Dr. Scott Erichsen believes that wellness is the result of a very specific cocktail—one part chiropractic care, one part acupuncture, and one part massage. He and his staff administer these treatments at the Erichsen Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, where the approach centers around encouraging and trusting the body's natural healing mechanisms. Dr. Erichsen handles the chiropractic element by consulting with clients and adjusting spines to correct subluxations, or misalignments in the vertebrae. Acupuncture sessions, meanwhile, arrange hair-thin needles along the body to balance its flow of energy, thereby easing issues such as headaches, digestive problems, and stress. Massage therapist Joan Lee is the final ingredient. Her sessions target tense muscles and send guests into a state of physical and mental calm.
The center also offers weight-loss services outside of its signature treatment-trio. The Ideal Protein program helps participants to burn fat as they adopt a healthier lifestyle, teaching them what foods to avoid and how to effectively pole vault over the dessert section of the grocery store.
After more than 30 years as a registered nurse, Karin Johnson decided that she wanted to continue helping people, but in a new way. She then became intrigued by Chinese medicine, and later founded AcuSource Healing as a way to treat patients with a more personal, holistic approach. The center?s diverse staff??which includes an occupational therapist, nutritionist, and licensed massage therapist??makes pain a distant memory with services such as cupping, acupuncture, sotai, and foot reflexology. Through hair mineral analysis, the team can find the presence of heavy metals that can make bodies feel sluggish and convince brains that they enjoy Black Sabbath. Microlight rejuvenation, meanwhile, boosts collagen production and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.
Peony Wellness and Healing Center combines the best of Eastern and Western medical treatments to promote wellbeing. Each practitioner calls on at least three years of experience when restoring the body’s flow of energy, be it through precisely placed acupuncture needles or tuina—a form of massage therapy that helps improve circulation and eliminate toxins. In addition to these Eastern-influenced treatments, therapists call on classic deep-tissue or Swedish massages to abolish stress.
For more than 25 years, Doctor of Chiropractic Ottavio Nepa suffered from debilitating migraines. They were so severe that oftentimes his only recourse was to curl into a ball until they passed?which could sometimes take up to two days. Though he had endured countless tests and previous chiropractic visits, a chance chiropractic appointment with an Atlas Orthogonist cured him of his pain, thereby changing his life.
Just as Atlas carries the weight of the world on his shoulders without blinking, Dr. Nepa felt that he, too, had a weighty responsibility. Devoting his life to dispelling chronic pain, he graduated from Life University?s College of Chiropractic with honors and then studied the Atlas Orthogonal technique for an additional two years. Armed with this extensive knowledge of the human body, Dr. Nepa now works to relieve symptoms of debilitating pain using various techniques, including Atlas Orthogonal, massage therapy, spinal decompression, laser treatments, and active release. Using a client-oriented relief-care method, Dr. Nepa employs his techniques to help rid bodies of chronic pain, allergies, pinched nerves, and a spectrum of other maladies.
Now that Dr. Nepa enjoys a pain-free life, he has the opportunity to pursue his other hobbies, which include playing guitar in a local band, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
Like an enchanted glacial tunnel, The Salt Cavern?s sparkling white walls pulse with gauzy pinks and purples, as crystalline lanterns illuminate powdery tufts of salt covering the floor. But this fairy-tale ambiance belies the cavern?s meticulously calibrated atmosphere: highly concentrated saline aerosol regularly circulates throughout the chamber in an effort to soothe health ailments such as asthma, allergies, or psoriasis.
Owners William and Eva boast backgrounds in the medical industry, but grew disillusioned with chemical therapies after investigating the benefits of salt therapy, a practice that originated in Poland nearly 200 years ago. Now the duo invites clients to experience salt?s therapeutic and calming benefits in their softly lit chamber. In addition to the salt?s calming vapors, William and Eva offer deepened relaxation with yoga sessions) in the cave, and enforce a tranquil atmosphere in which clients can nap, meditate, or quietly impersonate the Morton?s Salt girl.