Monica Helland is a second-generation acupuncturist and herbalist who facilitates holistic, energy-based treatments that draw from of ancient Oriental medicine. At the forefront of Legacy Wellness’ treatments is acupuncture. Monica specializes in digestive health but uses acupuncture treatments to treat a wide range of ailments and set her clients on a path of full-body health and disease prevention. Before and after treatments, she listens to her clients’ concerns and offers a wealth of lifestyle advice, ranging from herbal medicines to food therapy suggestions, in order to help them achieve balance and well-being.
One lucky member from The Wellness Center's team of licensed, experienced massage therapists will get to compose a custom fugue symphony of massage techniques ($75) on your battered back, with targeted kneading, connective strokes, and direct muscle-grain pressure. As you bliss out on the table, your therapist will tailor each technique to address any number of ailments, including migraines, neck pain, fibromyalgia, nerve issues, and common work injuries such as arms frozen in permanent coffee-mug-holding positions. This arsenal of gentle back attacks will relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve the circulation of Pac-Mans in your ghost-infested bloodstream.
Captained by licensed chiropractor Dr. Larry Estebo, Premier Health Chiropractic's team of spine adjusters has been scrutinizing and soothing pained backs since 1983. After discussing patient health issues and treatment options during a brief consultation, doctors perform a chiropractic examination, testing bodily flexibility, posture, and how quickly knees can answer riddles. If necessary, doctors x-ray patients to more closely inspect them for signs of spinal misalignment or degeneration. Following the initial 20- to 30-minute diagnosis, doctors magically transform their digits into masseuse fingers, digging and rubbing into the deepest, tensest contours of client spines during a 30-minute session that unburdens backs of persistent stress knots and lower-back tattoos.
Correct the creaks, clacks, and uncomfortable transversal twists of a bothered back with today’s Groupon. For $35, you’ll get a one-hour therapeutic massage (a $75.51 value) at Artifex Manuum Spa and Gallery, a soothing sanctuary in the Wedge. Unlike most spas, Artifex doubles as a gallery for locally created arts and crafts and doesn't have a wacky jerboa who's always hopping by to give advice and delightfully misunderstand common proverbs.
The husband and wife behind Four Gates’ holistic wellness center have had a wealth of training to help people reach their health goals. Along with being a ACE certified personal trainer, Christian is schooled in kettlebell training, yoga, and massage therapy. His wife, Colleen, has a degree in acupuncture and is passionate about Qoya, a yoga and dance-inspired movement designed for women. They bring a like-minded philosophy to Four Gates Physical and Energetic Culture. All fitness classes—yoga, kettlebells, Qoya, and Qi Gong—incorporate a meditative approach in order to build healthy bodies, minds, and diary entries.
In addition to group classes, clients of all ages and fitness levels can shape up with personal training sessions. Four Gates offers one-on-one instruction in kettlebell training and rehabilitative exercises. Students can train to improve running techniques during the weekly running groups, and Colleen can whisk away any lingering soreness with an acupuncture treatment.