Dr. Gary Meek joins a team of physicians and a trained staff at Meek Chiropractic to analyze and realign vertebrae of all shapes and sizes. Meek brings an expertise in pregnancy needs, care for athletes, and pediatrics to the table, helping the group bolster the extensive experience that includes treating minor leaguers from the Springfield Cardinals baseball team and athletes from various colleges.
With that experience, they've built up a wide range of treatment plans and methodologies to help realign patients. Depending on your needs, they can administer acupuncture treatments, perform nutritional counseling, and give instruction in corrective exercises, which reinforce the effects of chiropractic care and train you not to sleep on park benches. Their 10,000-square-foot facility is equipped with private exam rooms and a children’s playroom.
Before she was a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Renea Barrett was an intern at a hospital and university in Guangzhou, China. Unlike those of its stateside counterparts, the hospital’s medical room contained more than 200 pots of boiling herbs, each tagged with the patient for which the remedy was being brewed. The university’s pharmacy contained both Western medicines and traditional Chinese formulas, but demand for the latter was perpetually high. When Renea returned to the United States, she brought her newfound understanding of the power of traditional Chinese medicine, which now serves as the cornerstone of Soft Touch Acupuncture.
She combines those traditions with Western techniques in her studio, where patrons sit in clusters of heated recliners. In private rooms, she seeks to bolster the body’s energy with acupressure, and acupuncture targets a wide range of maladies with slim needles that are used once and disposed of, much like a billionaire’s theme park.
The specialists at Long Acupuncture & Skin Rituals Spa pamper the body, the whole body, and nothing but the body—except for the mind. Acupuncturists Patrick and Jeremy Long use fine needles to redirect the flow of energy throughout the body, which in turn helps to promote an increase in feelings of overall wellness. In contrast, manicurist Lenka Hales focuses on the finer details of each individual nail. Tara Buchholz, the center's licensed massage therapist, eases tension and discomfort from muscles and swathes limbs in stress-relieving body wraps. Similarly, aesthetician Megan Burton performs facials and other services that are far more relaxing and rejuvenating than the average therapeutic staring contest.
Patricia Preuss complements Evolve Wellness Studio's holistic healing treatments with a selection of aesthetic services. The skincare veteran draws on more than 10 years of experience when customizing cleansing facials, deeply exfoliating faces with microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels, and clearing pores of New Year's Eve confetti.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hyperbaric therapy, life coaching
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15 minutes early
What?s your favorite part about your job?
I enjoy helping people reach their goals and improve their lives.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
When I was discharged from the Army I struggled. I was fortunate to have people be there to help me along the way. As well, I went to college for my Masters in counseling to further myself and allow me to help others that are struggling. I also discovered along the way that there are holistic options that will benefit people in their struggles to become healthy and active. I have read numerous studies on hyperbaric therapy and it is life changing.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I take the time to get to know them as a person and put them at ease, no judgments. I look at the world from their eyes and become their partner in looking at other solutions.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am excited to launch my new expansion and new image with your company.