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.
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.
Grand Ledge Acupuncture’s licensed chi-finagler, Barbara Brouwer, wields extensive training in Oriental medicine and a set of thin, sterile needles to treat patients for a slew of maladies, including stress, joint stiffness, and chronic pain. In an initial consultation, she asks clients questions about their health history to suss out the root cause of their complaint, whether it be blocked energy pathways or a charley horse taking out timeshares in their left bicep. After constructing a personalized course of action, the experienced needle negotiator pricks extremely thin needles just under the client’s skin at predetermined points in an attempt to stimulate energy flow and unearth repressed memories of their past lives as porcupines. As spiny patients relax and recline, Brouwer targets a needle-free trouble area for a 15-minute massage that complements the effects of the acupuncture treatment.
Certified kneading therapist Tori Martin, who believes that massages play a significant role in improving overall well-being, works on the attachments of the muscles—not just the muscle itself—to help heal bodies during custom medical massages. Before beginning each treatment, Tori examines relaxation-seekers' problem areas, taking into account their medical history, tissue features, and whether or not they’re allergic to hands. She then launches into her eight-step protocol, wielding focused and deep strokes and stretches to alleviate aches and strengthen connective tissue inside a private treatment room with soft lighting and gentle music. Tori’s sessions, which have a wide range of health and wellness benefits, have been known to reduce inflamation, alleviate chronic joint issues, and prepare knees for Russian folk dancing.
Sheila Laing believes that spa services should support her clients' whole-body health. To bring this belief into fruition, she takes a holistic approach to her aesthetic and massage-therapy services and employs organic or all-natural products. She also enriches her practice with a background in herbology and postgrad education in aesthetics. Each of Ms. Laing's facials is customized in order to take into account changes in weather, stress, diet, or skin cells' favorite death-metal band. Every facial incorporates a cleansing, exfoliation, and mask, but also may include skin polishing or extractions. In a low-lit, off-white room, clients can also stretch out on a cushioned massage table, where their muscles unwind beneath the touch of hot stones and targeted therapy.
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