Doctor of Chiropractic Ellis Smith believes that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care—he even extends his services to children, as some treatments may reduce the severity of allergies, asthma, and ADD. He realigns the spines of adult patients with adjustments or refers them to on-staff massage therapist Ayla Fialko, who gently works out muscular kinks. Fialko also provides body waxing out of Combined Chiropractic, enabling patients to look as smooth on the outside as they feel on the inside after a treatment.
The staff at Finger Lakes Spine & Body Works aims to improve patients on both the outside and inside. Chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists work to alleviate physical ailments that range from headaches to sciatica to insomnia. Their services include manual and instrument adjustments, herbs, and massages. A cosmetologist focuses on pampering bodies with mani-pedis and facials that use natural and non-toxic products.
Ja Spa & Fitness's well-equipped gym beckons exercisers with a host of Cybex and Precor workout apparatuses and a menu of eco-friendly spa services for unwinding after intense sessions of sweat manufacturing. On the main floor, a strength-training circuit of Cybex Eagle gear welcomes challengers with tough resistance, and treadmills on the second level improve endurance for running after ding-dong ditches. In the gym's hardwood-floor studios, lively instructors lead a variety of group fitness classes such as boot camp, spin sessions on Trixter X-Bikes, and boxing sessions for women and children. Private chambers along the spa area's winding hallways ensconce clients, who can indulge in skin and nail services to boost bodily aesthetics. Three levels of tanning beds coat limbs in bronze hues, and a team of massage therapists plies tension from overworked muscles. Brick archways and a stonework fountain complement Ja Spa & Fitness's high ceilings and taxidermied tyrannosauruses for a lodge-like vibe.
Parker Chiropractic's licensed massage therapist, Rhonda Shute, kneads worries into thin air with treatments designed to promote relaxation and relieve muscle tension. Anxiety-ridden areas are smoothed into submission for one hour, loosening knots and revealing inter-organ chatter about the appendix. A 30-minute performance evaluation, patterned after those utilized in professional sports medicine, is designed to diagnose potential soft-tissue problems. The staff devises a treatment plan for each patient, which may include boosting tissue strength through conditioning or removing hefty backpacks full of bowling-ball catalogs. Doctor of Chiropractic Parker is an American Chiropractic Association member with a specialization in rehabilitating painful work injuries and acute or chronic athletic injuries.
When Michele Taber, a licensed cosmetologist of two decades, decided to open Meeshe’ Salon and Spa in her native county, the beautifier selected a waterfront Cayuga Lake location that exuded tranquility. Her salon and spa treatments transfer the natural serenity indoors with mani-pedis augmented by seaweed wraps and full-body scrubs that exfoliate with sea salt instead of the traditional tool, corrugated cardboard. A fleet of freshly updated tanning beds warm bodies to a beachy glow, and shears or wax rid bodies of excess hair.
The chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists who make up Back N Touch Wellness Center’s core staff share an appreciation for holistic remedies and an understanding that no two bodies are alike. These mutual tenets form the basis for all of the center’s personalized treatments, which cater to patients ailing from body aches, migraines, pregnancy side effects, and the lingering effects of mechanical-bull rides.
Chiropractors combine hand and instrument adjustments with flexion and drop-table equipment to straighten crooked vertebrae, and massage therapists manipulate muscle fibers with 11 different modalities. Acupuncturists rely on the ancient principles of Chinese medicine as they insert hair-thin needles at the body’s trigger points, stimulating natural healing responses and popping the balloons at convivial toxin get-togethers.