After injuring himself during a high-school soccer game, Shawn Pomeroy couldn't shake an aching head and neck. He eventually saw a chiropractor to treat the pain, and found that it subsided after regular adjustments. Now a chiropractor himself, Dr. Pomeroy hasn’t lacked for loyalty: he still sees the same doctor for his weekly appointment. His nearly 15 years of experience have only strengthened his belief in the power of spinal science, which he practices at two welcoming offices.
Pomeroy Chiropractic Wellness approaches back, neck, and head ailments from both preventive and rehabilitative angles. The staff scout for subluxations—misaligned bones putting pressure on nerves—with exams and x-rays, soothe muscular tension with massage, and educate patients on proper spinal care by demonstrating how to floss between vertebral disks. As for adjustments, Dr. Pomeroy can utilize his hands or a chiropractic instrument to try to correct backbone imbalances. His focus on family care means that both parents and children can benefit from his personalized, gentle treatments.
Massages and pampering skin treatments make up the menu at Serenity Mind Body Spa, winner of Best Massage in Wichita Family Magazine's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards. The therapists and aestheticians customize each service to the individual, whether it's an overworked athlete, an achy mother-to-be, or an acne-prone teen. Nail technicians in the pedicure suite soak feet in sparkling Lenox crystal basins, while hair-removal experts whisk away unwanted strands with Nufree's waxless formula. The spa's packages combine services for extended relaxation sessions that loosen tightly wound bodies and set tense minds adrift as if in a sea of chamomile tea.
At Brackeen Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Paul Brackeen works to empower patients. After performing in-office services such as chiropractic adjustments, the practice's medical workers teach patients how to complete corrective exercises on their own. Along with nutritional-counseling sessions, they hope to help patrons lose weight and improve their health by tapping into their own strength. In treatment rooms, FDA-approved Zerona machines purr across bodies, harnessing the power of lasers like a mad scientist trying to impress a date.
When it comes to massage, the therapists at Body Wellness Massage Clinic leave no stone—or glass cup, in some cases—unturned. They take continuing education courses that help them master therapies from all over the world, and the result is a massage experience like no other. A recent addition to their repertoire is massage with cupping, which creates suction on the surface of the skin with glass cups. This suction can help pull toxins toward the surface, where they're absorbed by the lymphatic system and drained from the body. If you're after a more traditionally Western treatment, the therapists can accommodate your needs with a custom massage that combines only the treatments and techniques that you see fit.
At Magic Mirror, stylist Tammie Melton understands that nobody has the same face, let alone the same lifestyle. That's why for her, consultations are an important step in the styling process. Before she commences with any of her signature designer cuts, color, or highlight services, she studiously studies facial shape and skin tone while listening to the clients' deepest hair wishes.
The masterminds behind Pain-Less Therapeutic Solutions, Inc. keep their fingers on the pulse of emerging technologies as they invent new ways to alleviate aches. Without requiring the hands of a massage therapist, their aqua-massage capsules melt away stress and tension with controllable water jets that knead bodies from under a protective barrier, keeping clients dry throughout the process. The company’s portable stimulators simulate the different effects of a massage with electrode pads that send electric impulses into muscles to trigger pain relief. Instant heating pads, on the other hand, oust bodily discomfort and keep wearers warm during outdoor events with temperatures of up to 130 degrees.