After graduating from Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Dr. Craig Ellison brought a holistic approach to the back treatments he was licensed to perform. He uses the Activator method, a noninvasive technique that emphasizes speed instead of force during chiropractic adjustments to treat both children and adults. Aided by a battery of equipment, including an electromyography scanner, the doctor of chiropractic works to aid in recovery after injuries, accidents, and weekends spent helping Wile E. Coyote move into a new apartment. In addition to adjustments, Dr. Ellison empowers his patients with at-home corrective exercises and nutritional supplements.
At Zuma Massage, owner and founder Russell Walgamott forges Eastern and Western massage techniques into completely customizable treatments. The licensed massage therapist, versed in Swedish massage, anatomy and physiology, and Chinese tui na massage, offers soothing sessions in 60-, 90-, and 120-minute increments. Clients can choose between tailor-made custom strokes designed to alleviate their specific maladies or a stress-reducing hot-stone massage. No matter the treatment, Russell confidently backs his services with a 100% guarantee. If a client is not completely satisfied, he'll try again with a complimentary massage or give them a free puppy. Satisfied clients, meanwhile, can enroll in Zuma’s contract- and fee-free membership program, which provides discounts on future services and gift cards.
Leanne Pfaff at Bodywork Boutique believes that massage has many uses beyond pain relief. It can increase flexibility and mobility, clear lactic acid from muscles, and prepare the therapist to make bread from scratch later on. At her studio, she performs multiple modalities ranging from the broad, low-pressure strokes of Swedish massage to the firm kneads of deep-tissue massage, which is designed to relieve severe tension and is best for individuals who experience consistent pain. Her prenatal massages aim to improve mobility, relax tense muscles, and ease sore spots for mothers-to-be.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Ogle of Highland Chiropractic, it's not enough to ease the symptoms of ailments. He wants to pinpoint their cause. During exams, Dr. Ogle investigates issues in children as young as newborns by looking for their source, using high-tech computer scanning equipment. Once he's located the source of issue and the patient's hidden set of car keys, he sets to work stimulating the body to recover from it. For this step, Dr. Ogle relies on traditional, drug-free chiropractic techniques, such as spinal adjustments and massages.