The majority of Total Wellness Austin's treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual, and they all help to strengthen the relationship between mind and body. Owner Lori Massad-Koska sets the tone by developing individualized yoga programs for her clients that assist in lowering stress and improving flexibility, and a series of online instruction videos allows her students to practice in the comfort of their home or their car on the commute to work. Massad-Koska's classes also incorporate furry best friends in Doga sessions, which allow pooches and their pet humans to stretch together.
In addition to sun salutations, Total Wellness Austin aids its clients in the quest for better health with acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care and prompt extended sweating with boot camps led by certified personal trainers. Their focus on wellness extends from clients to the community in which they live: mental-health workshops raise donations for the family room at the Travis County courthouse, which helps comfort children in trouble, and a band of skilled instructors teach free yoga sessions for vets, their spouses, and bands of migrating penguins.
Doctor of Chiropractic Amy Hess's mission is to educate her patients about vertebral subluxation, which causes spinal bones to become misaligned, as well as about proper nutrition. But before she can do any of that, she needs to educate herself about the patient and attempt to determine the causes of their vertebral subluxations, so she asks them detailed questions about the sports they've been involved in, the number of car accidents they've been in, and if they've ever been a professional limbo dancer. Hess then takes the time to explain her services, such as thermography scans—which use digital thermal imaging to suss out pain—and ashiatsu massages—which blend deep-tissue, Swedish, myofascial, and trigger-point therapies and require Hess to walk over the patient's back. She also teaches her patients healthy eating habits during nutrition consultations and posts a healthy recipe every week on her Facebook page.
Throughout her more than 25 years in practice, Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Schade has always aimed to treat more than the back. She thinks of each patient as a whole person, and that conscientious care shows in her methods. Two of her own staff members became health care practitioners as a result of her treatments: Kelly Grosch found relief from tennis elbow thanks to Dr. Schade's knowledge of the soft-tissue-mobilization method known as the Graston technique, and went on to become a chiropractor and master the technique herself.
Today, Dr. Schade and her staff at Active Life Wellness and Healthcare, including fellow chiropractor Cynthia Lara, ease clients’ aches and promote their wellness in a welcoming environment. Their careful adjustments and soothing massages can treat a variety of conditions, including injuries resulting from car accidents and neck pain resulting from chain mail ties.
Integrative Sports & Wellness Medical Center's health experts, under the watchful gaze of Russ Jepson, D.C. and medical director Bryan Jepson, M.D., aim to aid patients in the quest for improved health with a diverse palette of detoxification, massage, and chiropractic care services. Sports- and child-focused chiropractic treatments help bolster active or still-developing bodies, preventing spinal problems, athletic injuries, and being scolded for slouching at the dinner table. Multidisciplinary weight-loss management programs assist patients in shedding pounds while also ridding the body of harmful toxins, and massage packages regularly ease tension.
As a child visiting his grandfather's small clinic in Garland, Dr. Eric Wu witnessed the rejuvenating benefits of traditional acupuncture therapy firsthand. Then later in life, when an automobile accident had left him with chronic pain, Dr. Wu found relief in the form of chiropractic care. Because of these past experiences, Dr. Wu embraces both approaches at his practice, knowing that a combination of chiropractic sessions and acupuncture treatments tends to have a synergistic effect upon a person's health.
Chiropractic care and acupuncture share the common goal of jump-starting the body's natural healing capabilities, albeit by different means. During chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Wu checks for any misaligned vertebrae, which can place pressure on the spinal cord and interfere with the nervous system's function. Correcting these alignment issues facilitates uninterrupted communication between organs and helps alleviate the constant aches and fatigue that can interfere with everyday life. Alternately, acupuncture treatments focus on points of stagnation in the flow of the body's natural energies. These blockages can be removed by inserting needles, applying fingertip pressure, or using electrical stimulation. Dr. Wu specializes in needle-free acupuncture, opting instead to stimulate pressure points with a low electrical current, making the treatment ideal for children and adults afraid of needles. Needle-free treatment is also helpful for treatment of sensitive points on the head and face. Both chiropractic sessions and acupuncture appointments promote a sense of holistic wellbeing, without resorting to unnecessary medications, surgeries, or tongue-depressor prescriptions. Instead, they aim to relieve existing symptoms while also bolstering the body's ability to stave off future complications.
Mary Beth Eastwood never suspected that her chronic ear, nose, and throat problems could be traced to her spine. But when she visited a chiropractor on a friend's recommendation, she found the relief that she hadn't been able to get from antibiotics and other drugs. In fact, she was so inspired by the appointment's results that she resolved to become a Doctor of Chiropractic herself.
Today, Dr. Eastwood treats conditions like the ones she used to have, as well as back pain, neck pain, and migraines. She doesn't limit herself to caring for people exclusively, however?she also looks after the earth. Her office uses many types of eco-friendly equipment, such as cloth headrest covers instead of paper ones, and intake forms that are completed digitally instead of carved onto trees.