Licensed massage therapist Elizabeth McFadden tailors each of her massages to the client she's working with?whether she's de-stressing physiques with Swedish kneads, or doling out the more intense pressure of deep-tissue and trigger-point treatments. She even customizes her sessions' scents, adding complimentary aromatherapy upon request.
Author, yoga teacher, and Phoenix Rising therapist Rose Hahn facilitates healing of the body, mind, and spirit in one-on-one yoga-therapy sessions. Over the course of 90 minutes, Hahn guides each client through relaxing poses drawn from the yoga tradition and ideas from humanistic psychology theory. Suitable for both seasoned yogis and those who've yet to locate an ancillary eye, the gentle postures awaken muscles and prepare the mind for experiences more intense than licking a wasabi popsicle. Guests learn to identify the physical impact of emotional stressors, discovering how fear elevates their heart rates and corporate training videos move them to tears. In the process, they develop a new relationship with stress, embracing its power to motivate while jilting its ugly side effects.
After getting rear-ended by a car driving around 55 miles per hour, Michelle Krenek escaped the car accident mostly unscathed, but didn’t feel like her normal self. While struggling to get a restful night of sleep, the energetic high-school teacher and basketball coach began waking up with intense headaches, pain in her neck, and fatigue. Michelle was skeptical when she took her friend's advice to visit a chiropractic office, but soon became amazed at the results after only a handful of visits. Not only was she completely relieved of pain, but she was also sleeping soundly at night and feeling rejuvenated by her newfound energy.
Michelle’s first visits to the chiropractic office inspired her to shift career paths and pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. After graduating with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic and earning her license, Dr. Michelle Krenek opened Back To Life Chiropractic in 2010. Committed to improving clients' overall well-being and relieving chronic pain, Dr. Krenek and her team of therapists supplement their customized chiropractic and massage therapy with suggestions for at-home exercises and stretches. They also advise clients on vitamin supplements and healthy foods, and warn against unhealthy nutritional habits, such as drinking too much caffeine or eating dog treats deceptively shaped like bacon. Occasionally, Dr. Michelle can be spotted discussing the clinic's chiropractic care and wellness services on Great Day San Antonio.
Throughout her two-year stint at a cardiac rehab clinic, Lydia Hernandez met countless patients who suffered from stress and persistent pain. Feeling she could be doing more to help these patients, she founded her own private massage practice, which has since expanded to include a number of massage therapists plus an extra-terrestrial receptionist. The multifaceted staff is proficient in 14 different types of massage modalities. Some methods, such as Swedish, hot-stone, and couples' treatments, are focused on general relaxation and overall well-being, whereas modalities such as deep-tissue, pain-relief, and neuromuscular massage are perfect for those dealing with aches caused by nagging sports injuries and bad backs.
Doctor of Chiropractic Dominique Taylor graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, where she was awarded their prestigious Diagnostic Excellence award. Since then, she has been flexing her knowledge of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems to ease pain with hands-on, modern treatments. Certified in full-body Active Release Techniques, she uses patented massage techniques to assess and treat problems in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. These techniques, popular with athletes, help her combat soft-tissue injuries and break down the scar tissue that limits movement. In order to promote overall wellness, Dr. Taylor also peppers her treatment plans with chiropractic adjustments, compression therapies, and nutrition counseling.
It’s a classic “chicken or the egg” debate. Did the mix of athletes, moms, and businesspeople who frequented Trissage create the need for custom massages? Or did the custom massages attract the diverse mix of clientele? Regardless of the verdict one may come to, the result is the same: bodywork treatments tailored to patients’ distinct needs, whether their pains are chronic and dull or acute and caused by getting hugged by a bear. As members of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Trissage’s staffers are versed in deep-tissue, maternity, and Swedish modalities, among others, and they often augment sessions with soft music and hydrating massage oils.