Like armies of fierce yet plush teddy bears fighting off hoards of invaders, the certified technicians at Intrinsic Wellness Center decimate stress and bodily toxins with a soft touch. The service menu brims with colon hydrotherapy, massages, and other therapies designed to boost energy and extract the venomous microorganisms that run roughshod through the body.
Powered by far-infrared heat, saunas and body wraps help bodies sweat away unwanted pounds while melting pent-up stress like a microwave dinner melts the romance of a first date. Seasoned massage therapists dissolve muscle knots with four types of kneading modalities, and nutrition counselors help clients build custom regimens of vitamins and supplements using high-tech analytical tools such as Nutri-Physical. In addition to pampering bodies and spirits with detox programs and other spa treatments, staffers edify minds during onsite personal training and prepare people for emergencies during CPR classes.
Edward Tang was struck by how the slightest change in a patient’s symptoms could completely alter their medical diagnosis. The chiropractic doctor was visiting a clinic while attending The Medical University of Lodz in Poland, but this discovery made him readjust his approach to medicine by focusing on both the symptoms and his patients’ history.
Today, Dr. Tang serves as medical director at River Oaks Spine & Rehab Center, where he and his staff strive to aid patients by personalizing each of their therapeutic services. They customize their treatments with a variety of tools, including physical-rehab equipment, low-level laser beams, and pain-alleviating acupuncture needles. Licensed massage therapists offer muscle-manipulation aimed at reducing stress and improving circulation. The center also specializes in spinal decompression, a procedure that works to ease back and neck pain resulting from herniated disks or attending Halloween parties dressed as a slinky.
Soft music plays in The Massage Suite's quiet chamber as therapist Jessica James glides her palm over a tense shoulder. Certified in Swedish massage, James deftly stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems with the style's flowing strokes. Her sensitive hands are quick to adjust to her client's desire for an increase or decrease in pressure, and she can incorporate stretching and hot stones to loosen stiff joints. Heat therapy is James' ally, as she also reaches for steamed towels and Prossage ointment to bathe taut sinews in gentle, penetrating warmth. Clinical specialties include easing sciatic pain, softening scar tissue, and restoring motion to frozen shoulders by getting a sinew from the same muscle group to tag it. Nine complimentary therapies such as peppermint foot scrubs and cocoa facials reveal her appreciation for aesthetic indulgence.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
At Lewisville Chiropractic, spines realign, muscle knots disentangle, and pain dissipates under Dr. Kelly Reed’s care—which includes chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, and chiropractic exercise. The doctor doesn't do it alone, though. He often enlists a licensed massage therapist to knead away joint inflammation and pain and wrangle stress out of tightened tissue. The staffers at Lewisville Chiropractic Center speak both English and Spanish, though they only converse with spines in their native language—good posture.
The aestheticians at Eva's Day Spa replenish skin's natural beauty with a suite of facials, body wraps, and massages. Eight facials fill out the spa's skincare arsenal, each fine-tuned for different goals, such as erasing signs of aging, exfoliating pores, or fighting acne. Body wraps are like facials for the whole body without the risk of sprouting eyebrows on the elbows. Multiple massage styles benefit muscles, joints, and minds lurking beneath the skin.