Many people are guilty of putting undue pressure on their bodies, but probably not 405 pounds worth. Doctor of Chiropractic Chad Filimon hoisted that much weight to claim a state weightlifting championship in high school, giving him a first-hand perspective on the body's limitations and the strength to shoulder half the medical partnership of Advanced Chiropractic Associates, Inc. His partner, Doctor of Chiropractic Joseph Ferrantelli, literally wrote the book––two textbooks in fact––on the clinic's preferred method of treatment, Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP), a method that aims to balance areas of pain or injury with mirror-image adjustments and exercises that focus on the alignment of the entire spine. The doctors also specialize in decompression therapy, on-site massage, laser therapy for chronic pain or depressed cats, and auto-accident-injury treatment, for which Dr. Ferrantelli has attended numerous continuing-education seminars.
The massage therapists at Hands of Choice knead away patients' muscular tension and emotional stress during full-body rubdowns augmented by hydrotherapy treatments. Clients enter a private room and slip into a plush towel before discussing a custom treatment to target specific aches and pains with a massage therapist. The therapist's hands seek out tendons' tension through sweeping strokes that incorporate the gentle pressures of Swedish massage with the connective-tissue pampering of myofascial release. Each 60- to 90-minute session calls on as many as 10 different massage techniques to draw knots away from deep densities of musculature without the aid of telekinesis. Therapists accessorize the 90-minute supreme massage with hydrotherapy treatments, during which moist heat packs warm-up muscles so clients receive a deeper massage. Patients can keep on pants or undergarments if they help them feel more comfortable.
Libelle Organic Salon & Spa's owner Connie Scheidegger leads a team of experienced cosmetic professionals as they work together to beautify customers using purely organic products. Armed with Organic Salon Systems products—which are free of ammonia, carcinogens, formaldehydes, and illegal smells—the staff treats clients to expert hair services such as cuts, styles, and coloring for everyday trims or special occasions. They also soothe muscles with massages and exfoliate the epidermis with custom skin care treatments designed for the entire body. Nail and waxing treatments round out the menu of services.
Organic and natural products help beauty pros pamper guests at Soul Beautiful Day Spa & Wellness Center. They are used in a variety of skincare services, including a pink-grapefruit exfoliating treatment that is applied to the back, hands, and feet. Guests also relax during massages and sit for brightly colored manicures and pedicures.
The skin therapists of Intuitive Skin Studio rely on advanced procedures to fight the signs of aging: diamond microdermabrasion, LED photo facials, radio frequency facials, micro-needling dermapen treatments, and LHE phototherapy. Of the five, the micro-needling dermapen may well be the most advanced method for stimulating collagen production in the face; its tiny needles penetrate the skin to create "micro injuries" that then heal stronger, aiming toward tightening and brightening skin. Every treatment includes a complimentary consultation, and all sessions take place in a private treatment room. Meanwhile, massage therapists pamper clients with relaxing, therapeutic sessions, employing Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques.
Fully intending to pursue a career in physical therapy, Jeremy Miracle began to study various massage modalities as a means to an end. He realized quickly, however, that he needn't go any further—he had discovered his passion. Believing in massage's therapeutic benefits and its ability to cultivate a pain-free lifestyle, Miracle founded Nautical Massage.
Instead of asking clients to decide on one modality for the entire treatment, Jeremy begins every session by asking them to describe their discomfort, expectations, and Twister-playing habits. Based on this information, he administers a completely custom mélange of modalities that can include salutary deep-tissue work, relaxing Swedish techniques, and neuromuscular therapy. He also welcomes feedback throughout the entire session, constantly altering his game plan to accommodate each client's unique needs.
Surrounded by calming, neutral-toned walls, the treatment room gently reverberates the sounds of soft piano music. Clients can also bring along their own music or band of singing whales if it will help them to fall into a relaxed stupor more easily.