According to Eastern tradition, chi—the body’s internal energy—flows along a web-like network of pathways throughout the body, connecting the brain to organs and tissues and ultimately serving as a key to wellness. For thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have treated everything from stress to infertility through these channels, redirecting energy and unblocking paths with sterile, hair-thin needles in an effort to restore balance and natural healing. At Koru Therapy, Geralyn Kruger and Elizabeth Debari continue this time-tested practice, helping alleviate injuries, high blood pressure, depression, and a slew of other conditions.
Elizabeth and Geralyn aren’t alone in their efforts, either—they’re joined by licensed massage therapists Carrie Stevens and Meg Taylor. These muscle gurus calm bodily tissues with custom massages that react and adapt to each client’s individual concerns. Specializing in pregnancy, myofascial, and Swedish modalities, among others, the duo can effectively eliminate chronic pain and tension or rehabilitate injuries obtained through sports or heated games of footsie.
By combining the efforts of practitioners from a wide range of treatment modalities, Eastern And Western Medical Center strives to improve the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of its clients. This holistic, multidisciplinary approach can incorporate anything from traditional Chinese medicine to physical medicine treatments depending on the individual's needs. Regardless of the specific approach, the goal is always to alleviate painful symptoms while addressing the underlying causes and restoring balance to client's minds, bodies, and invisible friends.
By inserting hair-thin acupuncture needles into key locations across the face or body, Jadranka Perl?who holds licenses in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as well as a master's degree in Oriental Medicine?improves circulation throughout the treated area and restores energetic balance. For a needle-free approach, the center also offers reiki sessions, acupressure, and ELR treatments, which use therapeutic light and microcurrent energies to trigger those same acupuncture points. Under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon, the practice's staff even offers rehabilitative physical medicine treatments, and a team of massage therapists uses traditional Western modalities to soothe aching muscles.
Spa on the Green's beautifiers relax and freshen epidermises within a two-story ranch-style house filled with soft natural light, plush furniture, and the green accents of potted palms. Aestheticians coddle expression makers with a 50- to 60-minute spa facial, which rejuvenates normal, overactive, or acne-prone skin. Deep cleansing removes accumulated dirt and caked-on pie residue, and gentle exfoliation rousts out rooted impurities, leaving faces glowing and soft.
Mitchell Wachtel, a doctor of podiatric medicine, has devoted his practice to treating medical and cosmetic imperfections of the foot. Dr. Wachtel's areas of expertise include diabetic and pediatric care, addressing foot issues that arise from poor circulation or improper biomechanics with custom orthotics that prevent long-term damage. Heel pain, whether it arises from plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or stress fractures, is another of Dr. Wachtel's specialties, and he relieves pain by prescribing specialized shoes, performing laser therapy, or imbuing patients with the power of flight. He also uses advanced lasers to treat heel pain and pain caused by Achilles tendonitis.
Massages and hot tubs are two of humankind's favorite ways to unwind, and Inman Oasis offers both. Voted "Best Massage" by The Phoenix readers for six years running, the business is home to a team of licensed massage therapists that delight in hearing their clients sigh under their capable hands. The staff specializes in more than 10 types of massage covering everything from basic relaxation to Shiatsu, Tui Na, and cranio-sacral therapy. Down the hall of the feng shui studio lies the hot tub area, where clients retreat to enjoy the relaxing and joint-restoring benefits of hydrotherapy. Those looking for serenity can soak in one of two private tubs: a seven-foot fiberglass tub boasts hydraulic jets for arthritis therapy, while a Japanese-style wooden hot tub is ideal for those in search of a more serene soak. Also made of wood, a community tub comfortably fits up to seven people or seventy escaped lobsters, and massage customers can call ahead to reserve a spot for a pre- or post- kneading soak.