Pablo Road, The Spa stylists, skincare specialists and licensed massage therapists offer the ultimate relaxation experience with a variety of services.

1615 Thacker Ave., Jacksonville, 514-0097 Bliss Yoga offers classes daily with some of the area's most experienced instructors, as well as teacher certification and workshops. Bliss Yoga is an open-hearted yoga community in the heart of San Marco, dedicated to the study and practice of yoga as a path toward personal growth and self-realization. Classes include power, gentle flow and athletic yoga. blissyogashala.com

POWER YOGA

3825 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, 655-4642 Serving the area for more than 10 years, Power Yoga features Vinyasa yoga, which heats the body internally and builds strength, increases cardiovascular endurance and calms the mind. An extensive schedule makes attendance convenient. Classes are offered on a firstcome, first-served basis. yoga-power.com

BRENDA STAR WALKER

SPORTS CLIPS HAIRCUTS

13170 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 59, Jacksonville, 221-9090 Newly remodeled and located in Harbour Place Shopping Center, Sport Clips Haircuts provides men's and boys' haircuts in a sports-themed environment, with five HDTVS. The signature MVP service includes a haircut, massaging shampoo, relaxing steamed towel and a neck and shoulder massage. Open daily; no appointments are necessary. sportsclips.com

MEN'S WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

This support group gets together at 9 a.m. every Sat. and at 7 p.m. every Wed. at 12001 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville. There are no fees or dues. 207-8596 or 371-2925.

699-5172, [email protected] Brenda Star Walker is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist catering to all ages and abilities. For 14 years, she has offered free yoga classes for all ages and abilities at 11 a.m. on the first Sun. of the month at Memorial Park, located on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. Walker also teaches yoga one-on-one and offers massage therapy by appointment.

RADIANT WELLNESS CENTER LTD.

1183 Saltmarsh Circle, Ponte Vedra, 280-4628 Joan E. Ryan, RYT, IYT, and husband James, CHT, RYT, are certified instructors in yoga therapy and modified Kripalu. They offer private and semi-private lessons designed to meet individual needs and abilities, as well as hypnosis, meditation, Reiki and Ayurveda. Group classes are offered, as well as corporate and conference lessons and workshops.

DANCE TRANCE FITNESS

SOUTHSIDE MEDICAL CENTER

SUTRA SALON

320 Ninth Ave. N., Jax Beach, 249-9292 Sutra Salon employs a talented group of stylists who work to make everyone look and feel their best. The Bumble and Bumble exclusive salon offers Jane Iredale cosmetics, an all-natural mineral makeup. sutrasalon320.com

3604 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, 641-4411 The center offers a doctor-supervised weight-loss system using the newest weight-loss medications, B-12 injections and nutrition counseling. Dr. Harold Laski also offers pain management and mdjax.com, the online medical information site.

214 Orange St., Neptune Beach, 246-4600 1515 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 390-0939 Dance Trance Studios offer a variety of classes with state-of-the-art sound and light effects. Classes include high-energy dance fitness, PACE beginners' program, break down, Flexx-It, M Body yoga, DT-50, cardio blowout, Absolutely Abs and boot camp workouts. Ballet funk and Broadway dance are now offered. Free diet and nutrition counseling is also available. dancetrancefitness.com

TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY

733-8180 Tai chi originated in the Taoist monasteries of old China and is an exercise consisting of slow, graceful movements that promote health, relaxation and flexibility. The Taoist Tai Chi Society's certified instructors volunteer their time to make Taoist tai chi an affordable experience. Classes are held at 6:30 p.m. on Tues. and Thur. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville.

SYNERGE SALON

3837 Southside Blvd., Ste. 5, Jacksonville, 565-2878 This full-service salon offers cutting and styling, relaxing, steam ionic treatment, men's and brides' styling, coloring

YOGA, TAI CHI & DANCE

ADISHAKTI YOGA

1055 Park St., Five Points, 514-4066 Located inside Midnight Sun, Adishakti Yoga is the ideal space for the beginner and the advanced yogi, offering daily classes in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and gentle yoga, as well as chanting and meditation.

DISCOVERY YOGA

VIP WOMEN'S DANCE

3 Davis St., St. Augustine, 824-7454 Discovery Yoga aims to be a tool for self-empowerment and personal growth by improving relaxation, flexibility, strength and endurance. Daily classes, herbal and spiritual counseling, workshops, a Yoga Basics course for beginners and yoga teacher certification also offered.

2419 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 487-9938 For women only, VIP offers more than 18 classes, for beginners to advanced, as well as parties and events, for pole fitness to achieve a tighter midsection, toned arms and thighs. vipwomensdanceparties.com

YOGA DEN STUDIO AND BOUTIQUE

8 LIMBS YOGA

ARTOGA

P.O. Box 330346, Atlantic Beach FL 32233, 477-0400 Artoga Yoga, Art & Theater offers classes for kids and teens, ages 3-16, as well as holiday and summer camps, in-school programs and birthday parties. Artoga is a holistic program combining yoga and the arts, including visual arts, theater, dance and music.

804-D Anastasia Blvd. St. Augustine, 669-0987 This cozy yoga studio offers a variety of classes in Ashtanga yoga, with classes offered at all levels from beginner to advanced. 8 Limbs welcomes all comers, from athletes, to surfers to the Boomers.

2929 Plummer Cove Road, Jacksonville, 268-8330 Yoga Den offers a variety of classes for all fitness levels, offering power yoga, mind/body, Hatha, pregnancy, Pilates and Yogalates. Private lessons, corporate packages and gift certificates are available. yoga-den.com

YOGA LIFE STUDIO

GO YOGA AMELIA ISLAND

AT EASE YOGA & MASSAGE CENTER

110-B Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 669-1437 At Ease Yoga offers Hatha yoga at levels beginning through advanced. Massage therapy and deep tissue body work with Uma Seaman, a licensed massage therapist with 14 years' experience, is also available. Spiritually directed counseling services are offered to individuals, couples and families with John Jeniff, MA. A Zen meditation group meets monthly.

708 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 545-0477, 335-0539 Go Yoga is an eco-friendly green yoga studio, with an oxygen bar and Chakra lounge. Private lessons are available. A Baptiste power yoga practice is available.

9948 Old Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, 564-1660 Located in Deerwood Village, Yoga Life offers serenity, Kripalu, Ashtanga, power Vinyasa, serenity and prenatal yoga in an inviting, supportive atmosphere. Private lessons and workshops are available, and teacher certification is also offered. yogalifejax.com

JACKSONVILLEYOGA.COM

Y YOGA INC.

BIKRAM YOGA JACKSONVILLE

1531 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 714-5750 Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises done in a room heated to 105° and 60 percent humidity. This aids the body in the healing process,

391 Third Ave. S., Jax Beach, 249-1111 Jacksonvilleyoga.com offers weekly yoga classe s taught by Joyce Savitz, ERYT, MT, the only certified Anusara teacher in Northeast Florida, in a new expanded location. Private instruction and massage therapy are available by appointment, as well as therapeutic yoga. Savitz, who has more than 25 years of experience, offers a relaxing atmosphere in her yoga studio, with bamboo floors and high ceilings.

961687 Gateway Blvd., Amelia Island, 415-9642 Classes at Y Yoga integrate traditional Hatha yoga styles for all ages and fitness levels, promoting stress relief, weight loss, athletic conditioning, general wellness and rehabilitation. The styles are designed to enhance strength, flexibility and balance through breathing (Pranayama) and physical awareness techniques (Asanas). o

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