The staff at Active Life Health and Wellness specializes in correcting postural misalignments and relieving chronic aches. During the 15-minute hydro massage, patients lay atop a mechanical hydration bed as focused streams of water coddle their bone sheaths as gently as a tap-dancing kitten. After the relaxing water-based bodywork, one of two in-house doctors performs a thorough examination of clients' bodies to analyze spinal, orthopedic, and neurological health. The 30- to 45-minute consultation scours towers of vertebrae for factors that may be contributing to continual stress and pain, such as spinal irregularities or the fiery eye of Sauron.
Nickum Chiropractic’s namesake physician channels 22 years of back-adjusting experience to realign off-kilter patients. The 45-minute appointment begins with an examination, in which Doctor of Chiropractic Nickum addresses lingering pains and identifies bodily imbalances that could affect the landing scores of competitive trampoline somersaults. Equipped with the exam results, Dr. Nickum smoothes away hypodermic discomfort with a firm-pressured deep-tissue stretch-therapy massage. A chiropractic adjustment properly situates spinal columns set off-balance by sports- and fitness-related injuries, among others, refitting bones and muscles into harmonious accord.
The wellness wizards at Greenawalt Chiropractic diagnose body ailments and unbundle tightly wound bodies with a host of massage-therapy treatments. Sessions begin with kinesiology consultations, which explore patients’ health concerns and possible treatments such as Body Talk, Total Body Modification, and hugs from surrogate mothers. Following the consultation, clients choose a one-hour massage from eight massage types including Thai foot, French lymphatic system, and hot stone. For pinpointed relief, a French lymphatic body massage stimulates the efficient removal of lymphatic drainage, whereas a Thai foot massage administers localized pressure to leg hands, relieving tarsal tension and improving muscular function. To alleviate deep-seated aches and boost body circulation, hot-stone massages prod human posteriors with heated river rocks, which transfer warmth and entertaining tales of river life to stressed dorsal muscles.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Maria A. Giacalone, chiropractic care is a family affair. She comes from a line of chiropractic physicians that spans more than 40 years, as well as practices in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, where she herself worked as a licensed chiropractor before relocating to Vegas in the early ’90s. Today, Dr. Giacalone draws upon more than 20 years of experience in the field, and has stayed current on industry techniques by embarking on a full year of training in rehabilitation and sports injuries in addition to taking classes on topics such as nutrition.
Services address problems such as chronic back and neck pain, whiplash, or arthritis, but also help clients maintain total well-being through diet, exercise, and health-related workshops led by guest speakers. Treatments may use both nonforceful techniques and traditional adjustments, as well as heat and ice therapy, helpful for easing chronic discomfort or testing whether old Hypercolor T-shirts still work.
Doctor of Chiropractic Ashton Ashwar uses chiropractic treatments as a tool to improve his patients' overall quality of life by eliminating chronic pains or underlying causes of discomfort by correcting spinal imbalances. Treatments tackle issues ranging from work injuries and neck pain to herniated discs, sciatica, and migraines. In addition, the centers also offer corrective exercises, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and stop-smoking laser treatments, which suppress nicotine urges, appetite, and anxiety.