Barb and Bob Huttinga took different paths to get to The Healing Center. Barb found holistic healing after 35 years of working with chemicals that affected her health. Bob, on the other hand, gravitated toward alternative medicine after suffering from the stress of working as a certified physician assistant. Both Barb and Bob found that homeopathic and alternative medicines helped them regain their strength in ways that traditional medicine did not.
Together, they created The Healing Center as a place to share the knowledge and treatments that they have accumulated on their own quests for health. They sell a variety of products such as healthy foods and homeopathic remedies, and offer services such as nutritional counseling, hypnosis for weight control, reflexology, and massages.
Gary, a certified massage therapist and graduate of Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts and Sciences, leads a team of therapists who use Swedish and relaxation modalities to indulge clients in recuperative escape from everyday stresses. Their handiwork can abate pain and increase circulation, unlike a newspaper that starts printing its articles in binary code.
At family-owned Rodnick Chiropractic, doctors preach healthier bodies through straighter spines at four different area locations. Each doctor amasses a detailed medical history and conducts a subtle search of the body for subluxations—vertebral misalignments that cause nerve stress. The doctors use specific low-force adjustments to add motion to the spinal joints and help restore normal mobility and balance. They also solve spinal queries on their local television broadcast, Ask the Chiropractor. On the show, they educate guests about chiropractic wellness and perform pro bono adjustments on bent boom mics.