Grace, the licensed massage therapist behind Hands of Grace Massage, kneads away tension and pain in a studio located within a grand white house in Winston-Salem’s historic West End neighborhood. She also pampers clients with spa treatments such as skin-softening paraffin baths for the hands and feet, and sells organic bath and body products such as whipped body butter infused with coconut oil.
Though challenged by his corporate job in payroll services, Doctor of Chiropractic John Stoetzel never felt passionate about it. But since attending the Palmer College of Chiropractic and opening his own chiropractic office, Dr. Stoetzel has hit his stride as he faces each day excited to treat his patients with treatments from spinal adjustments to traction to hydromassages.
Lucia Chiropractic Clinic’s Doctor of Chiropractic George W. Lucia Jr., who speaks English and Spanish, aligns adults’ and kids’ spines with chiropractic adjustments and fortifies bodies with nutritional supplements. He uses techniques such as intersegmental traction to alleviate bulging discs and therapies such as moist heat, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation to treat soft-tissue injuries. He even offers digital scans of feet to determine if there are any imbalances in the feet causing spine problems and ruining competitive race-walking potential.
As an avid sports fan, participant in sports such as hockey and football, and a youth-sports coach, Dr. Lucia recognizes the effects that intense physical activity can have on the body. He treats a variety of athletes at his clinic and is the official chiropractic physician for the Carolina Renegades, as well as the chiropractor for The Camel City Thrashers roller-derby team, a sport whose athletes are as injury-prone as a crash-test dummy’s stunt double.
Signature Service: Therapeutic massage with aromatherapy.
Brands Used: Soothing Touch Ayurveda Lotion
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Relax and enjoy. You will be asked to fill out a form that will help me personalize your experience.
Licensed therapist Autumn Pinnix believes that massages shouldn't be limited to times of great pain or stress. Even when you're at your best, she contends, a massage can help you stay at peak health. And not just any type of massage; Autumn's skills extend beyond the typical Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to include therapeutic modalities such as acupressure and myofascial release. To make each session as relaxing as possible, she personally blends all of her aromatherapy lotions by hand, making sure to leave out any chemicals that might make you grow a third shoulder blade.
Christina Barrett can do a lot of things, but there's one thing you'll never catch her doing: sitting still. Since her childhood days on the island of Nantucket, she has spent the vast majority of her time running, jumping, swimming, stretching, and training to keep her body in peak form. When she's not qualifying for the Boston Marathon or setting records in endurance races along the coastline of Nantucket, Christina draws on her vast knowledge to help other athletes—and nonathletes—stay in shape. Her signature training program is CoreAlign, which blends a variety of exercises to teach the body how to move correctly. With this in mind, it's fortuitous that Christina found Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates. The health-and-chiropractic center provides her with all the resources she needs to heal muscles strained while jumping over hurdles or running into a wall painted to resemble a finish line.
With more than 1,000 hours of education in the field of massage and therapeutic bodywork, Chad Tanney possesses the knowledge to treat a wide range of concerns. He customizes treatment plans based on individual needs, using trigger-point therapy, shiatsu techniques, deep-tissue pressure, or gentle Swedish strokes in order to soothe tension-laden muscles or help increase a joint's range of motion. Although Chad's treatments can leave muscles as relaxed as a slinky in zero gravity if that is the client's goal, he mainly focuses on helping people either overcome chronic aches and pains or regain function and mobility after suffering an injury.