Army vet and bodywork expert Brandon Dial soothes his clients' muscles and minds with therapeutic massages. He specializes in techniques such as traditional Swedish massage, sports massage, and shiatsu, all of which he can tailor to customers' unique preferences. He can also enhance kneading sessions with aromatherapy, further calming the mind, body, and nostrils with essential oils.
At a young age, Dr. James E. McMinn accompanied his army father across the world—a journey that gained the attention of Birmingham Medical News. This early exposure to other cultures introduced Dr. McMinn to a panoply of cultures, but most importantly, it taught him to find common ground between his beliefs and those of others. Now, as an established Western-trained doctor with more than two decades of experience, Dr. McMinn has found a balance between healing patients with science-based treatments and holistic therapies. And it is back in his hometown of Birmingham that he provides these [integrative medical](http://www.mcminnclinic.com/about/integrative-medicine] services at his namesake clinic.
Dr. McMinn leads a dedicated team, working from the belief that health issues, including fatigue, hair loss, and low libido, can be prevented. He’s even formulated foundations of wellness, which label "nutrition, hydration, exercise, and sleep" as the basic building blocks of healthy living. From that foundation, the staff—which includes a doctor of Chinese medicine, registered nurse, professional counselor, and medical assistants—aims to attack maladies at the root with a variety of treatments, such as acupuncture, hormone therapy, and FDA breast-cancer screenings with thermography.
For more cosmetic concerns, an onsite aesthetician wards off signs of aging with antioxidant-rich Glo Therapeutic and Environ products. She augments that with a slew of advanced treatments, such as skin-tightening Thermage sessions and exfoliating chemical peels, both of which leave complexions glowing brighter than the glitter waterfalls that dot Candy Land.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chiropractic and acupuncture
Brands Used: Pro-Adjuster
Pro Tip: Wear loose clothing - tank top and shorts preferable
Dr. Justin Fogo's life has taken him from farms to clinics. Born and raised in the rural community of Superior, Nebraska, his natural drive inspired him to pursue higher studies. He supplemented his bachelor's degree by becoming a doctor of chiropractic, earning service awards, scholarships, and several high-fives in the process. Dr. Fogo continued his education by studying treatments for neuromusculoskeletal disorders and becoming a certified acupuncturist.
Today, Dr. Fogo brings his multifaceted experience to Chelsea Chiropractic. Inside private treatment rooms, he blends clinical chiropractic techniques with holistic medicinal principles to strengthen clients' nervous systems and foster natural healing. Dr. Fogo also teaches anatomy at Jefferson State Community College, where he shares information about the human body and expertly explains the lyrics to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes."
Since board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Jason J. Koenig graduated from Parker University, he has completed myriad training courses and received certifications for acupuncture and applied clinical nutrition. Everything he has learned and continues to learn about chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling services he applies to Koenig Wellness. For treatments outside his wheelhouse, he relies on his skilled staff that includes licensed massage therapists, a certified personal trainer, a life coach, and an SETT—a specialized energy testing technician.
Since opening Nutrition World in 1979, founder Ed Jones has fostered healthy mastication with an expansive inventory of natural, organic, and gluten-free foodstuffs. As shoppers peruse the aisles, nutrition-savvy store clerks stand by to answer inquiries and suggest healthy alternatives to junk food such as chips or notoriously indulgent Cracker Jack prizes. Shelves sport boxes of DeBoles gluten-free pasta ($3.89), and refrigerators eschew lactose with cartons of sunflower, coconut, hemp, and almond milk ($2.99+). Shoppers can scarf down the protein of an OhYeah! chocolate-caramel bar ($2.49) or work on their Popeye impressions by downing Amy's spinach pizza ($7.99).