Advanced Chiropractic’s team of spinal reshufflers practices chiropractic biophysics and specializes in the correction of abnormal forward head posture. New patients receive a complimentary consultation to review health history and affinity for knapsacks to determine if they would benefit from chiropractic care. If yes, an exam (a $119 value) follows and includes a battery of standard orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic tests, such as testing reflexes and range of motion. A chiropractor interprets the results by consulting astrological charts before deciding on a postural adjustment (a $35 value) that can treat a range of issues, from recurring headaches to constipation, by directly and indirectly affecting the entire nervous system through the spine. Patients can see the results thanks to before and after X-rays, if necessary (a $100 value).
At Reiki 4 Better Living, practitioners Josie and Leo share many things—a marriage, two children, and a passion for helping clients heal. To do so, they rely on reiki, which involves a set of intuitive touches and essential oils designed to align the body's qi, or internal energies. The aim is to promote recovery from a host of physical and emotional illnesses. Both certified practitioners apply their skills at hospitals, hospices, and their own studio.
The staff at DeFazio-Scott Chiropractic Clinic assesses spinal health and performs gentle adjustments to promote whole-body wellness. In addition to easing spines into proper alignment, staff members relieve tension in the surrounding muscles and connective tissue with massage therapy.
The instructors and practitioners at TendingShen devote themselves to spreading the word of acupuncture from its roots in Eastern Asia to Western shores. They believe that five-element acupuncture—a descendant of traditional Japanese and Korean styles—makes a versatile complement to Western medicine, augmenting treatments that address ailments metabolically with holistic methods designed to stimulate the body’s own natural healing.
The New You's owner and health coach Mary Ellen Graham combines the techniques of hot-stone and fitness massages in 60- and 90-minute treatments. For about 10 minutes, a fitness machine vibrates away muscle stiffness and aims to boost metabolism, phase out cellulite, and increase muscle elasticity. Next, hands apply hot stones to specific body coordinates, allowing radiant heat to seep into muscles like hot sauce into cheesecakes, easing aches and aiming to improve circulation. Heat expands blood vessels, assuages nerves, and may ease symptoms of insomnia and arthritis. Therapists may recalibrate body vibes using additional modalities such as reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, and tuning forks.