Wary of criticisms of alternative medicine, the team of Holistic Health Solutions aim to prove detractors wrong. To do so, they combine holistic healing with modern functional medicine, covering nearly every facet of nonmedical system-based care. Leading the charge is Doctor of Chiropractic Matt French, who uncovers health issues at their source by analyzing clients' lifestyle and level of physical activity, as well as their biochemistry and body mechanics. Based on his findings, he can alleviate pain using manual joint adjustments and scar-tissue release. If extra weight is putting stress on the joints or spine, he can help clients shed pounds with nutrition coaching and weight-loss programs.
French doesn't work alone. Jason Jensen heads up the naturopathic division, treating bodies as whole, interconnected systems with hormone therapy and nutritional and herbal supplements. Meanwhile, Teri Undreiner guides a team of massage therapists in relieving tension and providing a captive audience for hard-up harp ensembles during relaxation, therapeutic, hot-stone, and sports massages.
The therapists at Arizona Colon Hydrotherapy & Wellness Center promote whole-body wellness with colon hydrotherapy, far infrared-sauna sessions, and ear candling. Helmed by I-ACT, G-PACT, and National Board-certified therapists, colon-hydrotherapy sessions help to clean the colon and assist with maladies such as constipation, parasites, candida, and indigestion.
Inside a cedar-framed far infrared sauna, air molecules heat up to temperatures as high as 150 degrees, inducing sweat that can be equivalent to jogging 6–9 miles or piggybacking a sherpa up Mount Everest. Ear candling helps to reduce blockage of earwax, and relieves sinus pressure and other services help to cleanse the body of impurities.
Shonnie Carson has worn many health-centric hats throughout her career. She has worked as a yoga instructor and a massage therapist, and practiced as a registered nurse for more than 30 years. Today, having added 33 years as a practicing certified advanced Rolfer to her resumé, she draws from her extensive background in traditional and nontraditional health education while performing Rolfing sessions at MyBodyWorks, Inc. Carson's experience enables her to accomplish effective changes in the body structure without discomfort and without the use of external tools. She works her hands, fingers, and elbows to loosen connective tissue and ease chronic discomfort. Results differ for each person, but many report benefits including improved posture and flexibility and less tension, pain, and discomfort.
Even when you lead an active, healthy lifestyle, it can be tough to get rid of fat in certain areas of your body. At I-lipo AZ, experts help clients banish that fat once and for all with noninvasive i-Lipo treatments. The system uses low levels of laser energy to break down stored fat in the love handles, stomach, thighs, and other trouble spots and flush them out through the body's natural metabolic processes. Because it doesn't involve any painful surgeries or embarrassing funhouse mirrors and won't affect the surrounding tissues, the treatment requires no downtime. What's more, the experts of I-lipo AZ claim that the treatment can trim two to four centimeters from their clients' abdomens in a single session.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's hundreds of locations throughout the country, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This body-care methodology also incorporates whole-body wellness, which focuses on prevention of pain and maintaining a nutritious lifestyle. Therapists not only assist clients in achieving optimal health, but also tend to back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns.
Like a construction crew, the team at Glendale Chiropractic Life Center focuses on structural soundness, keeping the framework maintained by building a sturdy foundation—the spine. Since 1990, the team has fostered spinal health with treatments that prevent disease and alleviate pre-existing ones ranging from sciatica to chronic back pain. Their digital x-rays assess spines’ condition with minimal radiation exposure. Once they’ve determined the root cause, the team can treat disc injuries with spinal adjustments and decompression, soothe aches with full body massages, or alleviate athletic strains.