At MFC Spine & Sports, Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Murphy and his staff have more than a few pain-relief tricks up their sleeves. Their chiropractic techniques include the Diversified method, trigger-point therapy, and spinal decompression, just to name a few. For patients who want a second helping of holistic treatment, MFC's team also performs massage therapy.
Aesthetician Annette Chavez removes unwanted body and facial hair with warm wax and a sugaring blend. She uses natural and organic products during facials that alleviate acne and sop up excess oil. Some of her facial add-ons include hot herbal towels and an organic lip treatment crafted from fruit enzymes, shea butter, avocado oil, and sunflower-seed oil.
AllWell Alliance's fleet of facilities pampers visitors with a cornucopia of services that includes holistic wellness sessions, fitness classes, and beautifying treatments. Though pricing varies depending on location, guests can ditch shaggy locks or parched skin with various salon and spa services ($8–$300) or begin working on their realistic hourglass costume for next Halloween with body-contouring sessions ($50–$350). Personal training and fitness classes ($15–$300)—such as yoga, boot camp, kickboxing, and Zumba—help ignite calorie bonfires that are then doused by muscle-rewarding massages ($40–$150). In addition, All Well Alliance directs torsos toward chiropractors ($25–$60/visit), acupuncturists ($25–$60/visit) and mental-health professionals for counseling or hypnosis ($50+/visit).
The trained acupuncturists at Acupuncture Together of Austin know that sometimes their speciality seems like something only available at expensive spas. But they also know that the health benefits are both real and wide-ranging, from helping with chronic pain or PMS to minimizing the effects of allergies and digestive disorders. So to make it more accessible to everyone, Ashley O'Brian and Tim Nicosia offer acupuncture sessions in a group setting inside their homey treatment room. The presence of other clothed patients lounging in recliners creates a soothing group dynamic, which helps to quell any uneasiness for first-time customers. In a room filled with meditative music, the acupuncturists place thread-like needles on specific points along the body, but clients can listen to meditative sounds or music of their choice on their own MP3 players. Patients then calmly let energy pathways open as they rest for 30 to 90 minutes.
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.
Licensed and certified acupuncturist Naae Kim prides herself on keeping up to date with the latest nutritional research. For her patients, this is a boon; her nutritional knowledge helps her to understand each patient’s body holistically and plan treatments accordingly. Naae blends Eastern and Western techniques, using acupuncture, herbal therapy, and custom nutritional programs to stimulate the body's own natural healing response. Through holistic healing, Naae aims to discover and uproot the deep causes of maladies, rather than treating the symptoms or ignoring them by covering the affected areas with lace doilies.