Chiropractic physician Keith Nemec and his wife Laurie practice advanced alternative health-care methods that focus on achieving well-being through holistic therapies. A 20- to 30-minute consultation preps patients for the one-hour therapy treatment, during which the doctor uses a machine and two gas field wands to conduct a gentle lymphatic massage. This noninvasive treatment is designed to give thick, stagnant lymph fluid a water-like consistency to stimulate drainage of toxins from cells, glands, tissues, organs, funny bones, and melancholy joints. In addition, the procedure aims to disperse white-blood-cell traffic jams, sending them speeding in all directions of the body to dispel inflammation, bacteria, and instances of vein rage.
Helmed by a trio of doctors—Dr. Greenspan, Dr. Haeffele, and Dr. Laima—Wheaton Medical Center keeps a well-trained eye on patient health with services that range from vaccines and physicals to minor surgical procedures and blood tests. The center's staff of massage therapists draw on their medical training in neuromuscular re-education to tailor each massage to target clients' specific problem areas and sore spots with a combination of Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques. Designed to help heal soft-tissue injuries, neuromuscular re-education helps reteach proper balance and range of motion to muscles led astray by chronically truant fascia.
Most of the patients at Family Health and Wellness Clinic suffer from some sort of pain, at least when they arrive. By the time they leave, they’re usually feeling much better thanks to licensed doctor of chiropractic Carlo Gallo, who expertly alleviates discomfort through services including chiropractic adjustments, physical-therapy exercises, and acupuncture. In addition to the doctor himself, the clinic’s team also includes licensed massage therapists who perform various massage techniques customized to clients' needs. Wellness exams allow Dr. Gallo to determine symptoms' underlying causes and recommend the appropriate type of therapy to help clients meet their health goals. In addition to relieving existing symptoms, Dr. Gallo also invests in his client’s long-term health, scheduling nutrition- and lifestyle-counseling sit-downs to prevent small aches from turning into big issues.
Gene Aiello, a doctor of chiropractic and licensed acupuncturist, works alongside a talented team of three to aid patients at Advanced Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture, Ltd. His team, another chiropractic and acupuncturist and two massage therapists, uses detailed neurological and orthopedic assessments to bolster health amid equipment for x-rays and lab tests. The information they glean allows Drs. Aiello and John Kim to create treatment plans that include low-force chiropractic techniques, several physical therapies, and massage, among other services. Allergy testing also plays its part—using kinesiology, Dr. Aiello can use a laser acupuncture treatment to desensitize the patients, finally allowing them to play in freshly cut grass or see why freshly cut grass isn’t a popular ice-cream flavor.
The board-certified and licensed massage therapists at Elements Therapeutic Massage address health and stress-related conditions with gliding strokes and concentrated kneads. Their deft hands apply pressure to areas of discomfort to maximize joint flexibility and encourage the release of the body’s natural supply of painkillers, which include serotonin, endorphins, and stevia. Elements' staff makes a point of listening to each customer's wellness goals and expected outcomes, and customizes each massage session with a specific combination of techniques. Massage can also assuage depression, speed healing from injuries, bolster sleep quality, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and strengthen the immune system.
Deborah House, owner of Whole Health Network, helps clients to rejuvenate and find relief from stress and discomfort naturally with a menu of holistic body treatments. She believes many ailments can be eased through colon hydrotherapy, which flushes impurities from the digestive tract, and she recommends further detoxification through lymphatic massage, ear candling, and swan dives into a pool of Purell. Raindrop therapy harnesses the power of antimicrobial essential oils, and reiki recalibrates the body's energy levels and polishes auras to a high gleam.