Absolute Therapeutic Spa LLC’s experienced massage therapists coat bodies in soothing strokes during a range of muscle-mending therapeutic services. Swedish massage harnesses the power of long, gentle strokes to help limber-up ligaments and maintain tendons' elasticity. The therapist's trained hands traverse musculature with pinpointed kneads and gliding rubs that aim to reduce tension as effectively as taking a catnap inside a stress ball. During the 60-minute relax-a-thon, clients can receive a revitalizing boost in circulatory and nervous-system functioning, rebooting patrons’ bodies and minds to their original stress-free factory settings.
Megan Bartelt channels her passion for alternative medicine and holistic healing into noninvasive treatments that bolster bodily comfort and mental awareness. At the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Megan began to study techniques for coaxing the body into healing itself by manipulating nerves to correct internal issues and bribing stomachs with ice-cream sundaes. Her dedication to the school's curriculum led her to obtain a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a license in acupuncture, along with a hefty knowledge of nutritional consoling and Chinese herbal medicine. Her college years also fostered a love for women's health studies that led to a focus on employing acupuncture and Chinese medicine to relax mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and kindergarten lion-taming lessons.
Although much of Eternal Spring Natural Health Center's mission centers around the notion that healing comes from inside the individual, the practice is equally committed to putting its imprint on the well-being of its community. The center's licensed acupuncturists work on an honor fee, the goal of which is to better make their services available to a larger group of people. The center's other specialties include nutrition, chiropractic and massage treatments, and they offer private lessons that focus on yoga qi gong, meditation work, and learning how to breath in the void of outer space?which is where one can end up during effective meditation. Eternal Spring?s Todd Shulfer earned his doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Leola Jacobi has a bachelor?s degree in nutrition as well as a master?s in oriental medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine.
Chiropractors Alyssa and Grant O?Brien specialize in using chiropractic care to promote their patients' overall wellbeing, helping people maintain their health naturally. To accomplish this at Align Chiropractic, they apply adjustment techniques to locate and reposition misaligned vertebrae. When misaligned, these vertebrae can place undue strain on the spinal cord and the surrounding musculature, potentially worsening the aches and pains that patients are already experiencing due to an accident, a sports injury, or an overenthusiastic hug from a pet octopus. The doctors' approach promotes healthy communication throughout the entire body and supports the natural healing processes that can address symptoms in addition to underlying causes. Align Chiropractic also specializes in providing care for runners and young children.
To study Chinese medicine, James Rodowca went to the source. He studied at Guangzhou University in China to earn credentials that enhance his already stacked resumé—he also holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a master’s in Oriental medicine. His extensive studies inform his practice of these ancient arts at Acupuncture One, though he also gets some help from technology. Digital Meridian Imaging maps the body’s energy pathways, as well as the spots on the body where energy’s movement is blocked by external forces or by the heart’s annual street parade. With the insertion of thin acupuncture needles, James can unblock these passageways and help the body restore balance in order to alleviate such common ailments as allergies, stress, and depression. James also curates a stock of potent herbal supplements that complement his hands-on treatments to treat a slew of issues.
Melissa Kelly isn’t afraid of feet; she’s spent more than 5,000 hours practicing reflexology rendered on sets of stompers. At her wellness center, she offers multiple services, including ionic footbaths, ear coning, and reflexology. By targeting particular points on the feet, soles, and heels, she’s able to help bring balance to bodies that have been thrown off by suffering from illness or hanging out in a cement mixer—specifically, she helps them achieve homeostasis through acupressure. Her reflexology sessions also help increase circulation throughout the body, and can even be a relaxing experience thanks to a soft, leather chair. Beyond the comfortable furniture, Melissa’s center imparts a cozy vibe with warm reddish-orange walls, plush rugs, green plants, curtains, and colorful artwork that separate it from a sterile corporate spa.