A native of Tennessee, Doctor of Chiropractic Sharon Roth's experience?from designing exercise programs for the elderly in senior homes to serving as chief spinal sleuth for the Nashville Sounds?reflects her ability to help people in all walks of life. While acting as a guest speaker on The Fox Network or when giving public talks, Dr. Roth advocates the importance of receiving chiropractic care, a belief she puts into practice at Roth Wellness. During sessions, she aims to get to the root of patients' issues, rather than merely masking their symptoms with drugs, surgery, or glittery Mardi Gras masks. This involves thorough consultations, exams, and x-rays, before she recommends a wellness plan such as spinal adjustments or therapeutic modalities.
Certified in the Brimhall Technique, Dr. Roth also sets clients on a course to optimum heath with six steps to wellness?structure, electromagnetic therapy, nutrition, emotional therapy, detoxification, and allergies and sensitivities?and maintains her skills in helping patients with conditions such as arthritis, acid reflux, and phobias of phobias by attending continuing-education courses.
A few wisps of smoke from an extinguished candle hang in the air, along with the lingering fragrance of aromatic oils and the soft strains of jazz or nature sounds. One of the licensed massage therapists at Mona Lisa's Massage & Wellness has completed another relaxing session, easing muscle tension and stress with modalities such as hot-stone therapy, pregnancy or sports massage, or reflexology. The center's practitioners operate in an intimate and tranquil four-room suite complete with a mani-pedi station. In the couples room, pairs enjoying a Yin + Yang massage nosh on chocolate-covered strawberries and discuss how to install electric handlebar warmers on a tandem bike.
The crew exfoliates skin with coconut-lime-scented scrubs and detoxifies bodies with wraps that include a session in the steam sauna. They also aim to clear complexions with 10 different anti-aging facial treatments and peels.
Tucked into a historic home replete with an art center and retail space filled with organic and locally produced products, Center of Symmetry?s trained wellness workers provide holistic health services. Clients range from mothers and fathers looking to relax during their free time to college students trying to relieve sore muscles after moving. The center?s licensed massage therapists work to assuage tension with a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish and reflexology?pressure applied to the hands and feet to help stimulate organs and improve health. Consultant hypnotist Barry O'Neill, the center?s onsite hypnotist, provides private hypnotherapy sessions to aid in weight loss, smoking cessation, and confidence building as well as group weight-loss seminars.
Lilac Healing Center is staffed by a diverse group of trained therapists who improve their clients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Founded by licensed massage therapist Kathryn McDaniel, Lilac Healing Center slowly grew out of a series of other businesses—what began simply in 2002 as a place where people went to get a massage became a destination for all kinds of healing services. Today, the staffers not only perform bodywork and therapeutic yodeling, but they also provide acupuncture, energy work, and custom vitamin programs. In addition, the center hosts a multitude of both private and group yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes.
Adagio Massage Company sows the seeds of relaxation with buckets of natural remedies. For more than two decades, the company's staff has fought the good fight against the ravages of the elements and the small indignities of time with a flotilla of services, including skincare regimens or massages delivered by male or female therapists. Guests kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and organic dessert, and customize their own treatments by choosing aromatherapy and specialty oils to add to the relaxation.
Using a pair of bars to keep her balance, licensed therapist Melissa Bond climbs atop the massage table and uses the pads of her feet to relieve tight muscles in her client’s back. This practice is known as Ashiatsu Oriental bar massage, in which Melissa has earned certification—along with three other modalities—during her eight-year tenure as a therapist. In a calming treatment room, she unravels stressful knots with gentle Swedish massage or firmer deep-tissue treatments, rooting out tension and rare coins buried in musculature.