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.
Frequency Apps Wellness Center’s holistic practitioners suss out hidden allergies and sensitivities to more than 200 foods using the Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA), which is derived from Chinese and Western medicine. During the MSA food allergy test, patients cradle energy-measuring weights in each palm, analyzing meridians, or channels of energy, that pulse through the hands’ acupressure points as well as spark dead car batteries. Once the test determines pre-existing allergies to foodstuffs such as fish, fruit, grains, and wax lips, the practitioner consults with patients to establish a homeopathic solution to suppress bodily aversions that can cause imbalances such as fatigue, headaches, and skin problems.
Maintaining a balanced, holistic lifestyle requires a multifaceted approach to health care. With a combination of chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massages, and nutritional counseling, ChiroHealth’s team of chiropractors and massage therapists helps alleviate symptomatic pain while simultaneously helping the body heal naturally and better resist complications in the future.
Among their many ache-alleviating techniques, the office’s chiropractors regularly perform the activator method, which uses a handheld instrument to help deliver quick, precise adjustments without causing undue strain. These adjustments target misaligned vertebrae and promote healthy neurological function, restoring balance to the body’s network of organs. Complementing chiropractic adjustments, the center’s massages and laser-therapy sessions relieve joint and muscle pain traditionally caused by daily stress or nightly full-contact shadowboxing.
While working in the medical field for 13 years, Jamie VanDam discovered alternative healing techniques that she found less aggressive than traditional Western methods. Her fascination with balancing chakras and unblocking meridians to soothe both the body and mind led her to pursue level-three status as a reiki master. With a blend of reiki and cranio-sacral therapy, she flushes out bodily toxins and alleviates back pain, headaches, and stress by applying gentle pressure to troubled regions. She also helps clients find inner and outer peace with raindrop therapy, essential oils, and ear candling. When she isn't remedying discomfort, Jamie is teaching classes in the healing arts and donating her time as a Hospice volunteer.
With years of experience as a health-care specialist and bed-and-breakfast owner, Marilyn Heeringa has mastered the art of pampering and promoting wellness. Today, she specializes in ionic detox treatments, which utilize the ability of positive and negative ions to cleanse the entire body through ion footbaths.
Having traveled to Egypt and other parts of Africa, Marilyn has decorated her cozy studio with an eclectic collection of art that reflects her worldliness and her talent for looking at art. Along with detoxifying Egyptian body wraps, she offers massage therapy, facials, one-on-one-yoga, and meditation classes.