Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center?s lobby is a well-shadowed place, with dark-brown walls and slates of polished wood paneling surrounding leather booths and a bubbling aquarium. Perhaps that reflects the initial feelings of their clients, who arrive seeking relief from the everyday aches that can slow life to a crawl. The darkness gives way to light just beyond the front desk, where a modern training room awaits with weights and treadmills. Private treatment rooms come next, filled with warm massage beds keeping company with clay-colored walls and colorful modern art. Visitors should watch their steps, though?without care, they may run into limber shapes shifting through yoga poses, body-fusion groups sloughing away pounds, or loose-limb postmassage frames floating blissfully past.
Such are the obstacles of a tour inside Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center's sprawling facility, where the road to wellness passes through chiropractic treatments, family-fitness exercises, acupuncture tables, and massage beds. Owned by Dr. Corey J. Schneider, whose achievements and specialties are as vast as a poet's list of metaphors for underemployment, the facility's staff of doctors, acupuncturists, physical trainers, and nutritionists all utilize their respective expertise and the veritable playground of resources around them to help their clients overcome pain, injury, and stress.
A certified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, Heather Peterman works to heal the body with natural remedies and the power of touch. Her desire to help others led her to the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and then to her own practice. Today, Heather treats her patients at Sana Acupuncture & Apothecary, where she practices acupuncture and supplies visitors with natural therapies as a certified herbalist.
Nevaeh's vast range of services makes it an ideal place for a day of pampering and relaxation. No matter which of your body parts are threatening secession, Nevaeh MediSpa's experienced professionals will soothe, massage, and wax the rebellion out of them, leaving your body in a blissful state of union. One of the more popular services at Nevaeh is the therapeutic deep-tissue massage, which uses deep pressure and slow strokes to ease stress and pain and relax the body ($65). Also popular are microdermabrasion, 30-minute treatments with a magical, handheld wand that removes the top layer of dead skin from the faces of its recipients (starting at $99), and Nevaeh's anti-aging facial. As the facial mask clears the complexion, deep cleaning and promoting cellular regeneration, clients receive a hand and foot massage, helping relax worry lines into sweet, delicious oblivion (60 minutes, $65). For the kerosene-drinking, tree-felling man about mantown, Nevaeh offers a men's signature facial, which cleans and stimulates the skin and minimizes razor irritation before ending in a fistfight with a shark (60 minutes, $55; shark extra).
Aquarium maintenance might seem like a strange background for an expert in neuromuscular therapy and deep-tissue massage, but that's exactly how massage therapist Lynne Luckow got her start. She decided to change careers after reading about the health benefits of massage and went on to study anatomy, physiology, and medical massage at Aesthetics University. She opened Healing Hands Therapy Center in 1993 and continued her training with renowned professionals in the field of alternative medicine. Eventually, she grew her practice to the point where she was working 12 hours a day, six days a week, roughly the amount of time it takes to give a full-body massage to a really big whale. Luckow knew it was time to expand: the center is now home to eight highly trained massage therapists, who earned it nominations in CityVoter's Best Massage category in 2011.
In addition to performing massages, Luckow promotes physical and emotional healing with Ayurvedic counseling and meditation. She has further rounded out her team with licensed acupuncturist Brenda Sherman, who holds a Master of Science in acupuncture and oriental medicine.
East Town Spa?s aesthetic teams regularly trek around the country to hone their beautifying expertise and study with experienced Bumble and Bumble and Aveda educators. They then tote their refreshed skills back to Milwaukee, where they set to work inside a historic mansion painted in classic rose tones. The team's hair services range from simple trims for beards and mustaches all the way to smoothing treatments for 4-D strand textures. Facials improve complexions with Aveda techniques, and natural baking-soda crystals provide gentle microdermabrasion. A tangerine-tinged pedicure lounge features a cushioned chaise and footbaths, and waxing sessions leave skin surfaces smooth from head to toe.
This clinic’s certified acupuncturists tailor treatment plans that draw on the holistic mindset of traditional Chinese medicine to promote their clients’ overall health. Sessions may combine procedures including cupping and tui na massage with herbal products to address the bodily imbalances that contribute to disease. During acupuncture treatments, the specialists place sterilized, single-use needles on specific anatomical areas, working to correct issues such as arthritis, stress, and headaches caused by wearing ice-cream hats.