When it comes to health care, there are two options to consider: get hurt and then seek treatment, or avoid that process altogether by addressing ailments before they arise. Most people prefer the latter option, which explains the growing popularity of Better Health & Performance Chiropractic.
At the Edwardsville office, Doctor of Chiropractic Jacob Funk leads a staff of chiropractic professionals who work closely with clients to cut off pain at the source. He draws on his knowledge of biomechanics to perform gentle adjustments that restore motion to restricted joints and prevent future injuries. He also specializes in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), a series of seven movement tests that help him quickly identify restrictions in the body's range of motion.
Licensed massage therapist Cynthia Javurek, owner of Ahh C Kneads U, customizes her massages to each client's specific needs. She combines an array of modalities during custom sessions, including deep tissue, Swedish, and reflexology. Additional specialty massages include hot-stone and rejuvenating face-lift massages, which work to relieve stress in the facial muscles.
The team of massage therapists behind Bodies Kneaded have more than two decades of experience among them. They draw on that expertise to treat issues ranging from sports injuries to pains associated with pregnancy. In addition to custom-tailored massages, they relax visitors with skin-smoothing salt scrubs and mud wraps. Appointments are available at two locations—one in Glen Carbon, one in Granite City. At the Glen Carbon location, aestheticians also perform diamond microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and other skincare services.
Doctor of Chiropractic Christina Faccin—a certified acupuncturist and hypnotist—leverages her degree in chiropractic care as she assists her staff during holistic treatments. Working in tandem with Doctor of Chiropractic Jacob Funk, Dr. Faccin oversees and performs a range of services, including chiropractic exams, digital x-rays, massages, adjustments, and nutritional guidance on how to eat less of your dog's homework. Her center also empowers clients with noninvasive services such as microcurrent facials, which utilize electrical jolts to stimulate muscles and boost collagen production.
A cornucopia of beautifying services await clients at The Face Company, where their visages and the bodies they're attached to undergo overhauls in the form of a number of procedures including photofacials, laser hair removal, Botox, Juvéderm, skin rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, and teeth whitening. The staff infuse youthfulness into clients with nonsurgical procedures, including spa services such as airbrush makeup and waxing services.
Doctor of Chiropractic Heidi Westra specializes in helping clients, particularly women, feel great both inside and out with chiropractic care, microcurrent body and face sculpting, and nutritional testing. She's passionate about helping women to improve their overall health and takes time to educate them at her clinic, ensuring that they understand how to prevent back pain, how to eat healthier, and how to keep breathing. Dr. Westra also helps her patients to take some time to relax from their busy lives with the help of her in-office handbag boutique, Heidi's Handbags, which offers patients a place to shop while they drink complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate and wait for adjustments and muscle-mollifying massages.