A licensed myotherapist, licensed craniosacral therapist, and certified nutritional therapist, Therese Holliday is a holistic renaissance woman. The multitalented wellness expert’s services draw on all three disciplines to pull off a host of veritable palliative miracles, such as providing respite from allergies or improving posture, previously only available by paying a stunt double to play your torso. Her bodywork, medical myotherapy, and energy work aim to extract chronic pain from underlying muscle structures. Drawing on her plant-based nutrition certification through Cornell University, she helps clients right their diets to stave off illness in the long term.
A girl stands frozen at the edge of a cliff 35 feet above the Klamath River. A group of friends, each of whom has already made the exhilarating plunge into the water, shouts words of encouragement. Slowly, the girl releases her fear and jumps from the cliff's edge, spending a few seconds in midair before splashing safely into the river and experiencing a feeling of great peace and accomplishment.For the staff of Kidder Creek Rafting Trips, it has been a decades-long journey in their effort to bring moments like these to life. In 1976, Richard Jones founded the nonprofit Christian organization, setting up shop in Scott Valley amid the Marble Mountain Wilderness region. Initially a horse camp, the organization grew over the years to include more adventurous activities such as rock climbing or the less-popular rock leaning. Despite the growth, the business has always retained its primary focus: to help young people step out of their comfort zones, experience new things, and grow in their faith. More than 35 years later, the horse camp still welcomes kids into its classrooms, onto its trails, and into the arena to practice horse gymnastics. Rafting guides, all of whom have completed Kidder Creek's guide program, lead exhibitions down the Klamath River's scenic waters, which are sprinkled with class III and IV rapids. These experts occasionally pause to play rafting games, hike to waterfalls, and exchange family photos with Bigfoot while encouraging others to try new things.
At Evolve Health and Wellness, a husband-and-wife team aims to increase patients’ overall health by bolstering the body’s self-healing abilities. Doctor of Chiropractic Timothy March nudges spines back into alignment with nonforce chiropractic adjustments. He also breaks down scar tissue and loosens restrictions with Graston therapy’s stainless-steel tool. As a licensed acupuncturist, Timber Hart increases circulation and unblocks energy pathways with both needle and needleless methods—including cupping and reflexology.
Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.