With the rise of environmental illnesses and cancers in recent years, Dr. Thomas Taylor and his staff at Alaska Healing Touch have a healthy distrust of chemicals. That's why virtually everything that might touch clients' skin during their massage or chiropractic evaluation is chemical free and organic. Organic, food-grade massage oils come completely free of allergens and fragrance, as do the soft, organic sheets—which have been cleaned in a facility equally devoid of chemical fragrances and detergents. Dr. Taylor's massage expertise is treating auto- and work-related injuries.
Licensed acupuncturist Aria Walker brings a wealth of experience to the acupuncture table. Walker earned a master's degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal studies from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and holds national certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She uses her skills to practice five-element acupuncture, which can treat physical and mental conditions such as common colds, fibromyalgia, and depression.
Licensed massage therapist Pista Szabo adheres to only scientifically proven massage methods as he sweeps his hands over muscles, taking care to apply pressure that is therapeutic without being painful. His custom massages incorporate Swedish styles, myofascial release techniques, and deep-tissue kneading.
At Alaska Pain & Injury Clinic, Dr. Evan Tipikin straightens out crooked spines and wayward lifestyles with chiropractic care, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling. Though his list of services runs long, a single philosophy unites them all: no two bodies are quite the same. That’s why Dr. Tipikin insists on conducting a full evaluation each time he sees a new patient. During your initial visit, he may jot down notes on your reflexes and take x-rays to determine how best to work around any swords you may have swallowed.
Armed with that knowledge, the doctor and his team develop personalized plans to heal injuries and relieve chronic pains. Massage therapy and corrective exercises work to alleviate some of those bodily troubles, with the clinic's nutritional counseling and advice services helping patients reach the next level of fitness.
Jessica Pannone first started beautifying faces at age 14. Today, as a licensed aesthetician, she runs a fetching spa and brandishes PCA Skin treatments and products against armies of acne, wrinkles, and dry skin. She prefers PCA Skin because it abstains from synthetic colors, fragrances, and animal testing and develops its finished products with the help of solid medical case studies. When she isn't smoothing epidermises with chemical peels and facials, she uses warm wax to extract unwanted hair and reshape eyebrows that have taken to impersonating Salvador Dalí's mustache.
With Doctor of Chiropractic Colby Smith at the helm, Midtown Chiropractic assists patients in combatting pain and accelerating the healing process. Dr. Smith and his staff combine traditional adjustments with postural training and spinal rehabilitation to re-educate the body and build strong muscles. They also use K-Lasers and electro-stimulation to help ease acute pain.