Karen Lucius began by helping her office coworkers alleviate their own stress migraines, and her success became the basis of her new career.
Today, Karen has completed a 500-hour massage-training program to become a licensed therapist certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her technique is performed in a slow, purposeful manner that she feels helps encourage relaxation, heal muscles, and put tension into a deep, deep sleep. Proficient in Swedish, facial, Thai, and deep-tissue massage, Karen has also recently added reflexology to her repertoire.
No matter the techniques Karen uses, clients reap the benefits of massage's multitude of therapeutic uses. In addition to reducing fatigue and anxiety, the treatments can also increase energy, boost concentration, and improve sleep quality. The bodywork sessions also assuage physical ailments, treating everything from lower back pain and migraine to weak immune systems and inflexible joints.
Chiropractor Dr. William Cummins and his back-based crew at West Texas Wellness Center aim to strengthen skeletal foundations with advanced chiropractic treatments. The first of three 30- to 45-minute visits commences with an initial consultation and exam to shed light on spinal-column issues, and a series of x-rays further exposes internal aggressors, such as pinched nerves, rubberized vertebrae, and subluxations.
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When he's not watching USC football or woodworking, Dr. Shuwarger is helping others see well enough to pursue their own hobbies. The optometrist, a graduate of New England College of Optometry, has been sharpening vision for more than 15 years. Dr. Shuwarger employs advanced technology to accurately diagnose and correct impediments to 20/20 vision. With the digital refraction system, Dr. Shuwarger can immediately compare the refractive error of old and new prescriptions while explaining away a customer's unusual number of grocery-store sasquatch sightings. After calibrating new prescriptions, Dr. Shuwarger and his fellow eye specialists then outfit patients with contact lenses or frames from brands such as Guess and Gigi.