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While working in the medical field for 13 years, Jamie VanDam discovered alternative healing techniques that she found less aggressive than traditional Western methods. Her fascination with balancing chakras and unblocking meridians to soothe both the body and mind led her to pursue level-three status as a reiki master. With a blend of reiki and cranio-sacral therapy, she flushes out bodily toxins and alleviates back pain, headaches, and stress by applying gentle pressure to troubled regions. She also helps clients find inner and outer peace with raindrop therapy, essential oils, and ear candling. When she isn't remedying discomfort, Jamie is teaching classes in the healing arts and donating her time as a Hospice volunteer.

39 Courtland Street
Rockford,
MI
US

Frequency Apps Wellness Center’s holistic practitioners suss out hidden allergies and sensitivities to more than 200 foods using the Meridian Stress Assessment (MSA), which is derived from Chinese and Western medicine. During the MSA food allergy test, patients cradle energy-measuring weights in each palm, analyzing meridians, or channels of energy, that pulse through the hands’ acupressure points as well as spark dead car batteries. Once the test determines pre-existing allergies to foodstuffs such as fish, fruit, grains, and wax lips, the practitioner consults with patients to establish a homeopathic solution to suppress bodily aversions that can cause imbalances such as fatigue, headaches, and skin problems.

4320 14 Mile Road Northeast
Rockford,
MI
US

Maintaining a balanced, holistic lifestyle requires a multifaceted approach to health care. With a combination of chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massages, and nutritional counseling, ChiroHealth’s team of chiropractors and massage therapists helps alleviate symptomatic pain while simultaneously helping the body heal naturally and better resist complications in the future.

Among their many ache-alleviating techniques, the office’s chiropractors regularly perform the activator method, which uses a handheld instrument to help deliver quick, precise adjustments without causing undue strain. These adjustments target misaligned vertebrae and promote healthy neurological function, restoring balance to the body’s network of organs. Complementing chiropractic adjustments, the center’s massages and laser-therapy sessions relieve joint and muscle pain traditionally caused by daily stress or nightly full-contact shadowboxing.

6769 Courtland Dr NE
Rockford,
MI
US

With years of experience as a health-care specialist and bed-and-breakfast owner, Marilyn Heeringa has mastered the art of pampering and promoting wellness. Today, she specializes in ionic detox treatments, which utilize the ability of positive and negative ions to cleanse the entire body through ion footbaths.

Having traveled to Egypt and other parts of Africa, Marilyn has decorated her cozy studio with an eclectic collection of art that reflects her worldliness and her talent for looking at art. Along with detoxifying Egyptian body wraps, she offers massage therapy, facials, one-on-one-yoga, and meditation classes.

1059 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids,
Michigan
US

As practitioners of naturopathic medicine, the staff at Heavenly Healings Holistic Health Services believe that the roots of illness and pain lie in the body, mind, and spirit of clients. As such, they harness essential oils, herbs, and energy in holistic healing methods and massage modalities such as reiki, reflexology, and bodywork. Consultations may involve analyzing nutrition to explain unbalance and discomfort or peering into the irises to gleam sources of weakness. Heavenly Healings also teach guests to treat themselves with classes, including a primer on how essential oils can aid in meditation or fixing the skeleton's squeaky hinges.

5035 Plainfield Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Dianen, the licensed massage therapist behind Salon Di, has been helping men and women recover from their physical ailments for more than 15 years. Deep-tissue kneading, stretching, and lymphatic flow massage are just a few of the techniques she uses to loosen muscles and work out tension. All her treatments take place in comfortable, private rooms painted in tranquil, earthy hues. And that's the only service clients come for: Salon Di also doubles as a hair salon.

1543 Michigan Street Northeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US