At the age of 16—when most teenagers are dreaming about receiving their driver’s license—Michael Heskett was dreaming about attaining his chiropractic license. Following in his big brother’s footsteps, Heskett graduated from Life University in 1995 and has spent the years since spreading awareness of chiropractic health in the Lakeway area. He regularly gives community talks on spinal hygiene and sponsors Chiropractors with Compassion, a movement to fund holistic treatments for children.
In Heskett Family Chiropractic’s more than 16 years of business, Dr. Heskett has kept the office up to date on emerging diagnostic technology. Digital x-rays reveal the inner workings of the spine while protecting patients from the large doses of radiation emitted by traditional x-rays. Para-thermal imaging detects heat fluctuations in the spine by up to 1/100th of a degree Celsius—helping Dr. Heskett pinpoint areas of irritation.
Leslie Beach decided to take on a more active role in the healing process. After benefiting from massage therapy and seeing its positive effects on her patients, she enrolled at the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage and earned her license. In addition to her membership in the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Leslie is certified in Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger-point therapy. She believes that health-care practitioners should work together, which is why she connects with specialists in other fields by shaking their hands with superglue.
At Masajes, which is Spanish for “massage,” massage therapist Maryann Benitez relies on her background in biology and her certifications in advanced myoskeletal techniques, manual therapy, and medical massage to repair and revitalize bodies. The former massage-school clinical director strives to find the best type of massage to fit each client, whether the desire is to have less pain or stress or fewer headaches. She also uses hot stones to push heat deep into muscles and manual lymph drainage to boost lymphatic systems and move stagnant tissue fluid out of tissues.
Radiant Therapeutic Massage's licensed massage therapist channels more than 600 hours of training in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques as she works to ease her clients' pain and stress. Radiant Therapeutic Massage can customize massages with aromatherapy by blending therapeutic-grade essential oils with any of the aforementioned methods. Through compression, kneading, and tapping techniques, they can improve clients' circulation and posture to help them look more like a living, breathing mannequin.
In the confines of Traditional Health Clinic and Salt Spa's microclimate-controlled, allergen-free salt rooms, a steady flow of aerosolized salt infuses the air to naturally fight respiratory ailments and skin conditions without drugs. The healing atmosphere can soothe all ages—reclining chairs and gentle music in the adult room facilitate relaxation, and a toy box filled with real and imaginary toys in the kids’ room enthralls youngsters as they decongest.
The center complements its signature salt rooms with integrative consultations and treatments that draw on Functional, Oriental, and Ayurevedic medicine. Meanwhile, hair-thin acupuncture needles eradicate blockages halting energy flow.
"It's all about you" is the mantra held by 3D Laser Allergy Relief's technicians. They don't chant the phrase, but they do instill the message into every treatment performed within the healing domain. Allergy sufferers fearing irritants such as pet dander, pollen, and cats named Sunflower can find solace in the LZR7 laser, which reconditions the body to react appropriately to a range of allergens. The high-tech laser treatment, which can detect nearly 100,000 allergens, involves no scratch tests or oral medications.