Dr. Jerry Evans leads a caring crew at Evans Chiropractic Group, drawing from more than 20 years of experience dekinking vertebrae to finesse skeletal structures ailing from work injuries, sports-induced aches, and everyday boo-boos. Spreading the treatments over two visits, the initial session begins with a consultation to discuss problems and pains before the chiropractic exam realigns spines and unspools tightly wound physiques like a yo-yo running away from its shadow. The second appointment provides time to converse about the doctor's findings as well as develop a pain-management game plan, if necessary. A 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage concludes the healing meeting as a trained muscle kneader loosens limbs and fluffs bone cushions for a pillowy soft feel.
It's simple: stiff muscles don't want to move. That's why massage therapist Jason Lee descends on tension with four types of massage modalities, loosening muscles so they can range through the full swirl of motions. Myofascial release, for instance, breaks up internal scar tissue that holds muscle fibers in place, and deep-tissue pressures deliver cross-grain strokes to ease out movement-impeding muscle knots.
The licensed massage therapists at Chi Spa banish tension with traditional Chinese techniques performed in a modern, serene setting. Staffers usher in a sense of wellness from limb to limb by manipulating the body with Eastern-inspired therapies, such as ionic footbaths, acupuncture, and far-infrared sauna.
Certified in a variety of holistic therapies, Brian J. Smith, DC, arranges 60- and 90-minute sessions with clients in order to help them home in on the roots of their health issues. What treatments he employs depend on the individual and his or her needs. Smith is a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist trained in a wide variety of bodywork modalities such as craniosacral therapy and structural bodywork.
Led by naturopathic physician Dr. Justin Morse, Absolute Health Medical Center's team of massage therapists, a colon hydrotherapist an aesthetician, and a dental hygienist work together to create integrated, naturopathic and mainstream care plans for each patient. Through this approach, he and his staff members provide both primary medical and dental care. They assist clients through specialty services as well, from weight loss through HCG dieting to detoxification through colon hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. They also offer aesthetic services, such as organic skincare microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Whereas many massage practitioners stick to kneading backs and shoulders, Steve Brodsky approaches the healing process by working with the entire body. A certified Breema practitioner, Steve manipulates his clients' arms and legs, moving them into stretches and poses that promote total-body alignment. He also performs Thai massages, as well as therapeutic massages that can help bodies recover from days spent tumbling down steps at the amusement park’s stairway ride.