This clinic’s certified acupuncturists tailor treatment plans that draw on the holistic mindset of traditional Chinese medicine to promote their clients’ overall health. Sessions may combine procedures including cupping and tui na massage with herbal products to address the bodily imbalances that contribute to disease. During acupuncture treatments, the specialists place sterilized, single-use needles on specific anatomical areas, working to correct issues such as arthritis, stress, and headaches caused by wearing ice-cream hats.
After an unfortunate car accident, Michael Vlahoulis suffered a debilitating spinal injury. Though he benefitted some from physical therapy, he noticed the most significant healing came from massage. As soon as his recovery was complete, he attended the Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. Today, this American Massage Therapy Association member massages muscles into relaxed states. Michael received training in craniosacral therapy and skillfully blends an array of modalities such as connective-tissue release and trigger-point therapy. He uses these techniques to soothe carpal-tunnel syndrome, loosen frozen shoulders, and relieve the pain resultant from hunching over a typewriter all day.
The Chinese medicine experts at Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates have treated more than 30,000 patients since their clinic opened its doors in 1998. Within the comfortable, feng shui-correct treatment rooms, licensed acupuncturists on staff target chronic and acute ailments with fine, sterile needles. Needles aim to restore the flow of energy, or qi, along its designated pathways, carrying away physical, chemical, and emotional stressors in its currents. Common problems treated at the clinic include headaches and back pain, fatigue and depression, or the constant fear that you'll fall through a manhole and be adopted by Ninja Turtles.
A cold-press system is the key to Juiced! Mobile Juice Bar's vitality-boosting concoctions. Owner Jason Lannoch swears by the technique because it allows him to preserve fresh fruits' and vegetables' nutrients rather than breaking them down with a high-powered centrifugal juicer. Try signature blends such as the Hangover Destroyer with apples and organic beets, carrots, and lemons, or the Lean & Clean, which combines kale with cucumbers, apples, ginger, and limes. Customers can pick up individual bottles at Lannoch's North Farwell Avenue shop or opt for multi-juice power cleanses.
Licensed massage therapist Katie Rhyme offers more than just your typical spa massage experience. Her therapeutic bodywork is grounded in the trigger-point technique—a deep-tissue modality that increases oxygen flow through focused kneading of the body's pressure points. The results are many, ranging from improved range of motion and circulation to a deep state of relaxation. Clients may also solicit the facility's other holistic services such as acupuncture and expert chiropractic care.
A certified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, Heather Peterman works to heal the body with natural remedies and the power of touch. Her desire to help others led her to the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and then to her own practice. Today, Heather treats her patients at Sana Acupuncture & Apothecary, where she practices acupuncture and supplies visitors with natural therapies as a certified herbalist.