Licensed massage therapist Bilky Joda-Miller believes that massage can do more than just loosen tight muscles. That?s why her signature services go beyond full-body massages?including those for children and infants?to include regimens geared toward the pain relief and detoxification of fertility and prenatal clients. Her belief in the healing nature of her art also extends to cancer survivors and their caregivers, whom she grants special discounts. Whatever their background may be, clients begin their treatment by settling onto a cozy massage table as soft notes of soothing music keep their minds centered and their spirits providing beatbox accompaniment.
At Holt Chiropractic Center, doctors of chiropractic Cathy Boufford and Guy Giordano take a preventative approach to overall wellness, emphasizing good health before sicknesses can occur. Exams and spinal adjustments strive to alleviate bodily ailments such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and tennis elbow, and corrective exercises and nutrition tips further guide clients to healthier lifestyles. Dr. Boufford specializes in children and expectant mothers, improving their postures and easing the after-effects of 5K hopscotch marathons. The center also hosts a warm assisting staff and a trio of massage therapists, whose calming kneads coax tension from recently refurbished backbones.
Massage therapist Aja Fortenberry trained in the 1,100-hour Baker College program, where she learned to incorporate Swedish massage, active stretching, and deep therapeutic bodywork to ease tension. Now, with more than 10 years of experience, Aja provides clients with her healing touch at Verity Life Massage Therapy. She offers her signature Swedish massages in 60- and 90-minute iterations as well as short chair-massage sessions.
At Delta Chiropractic Center, Doctors of Chiropractic Roost and Dail solve back problems with the help of computerized techniques, which has helped them gain recognition from City Pulse and become the official chiropractic office of Lansing's semipro football team. During the exam and consultation, the doctors determine the best course of healing action and read bones' most telling diary entries. The one-hour massage helps to relieve musculoskeletal pain, encourage circulation, increase range of motion, and bring up the patient's relaxation quotient by 10 points on a scale of one to beach. Delta Chiropractic Center realigns body kinks with a variety of techniques, including the ProAdjuster, for which Dr. Roost is the only Class III-certified ProAdjuster doctor in mid-Michigan. A handheld device connected to a computer, the ProAdjuster gently taps the body to analyze and realign the spine with a combination of current technology and traditional chiropractic adjustment techniques.
Jim Bertrau, the founder of Great Lakes Wellness Group, turned to alternative medicine as a result of his own personal experiences with healthcare. After conventional medical treatments failed to meet his needs, Bertrau discovered that eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and raising his own spiritual awareness were the keys to better health. He now believes that the path to overall health begins with treating the whole person, rather than the symptoms.
To share what he has learned, Bertrau performs holistic treatments that address the underlying causes of disease and discomfort, all without the use of drugs or surgery. He empowers people to actively participate in their own future well-being by offering nutritional consultations and customized, four-phase programs designed to get to the root cause of illness. The programs include a pH analysis to check sugar and salt levels, a personalized food plan, and a live-cell analysis—a nutritional-microscopy technique used to find internal imbalances. Bertrau is also certified in auricular acupuncture by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), which he uses to diminish stress and pain by placing needles at five designated points along the outer ear.
Koru, the Maori word from which Koru Therapeutic Massage takes its name, describes a spiral shape that signifies rebirth and growth– concepts that certified medical massage therapist Meghan Caterino understands well. After suffering from paralysis-inducing Guillain-Barre syndrome since childhood, she made an almost-full recovery thanks to a combination of physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture. The experience spurred her on a path to help others heal through massage.
Her nimble hands use all-natural products when working to reduce tension and stress during relaxation and therapeutic massage sessions, during which she helps the body recover after injury, inactivity, or napping with a pet boa constrictor. Meghan has special certification in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya abdominal massage, which she claims helped her conceive her second child without conventional fertility treatments. The focused strokes of this therapy aim to shift internal organs back into position–restoring emotional and physical wellbeing, easing digestive issues, and aiding the reproductive system for both men and women.