When his painful plantar fasciitis made surgery an almost certain necessity, Doctor of Chiropractic Carl Rafey sought help from a chiropractor. To his surprise, he was able to find relief without an invasive procedure, a twist of fate that propelled him into the doctorate program at Logan College of Chiropractic. Doctor of Chiropractic AJ Evans had a similar experience, which brought them together at Rafey Chiropractic.
Now, the doctors soothe muscles and work to improve general health with technology and a mastery of chiropractic techniques. After they examine clients' spines and test clients’ ability to turn, bend, and touch their toes without reciting nursery rhymes, they nudge vertebrae into place and offer helpful tips about nutrition and exercise. Massage therapists also aid guests with relaxation and therapeutic techniques.
Recognized in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati feature two years in a row, Inner Peace coddles clients with muscle-melting massages. Unwind under light to medium pressure during a full-body Swedish massage, which uses techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, kneading, and friction to pressure stress into jumping out of the body and joining the circus. With the custom-tailored massage, gentle-handed therapists center medium to heavy pressure on specific maltreated muscles and sore joints. Individually designed stroke sequences relieve shoulders tight from prolonged computer use and lower backs stiff from couch juggling. The chakra-healing massage relieves physical and emotional strains with a combination of energy healing, deep-tissue work, and acupressure. By opening the chakras for personal transformation and healing, clients can unburden pain trapped within body tissues and lurking beneath toenails.
Massage therapist Dan Lester’s soul-healing hands bring 17 years of therapeutic know-how to The Holistic Wellness Center’s slate of sinew-soothing rubdowns. Each 60-minute myofascial-release massage targets the client’s connective tissue, with Dan applying gentle, sustained pressure to stricken sinew in order to elongate the fascia, thus increasing range of motion, curbing chronic aches, and finally allowing clients to play the Y in “YMCA” dances.
At Thrive Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Pete Haggenjos believes the body wants to feel better. That's why, instead of relying on medication to mask pain, he pinpoints the source of the problem and uses his bare hands to trigger a self-healing effect. Gentle spinal adjustments free pinched nerves that can cause pain and block signals from the brain. Each of his noninvasive treatments are low risk and safe for virtually all ages and conditions.
As an eighth grader, Laurie Jahnke was amazed at how a trip to the chiropractor quelled her lower-back pain caused by gymnastics. After that, her interest in the practice never waned. Now, Doctor of Chiropractic Laurie Jahnke prides herself on her practice’s natural, prescription-free care; she treats her patients with traditional chiropractic methods, such as adjustments and nutritional plans. To draw up the proper treatment plan, she examines her patients’ issues with the Core Score Easy Scan, which looks at the muscle tone and balance surrounding the spine, organ and gland control, and heart-rate variability, which determines the body’s ability to adapt to daily stresses, such as a traffic jam caused by a stampede of elephants crossing the highway.
The practitioners at In Shape MD guide wellness-seekers through medically supervised diet and anti-aging programs. For their custom medical weight-loss plans, they take data harvested during an initial exam, lab tests, and games of Guess Who, and then use it to build a nutrition plan and personal-training regimen. Weight-management tablets, protein supplements, and B12 and lipotropic shots enhance dieting efforts. The medical experts also track weight-loss progress and provide support for participants through weekly weigh-ins and vitals checks. Guests can also choose weight-loss enhancements à la carte. B12 and lipotropic injections, as well as bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy for both men and women, are always available to increase energy, relieve mood swings, and enhance overall well-being.