Certified massage therapist and healing artist Kerry Leigh traces her specialty in core synchronism back to the system?s developer, Robert Stevens, who first trained her to assist nature with techniques that promote inner-organism harmony. Kerry honed her massage skills as a backstage therapist at rock concerts, as the founder of the Odwalla Juice Company's on-site massage therapy program, and with the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health before starting her own practice at Actualize Your Health.
These days, Leigh and a team of therapists connect minds and bodies with cellular nutrition, aromatherapy with essential oils, and natural flower essences selected for their health-giving vibrational energy. Their background in athletics gives them a firsthand look at what hardworking muscles and spirits need to recover after grueling workouts or fisticuffs with inner demons.
It's not that Doctor of Chiropractic Daniel Garcia isn't concerned with his patients' symptoms—he is just more interested in their origins. He uses his chiropractic abilities to focus on the spine, targeting misalignments that he finds are the source of most pain and discomfort. After addressing their infrastructures with an adjustment, clients can visit the onsite massage therapists, who soothe skeletal insulation with relaxation or therapeutic massages. In addition to internal therapies, a medical aesthetician fosters epidermal wellness with chemical peels, six types of facial treatments, and teaching pores their own mantras.
Almost 30 years ago— well before the trend caught mainstream attention—Beulah Moses seized upon the idea of a health-food store. She populated the aisles of Moses Kountry Health Food Store with holistic medicines, minerals, and healthy foods, a pattern that continues in the 5,000-square-foot shop today. Beulah and her staff address everyday health concerns such as colds, headaches, and joint pain, as well as more specific issues including diabetes and depression, with a range of vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies. Nutrient-rich groceries fill out the shelves with such wholesome edibles as raw nuts and seeds, Amy’s-brand frozen meals, and gluten-free baking supplies.
Emmett Garcia, the licensed massage therapist at Touched by an Angel’s Wing, renders therapeutic full-body massages using oils or lotions and techniques culled from more than 10 distinct modalities. During each session, Garcia plies a variety of strokes, from rhythmic percussion taps to kneading maneuvers targeted to improve sluggish circulation, like a library that smears its books with chocolate. In addition to redressing backaches, the massage sessions can help to ease stressed-out minds and abate the severity of ailments, such as migraines and swelling from sports injuries or pregnancy. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Garcia calls upon such spa staples as warm paraffin wax and mud to soothe achy joints and flush toxins from pores.
Deiter Chiropractic specializes in helping patients suffering from car accidents, work-related injuries, and sporting injuries such as hard hits in football or table tennis elbow. In addition to adjustments, on-site massages help alleviate chronic and new pain.
First-born children generally grow up to be mature and compassionate adults, which is certainly the case with licensed massage therapist Carissa Franco. Her empathy became apparent at age 15 when she opted to start working at a family center that helped low-income parents and their children. She soon discovered that administering massage therapy, unlike sending a hug through the mail, gave her the satisfaction of seeing the immediate positive effects of her efforts. Now, when practicing therapies including Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology, Carissa also treats clients with doTerra essential oil, which greases the wheels of relaxation without pesticides or other contaminants.