Dr. Jason Taylor, DC, MUAC, knows firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care and alternative medicine. Dr. Taylor was studying to be a dentist when he injured his back playing hockey and received his first chiropractic adjustment. He was so impressed with his pain relief that he decided to trade in his ?Kiss Me I?m a Dentist? t-shirt and devote his professional life to helping others to experience the same healing. His passion for athletics now translates into the treatment of sports injuries, and he was recently certified in manipulation under anesthesia, a noninvasive procedure used to treat chronic pain.
It runs in the family. Nationally certified doctor of chiropractic Michael Abromovitz follows in the homeopathic caregiving footsteps of his father, medical doctor Alan M. Abromovitz. While Alan was a founding member of the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Examiners, Michael founded Gilbert Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic. There, he addresses underlying causes of symptoms, rather than just the symptoms themselves, in private treatment rooms or in a physical-therapy-treatment bay. It?s not just about taking care of a nagging injury or a chronic ache?Michael plies his trade for a more enduring and ever-present sense of health and well-being.
In order to accomplish that bigger kind of health, Michael, Alan, and their team use both high technology, such as x-rays, and the oldest technology of all, the human hands. Their talented massage therapists put to work five modalities ranging from deep tissue to trigger-point therapy. Another keystone of the practice is their spinal-decompression therapy?a chiropractic technique that expands the spine, making it easier to return bulging disks and vertebrae back in place. The technique is popular with Michael and his staff, who use it to treat everything from back pain to spinal arthritis. Their other services include acupuncture treatments, but exclude having a professional baker slather your back with blueberries and knead your back muscles like so many pie crusts.
Most Popular Service: Therapeutic massage
Brands Used: Doterra Essential Oils
Minimum Age Requirement: 1
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: On your first visit, please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out our health and history form.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
We add complimentary aromatherapy essential oils to your massage.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
[We] have a very relaxing atmosphere. When the client is lying down on their back, they are looking up at clouds.
How did you get started in the industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've been in the health and wellness field for 13 years. I knew the benefits of therapeutic massage for all of the athletes and patients that I worked with in sports medicine/the physical-therapy field. I felt it was time to branch off and open my own business addressing those needs.
A Navy veteran, graduate of Arizona State University?s kinesiology program, ACE-certified personal trainer, and master massage therapist, Jerry Coy knows a thing or two about the body. The fruits of Jerry?s achievements come to a head at Jerry Coy Massage & Healing Arts Spa, where the 10-year massage therapist tends to the mind and body in as many ways as his vast experiences permit. He treats his clients to massages that run the gamut from custom treatments?which include aromatherapeutic blends of Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology techniques?to LaStone Therapy, a geothermal treatment that alternates between applications of hot and cold stones.
But just as Jerry?s prior studies and certifications go well beyond the field of massage, so do the services he provides. During his salt-glow exfoliating scrubs, he uses blends of mineral-rich salt, pure jojoba oil, and medical-grade essential oils that he mixes himself on the day of each session. He also offers far infrared body wraps to encourage cellulite reduction as well as nutrition counseling to help clients squeeze back into the bucket seat of their first car.
Armstrong Massage Rehab doesn't offer typical day-spa massages. Instead, Justin Armstrong specializes in using massage therapy to complement muscular-rehabilitation efforts and help his clients overcome the chronic aches and pains caused by injury. Justin's massages do provide a sense of calm and relaxation as they alleviate tension throughout the body. However, the ultimate goal is to facilitate holistic health and well-being without resorting to medications. To ensure that he can address a wide range of potential concerns, Justin can employ specialized massage modalities depending on his clients' needs. Traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques target knots and areas of withheld tension, myofascial release addresses the trauma caused by acute injuries, and trigge- point therapy restores healthy muscular function while reducing inflammation in the surrounding connective tissues. Utilizing these modalities, along with several others, allows Justin to help clients manage the pains caused by anything from sciatica to car accidents.
Dr. Brice Neff of Arizona's Family Chiropractic devotes himself to finding the source of clients' chronic aches and ailments, which maybe include a few misaligned vertebrae. A devotee of the Thompson Drop table technique, Dr. Neff uses low-force, high-velocity movements to maximize patrons' comfort during each spinal adjustment. Other back-pampering services include VibraCusser therapy, which uses piston-like techniques to relax even the deepest muscles and connective tissues. Massage loosens up muscles in a more traditional fashion, and physical therapy helps alleviate injuries sustained while participating in sports or full-contact fantasy football.