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.
As a doctor of Oriental medicine, Lisa Maharajh brings holistic and drug-free therapies to her patients. But in addition to the acupuncture and homeopathic remedies she performs in her private practice, at Trinity Laser Like Lipo, she performs noninvasive slimming treatments. By harnessing the power of LED light and studying her clients' metabolisms, she is able to help them shrink their physiques without surgery or trips through a hot dryer. Sessions on the whole-body-vibration platform bolster downsizing efforts by stimulating muscle contractions and improving lymphatic drainage.
Conforti Natural Wellness Centers' experienced chiropractors have garnered praise from Panache Vue magazine for their knack at easing bodily aches with safe chiropractic care that targets each guest's specific problem areas. Five days a week, Conforti Natural Wellness Centers' licensed massage therapists detangle knotted muscles and relieve neck, back, and head pains associated with auto accidents, sport injuries, and amateur contortionist tournaments. Each of the company's locations complements chiropractic treatments with wellness services, including acupuncture, med-spa treatments, and nutritional counseling.
At Rauch Chiropractic Wellness Center, licensed massage therapist Christa Bryan tailors individual services from a selection of modalities. The broad, relaxing strokes of a Swedish massage unburden tense bodies, whereas a heavy-handed deep-tissue treatment loosens stubborn muscle knots. A prenatal massage can help relieve expectant mothers' aches and pains and ease tummies stressed from internal karate kicks. A sports massage targets areas of chronic pain with the pressure-point techniques of reflexology and injury-tending care, as clients feel the pressures of the outside world dissolve off their soon-to-be-tension-free shoulders.
Growing up, Chris Hrabovsky was often told he should become either a radio personality or a hypnotist because of his mellow baritone voice. After a stint as a yoga teacher, he eventually chose the latter, opening his own hypnotherapy practice in 2006. Today, he draws on his multidisciplinary background in Kundalini yoga, neurolinguistic programming, and movement-based Brain Gym techniques to enhance his treatments, which are designed to free clients from the effects of painful or stressful past events.
Chris believes that many of these effects are rooted in a kind of sense memory. During times of high stress or fear, the reasoning goes, even the tiniest sensory inputs, such as the sound of a dog barking, can be deeply imprinted on the mind. When similar sensations reoccur, it can trigger seemingly spontaneous anxiety, even long after the traumatic event. The hypnotist's role, Chris says, is to "wake up" the subconscious, so it realizes that in the present moment there is no reason to fear.
To this end, he starts out most sessions with exercises meant to center the client's consciousness in the present moment and that can also be used to soothe stress in the client's daily life. Only at the end of each session does Chris hypnotize his clients, bringing them into a deep state of semiconsciousness so he can make direct suggestions to the subconscious. These techniques, in the course of multiple sessions, can be tailored to pursue a wide variety of goals including working out deep relational conflicts, quitting smoking, and losing weight.
Dr. Lisa Marsh cares for the young and old alike with a medley of chiropractic and natural treatments at Holistic Center for Vibrant Health. Armed with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University and certifications in bio-cranial therapy and the Brimhall technique, Dr. Lisa addresses a wide range of ailments, including pain, allergies, and cases of the Mondays, with spinal adjustments, massage, and an arsenal of detoxification treatments. She educates patients on ways to maintain their wellness and find drug-free recovery from sickness.