The human body is composed of hundreds of individual bones and muscles, none of which would work in harmony were it not for two essential elements: the mind and the soul. The therapists of Core Healing Bodyworks do everything in their power to ensure that body, mind, and soul are operating on the same page. This means that their massages don’t just treat physical ailments; they penetrate the body’s outer layers to relieve stress and relax anxieties. Aside from classic Swedish and deep-tissue treatments, the therapists offer special modalities, such as hot-stone therapy and reflexology. Reflexology treatments work to balance the body’s energies by applying pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and dorsal fins.
Amanda Summers, a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization, knows how to deliver more than just a basic back massage. Having helped heal thousands of clients and a couple of very life-like mannequins, Amanda has grown her arsenal of treatments to include a diverse set of massage modalities such as hot stone, pregnancy, and Swedish body treatments. A massage with Amanda can provide benefits that deal with pain, stress, and headaches.
At New Beginnings Fair, staff members strive to help their clients find health and peace, and they have several methods for achieving these goals. They are certified in various styles of massage, including medical, deep tissue, and hot stone, as well as other holistic services, helping to heal what ails clients in the present. The center also hosts fitness classes, leading participants through soothing hot-yoga workouts that stretch both body and mind.
At Hypnosis Delivers, certified hypnotist Mary Sammons helps people overcome their physical or emotional limitations with close to 30 years of experience in hypnosis, family-life education, and counseling. She uses a deeply relaxing process that allows clients to tap into their subconscious mind, addressing issues such as weight loss, addiction, or the inability to walk past a stop sign. Sammons is not only certified as a practitioner; she is also certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists to teach others how to perform hypnosis.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
Racing motorcycles gave Doctor of Chiropractic Erik M. Fotheringham quite a thrill. Unfortunately, it also gave him a lot of pain. So—realizing he had already used up all his wishes from his pet genie—he set up an appointment with the local chiropractor. The results were so astounding that his desire to become a dentist changed into a passion for chiropractic medicine.
At Active Health Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Fotheringham focuses his recovery efforts on sports and family chiropractic care. He uses manual adjustments and other therapies to treat everything from migraines to whiplash to tingling in the limbs.
Tender backbones sigh with relief under the skilled hands of Dr. Wallace C. Ross, who draws from more than three decades of experience in easing pain. He plies his healing trade with adjustments and massage, each geared toward the same goal: to help the body heal without the use of drugs or surgery. When not treating patients' joints, spines, or nervous systems, he turns them over to the on-staff massage therapist, who goes to work on muscular ailments with Swedish, sports, and Thai massage.