Rebecca Wendt is a licensed massage therapist, but she's not satisfied with merely offering hot-stone, prenatal, deep-tissue, and other massages. That's why she also performs hydrating and exfoliating treatments such as mud and seaweed wraps and body scrubs and polishes. She's found a fitting home in The Village Wellness Connection, a center devoted to holistic health practices.
Natural Bodyworks LLC recharges patients with a host of holistic treatments designed to impart happiness and bodily well-being. Led by Dr. Shawnda Gross and licensed massage therapist Brandi Cates, each massage begins with a relaxing 10 minutes of steam heat to relax clients into their session and leave the body fork-tender. A 30-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage then releases aches and tenderizes tightened muscles in each patient’s most besieged bodily area, whether it be the shoulders, lower back, feet, or imaginary third arm—soothing away stress, correcting imbalances, and releasing endorphins from their prisons in the body’s knotty tuna nets.
He can’t say that he invented the laser light, but Doctor of Chiropractic Frank Carella does take credit for the development of laser spine care. During each laser-therapy treatment, he stimulates acupuncture points across the body with a laser light and manipulates the spinal nerve root with an LED light. The therapeutic glow from these devices helps soothe chronic pains, such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve-root irritation, backaches, neck aches, and post-handshake shudders. Though not all of Dr. Carella’s treatment techniques—which include acupuncture, chiropractic care, and hypnosis—are his own inventions, he performs each with the same level of care that has earned him the nickname “The Gentle Chiropractor.”
Dr. Carella has mastered his technique throughout more than 40 years in business, a lengthy and accomplished career that even Dr. Carella himself didn't predict. He was diagnosed with a structural lumbar dysfunction, which led him to research its treatment methods. That's when he discovered the field of chiropractic care. He wrote a textbook on hypnosis in 1975 and contributed to a book that offered treatment methods for those suffering from back pain. He also belongs to several medically based associations and academies, and his skills have brought him such high-profile clients as football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell, Grammy Award–winner Roberta Flack, and professional wrestler Harley Race.
Impact Fitness helps customers build stronger and healthier bodies by providing access to a spacious facility filled with state-of-the-art equipment and an expert staff. Speed toward cardiovascular fitness on a True Fitness CS800 elliptical, equipped with a 15-inch touchscreen television to provide inspiration in the form of Alex Trebek’s chiseled upper half. Curl biceps, sculpt triceps, and strengthen shoulders with Hampton Fitness free weights, or pump up with a strength-training machine, such as the XXL-2930 Power Rack, part of Impact Fitness’s arsenal of TuffStuff equipment. Members can check their form and posture in the mirrored walls of the spacious exercise areas, or relive their Star Search days by crooning into a 2-pound free weight. Every cardio machine is equipped with a television with dedicated cable access and an iPod outlet, and 42-inch flat-screen LCD televisions placed throughout the gym ensure that workouts are as entertaining as they are effective.
Doctor of Chiropractic Darrel Drumright was first introduced to chiropractic philosophy and Chinese medicine during his time as an airborne paratrooper in the US Army. He had just finished his pre-med education before enlisting, but these ideas intrigued him so much that he changed courses. Rather than continue his medical career, he decided to pursue advanced training in chiropractic, acupuncture, qi gong, and nutrition.
Today, Dr. Drumright shares his knowledge at Harmony Health & Wellness. Through drug-free, noninvasive treatments, he works to help the body's natural ability to heal itself and sneeze perfect chromatic scales. A track record of more than 20 years of experience demonstrates Dr. Drumright’s dedication to restoring the balance between mind, body, and spirit.
Doctor of Naturopathy Inge Wetzel assesses the condition of the human body by studying some of its less conventionally considered aspects. She uses a computerized biofeedback system to monitor impulses emitted by the hand, subsequently drawing conclusions about the body’s balance. Similarly, she reads markings on the iris, the colored part of the eye, to screen for problems that span the body. Kinesiology sessions test for weaknesses in certain muscles to reveal physical or nutritional deficiencies, and biological terrain assessments will show stresses on different organs based on the body's internal environment. Dr. Wetzel also offers personalized weight-loss programs.