At Zuma Massage, owner and founder Russell Walgamott forges Eastern and Western massage techniques into completely customizable treatments. The licensed massage therapist, versed in Swedish massage, anatomy and physiology, and Chinese tui na massage, offers soothing sessions in 60-, 90-, and 120-minute increments. Clients can choose between tailor-made custom strokes designed to alleviate their specific maladies or a stress-reducing hot-stone massage. No matter the treatment, Russell confidently backs his services with a 100% guarantee. If a client is not completely satisfied, he'll try again with a complimentary massage or give them a free puppy. Satisfied clients, meanwhile, can enroll in Zuma’s contract- and fee-free membership program, which provides discounts on future services and gift cards.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Ogle of Highland Chiropractic, it's not enough to ease the symptoms of ailments. He wants to pinpoint their cause. During exams, Dr. Ogle investigates issues in children as young as newborns by looking for their source, using high-tech computer scanning equipment. Once he's located the source of issue and the patient's hidden set of car keys, he sets to work stimulating the body to recover from it. For this step, Dr. Ogle relies on traditional, drug-free chiropractic techniques, such as spinal adjustments and massages.
With a fitness center, a spa, a physical-therapy center, and a boutique all spread over 9,000 square feet, Zenergy Boise Health Club & Spa aims to function as a single stop for all things wellness. After hitting the cardio, free weights, and functional training equipment?or one of the 30 group training classes held each week?members can head to the eucalyptus steam room to detox, sweat, and figure out how they get eucalyptus trees to exhale all that steam. A team of personal trainers and physical therapists are onsite daily, helping members to make the most of their workouts and keep their bodies fit and injury-free. Stop by the boutique on the way in or out to shop for fitness and yoga apparel, as well as the skincare products used at the spa.
At Resonance Natural Health Group, massage therapist Erica Gomez doesn't subscribe to the ?take a pill for that? method of healing. Instead, she treats the whole person, looking for ways to cure the root of problems, rather than the fertile 6 inches of topsoil. To do this, she takes a four-tiered approach that often integrates chiropractic care, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, or massage therapy. Erica focuses on trigger point therapy, prenatal care, and swedish and deep tissue massage.
Each noninvasive method utilizes the body?s ability to heal itself given the proper stimulus; acupuncture awakens the body?s natural defenses and chiropractic adjustments realign vertebrae. She can even treat pets, using amended chiropractic adjustments to ameliorate health issues.
Doctor of Chiropractic Noah Edvalson believes that patients shouldn't have to visit a chiropractor 50 times before they feel better. "If the treatments are effective," he says, "patients should start feeling better quickly." Many offices require patients to keep coming back for more and more treatment, making the patient reliant on the chiropractor for advice and adjustments. In contrast, Dr. Edvalson keeps his treatment plans short by combining acupuncture, chiropractic care, and nutrition counseling with cold-laser therapy. His multifaceted programs aim to efficiently boost self-healing and relieve a range of ailments. His advanced training in Graston Technique—a technique used on Michael Phelps—increases range of motion by breaking up internal scar tissue and external Elmer's school glue.