Kirsch Method likely wasn?t voted Best Acupuncture Service of 2012 in Austin Fit Magazine solely because it can help treat digestive disorders, headaches, and spinal maladies. That?s what every acupuncture clinic should be able to do. What makes Kirsch Method different is that its therapist, Matthew Kirsch, is not interested in inserting needles and then leaving the patient alone for 90 minutes. He believes in fully treating a patient, which is why he stays in the room and performs craniosacral therapy while the needles work on realigning energies. This alleviates tension in the fascia surrounding spine.
Kirsch started performing the complementary treatments during the 1,000-hour clinic portion of his acupuncture training, part of the more than 3,000 hours he's spent earning his master?s degree in Oriental Medicine. He also learned to administer acupressure, a massage style that focuses on the same energy meridians as acupuncture but eschews needles, much like a porcupine who wants to soften his tough-guy image.
The only thing more polished than Avenue Nails & Spa's interior are the freshly painted nails exiting its doors. Warm woods and glowing globe lanterns create a warm inviting atmosphere, while ergonomic manicure chairs and luxury human-touch pedicure chairs swathe clients in modern comfort. And, to guests waiting for or enjoying a treatment, Avenue Nails & Spa provides complimentary beverages such as wine, coffee, or soda for adults or a juice box for kids or anyone in touch with their inner child. But things don't just look polished on the surface: the spa requires medical-grade sterilization of all implements, disposal of one-time-use supplies, and strict cleaning protocols to protect client health during all services, from mani-pedis, to facials, to eyelash extensions.
The team of chiropractors at Kapsner Chiropractic Centers helps seek out and soothe the misalignments of the spine. They use detailed exams to target the subluxations that interfere with the nervous system and spark pain. Lead Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Kapsner boasts more than 30 years of experience. He leads a bilingual team offering multidimensional treatment plans that include massage therapy, postural rehabilitation, and spinal decompression.
Since she’s not the sore one, licensed massage therapist Victoria Laursen doesn’t always make her clients come to her. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on most days, she packs up her massage oils and travels to homes and offices to administer relaxing chair massages designed to ease tension from all-day sitting or general stress. Holding more than 500 hours of training, she also assuages aches with six other massage modalities, including trigger-point therapy, sports massage, and reflexology.
It begins with a thorough consultation. Each visitor to Amity Green Room first sits with one of the massage therapists, discussing any aches, pains, injuries, or persistent ailments. Based on findings, the therapist then selects from six modalities to address issues such as stress and sports-related injuries. The office also offers scrubs of the back or feet, as well as aromatherapy.
Massages with hot-towel treatments, facials with hand and arm massages and tranquility rituals, and haircuts with masks?it's clear that Skye Salon & Boutique's pampering experts love doing that little something extra to make their services stand out. Even the business itself stands out. It's a salon-and-boutique hybrid that encourages guests to snap up handbags, clothing, and the handmade wares of local artists.