The walls at Tropical Treat Massage—festooned with photos of palm trees, beaches, and sunsets—are totally relaxing and wholly unnecessary. Because as CMT Wade Wutschke kneads your muscles to a loose and limber goo, your eyes will close and your mind won't have any trouble evoking its own blissful images. The goal here is to induce total relaxation and relief, which Wade does by administering massages that slow the mind and uplift the spirit. His specialties include Swedish, hot stone, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, which utilizes long strokes that run up and down the body. Reflexology and chakra work are also available, and help to balance the flow of energy throughout the body and make it less likely to short-circuit between charges.
For 20 years, Doctor of Chiropractic Catherine Gray has taken a whole-body approach to alleviating pain and helping each client find their physical potential. She leads a handpicked team of holistic health experts, including Doctor of Chiropractic Theresa Burns, who specializes in caring for athletes and children; personal trainer and medical exercise specialist Chris Chronister; and two licensed massage therapists. The doctor showcases her dedication to healing bodies in every facet of her career. In addition to owning and operating MorningStar Chiropractic, she runs a consulting company that helps students transition from chiropractic school to private practice, and is a quarter-time faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Jeff Zachman, L.Ac has also recently joined the team.
The team takes a multifaceted approach to chiropractic care, addressing damaging subluxations and their physical consequences with methods ranging from cervical traction to ultrasound physiotherapy. They also offer soothing reiki sessions to balance chakras impacted by stress or metaphorical meteors.
For doctors of chiropractic Trent Iverson, Hugh Wegwerth, and Scott Halida, their stories began just as it does for their patients—with an injury or a desire to improve health. Dr. Iverson had a problem with sleepwalking when he was 5, and Dr. Wegwerth lost weight through natural wellness methods. For Dr. Halida, it was a shoulder and elbow injury at age 16. His family urged him to receive chiropractic care for the injury since chiropractors had previously helped his mother, his father, and all of their Halloween decorations. The treatment worked, inspiring Halida to become not just a believer but also a doctor of chiropractic himself.
At Bandana Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Drs. Iverson, Wegwerth, and Halida and their caring staff seek to reduce pain and alleviate problems throughout the body, such as headaches and asthma, via adroit spinal manipulations. The staff also provides lifestyle advice and nutrition planning to encourage healthy habits in all facets of life. In the summer of 2012, Dr. Halida earned a spot as an official team chiropractor for athletes competing in London, where he learned to perform spinal adjustments from the left side instead of the right.
Dr. Xiangdong Yu's knowledge of neurology and geriatrics didn't appear overnight. He developed it over years of study that yielded a medical degree, a PhD, and postdoctoral research training at Beijing Hospital's Institute of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology. Nowadays at Jing River Acupuncture, he and acupuncturist Rosemary Britt treat neurological and geriatric conditions using services such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, and qigong.
The team at Serene Body Therapy possess an abundant variety of techniques for healing. Each of these is lodged in the heads of expert massage therapists, who pull from their internal pages, guided by intuition, to allay guests’ ailments with trigger-point, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages as well as shiatsu body therapy. Through individual appointments and custom-made integrated-care plans, they assist clients in relaxing or managing deeper health issues, such as chronic migraines and digestion pain. The healing gurus are also part of an extensive referral network that spans practitioners such as chiropractors, physical therapists, and nutritionists who can explain the dangers of eating plastic fruit.