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beauty

Doctor's Orders

Battling an onset of hazy, lazy summeritis? Take two tips from our health and wellness guide and call us in the morning.

NICE
Touch
What:
Make an appointment with Carrie Powell at Balance Health Center when you want to get your energy right. She’s a skilled practitioner of Reiki and will treat you in the gentle, Japanese healing modality.
Why: You’ve been feeling the bad vibe.
When: By appointment.
Where: 112 S. 20th St. (215-751-0344).

SHAKE
Your Groove Thing
What:
Give fitness a fun outlook at Society Hill Dance Academy. Drop in to any of its open classes for fat-burning instruction on tango, salsa, and swing. We recommend the bikini boot camp, a butt-kicking combo of hip-hop, ballet conditioning, and core training.
Why: You put the fox in fox-trot.
When: Mon.-Wed., 7-8:30; Thurs., 7-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 7-8:30; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 409 S. Second St. (215-574-3574).

HIT
The Road

What: Put some pep in your step with Philly Runners. The free group meets at the art museum steps, runs three times a week, and caters to all skill levels.
Why: Share the pain.
When: Year-round, Tues. & Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; thru Sept. 5, Sat., 8 a.m.
Where: More info online at phillyrunners.org.

GET
Poked
What:
Experienced technicians at the The Healing Arts Center provide affordable wellness treatments. Try lifting and firming facial rejuvenation acupuncture, cupping, Gua Sha, or herbal remedies.
Why: You’re on pins and needles.
When: Mon., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 123 Chestnut St., ste. 204 (215-627-3782).

PHONE
It In
What:
For those who can’t get off the couch, wellness guru Ali Shapiro conducts monthly health pep talks via phone. Topics include gluten-free living, optimal sleep habits, and upgrading your diet. Missed a call? No problem. Purchase it online.
Why: Stretch that dialing finger.
When: Every third Mon., 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Where: Register online at alishapiro.com.

Prognosis: Sofa, so good.

LOCATIONS
123 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-627-3782
409 S 2nd St
@ Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-574-3574
112 S 20th St
bt Sansom & Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-751-0344
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