There is no clear-cut path to health. To achieve wellness, one must consider the intricacies and interactions of the body and mind. With yoga classes and specialty treatments in massage, bodywork, and skincare, the team at Sanative Tranquility helps clients balance many of the different approaches to well-being.
Soothed sighs purr through the studio, which brims with a wide range of paraphernalia for the many treatments. Warm bamboo rods can help coax knots from muscles, and Himalayan or Dead Sea salts exfoliate and revitalize skin. Bodycare products from derma e brim with vitamins to pamper skin and hair, and massage oils from Bon Vital release aromas hinting at avocado, grapefruit, apricot, and other botanical ingredients.
Licensed massage therapist Brittany Killebrew turns muscle frowns upside down with her signature bodywork. Each session begins with a consultation to discuss treatment needs with the client and any other concerns. Then, drawing on more than three years of experience, Brittany can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer aches with firmer deep-tissue techniques.
Before Dr. Daniel Weessies graduated cum laude from Logan College of Chiropractic, he volunteered his services at a free clinic in St. Louis. Now, he works to heal patients at Hartman Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center with treatments such as chiropractic adjustments. Massage therapists sooth tension and pain with kneads and strokes.
When chiropractor Dr. John Owings adjusts a spine, he works with a partner who has no spine at all: the FDA-cleared ProAdjuster. The machine helps him locate hubs of spinal discomfort, which he and his team then treat with a slew of modalities, from chiropractic adjustments to massage and trigger point therapy. All his practice’s treatments eschew drugs and surgery, instead focusing on wellness fundamentals that can be addressed non-invasively. The team realigns spines, bolsters energy flow, and facilitates proper nutrition through meal plans, which help patients avoid unhealthy dishes such as mac ‘n’ cheese, or Ebola ‘n’ glass shards.
Bella Bronze Studio invites customers into its relaxing rooms, offering self-service and technician-assisted beautification services. UV tanning beds and standup booths help skin obtain a healthy-looking glow, and spray tans hand-applied with airbrushes ensure even bronzing. Additional salon services include inch-shrinking body wraps, salt scrubs, and full-body massages. A stock of products by brands such as Australian Gold, Supre, and Swedish Beauty enables at-home maintenance of new looks.
Inspirational quotes line the walls of West Michigan Spine and Wellness, where amiable doctors and staffers craft custom plans to help clients improve their health. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, they nurture bodies with detoxifying footbaths, nutritional supplements, and doctor-directed massages performed by certified therapists. The center's active stretch and therapy areas include a vibration platform, a better-designed vibration platform than a piece of plywood slapped onto a mechanical bull.
Dr. Michael R. Dubiel runs West Michigan Spine and Wellness. He's a Grand Rapids native with a bachelors of science degree from Grand Valley State University and another one in life sciences from Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. He went on to earn his doctorate in 2009. Dr. Dubiel leverages his abundant schooling and careful attention to his work both when he's tending to his clients and when he's studying enzyme nutrition.