From his office in Johnston, Doctor of Chiropractic Kyle Ellensohn applies a wealth of chiropractic knowledge to soothe clients with achy spines and chronic injuries. He employs a light, specific-prone technique during adjustments to gently remove air pockets between the vertebrae, which let out a faint popping sound and occasional "yee-haw." Dr. Ellensohn is also trained in acupuncture, which he uses to help relieve aches and increase energy flow by strategically inserting fine needles into the body.
Even down to its decor, Sacred Stone Massage and Bodywork exudes comfort. The space’s airy feel and soothing color palette take guests in with slate-gray walls, soft lighting, and plush blankets and pillows that adorn the furniture. The spa’s licensed massage therapists embrace and complement the mellow ambiance with a host of massage services. They stretch and soothe aching muscles during relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue sessions and give expectant mothers a break from the tension that comes with carrying an infant and constantly fighting off flocks of storks with prenatal treatments. Hot stones and paraffin wax augment some sessions, whereas others include peppermint- and lavender-infused scrubs.
Jay Heaverlo is no stranger to hard work. After attaining his master’s of science in traditional Chinese medicine, the licensed acupuncturist traveled to China to advance his studies and improve his language skills. He now leads Midwest Acupuncture Clinic, a center that focuses on treating medical problems at their root with herbal medicine and acupuncture. Jay helps his clients gain relief from conditions that range from arthritis and indigestion to headaches brought on by stress or by greeting others with head butts.
Owner Kimberly Lowman ensures that the Body Detox Center lives up to its name by offering natural, detoxifying treatments that promote optimal well-being. To purge toxins from the skin, clients dip their feet into an electrically stimulated salt-infused footbath. During three cycles of vibrations, Kimberly watches as the water transforms colors and textures, "reading [the] water, like one reads tea leaves…" wrote Jen Mulson for The Gazette. Kimberly’s also helps clients detox on the go with a personal line of North Pole Magnets that come in a variety of easy-to-wear accessories including bracelets, ankle wraps, and alloy-woven footie pajamas. The center also carries Phoenix Nutritional supplements available for purchase.