Sean Bennington uses his own experience with pain and recovery to help others stop hurting and regain control of their lives. Since no two patients are exactly alike, Bennington uses a variety of treatments to restore healing and function. He employs joint injections, for example, to reduce joint friction and inflammation and promote stability with stronger muscle tension. Other treatments can break up scar tissue and help stabilize joint structure. In addition, the Cornerstone staff makes sure clients can perform as much care as possible afterward in their own homes.
Not one to rest on his hard-earned academic laurels, Optimal Health Center's presiding chiropractor Dr. Stephen Gradwohl continues to bolster his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with advanced studies in orthopedics and sports chiropractic. Fellow Doctor of Chiropractic Dr. Amy Bates takes a holistic approach to patient care and specializes in women's health.
This commitment to unceasing education pays off for their patients, who benefit from a combination of traditional chiropractic spinal adjustments, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle advice. The doctor and his staff focus on treatments that complement one another and heal the body holistically, accounting for psychological needs with personal consultations and dramatic reenactments of classic feel-good movies.
One member of that staff, licensed massage therapist Jessica Williams, works to knead tension and discomfort from muscles with a range of treatments. Depending on the needs of the patient, she might put to use warm river stones, aromatherapy products, or the long strokes of Swedish massage. She also has experience working with athletes and expectant mothers.
Panacea Massage’s licensed therapists alleviate pain and anxiety with up to 120 minutes of soothing kneads and strokes at a time. Their gentle Swedish massages relax and energize the body with light pressures, whereas their deep-tissue techniques chip away at adhesions with more intense pressures. Specialty modalities such as sports massage and trigger-point therapy target specific areas of concern, helping the body to heal after running a marathon or sleeping on an uneven pile of football players.
Licensed massage therapists render a panoply of massage modalities geared toward fulfilling their professional mission of vanquishing pain. The team observes that pain encroaches into bodies from many sources, such as stress from work, overexertion from playing sports, or stiffness from traveling cross-country in an overhead bin. To combat these many causes and iterations of pain, each massage therapist culls their experiences to choreograph their own interpretations of massage modalities, each tailored specifically to fit the needs of the client.
As a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, Kristen Gum has the ability to both enhance beauty and reduce stress. She hand selects products during facials to counter skin-specific issues such as acne, dryness, or wrinkles. Her massages draw on the long, fluid strokes of the Swedish modality to quell tension and soothe muscular aches.
When guests walk out of Salon Ji, they always feel different from when they entered, whether they’re reveling in newfound confidence due to a fresh hairstyle or an aura of relaxation after a soothing massage. In addition to cuts and color, stylists sweep hair into elegant updos, add extensions, or decorate locks with trendy feathers, which can help clients establish a good rapport with neighborhood sparrows. Nail specialists treat hands and feet to mani-pedis using regular or long-lasting Shellac polish, which remains chip-free for up to two weeks. The staff further pampers guests with facials and body waxing.
Pendant lights cast a soft glow over Salon Ji’s sleek purple-gray walls, which contrast with a collection of vibrant paintings. Waiting guests can cozy up in modern black armchairs and browse the web with complimentary WiFi while sipping coffee.