Good Vibrations

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What is Turbosonic® Turbosonic is a whole body vibration device that replicates natural vertical vibration. It improves slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers by increasing production of human growth hormones, which increases muscle endurance and strength. Click below to read two articles written by Pamela Mortemore on the Turbosonic®. Resounding Success Good Vibrations

Qigong

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Qigong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. Qigong holistically connects our awareness of our entire system while letting …

Back & Joint Pain

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Body Balance Institute specializes in back, neck and joint dysfunction and pain. Our instructors are continuously updating their knowledge by attending various workshops and seminars. Our passion and our purpose is to offer you the latest cutting edge techniques to improve postural alignment, strengthen muscles and joints and decrease or alleviate many types of pain. We also work closely with …

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

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Body Balance Institute specializes in a wide variety of sports including golf, tennis, NFL football, Equestrian training, and dance-specific techniques for adults, teens and kids. Our instructors attend sports-specific workshops including Pilates on Tour, Stretch to Win, the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) workshops for golf, Gyrotonic® for golf and tennis, and Pilates Method Alliance. We also work with sport-specific trainers …

NFL and Body Balance Institute

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Body Balance Institute is the go to place for NFL players who are interested in fine tuning their skills and performing at an elite level while minimizing injury. We have worked with many Jacksonville Jaguars and continue to work with them during their off-season. Most players come to us seeking tools for decreasing injury and improving flexibility. Football is a …

ACUPUNCTURE

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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese Medicine tool that focuses on balancing Qi, a term for energy in the body. This energy, or Qi has a basic polarity that is called Yin and Yang. When these two polarities are out of balance, it is thought to lead to illness. In Chinese Medicine there are 5 elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and …

MASSAGE

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Therapeutic touch combined with the natural healing processes of the body is a restorative and preventative treatment effectively countering the wear and tear of day-to-day activities. Whether it’s strenuous exercise, on the job injury, a sprain or strain, or maybe you just need a stress-relieving break, massage therapy helps the body heal, recover, detoxify, and de-stress. Massage Modalities Offered at …

FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY

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Fascial Stretch Therapy® is a complete, full body manual therapy and movement training system. FST is a proven system for pain management, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, athletic performance, mobility and movement re-education and wellness. It is one of the quickest, most effective and pleasant methods to eliminate pain, restore function, move & feel better in activities of life, fitness and …

Nutrition Services in Jacksonville FL

NUTRITION

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Designed for whole body health, our nutrition services focus on whole food nutrition, mindful-movement, sleep, and stress management to help bring about optimal health. Registered dietitians, Vicki Sullivan, PhD, RD, LD and Eleanor Baker, MS, RD, LD offer customized nutritional programs to meet individual needs and lifestyles. We are affiliated with the graduate Nutrition program at University of North Florida …

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

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Why choose our program? Body Balance Institute is an authorized training center for Balanced Body, the world’s largest and most recognized Pilates certification program. At Body Balance Institute, we offer a variety of workshops that are flexible, comprehensive, and internationally recognized. Balanced Body programs are created and supported by the most recognized Pilates professionals worldwide and are backed by a …