At Three Mountains Wellness, LLC, Liz Billings uses a holistic approach to treat patients. After studying advanced Oriental medicine in Korea, Liz obtained a certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which she uses to diagnose and treat patients afflicted with a variety of problems. She combines Oriental medicine as well as acupuncture with other approaches such as nutrition, exercise, and proper sleep habits to help clients overcome difficulty with chronic pain, memory loss, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Resident massage therapist Alicia Bruce frees her clients from long-held tension during private sessions. Her carefully trained fingers ease aches during relaxing Swedish massages and precisely place heated basalt stones during hot-stone massages to warm deep-seated muscles that are sore from their owners posing as Atlas. Reflexology sessions focus on trigger points in the hands and feet, working to release congestion throughout the body and stimulate circulation. Alicia also packages massage sessions with spa services such as mani-pedis or facials to create an afternoon of pampering.
Solace Therapeutic Massage's experienced massage therapists soothe patrons with an arsenal of relaxing and clinical modalities. Like chemists at a soda fountain, clients can mix and match their own modalities or allow the therapist to tailor the treatment as they see fit with techniques such as polarity therapy or positional release. Swedish techniques apply gentle pressure and massage muscles in the same direction as blood returning to the heart from its circulatory sojourn, attempting to coax toxins out of their homes while better oxygenating the body. Clinical techniques delve into the musculature in search of the causes behind such persistent discomforts as back pain, tennis elbow, and chess wrist. Reflexology treatments target the feet with a specialized therapy that spends approximately 30 minutes attempting to rebalance the corporeal systems before finishing the hour with a full-body massage. The staff also prevents the need to rub the back on a telephone pole by performing prenatal and sports massages.
The human body is composed of hundreds of individual bones and muscles, none of which would work in harmony were it not for two essential elements: the mind and the soul. The therapists of Core Healing Bodyworks do everything in their power to ensure that body, mind, and soul are operating on the same page. This means that their massages don’t just treat physical ailments; they penetrate the body’s outer layers to relieve stress and relax anxieties. Aside from classic Swedish and deep-tissue treatments, the therapists offer special modalities, such as hot-stone therapy and reflexology. Reflexology treatments work to balance the body’s energies by applying pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, and dorsal fins.
Massage therapist Aja Fortenberry trained in the 1,100-hour Baker College program, where she learned to incorporate Swedish massage, active stretching, and deep therapeutic bodywork to ease tension. Now, with more than 10 years of experience, Aja provides clients with her healing touch at Verity Life Massage Therapy. She offers her signature Swedish massages in 60- and 90-minute iterations as well as short chair-massage sessions.
At Delta Chiropractic Center, Doctors of Chiropractic Roost and Dail solve back problems with the help of computerized techniques, which has helped them gain recognition from City Pulse and become the official chiropractic office of Lansing's semipro football team. During the exam and consultation, the doctors determine the best course of healing action and read bones' most telling diary entries. The one-hour massage helps to relieve musculoskeletal pain, encourage circulation, increase range of motion, and bring up the patient's relaxation quotient by 10 points on a scale of one to beach. Delta Chiropractic Center realigns body kinks with a variety of techniques, including the ProAdjuster, for which Dr. Roost is the only Class III-certified ProAdjuster doctor in mid-Michigan. A handheld device connected to a computer, the ProAdjuster gently taps the body to analyze and realign the spine with a combination of current technology and traditional chiropractic adjustment techniques.