The clinic’s leader, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Doug Cutler, draws on his training in environmental medicine to discover and treat not only the symptoms, but the root causes of illnesses, whether they be nutritionally, biochemically, genetically, or emotionally based. At the integrative clinic, he and certified colon hydrotherapist Kristy Hamman team up to restore patients’ equilibrium, offering services including homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, and colon and constitutional hydrotherapy, and working to keep clients’ bodies and minds as balanced as an unsuccessful seesaw.
With an office located in the Providence Medical Center, Family Footcare, PC is a full-service podiatry clinic that specializes in correcting forlorn feet and incorrigible arches. Board-certified foot and ankle surgeons Dr. Milton J. Stern and Dr. Randy K. Kaplan heal painful paws through their custom orthotics. Your treatment includes a comprehensive biomechanical examination before being fitted in plaster molds of the feet, that, unlike plaster face molds, can't be used by impersonators trying to steal your birthday hugs. The orthotics can help to control arch, heel, bunion, and forefoot pain, as well as diminish the wayward foot's negative contributions to the ankle, leg, knee, and wheelbarrow hands. If needed, one follow-up visit for an adjustment is included.
The word "massage" evokes an image of someone relaxing on a table as a therapist kneads their back and neck with aromatic oils. Although this describes many of the massages that Touch of Thai Massage and Wellness offers, it's not the studio's specialty. Instead, the therapists prefer to make their clients active participants in each therapy, most of which call on the techniques of Thai massage. During these treatments, clients remain fully clothed as therapists guide them in yoga-based stretches that work to restore flexibility and enhance healing. At the same time, practitioners press their feet, knees, and elbows along the body's energy lines to release blocked chi and leftover dreams about flying. The spa's decor underpins the practice's Eastern orientation with live orchids, gilded sculptures, and a broken compass.
Charmaine, who worked as a registered nurse for more than 10 years, is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Gold Standard Massage Clinic. Her clinic specializes in therapeutic massage that targets specific muscles and joints for injury prevention and pain management. She relieves tension with a variety of techniques, including Swedish and deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and hot-stone therapy with warm basalt stones. During sessions, clients can request silence or soothing music.
Dr. Sandra Brown has won several awards for her groundbreaking research in the treatment of hair loss and acne scars, including Michiganian of the Year in 1998. Her work is based in Ayurvedic medicine, a natural approach to health believed to restore the body's equilibrium.
Using a patented gel that she developed herself, Dr. Brown stimulates hair follicles to grow thicker and faster, reversing hair loss caused by alopecia, genetic thinning, and stress. A proprietary chemical peel helps eliminate acne and acne scars, and a facial peel treats darks spots, uneven tone, and other signs of aging, such as frown lines caused by thinking about that no-goodnik General Custer.