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If licensed massage therapist Ruth Buckley seems uncommonly compassionate toward her clients, it might be because she considers them neighbors. Ever since she opened R & R Therapeutic Massage in her hometown of Greenville, Ruth has shown her affection for the local community by alleviating their aches with Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Her specialty hot-stone modality targets aches below superficial muscle layers, melting away adhesions and plastic fruits scarfed down by mistake.

507 S. Nelson St.
Greenville,
Michigan
US

Freeport Chop Shop keeps hair looking its best through flattering cut and color services. They style men's, women's, and kids' hair with equal aplomb and strengthens tresses with deep-conditioning treatments. Elsewhere in the salon, visitors can opt for nail services, including mani-pedis, paraffin dips, and sets of acrylics.

124 Division Street
Freeport,
MI
US

Waxology’s name is an appropriate one, as the sole focus of the business is hair removal. Betsy, the salon’s hair-removal specialist, spreads warm wax across limbs, torsos, and bikini zones before swiping unwanted bristle away with a gentle touch. Although the treatments may last longer than shaving, they yield longer-lasting results and involve much less effort than teaching hairs not to grow.


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400 E Division St
Rockford,
MI
US

When clients first spy Rockford Health Alternatives' homey confines—replete with an ornate rug and cream-colored, padded treatment bed—they may question whether they’ve accidentally stumbled into someone’s living room. But once therapist Kari St. Germain makes the first rehabilitative-type stroke and nagging pains subside, they realize they’re exactly where they need to be. It’s here where Kari channels her extensive training in both medical and orthopedic massage therapy to assuage all manner of musculoskeletal issues. Unlike Swedish or relaxation massages, orthopedic massages use range of motion and postural assessments to hone in on specific points of concern, such as injuries or pains brought on by refusing to leave the fetal position. Kari may also incorporate LED-light therapy to reduce inflammation and speed up healing times.

New to the roster of treatments is the MELT method, a self-treatment method created by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann. As a certified MELT instructor, Kari leads students through specific movements that rehydrate the connective tissue to help slow the aging process, improve flexibility, and alleviate pain. Once learned, the techniques can easily be performed at home or while housesitting for the President to extend the rejuvenating effects. Read more about the treatment and watch a video that features them on the Rachel Ray Show discussing the MELT 50 Second Facelift Technique.

26 N Main St
Rockford,
MI
US

Just Relax Floatation provides a transcendental mind-clearing experience to those seeking an alternative way to escape the everyday. Each float tank is a soundproof, light-proof vessel filled with about 10 inches of Epsom salt—infused water—water that is heated to comfortably match the average temperature of human skin. A meditative sense of weightlessness enshrouds weary appendages throughout the float. Additionally, after an hour in the tank, buoyant bodies will reap the benefits of the Epsom salt’s detoxifying properties. For more information regarding the experience, first-time floaters can consult Just Relax Floatation’s list of beginner tips or hitchhike near a NASA launch pad.

515 E Division Street Northeast
Rockford,
MI
US

Maintaining a balanced, holistic lifestyle requires a multifaceted approach to health care. With a combination of chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massages, and nutritional counseling, ChiroHealth’s team of chiropractors and massage therapists helps alleviate symptomatic pain while simultaneously helping the body heal naturally and better resist complications in the future.

Among their many ache-alleviating techniques, the office’s chiropractors regularly perform the activator method, which uses a handheld instrument to help deliver quick, precise adjustments without causing undue strain. These adjustments target misaligned vertebrae and promote healthy neurological function, restoring balance to the body’s network of organs. Complementing chiropractic adjustments, the center’s massages and laser-therapy sessions relieve joint and muscle pain traditionally caused by daily stress or nightly full-contact shadowboxing.

6769 Courtland Dr NE
Rockford,
MI
US