Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Glaus specializes in family health care, a field he has studied and worked in for the last 20 years. He and his staff of therapists and medical professionals help clients of all ages lead healthier lives through hands-on services, such as chiropractic care and therapeutic massage. In addition to adjusting spines, they adjust lifestyles with personalized weight-loss programs that combine fitness and nutrition with a solemn promise to stop wearing earrings that weigh more than 5 pounds.
The staff and state-certified massage therapists at Heavenly Massage have left no stone unturned when it comes to their clients’ relaxation. At each Heavenly Massage location, the music, lighting, and decor all serve the same goal of enhancing peace of mind. Though massages—ranging from hot stone to lymphatic drainage—are the signature service, the staff also offers nailcare, skincare, waxing, and body treatments.
Though it's connected to the KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, the calm, relaxing atmosphere within Paradise Mist Spa makes it feel miles away. The spa's decor transports guests to a beach in the tropics, with palm fronds in front of walls painted sky blue and sunset red. Eight treatment rooms lie beyond the waiting room with a team of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians soothing visitors with services from body wraps to facials. The tropical theme even carries through to the spa’s products, which contain ingredients such as coconut milk and Fijian honey. Though Paradise Mist caters mostly to adults, it also offers services for children at the Enchanted Lagoon Kids’ Spa. Such features earned the relaxation haven a place on the Daily Herald’s 2012 Readers' Choice list.
Board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Naveed Elahi takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, disease prevention, and whole-body health at Health First Wellness Center. The practice specializes in chiropractic medicine, a science that aims to alleviate such common conditions as headaches and neck pain without the use of drugs, surgery, or noogies. In cases where traditional chiropractic medicine does not apply, the doctor rounds out the treatment menu with acupuncture and clinical massage therapy, two ancient modalities that can reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Furthermore, personal training and nutrition counseling help patients ward off the specter of disease in a more reliable manner than hanging garlic cloves on their treadmills. In addition to MedSpa services including laser hair removal and VelaShape body smoothing and contouring, Health First Wellness Center also offers yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes.
With the support of her licensed staff, Natural Balance Massage Therapy owner and licensed massage therapist Tara Renfrow-Totsch brings experience spent working in both a spa and chiropractor's office to guide massage sessions that are as therapeutic as they are relaxing. One of only approximately 107 people in the United States trained in Kansa Vatki foot massage, she helps lift tension from the feet and lower legs, beginning with a warm footbath in a special trimetal bowl believed to bring the body's three doshas––or humors—back into balance. Other specialties include classic Swedish or deep-tissue massage, as well as raindrop therapy, which helps align the body and boost the immune system using a blend of therapeutic essential oils and subliminal cues borrowed from Burt Bacharach songs.