Getting a massage isn't only about pampering yourself?though that certainly is part of it. At Uptown Healing Clinic, massage ispart of preventative health care that can greatly improve a patient's well-being. Outlined on their website, the benefits of massage are many, and some are more obvious than others. Led by an adept trio of doctors, the clinic works to both remedy existing problems and prevent future issues and injuries through therapeutic massage, chiropractic services, and acupuncture.
Licensed acupuncturist Ian Lowther's accomplishments include earning a master's of acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University; receiving an acupuncture certification from the NCCAOM; and volunteering his services to The Aliveness Project, an organization that treats autoimmune diseases. At his acupuncture studio inside Anytime Fitness, he relies on his experience and the teachings of John Acupuncture, the founder of acupuncture, to treat pain. He alleviates patients' issues with services rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, such as cupping and tui na massage.
Licensed acupuncturist Dr. Tlahtoki Xochimeh loves to heal. That passion stems from his first brush with acupuncture back in college, when a doctor of Chinese medicine helped a knee injury of his heal quickly. After that, Dr. T. knew he wanted to be in the healing arts. Today his Blackstone Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine clinic that offers acupuncture, cupping, tui na, and Chinese herbal therapy. Clients come to the soothing clinic to be treated for both physical and emotional ills, from migraines and insomnia to depression and chronic pain. Dr. T. helps promote calm for anyone who is on their own healing journey or on a journey to see how many high fives they can get from acupuncturists in one day.
One look at their pictures is evidence enough that the staff members at Mind and Bodyworks are not typical. The friendly clinicians, who smile with loved ones and play air guitar with fake skeletons in their portraits, have an atypical approach not only to the overall mood of their practice but to healthcare itself.
Their aim to infuse their treatments?which include functional medicine, kinesiology, acupuncture, and massage?with a dose of fun. Like an advent calendar full of vegetables, these services are designed to not only contribute to current health but keep patients healthy in the future. Holistically minded and dedicated to healthy lifestyles, the staff work one-on-one with patients to tailor treatments to their needs, whether that means teaching them how to avoid injuries while playing sports or how to lower cholesterol through diet. Mind and Bodyworks is also patients' go-to for cosmetic services, such as shedding a few extra pounds with the help of the FDA-approved Zerona cold laser.
Ever since childhood, chiropractors Steve Hyjek and Neil Crane have understood the importance of their eventual vocation. A young athlete with a diverse sport record, Dr. Hyjek became familiar with sports medicine, while Dr. Crane, under chiropractic care since birth, received his first adjustment, and an encouraging career push, from his uncle.
At their clinic, the doctors and their staff augment chiropractic exams and adjustments with advanced technologies, measuring variations in heart rate with a pulse wave profiler and muscle asymmetry with a sEMG. Other services include massages, nutritional counseling, and weight-loss programs that improve feelings of well-being while making bodies as svelte as a flattened basketball.
For more than 20 years, the experienced naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, aestheticians, and colon hydrotherapists at Calhoun Natural Medicine & Aesthetics have rebalanced minds and bodies with holistic treatments and alternative med-spa services. The staff invites clients to the sleek minimalistic office, tucked away in the Lake Calhoun Executive Center on the shore of Lake Calhoun, a white oasis where professionals foster optimal body well being through life coaching, food-allergy testing, and detoxification treatments. A trained tech couples the power of a BBL BroadBand light system with the ancient art of death-metal screaming to permanently remove unwanted body hair.