Licensed massage therapists, a health coach, an acupuncturist, a medical doctor, and a chiropractor comprise Longevity Wellness Group?s staff. Together, they provide patients with natural solutions to their chronic aches, including massage, acupuncture, gentle exercise, and spinal adjustment. Though many come in with similar pains, the staff tailors each treatment to the body?s unique needs, physical condition, and tendency to release a banshee scream whenever in child's pose.
Austin Spine & Therapy's main focus is to help clients overcome chronic pains and begin living healthier and more fulfilling lives. It's a tall order, so the team specializes in using personalized combinations of chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and therapeutic massage.
The center's chiropractors focus on structural alignment in particular, seeking out the wayward vertebrae or joints that run roughshod over mobility and hamper the healing process. With the help of x-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tools, the team treats symptoms as well as underlying causes. Interferential current therapy, for example, delivers tiny electrical impulses to the tissues surrounding sprains or muscle spasms to trigger the release of endorphins to get rid of pain. In addition to subtly massaging muscles, tendons, and ligaments, therapeutic ultrasounds can also help by decreasing swelling and simultaneously increasing circulation to pain-stricken areas.
But it's not all futuristic tech. Licensed massage therapist, Celest Siebenaler, works from a roster of modalities to customize sessions. She can oust chronic pain with deep tissue massage, ease the joint stress experienced by pregnant women with pre-natal therapy, and melt icy hearts with hot-stone sessions.
After chest surgery, Marina Ginn suffered from terrible, lingering pain and could find no relief in Western or alternative medicine. Her mother recommended Alphabiotics after it relieved her own chronic back pain, and Marina was immediately an ache-free convert. She continued on to graduate from Alphabiotics Training Academy in Dallas and opened Alphabiotic Center in Austin.
Developed by the father-son team of Dr. Virgil Chrane and Dr. Michael Chrane, the practice of Alphabiotics aims to relieve stress and pain and balance bodies with a quick adjustment of the supine head. Practitioners of this therapy liken it to pressing the reset button on the body, clearing away tension, refueling energy levels, and causing internal clocks to stop flashing 12:00.
Not content with simply earning his PhD in counseling psychology at Florida State University, Len Worley delved deeper into the world of wellness. He ended up at the Rolf Institute, where he studied the art of fascia-manipulating bodywork. Now able to ease both minds and bodies, the doctor of many trades has practiced for 30 years as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, health coach, spiritual guide, and rolfer.
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.
Austin Body Contouring has one goal: streamline their patients’ silhouettes. To that end, the staff employs a two-pronged approach of laser treatments and dietary supplements. They wield the beams of Zerona and LipoLaser 2000 systems, designed to flatten fat cells and burn calories, respectively. Curva supplements bolster weight-loss efforts with a blend of extracts—including ginkgo biloba and green tea—that help the circulatory and lymphatic systems dispose of excess fat and sort the body's recyclables into their proper bins.