Gig Harbor Chiropractic & Massage is helmed by husband-and-wife doctor duo Greg and Keri Messer, two graduates of Western States Chiropractic College who set out together to annihilate pain one spine at a time. One of the doctors or their skilled staff members will begin your exam with a conversation about your back bothers and health habits. Next, you'll receive a complete chiropractic examination that tests your reflexes, flexibility, posture, and more, followed by a computerized spinal assessment to discover if any disks are bulging, shoulders are slumping, or vertebrae have forgotten the state capitals. If a bit of extra dorsal detective work is required, you'll receive up to two x-rays before the doctor reports his or her findings and recommendations for any necessary treatment.
Dr. Carla Yamashiro and her friendly staff improve oral health with progressive technology, such as digital x-rays and Velscope oral cancer detectors, and place an emphasis on preventative care. During the comprehensive exam, Dr. Carla carefully considers and cross-examines each tooth, scanning for cavities and periodontal diseases. A technician snaps a complete series of x-rays with a digital x-ray machine that reduces radiation output by 80% while producing images nearly instantly. A hygienist then bathes bite bones, scrubbing off tartar and debris, leaving dental domiciles cleaner and smoother than a freshly laundered con artist.
Though the process of becoming a yoga teacher involves memorizing sanskrit and learning the roots and traditions of yoga, the best teachers manage to insert their own personality and teaching style into their classes. So when Michelle Ann Thielen founded Northwest Yoga Academy, she designed a teacher training that aims to help budding instructors find that sweet spot between honoring the long tradition of yoga and empowering teachers to develop their own teaching style. The school's instructors lead students through the 200- and 500-hour certification courses, as well as shorter workshops that focus on building solid foundations for a deeper yoga practice. But no matter the training, Michelle and her team work to make sure students find wholeness in mind, body, soul, and spirit.
There are four essential components to The Peoples Trainer: a prominent support group, affordable access to training, guaranteed results, and rewards for achievements. With these elements, the founder outfits clients with the tools and motivation needed to change their bodies. Exercisers of all fitness levels can sign up for The People Trainer’s fitness packages, complete with monthly access to group classes, one-on-one training, accountability calls, and nutritional supplements. Then, if clients meet their goals, The Peoples Trainer will pay them for a job well done.
Located just downstairs from its sister company, Lake Tapps Family Medicine, the medical spa is also run by board-certified Dr. Lila Day. Her expertise, which includes general medicine, feeds into FDA-approved, medical-grade treatments such as Botox, Juvéderm, Latisse, and chemical peels. The spa’s KeryFlex anti-fungal system restores nails to their clear, natural beauty by exiling the yellow color caused by fungus or confusing corn for scratch tickets. Zerona laser fat-loss treatments and five types of massage modalities—ranging from pregnancy massage to East Indian head therapy—round out the service menu.