Faith Sevilla-Bingemer was born with the number one tool for her trade?-her hands. But when it comes to helping her clients find relief from chronic pain or stress, she'll reach for numerous aids to customize a treatment plan that best suits their particular aches and ails. During relaxation-focused Swedish massage, Faith may incorporate light oils or lotions to cut down on friction as she applies broad, flowing strokes that help stimulate circulation and tame tension. Steam heated river stones may be placed along the client's back, allowing the soothing heat to penetrate deep into sore muscles, while a hot poultice Thai massage swaps out rocks for a warm muslin bag filled with therapeutic herbs.
As a youngster, a debilitating football injury left Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Milham unable to walk without severe back and leg pain. Rather than traveling down the surgery and medication path, Dr. Milham went to a chiropractor. That visit not only cured him of his daily pain, but also inspired him to follow in the doctor's footsteps.
Today, at Milham Family Chiropractic, he employs manual adjustments, corrective exercises, and massage therapy to relieve pain. He also dispenses nutritional counseling to his patients, enhancing wellness with vitamins and supplements and explaining how to remove all the calories from an ice cream sandwich.
At InShapeMD, doctors shepherd clients through wellness programs designed to help them feel younger and increase their energy. Exams and lab work provide the medical team with baseline data at the start of the signature Countdown program?a prescription HCG regimen with one-on-one support and guided nutrition plan that can be supplemented with injections of vitamin B12, lipotropics, or big-band music, all of which are designed to boost energy. Hormone-replacement programs for both women and men aim to restore focus, wellness, and libido by adding hormone-replacement for testosterone injections, creams, and troches.
A mission to improve her own health led Mary Melvin to a course in reiki. That first class was all it took to convince her to make a career of this practice of gentle touch. Now a Master Reiki Teacher and Crystal Energy Therapist, she uses the ancient energy balancing technique to help others find a sense of calm and possible relief from afflictions like sleep disorders, digestive issues, pain, and emotional stress.