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The skilled massage therapists at Sole Zones Reflexology & Massage deploy their healing hands across backs, limbs, and feet, easing aches and pains amid their tranquil, spa-like facility or bringing their soothing services to clients’ doorsteps. Their therapeutic massages utilize customized Swedish, deep-tissue, and chair modalities, each of which focuses on improving circulation while unknotting French-braided muscles. Built on the belief that reflex points in the hands and feet are connected to the body’s system of organs, Sole Zone's reflexologists are able to further encourage physiques to relax, rebalance, and self-heal by stimulating specific nerve endings during 30- to 60-minute reflexology sessions.

3231 Superior Lane
Bowie,
MD
US

Acupuncture Needles: Hair-Thin Instruments of Healing

Although many fear hospital needles, those used in acupuncture are much less scary. Check out Groupon’s examination of acupuncture needles to ease any lingering aichmophobia.

Acupuncture generally doesn’t draw blood—a testament to the skill of professional acupuncturists but also to the special needles they use. Unlike the needles commonly feared by hospital-goers, acupuncture needles are thin enough to slip through the skin without breaking any blood vessels. Although most are roughly the thickness of a hair or a pixie’s wand, they come in several varieties for different treatment types: thinner needles provide less stimulation and are often used for children or the elderly; shorter needles treat the head and face; and longer needles (up to 5 inches long) target the thighs and other fleshy areas to reach points along the body’s theoretical energy pathways, known as meridians.

Filiform needles are the most common, comprising a stainless-steel wire sharpened at one end and wrapped at the other to form a handle. With a quick, skilled hand—or the aid of an insertion tube—practitioners insert the tip just beneath the skin’s surface, and although a small prickle may be felt, once the needles are in, the patient shouldn’t feel them at all. Today, most acupuncturists use disposable needles due to their safety and simplicity, but some may use reusable steel or even gold needles, sterilizing them between use in the same way doctors or guitarists do their instruments.

The practice of acupuncture stretches back more than 5,000 years, well before stainless steel was a household commodity. Archaeologists have dug up traces of the implements early healers used to get energy, or chi, flowing properly through the body: sharpened stones were a popular choice, as were delicate needles of bone.

12911 Woodmore Road
Bowie,
MD
US

Licensed chiropractors at SMART Medical and Rehab Therapy may use cutting-edge medical technology to diagnose problems, but their treatments also utilize the body?s natural healing abilities. This dual approach to chiropractic and rehab sessions is used on clients suffering from a variety of ailments, and the practice specializes in auto accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, and headaches.

3327 Superior Ln
Bowie,
Maryland
US

The specialists at Total Wellness Chiropractic Center of Bowie help their patients achieve total wellness through a multipronged approach that includes chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, posture correction, and weight-loss programs. The combination of services successfully alleviates neck pain, disc problems, and injuries from auto accidents and high-intensity sports such as football or speed-reading.

6000 Laurel Bowie Road, Suite 202
Bowie,
MD
US