Zac Goodside, the licensed massage therapist behind Z's Massage & Holistic Boutique, helps clients unwind through custom Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and myofascial-release massages. Zac boosts relaxation levels even more with hot stones or aromatic oil add-ons in scents such as lavender and peppermint.
Inspired by the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture Center’s David and Kim Yoo strive to create balance and harmony in the body through non-Western medical techniques. Their hair-thin acupuncture needles unblock energy flow along the body's 71 meridians, and cupping sessions draw stagnant qi out from its nap on the soul’s couch. The doctors Yoo also employ moxibustion, a 3,000-year old practice of applying a stick of burning mugwort over an acupuncture point to stimulate and strengthen the blood and life energy. Acupuncture Center works in conjunction with primary-care physicians, often receiving referrals from MDs and augmenting traditional treatments of maladies such as lower back pain, arthritis, migraines, and sleep disorders.
The wellness wizards at B-Alternative restore bodily balance with acupuncture, a treatment that helps address a wide range of digestive, respiratory, and neurological concerns. During one-hour sessions, a licensed pinpointer inserts sterilized or disposable needles into strategic points along the body with the aim of unblocking energy clogs and relieving chronic pain, a phenomenon scientists attribute to stimulation of the nervous system. Instead of using hollow needles, which can encourage bruising or irritation, technicians use very thin stainless-steel needles that, like argumentative Fonzies, smoothly come to a point. Many clients report the procedure as being entirely or nearly pain free, and many phonograph records find it catchy.
Dr. Korth sleuths out spots of muscular and soft tissue rebellion with Selective Functional Movement Assessments, uncovering dysfunctional motions and finding where in the body they originate. Muscle strains, nerve tinglings, joint pain, and other ailments are rousted from their bodily hiding places, and are then able to be treated to avoid future injury. Active Release Treatment therapy treats hard-to-target soft tissue injuries and problems, often mislabeled as joint problems or hastily blamed on rambunctious nerves. Chronic pains evaporate as Dr. Korth uses chiropractic Active Release Treatment to oust ouch-inducing problems. The assessment and treatment can help relieve everyday pains from sitting at office chairs, doing repetitive motions, and Friday night games of human Jenga; for athletes, the treatments can help free potential tied down by misbehaving joints or other problem spots.
Each visit begins with a consultation to determine the focus of treatment and an in-depth exam ($90) to pinpoint particularly troublesome areas. If necessary, x-rays ($90–$100 per region) delve deep beneath the skin’s crust in search of muscle damage and embedded fossils, while an adjustment ($40) utilizes Dr. Brad Metzler’s deft phalanges to align spines for a tension-free form. Patient patients may also experience enhanced healing effects thanks to physiotherapy treatments ($40), which may include Graston, Kinseotape, electrical stimulation, or intersegmental table sessions. Additionally, visitors and their hand-holders can wind down and relax in the practice's neutral, welcoming environment.
Chiropractic isn't like astrophysics, where any quack with a telescope can set up shop; doctors of chiropractic receive at least four academic years of education and pass national board examinations before receiving their ceremonial telescopes. Dane Becker, D.C., is a graduate of the Texas Chiropractic College, where he logged thousands of classroom hours and developed a work ethic that drives him to enroll in continuing education classes. Perfect for headaches, back pain, neck pain, whiplash, sports injuries, and hand strains from Greco Roman thumb-wrestling matches, treatment at Becker Chiropractic & Acupuncture will leave patrons as limber as a cybernetic super squirrel.