Licensed chiropractor Dr. Mary Basler believes that true wellness is all-encompassing, and it requires all parts?especially bones, muscles, and nerves?to be in balance. Because of this outlook, she takes a whole-person approach to developing treatment plans for her patients, combining hands-on chiropractic techniques with nutritional counseling, lifestyle guidance, corrective exercises, natural vitamins and minerals, and physiological therapies. The success stories featured on her practice?s website speak to her thorough healing methods, with one client saying that she ?[works] wonders by addressing all the obvious and not-so-obvious sources of discomfort and unease.
At New Hope Family Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Rodger B. Lincoln relies on the Gonstead technique to correct misaligned spines. Adhering to the technique’s philosophy of pre-adjustment research and analysis, Dr. Lincoln first gathers as much info about his patients’ body structures as possible. He conducts consultations, chiropractic exams, and, at his Riverside location, takes x-rays. Once he is properly informed, he pinpoints the troubled area and delivers a gentle but precise adjustment to misaligned vertebrae.
Professional massage and shiatsu therapist George Louis Gray has helped ease pain through massage since 1994. With shiatsu massage therapy, he stimulates pressure points that are said to lie along the body’s energy pathways, using gentle stretching techniques to relax bodies and minds. Alternatively, the rolling and kneading strokes of Swedish massages keep limbs limber and backs relaxed enough to continue their work as part of a human bridge over the Grand Canyon.
After running a reiki and reflexology booth at a health expo, Joanne Salem decided to create a permanent wellness center. She officially opened the doors to Changing Lives in 2010, and since then she has helped to reduce numerous clients' aches and stress levels through advanced healing and relaxation techniques. Joanne has experience working with all manner of people, with past clients including a woman who previously wouldn't let anyone touch her feet and another woman whose plantar fasciitis was so severe that she felt like she "was walking on rocks."
Changing Lives also regularly hosts wellness-related events and seminars, led by Joanne or a life-sized cutout of Richard Simmons.
True to its name, Optimistic Insight gives clients a glimpse within themselves using an array of holistic healing techniques. By weaving the methods together, healers create a unified healing plan that works on every area of wellness. Nutritional counseling tends to physical health, whereas hypnotherapy reshapes mental processes to create better habits and treats patents seeking motivation and help dealing with issues such as weight-loss, confidence building and overcoming fears.