A therapist with seven years of ache-taming experience, Tracie Nichols has the know-how necessary to help people manage pain, say sayonara to stress, boost energy, and prolong their muscles’ health. During a deep-tissue massage, her fingers will spelunk into muscles’ deeper recesses to ferret out tension and mollify recent damage or recurring hurts. The exfoliating full-body scrub then strips dermal terrain of rough patches, revealing skin that’s as soft as a baby’s knee-pit. Complimentary aromatherapy then begins to invigorate nasal passages while hands or feet dip into paraffin to soak up moisture and gain appreciation for wax-museum pieces’ unflagging patience.
The chi masters at this trinity of acupuncture and health centers seamlessly weave Chinese medicine stretching back 3,000 years with modern medicine's focus on disease and pathology. Dr. Chuan Liu tends to patients with a parallel approach at Milwaukee Acupuncture & Health Center and Ozaukee Acupuncture & Health Center. Trained his native China, Dr. Liu helps patients manage pain and stress, restore energy, and obtain optimal health through therapies including the AcuRelief and AcuHealth systems, which he helped found.
Legacy Salon and Day Spa's facial services smooth over epidermal erosion and melt away the weathered granite of gargoyle mugs to reveal the cherubic visages underneath. Yank out the roots of blackhead radishes with an acne-clearing facial ($80), or go from Two-Face to Catwoman with a pigment balancing facial ($75). A practiced technician stands at the ready to arm male and female kissers with anti-aging ameliorants or vitamin-infused serums, and any facial can be upgraded to a skin-buffing microdermabrasion treatment (a $125 value) for an additional $25.
Chiropractic is based on holistic investigations into patients' heath, searching out underlying causes of sickness rather than simply treating symptoms. Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Hruby is a staunch advocate of this whole-body approach, bringing a range of therapeutic services to bear on patrons' health complaints. In addition to spine-adjusting treatments, the center also provides relaxing massage and acupuncture that realigns energy flow and punctures the tiny subdermal balloons that keep making you float.
Doctors of chiropractic Kenneth Kerwin and Melissa Shera are on a mission—they work with patients from infants to the elderly to free their clients of chronic pain and enable them to lead lives with a full range of motion. They gently manipulate and adjust spines and limbs, along with offering Disc Decompression Therapy, a non-surgical way of of relieving pressure on cervical and spinal discs. Patients can also get custom fitted orthotics, or have a relaxing hot stone therapy massage with a licensed massage therapist.
Nationally licensed massage therapist Jim De Fazio and his team help relieve pain and stress with holistic massage treatments. Massage boasts a bevy of benefits such as alleviating migraines, increasing circulation, and improving the range of motion necessary to defeat contortionists in Twister. Multiple modalities, which include deep tissue, acupressure, and myofascial release, allow each guest to seek out tailored massages that address their individual discomforts and specific muscle cramps. All knead-a-thons focus on holistic solutions to painful problems, unlike doctors that stomp on their patients' toes to distract them from other injuries.
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