When you're in pain, even getting to the doctor's office can seem like an insurmountable task. Once you're there, the last thing you want to be told is that you'll need to go elsewhere to find a solution. This is what makes Apache Health Center such a welcome addition to the medical landscape in Las Vegas. The center stands apart from the crowd, thanks to its unique mix of chiropractic care, massage therapy, drug tests, and CPR education. Whole-body wellness is the staff's main concern; to that end, they offer services that range from soft-tissue stretching to chiropractic adjustments.
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.
At 808 Tapas, two island cuisines converge in a bounty of Japanese and Hawaiian dishes. The worldly palates of executive chef Yoshiyuki Kojima and sous chef Rex Ibanez don't stop there, either. Elements from global recipes influence every one of their dishes, whether it?s the eatery?s take on nachos?ahi tuna poke and avocado atop fried lotus root chips?or their potato-free fries, composed of Panko-crusted slabs of eggplant. Italy even gets its time in the sun with a caprese salad crowned in lomi-lomi salmon, a Hawaiian specialty. Inside the restaurant, diners ponder whether science will ever determine how many Hawaiian islands there are at long communal tables or at the sushi bar, where chefs craft more than 20 roll varieties.
City Athletic Club's 50,000-square-foot modern facility includes a medical weight loss clinic, workout studios, and state-of-the-art exercise equipment. A small machine that delivers data that helps dieters come up with effective weight-loss plans is also within this space. This device, dubbed the MetaCheck, captures exhaled oxygen during a simple 10-minute breath test and determines how efficiently a person is burning calories. With this metabolic information, one can make more sensible nutritional choices and play the resulting numbers in the lottery.
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.