The chiropractic practitioners at Adjust 4 Life are dedicated to helping their patients maintain optimum health through holistic alternatives to prescription meds and full-body Cyberman upgrades. You'll receive a consultation to determine your particular health needs and a digital nerve analysis (a $125 value), during which the spine is scanned with a tool that measures nerve strength between the brain and internal organs and determines just how automatically your autonomic nervous system is performing. Post-exam, you'll receive an adjustment (a $40 value) to your most afflicted area, be it the back, neck, or phantom arm. This is followed by a 30-minute therapeutic massage (a $45 value), ideal for freeing trapped stress from the dark well of your muscles.
Imagine Wholeness Massage Therapy's team of ten professional therapists are good at what they do. So good, in fact, that they won the category of Kansas City's "best massage" as chosen by readers of The Pitch. Each muscle-molder is proficient in a range of different massage modalities and is able to customize therapeutic massages to suit each guest’s needs, whether they’re pain-relief or relaxation. The staff also offers specialized massages for pregnant women and those dealing with chronic pain. Thanks to the studio's double-insulated walls, guests enjoy their massages without being distracted by honking cars, a noisy waiting room, or the sound of a middle-school marching band on their first day of practice.
Dr. Tony Rostberg stands by his chiropractic care and acupuncture so strongly that he and his family frequently are his office's patients. His son Zack received his first chiropractic adjustment at a mere four days old to alleviate his spine of residual stress from birth—Zack eventually earned his doctoral dissertation at five days old. Rostberg himself undergoes treatments with acupuncture when facing illness, trusting his coworkers at Rostberg Chiropractic & Acupuncture to care for his body as he cares for others’ bodies.
Dr. Rostberg tells his patients, “It’s always easier to stay well than get well.” To help them stay in shape, he prescribes regular exercise and proper nutrition in combination with his treatments. He also readily adapts his methods to address and mitigate the specific health challenges of many an individual, whether they suffer from a pre-existing injury or an internal organ-related disease. Outside of actively treating health conditions, the doctor also hosts health talks and workshops to help his patients avoid complicating their issues through common pitfalls, such as eating medical encyclopedias to better understand their afflictions.
Lisa Adams got her start in the health and wellness industry as a registered nurse specializing in surgical and pediatric care. After spending more than 15 years in the health-care field, she realized that her patients were spending too much time and money on treating their symptoms and not enough on prevention. So, in 2008, after earning a national certification in therapeutic massage and bodywork, she left nursing to open Spirit of Namaste' Massage And Body Work.
In her practice, Lisa specializes in two therapies designed to bring the body back into balance. The first, Maya abdominal massage, helps relieve digestive disorders by guiding abdominal organs back into their optimal positions and then telling them to stay by using a treat. Flowtrition, on the other hand, uses gentle touches along the spinal cord to relieve tension and pain at the neurological level, typically in just 15–30 minutes. Lisa can perform these therapies on adults and children as well as dogs and horses.
Inspired by the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture Center’s David and Kim Yoo strive to create balance and harmony in the body through non-Western medical techniques. Their hair-thin acupuncture needles unblock energy flow along the body's 71 meridians, and cupping sessions draw stagnant qi out from its nap on the soul’s couch. The doctors Yoo also employ moxibustion, a 3,000-year old practice of applying a stick of burning mugwort over an acupuncture point to stimulate and strengthen the blood and life energy. Acupuncture Center works in conjunction with primary-care physicians, often receiving referrals from MDs and augmenting traditional treatments of maladies such as lower back pain, arthritis, migraines, and sleep disorders.