Chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapist team up to conquer any ailment their patients face. Their specialties—adjustments, corrective exercises, and massages—help alleviate back pain, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome caused by a career as thumb wrestler.
During one-hour reiki sessions, Energy Within’s compassionate therapist and certified reiki master, Jill Slunick, coddles the body with safe, gentle touches that can center chi and regenerate life forces. She can also conduct a symphony of healing by moving her hands slightly above the body if preferred. Reiki’s reported benefits include a calm feeling of increased lightness, clarity of outlook on life, and diminished stress, tension, and physical pain. Customers have been said to experience additional benefits of improved eyesight, better sleep, and decoded Braille back tattoos.
From a young age, Rosibel Kersjes, CMT, absorbed not only the multicultural influences of her native Venezuela, but also the teachings of her Chinese grandfather, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine. After years of witnessing the power of natural healing, she decided to pursue massage and bodywork to enhance others' mental and physical well-being. Beyond state-level and national certifications in massage therapy, Kersjes has trained and been certified in specialty techniques including bamboo fusion massage and cupping therapeutic massage. She is also versed in Ruthie Piper Hardee's Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, in which she walks barefoot on the back, making deep, sweeping strokes that push out bodily toxins and muscle knots.
Doctor of Chiropractic Vernie Cassity knows all too well how pain can hamper one's daily life—he suffered from severe leg pain in his younger years, and although prescribed medications dulled the symptoms, they never treated the root of the problem. Once he was treated by a chiropractor, however, his suffering ended. The success of his treatment inspired him to sing for several hours and then shift his attention to chiropractic care in order to free others from chronic discomfort. At Cassity Chiropractic Center, Dr. Cassity helps his patients forgo medications by diagnosing and treating spinal issues through adjustments, massages, and custom orthotics. His partner, Doctor of Chiropractic David R. Lowry, performs spinal-decompression therapy, an alternative to back surgery that helps assuage back, leg, neck, and disc pain.
From head-splitting migraines to chronic fatigue, Claudea Templeton eases her patients’ pain and daily stress with nothing more than her two hands and some essential oils. During CranioSacral and reflexology treatments, she applies pressure to target points that correspond to larger body systems, thus relieving pain and restoring overall balance. Raindrop therapy combines essential oils and a back massage, and Quantum Touch therapy—akin to reiki—sends energy waves into injured zones to inspire natural healing. Claudea also provides a variety of other services such as Somato emotion release and lymphatic drainage.