Dr. Darcey Walraven Ladner was once told she would never walk again without spinal surgery. After being thrown from a horse, she suffered a herniated disc and decided to visit a chiropractor before agreeing to an invasive procedure. It took months of intense chiropractic care, but she soon recovered her ability to walk without surgery and eventually get back in the saddle. Despite her positive outcome, it wasn't until she witnessed a horse recover from a serious injury through chiropractic care that she realized she wanted to devote herself to this branch of medicine, which helped not only her, but also the animals she loves so much.
Thus it's no surprise that today at Omni Wellness Center, Dr. Walraven Ladner and her team of certified and trained professionals focus on bettering the lives of both humans and animals. For two-legged patients, their services cover everything from spinal adjustments to corrective exercises. And for animals––specifically horses, dogs, and cats––they offer an array of holistic options to treat joints and improve competitive performance.
Aesthetician Tassie Small believes that a glowing exterior is made possible by a healthy interior. After earning a license in aesthetics and building her knowledge of holistic health and detoxification, she opened Restorations Holistic Skincare to blend her multiple passions. At Restorations, she helps her clients achieve their beauty goals by addressing the needs of the whole body. Ultrasonic and far-infrared procedures rejuvenate faces and bodies, whereas ionic footbaths help expel toxins. Facials and microdermabrasion treatments, meanwhile, sweep away dead skin to reveal façades more youthful than the attendees at a Nickelodeon stockholders meeting. Tassie is also the creator and formulator of Tacia Essentials, a line of natural and organic skin and hair products that she uses at her spa. During regular workshops, she teaches her secrets to guests, guiding them through the creation of their very own perfumes and bath products.
The tranquil environment at Mountain Oasis Health soothes clients, where licensed professionals?apply their skills and know-how. For holistic healing, they offer a full menu of massage, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture services.
At Abeba's Touch Massage and Body Work, licensed massage therapists ease away stress and chronic pain. They cater to everyone from pregnant women to athletes, and employ a wide range of bodywork methods. Swedish strokes gently boost circulation with soothing effleurage, and hot stones send healing heat deep into sore muscles. Massages can be enhanced with therapeutic deep-heat treatments, exfoliating foot scrubs, and the soothing scents of aromatherapy.
Licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor Shere Carinci believes in the healing power of bodywork and intentional meditation. She offers energy healing, customized massages with acupressure, and foot reflexology in a studio tucked into an acupuncture center. Shere also leads private yoga sessions, during which she helps people become more energized and engaged with their lives.