Dr. Randall G. Dreessen may have been destined to become a chiropractor; he's the third generation of his family to own Scriber Lake Chiropractic Clinic. Like the generations before him, he helps patients overcome pain without pills or surgery. Instead, he tailors non-invasive adjustments to help the body heal itself, promoting recovery from a host of ailments, from headaches to digestive disorders.
Dr. Rebecca Long didn’t always want to be a doctor, but family ties drew her into the profession. At her sister Dr. Lara Long’s graduation, her father delivered an inspiring commencement address that included a story about how chiropractic helped to heal an infant. In that moment, Rebecca realized that she could help just as many kids by becoming a chiropractor, and, three weeks later, moved to California to start at Life Chiropractic College West.
Today, along with colleague Dr. Michael Groves, the Long sisters practice chiropractic medicine out of their eponymous clinic. Their services range from spinal correction to nutritional counseling. They perform these services for patients of all ages who suffer from sports, auto, or pogo-stick injuries. All three doctors share a passion for volunteering and bringing chiropractic to foreign countries, and together they hope to one day open a clinic in Africa to help children suffering from AIDS.
Dr. Tony Hemphill and his staff undo the detriments of car accidents and chronic conditions by first locating the source of the pain. During thorough consultations and exams, the doctor investigates aches with hands and x-rays, searching for discs bumping into delicate nerve tissue. He administers gentle spinal adjustments and aligns them into healthier positions. Dedicated to noninvasive techniques, Dr. Hemphill also mollifies muscles and tendons with therapeutic massage therapy.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious brains. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
Vision Quest Sport and Fitness promotes a five-pronged approach to fitness, covering cardiovascular, progressive resistance, proper diet, supplementation, and personal training. Like any decent clock factory, the clubs are open 24 hours a day, and each keeps its own schedule primed with group classes such as boxing, yoga, spinning, and hip-hop fitness. Body Sculpt sessions fashion forms with weights and bands, and Total Body Conditioning uses lighter weights and higher repetitions to create lean, mean muscle mass.
Members take part in complimentary wellness seminars from fitness experts to fine-tune their bodies, and teams of affiliated massage therapists, chiropractors, and nutrition gurus save skeletons and muscles from harmful injury.
Dr. Mary Beliy’s approach to wellness includes detoxification and craniosacral bodywork. Dr. Beliy once practiced as a medical doctor in Minsk, Belarus, but decided to pursue a more holistic path and became a doctor of naturopathic medicine in the United States. She relies on her wealth of Western- and alternative-medicine knowledge as she helps her patients improve their lives with nutritional and lifestyle advice. Some of the services they offer include: detoxification, healthy lifestyle, craniosacral therapy, colon hydrotherapy, B12 injections, and nutrition response testing.
At North Seattle Health Center, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and naturopathic doctors team up to provide alternative health-care services. Together they design holistic treatments that alleviate chronic pains while preventing its recurrence. They also practice massage therapy and utilize technology such as infrared to relieve aches.