Led by back-pain savant Dr. John Meadors, Utah Spine + Disc's highly trained staff employs deep-tissue laser technology to alleviate discomfort caused by a number of conditions such as joint strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, disc problems, and plantar fasciitis. During brief, 10-minute sessions, technicians aim to significantly reduce pain with warm, noninvasive beams emanating from the Litecure laser system. As a specialist guides the device over targeted areas, gentle light rays infuse subsurface tissues with photons that repair them and improve the 40-yard dash times of damaged cells. Benign beams also work to increase circulation throughout impaired regions, leading the body's natural healing processes to curtail aches by reducing inflammation.
As a former rugby player and collegiate football player, Doctor of Chiropractic Bradley Anderson knows something about soreness. But his patients don't have to be elite athletes to benefit from his arsenal of drug-free healing techniques. At Salt Lake Sports Chiropractic, he combines his chiropractic training with a master's degree in sports science to restore bodies of all ages to their peak physical function. He achieves this goal with noninvasive lasers that heal inflammation and injuries, hands-on adjustments, and rehabilitative exercises.
At Utah Body Therapies, Inc., the massage therapists don’t just squirt out some oil and hastily get to work. First, they sit down with their clients and talk about their goals in undergoing massage therapy. Then, the bodywork specialists help clients ease pain and promote relaxation with a variety of massage modalities. Their sports-injury massages help deal with pain, inflammation, or numbness so clients quickly can get back to their sports routines or just bench-press the massage table right there on the spot. Hot-stone and relaxation techniques also help ease pain, but are better suited for those who prefer a lighter massage to deal with muscle tension.
The i-sopod tanks at Salt City Float Spa transport visitors to a soundless world of total serenity. Three hundred gallons of water—heated between 92 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit—fill the sleek white tanks, saturated with epsom salts that help bodies float effortlessly. The tanks claim to treat a range of conditions, including depression and dolphin envy.
Drawing from his experience helping professional athletes get in the zone, hypnotist and author Jake Shannon uses his craft to aid clients in achieving peak mental performance so they can effectively discard unwanted dependencies. During hypnotherapy sessions, Shannon speaks to subjects using encouraging language, giving them what he refers to as a "massage of the mind." Through one or multiple sessions, clients learn to relax, meditate, and use positive reinforcement to reverse behavior that can exacerbate smoking habits, weight problems, or excessive anxiety.
Dr. Craig Campbell melds the traditional treatments of chiropractic with the latest in modern approaches, such as thermographic scanning and spinal-decompression tables. He tracks down slipped discs and pinched nerves that can disrupt the body’s nervous system and ameliorates them with noninvasive techniques. Traction and electrical stimulation join tried-and-true techniques, such as massages and acupuncture, to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to fix itself.