The primary concerns for Doctors of Chiropractic Sclafani and Healy are to alleviate their patients’ pain and prevent its recurrence. Whether patients are injured on the job or on the ball field, whether they’re dealing with back or neck pain, the chiropractors get them functioning again through use of massage and physical therapy as well as in-office adjustments. They treat everything from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis to pinched nerves and sciatica. In correcting postures and movements, they also help patients prevent the return of injury or pain and teach them a number of exercises to assist in the process.
As a licensed massage therapist, Jill Myruski uses her physiology know-how and her intuitive gifts to track down the root cause of aches and stressful ailments. She helps her clients take a proactive approach to their well-being by offering bodywork treatments in modalities such as Swedish massage, maternity massage, and reflexology.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Vichy showers, aromatherapy oils, and tubs filled with rose petals are just a few of the relaxing elements that wind their way through Westport Wellness Massage’s body treatments—including cocoa wraps and Sandy Beach scrubs. The decadence spills over into massage sessions, where heated lava stones join forces with flowing Swedish strokes to oust stress and tension.
Norwalk Hospital Integrative Medicine provides drug-free therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and meditation classes to promote whole-body healing. Whether patients are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or simply hoping to reduce stress in their lives, these alternative-medicine treatments help balance the body and mind. Eight-week tai chi classes promote wellness through slow, flowing exercises, and infant massage classes improve bonding, development, and baby road rage.
Hot stones and slow, gliding strokes await clients at Healing Touch by MC. Inside private treatment rooms, massage therapist Marilia Cotto evaporates clients' muscular tension and soreness with five types of massage, from deep-tissue pressure to therapeutic medical massages. She's had plenty of practice honing her craft in each of these modalities, having completed a 1,080-hour massage training program and 600 hours of skincare training.