Dr. Vanessa Vajdos, a former marathon winner and a proponent of drug-free healing, helms Watson Lane Chiropractic and Wellness. With more than 20 years of chiropractic experience, Dr. Vanessa treats a variety of conditions using a broad spectrum of treatments. Techniques range from traditional manual adjustments to specialized work performed on a table designed to support the Thompson approach. On top of chiropractic work, the center also offers acupuncture treatments that use strategically placed needles and strongly worded eviction notices to reduce pain and promote wellness.
Beverly Crock and her daughters, Lauren and Shannon, are the family behind For Goodness Sake Natural Food Store. They stock familiar items such as bacon, as well as lesser-known products such as bioflavonoids—plant compounds believed to improve the skin's appearance. But if visitors aren't familiar with such items, it's not a problem. “We educate people,” Shannon explained to The NB Scene. “That comes naturally to me because I grew up this way and it is my lifestyle as well.”
Although the store's representatives happily guide patrons through their inventory, many of the store's products need no introduction. Rainbow-hued carrots and crisp sugar-snap peas beckon from their perches, and organic eggs come from Vital Farms, where chickens roam in pastures and take European vacations whenever they want. Additionally, at the juice bar patrons sip on nectars squeezed from the store’s organic produce.
Licensed spine refiner Doctor of Chiropractic Tiffany Curley fuses her expertise with advanced technologies to help her patients manage mechanical problems and reach their health goals. This Groupon encompasses two office visits. The 60-minute initial session includes a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological exam and consultation, including a patient-history intake, evaluation of vitals in a full-range motion checkup, blood-pressure reading, and test counting most consecutive backflips in one minute (a $101 value). Afterward, if the doctor deems them necessary, x-rays (a $189 value) articulate the body's skeletal framework, showing any signs of misalignment or degeneration. During the second visit, Dr. Curley reports the exam's findings, which inform her suggestions for a treatment plan as well as a 30-minute hands-on adjustment (a $75 value) and guitar lesson.
Owners Israel De Leon and Daniel Rodriguez value restoration. That much is clear after a visit to Landmark Salon and Spa, their Paul Mitchell focus salon, where staffers renew appearances inside a historical water power plant. By renovating their clients’ bodies, stylists and skin technicians hope to rebuild their confidence. They also offer massages to ease tense muscles and facials that use Dermalogica products to leave skin clear, exfoliated, and as hydrated as a sponge soaking in a puddle of Gatorade.
Living Health New Braunfels focuses on five simple words—holistic, integrative, naturopathic, and respectful humility—while tending to patients with nutrition, massage, hormone balancing, and detoxification services. The staff of registered nurses and massage therapists specializes in detoxification, helping patients lighten their loads by eliminating toxins and stockpiles of marbles from their bodies with colon hydrotherapy, lymph-boosting massages, whole-food supplements, and ionic footbaths. No matter what treatment they administer, they recognize that no one knows your body like you; even though they'll make recommendations for certain treatments, they'll never push you toward a treatment you don't want.
At Stamps Chiropractic, Dr. Wes Stamps and his team of specialists dish out doses of relaxation via a variety of massage-therapy treatments. During 30-minute hydro massages, clients remain completely clothed and completely dry atop a specialized bed. As powerful waves of water deliver heated, soothing strokes to targeted areas, a user-friendly touch screen encourages further customization with peaceful videos and a relaxing soundtrack that includes music and the tranquil call of howler monkeys.