From his earliest days watching his father work at his dental practice, Dr. Kyle Schmitz has been interested in helping people improve their health and well-being. Now, the father-and-son duo work practically side by side with offices in the same building. Dr. Schmitz the younger brings a holistic approach to his ministrations, pairing spinal realignment with ache-reducing massage to release endorphins and promote circulation, and doling out nutrition advice to stave off diet-related maladies. As a Titleist Performance Institute–certified golf-fitness instructor, he also helps patients fine-tune their golf swing, maintain proper club handling, and adjust their golf bag’s spine.
Dr. Thomas Hobbs, Doctor of Chiropractic Vivian Carbone-Hobbs, and the staff at Power-Med harness FDA-cleared Zerona cold lasers to noninvasively slim male and female physiques. Technicians begin by positioning the module's four prongs along the waistline, hips, or thighs, bathing them in light that releases fat from subcutaneous cells without disturbing surrounding tissues or waking inner tigers. The liquefied lipids are then swallowed by the lymphatic system and expelled through natural processes, leaving behind shapelier contours and toned limbs. The gentle 40-minute procedure requires no anesthesia and no recovery time, so patients may immediately return to normal activities, such as work, working out, and working out the kinks to their time-traveling toilet. To optimize the sculpting of their silhouettes, patients should schedule three sessions each week and stay active throughout the course of treatment.
Led by Dr. Shawn Bradley, the skilled staff at Bradley Chiropractic assists patients in shedding stress, relieving tension, and healing the spine. Upon arrival, skeletal sufferers receive an in-depth consultation, addressing medical history and present ailments (a $45 value), whether those be aches, a limited motion range, or three pale yetis that pace nightly below their bedroom windows. During the exam, Dr. Bradley observes reflexes and mobility through a static EMG and thermal-energy scan, which determine how muscles contract at rest and the amount of neurological input received from the spinal cord (a $112 value). After a thorough review of the back at hand, the posterior professional determines the appropriate course of action to smooth out kinks and realign disharmonious spinal formations. With the meticulous movements of a skilled nutcracker, Dr. Bradley will then locate misalignments and administer a soothing spinal adjustment (a $50 value).
Spinal Care of St. Louis's Doctor of Chiropractic Nathan Heimgartner oversees a wide range of therapeutic services in finding a balance between extensive chiropractic know-how and holistic health. In the center's private treatment rooms, which eschew clinical starkness in favor of soft lighting and calming pastel colors, Dr. Heimgartner uses thorough chiropractic exams, massages, LipoLaser sessions, nutrition counseling, and movies about baby hedgehogs to bolster feelings of wellness. The resident team of licensed massage therapists eases muscle tension with a bevy of relaxing modalities, aiding Dr. Heimgartner in his quest to rid bodies of back pain, sports injuries, whiplash, and other ailments.
Licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collier channels more than 900 hours of training into kneading out bothersome knots. After she studied holistic-healing techniques at the Healing Arts Center, she opened Intuitive Healing Arts to bring harmony to minds, bodies, and spirits.
She helps bodies tap into their innate healing abilities through soothing modalities that range from Swedish to deep-touch and myofascial release massage to Reiki and transformational breath work. The latter uses breathing techniques to stimulate circulation and improve well-being.