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Fit Academy Summer Camp for Kids

Fit Academy is a summer day camp for young people aged 7 to 12.  Campers will experience daily group exercise, games, nutrition education, cooking lessons, and extraordinary fun! Fit Academy promotes healthier lifestyles for ALL children. The camp is open to Wellness Center members and non-members, and will operate in one-week sessions from June 17 through August 9.

Registration will begin on Monday March 25. Register by dropping by the Wellness Center or by contacting Heather Casey (828) 266-1066.

 

Fit Academy makes healthy smoothies

Spring Fit Academy makes healthy smoothies

  • Who: Young people aged 7 to 12, members or non-members
  • Where: Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center
  • When: June 17 – August 9, week-long sessions
  • Camp Hours: Arrive between 7:30am and 8:00am, pick up at 4:00pm daily
  • Fee: $120 per week (limited scholarships available)
  • Activities include: Hiking, gardening, swimming, nutrition classes, cooking classes, daily group games and activities, fitness classes, bowling and so much more.
  • Registration: Parents can choose to register their child for the entire 8 weeks of camp, or pick and choose weeks for the summer.

Massage Therapy

Broyhill Wellness Center Massage Therapy

Everyone needs relaxation, rejuvenation, and relief from the daily grind–find it with the healing powers of skillful massage work. Our resident massage therapist offers a wide variety of both clinical and nonclinical bodywork modalities.

The Wellness Center is happy to offer massage therapy to our members and guests. Whether you want to relax and rejuvenate, loosen up after a workout or get relief from an injury or illness we’re here to help. Our therapist is available a wide variety of times to help meet the needs of our members.

About Our Therapist

Megan relocated to the High Country after having fallen in love with the quaintness and charm of the Boone/Blowing Rock community.

She is dedicated to sharing her passion and knowledge with others while immersing herself within a supportive environment. A place that embodies its values and thrives to nurture and enhance one’s quality of life.

Her background includes over 18 years in the field of healthcare with an Integrative Medicine approach that enables her to blend both conventional and alternative practices. This collaboration allows her to treat the whole person, with the focus on well-being and not just the injury and illness.

She spent the past 10 years as the founder of Embracing Life Through Love, Inc. where she also participated as a practitioner of a nonprofit public charity that specializes in Neuromuscular and Motor Neuron Diseases. There she discovered first hand the value of one’s well-being to be of the utmost importance for a true quality of life.

Megan’s enthusiasm for assisting others in their practice of balancing and maintaining a lifestyle of well-being is one of her great joys and she looks forward to serving our community and its members.

Other interests of Megan include a love for finding inspiring ways for self-care by traveling, soaking up the sounds of nature, and being immersed in the beauty of the outdoors. She also enjoys creative crafting and live outdoor acoustic music with faithful friends and family.

Megan offers Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork sessions that involves the manipulation of soft tissue structures in combination with range of motion and assisted stretching techniques to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress. Using these modalities and techniques improves the functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is to be considered your “maintenance level” of massage therapy. It is recommended with routine follow-up on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.

Megan Jean Durgan, LMBT, MMP

National Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, NC & FL
Certified Medical Massage Practitioner
Healing Touch Practitioner
Essential Energy Massage Specialist

About Our Therapist

Ryan Phipps has lived in the high country all his life and graduated from the Asheville Center for Massage and Natural Health in 2010 and pursued a functional approach to bodywork. He was mentored by Eli Peltz of Alchemy Center for Healing Therapies where he gained invaluable training in Myofascial Release and Manual Therapy techniques, and continues his education towards functional and orthopedic massage. Ryan joined the team at Marathon Chiropractic Clinic in 2017 and has greatly enjoyed working with the wonderful community of health conscious people. With a focus in Myofascial Release, trigger point therapy and stretches he works with structure, function, range of motion and acute and chronic injuries.

In his free time Ryan likes to backpack, hike with his dog Charlie, play the acoustic guitar, draw and work with clay.

Information for Cupping Therapy Services:

Cupping or Myofascial Decompression is a therapy that has been around for many hundreds of years and has been used across the world. Most notably in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but has been implemented from Egypt to ancient Greece and by countless other civilizations for various purposes.  Cupping is a form of deep tissue massage that instead of using deep pressure to the tissue, utilizes a negative pressure or vacuum to decompress muscles and the surrounding fascia and to increase blood flow to affected areas. This can be used to break up adhesions or “muscle knots” and to stretch the fibers of muscles, thus freeing up range of motion and alleviating pain from tight muscles.  One of the hallmark effects of cupping is the circular marks left on the treated area. Some may remember seeing these marks on swimmer Michael Phelps during his domineering performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Technically these marks are bruises, as blood has been pulled to the surface of the skin,  however in most cases these bruises are painless to the touch. These marks can also be avoided by moving the cups across the tissue instead of being left in one area, which.. feels great! This type of Myofascial work can also be used to break up scar tissue, so it’s just as good for post surgery/injury clients as it is for athletes or anyone who is just up for an interesting yet very effective treatment.

Ryan Phipps, LMBT

Graduate of the Asheville Center for Massage and Natural Health 2010
Focus in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Stretches|
Trained in Cupping or Myofascial Decompression
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, NC

 

If you have questions please call or email Megan Durgan.