The specialists that make up Northern Kentucky Physical Medicine's medical team have vastly different specialties. Though this might make for awkward chats at office parties, it also means that clients with problems are more likely to find a professional specialized in treating their exact ailment. Some focus on weight loss problems, as their curated programs utilize supplements and counseling to help burn fat and reduce food cravings. Others focus on nerve problems?the tingling, cramping, and numbness known as peripheral neuropathy?while others have a knack for the more hands-on relief that comes from physical rehabilitation. Chiropractic care, meanwhile, eases the pain of misaligned vertebrae with chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression. Rather than sticking to one treatment method, the clinic's weight loss and pain-relief programs often call on a blend of regimens to receive maximum results.
Therapists Carolyn Strahan and Beth Stammen both honed their massage talents at Gateway Technical College, where under the tutelage of highly trained teachers, they learned muscular anatomy, pressure tolerance, and how to open a pickle jar with one finger. Now anyone can seek their skills at the Massageville studio in Florence. In the comfort of a private room, they perform circulation-inducing Swedish strokes, sports therapy, or firmer deep-tissue pressure to help alleviate tension and muscle aches. Hot stones and scalp massages also work to maximize relaxation.
The licensed therapists and aestheticians of Serenity Massage and Bodyworks practice their crafts within private treatment rooms, where mental and physical clarities intertwine during facials, body wraps, and the soothing massage therapies alluded to in the spa’s name. Massage therapists draw on a full repertoire of modalities—from the relaxing effleurage and percussion movements of Swedish massage to the focused, healing pressures of deep-tissue massage—to appease muscles knotted from sleeping on hard floors or Twister mats. Reiki healing techniques, which work to strengthen the bonds between mind, body, and spirit, best exemplify the massage therapists’ concern for holistic healing. Their aesthetician counterparts allow this same concern to inform their facials and body wraps, which call upon the detoxifying powers of vitamins and minerals to chase away impurities and blemishes.
Licensed massage therapist Daniel J. Lester has spent the last 17 years soothing muscles with a variety of massage techniques, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and sports massage. He joins a staff at The Holistic Wellness Center that works to help clients achieve improve their bodily, mental, and spiritual health. To that end, they perform hypnotherapy and reflexology treatments. In addition, they welcome clients to step inside the TheraSauna far infrared therapy system, which harnesses invisible infrared light to help repair muscle tissue and visible light to make sure you don?t think you?re in a black hole or Shaq?s shadow.
Blue Sky Massage & Bodywork's nationally certified massage therapist is intent on facilitating relief from physical and emotional distresses. To that end, she offers multiple massage modalities, each designed to target a specific ailment. Swedish and hot stone massages reduce stress and general tension, while deep-tissue and pediatric massages target specific issues in adults and children. Blue Sky also offers prenatal massage to expectant mothers who could use a relaxing break.
For three decades, Steve Botuchis struggled with chronic neck and back pain. Finding no relief through traditional medicine, he eventually discovered massage techniques that helped him recover. Now, Steve helps others battle pain and find new levels of relaxation with a wide range of massage modalities and techniques as well as through ACMOS—a needle-free form of acupuncture that balances the body’s energy system.