Certified natural health practitioner Tianya Clark has been in the health industry for more than two decades, and draws upon traditional and alternative medical training to best assist her clients at Optimum Health. According to Camisha Jones of Urban Views Weekly, Clark felt more energized and able to play with her children after trying aqua detoxification, and extends that same opportunity to clients via total-body-detox sessions. Patrons relax in a private consultation room or cozy communal area while a footbath ionizes and magnetizes the warm water. The process aims to draw out impurities such as nicotine or heavy metals accumulated from playing the tuba with bare toes.
Clark teaches a three-month detoxification specialist certification program to educate others on the equipment and procedure. She performs other services geared toward tracking down toxins, including techniques such as hair analysis and iridology. The center also features a TENS unit, a device that delivers a small electrical current designed to kill bodily viruses and bacteria.
The team of board-certified skin docs at Affiliated Dermatologists of Virginia looks after the medical and aesthetic needs of the body's largest organ. They perform annual cancer screenings, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, and excise malevolent growth and lesions in their in-office surgical suite. Licensed Master Esthetician Crystal Craze handles all of the cosmetic procedures, waging a winning battle against the signs of aging with facials, laser treatments, and mind control.
For eight years, Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Mulvaney ignored his chronic back pain and continued to play sports. He recalls a doctor once dismissing his nagging discomfort as “growing pains,” but his suffering persisted through his teenage years. When he reached college and a friend recommended that he visit a chiropractor, he jumped at the chance. Within three visits, he was pain-free.
This experience planted the seed that eventually grew into Dr. Mulvaney’s career as a chiropractor. Today, he helms Spinal Correction Center of Richmond, where he and his staff offer a combination of holistic chiropractic care and massage therapy. Dr. Mulvaney favors the Pettibon system of chiropractic care, which works to restore the spine’s natural curvature and normalize misalignments that may cause pain, stiffness, or unfair limbo advantages.
Deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Swedish massage are just a few of the modalities that therapists perform at VA Health Massage. They also offer medical massage, a technique designed to treat conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor, which focuses only on injured areas. To further relaxation, any massage can be enhanced with aromatherapy and hot towels or by politely asking all ghosts to leave the room.
Licensed therapist and founder of Eye Intuitive Cheyenne Mcquilkin applies her deft hands and 14 years of experience to assuage achy muscles and joints with a vast array of massage modalities. During Swedish massages, Cheyenne delivers long, gliding strokes of medium pressure to ease muscles into a state of relaxation similar to stretching out in a recliner on a bunk bed. Deep-tissue massage incorporates similar strokes to those of the Swedish modality, but delves deeper into soft tissue, introducing cross-grain pressures to extract embedded muscle knots and break apart adhesions.