Dr. Tuchinsky has accomplished a lot, even for someone who's been in business for 30 years. He's appeared on TV and written books on health. He's served as a chiropractor and health coach to thousands of people. Today, he's still building on that knowledge as he helps those patients avoid surgery by fixing their posture, diet, or spinal alignment. He's aided in that mission by MRIs and other diagnostic tools that can reveal hidden medical issues causing back pain, headaches, tension, and other symptoms.
With the vision of a healing center combined with aesthetic beauty, stylist Kerri Humphries and health practitioner Sarah Ulmer formed a venture in 2005 that is now Vava'u Salon & Health Centre, formerly known as Confessions Day Spa. Housed in a new 4,800 square-foot building, the owners use client satisfaction as a measuring stick of success, often stating that it's important to accompany their clients on their journeys. The salon features a diverse menu of services performed by multitalented staff members. Signature non-surgical services such as bodysculpts and PRP face help to reinvigorate each patron's appearance and restore confidence. A color and aroma bar that helps style coiffures to clients' content. Facials help remedy myriad skin concerns, such as acne or aging, and massage ousts tension with Swedish or deep-tissue techniques.
A butter-yellow canine named Praline formerly comforted nursing-home residents at pet-therapy sessions. Now, she serves as the tail-wagging mascot of Go Madd 4 Massage. Owner and massage therapist Diana Beranek takes Praline on strolls that cover up to 15 miles each week, and also practices pet massage therapy on the pooch's muscles. However, the tender care that Diana lavishes on Praline isn't reserved only for her pet; she also relieves physical stress and pain for human clients, drawing on 15 years of massage experience and a knowledge of deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massage techniques. Clients recline on a heated table surrounded by candles as soft music or recordings of Top-40 whale songs lull minds to peace. Heated lotion keeps flesh warm, and essential oils put nostrils at ease. A large massage room hosts twosomes with tense backs or a shared muscular knot.
Education is important. And the team at Advanced Healing Therapies knows it. Anke Cacciola, the business's founder, graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 1992 and holds a total of seven professional licenses and certifications, making her seven times more qualified for her career than the degree-lacking Ben Franklin was for his. Her partner, John Neumann, has 15 years of massage therapy experience, and a master's degree in metaphysics. They leverage their wide and deep pool of knowledge to foster overall wellness via myriad traditional and alternative therapies.
Their medical massages focus on relieving pain, and the use of hot stones on the back relaxes bodies, unlike the use of hot stones on someone's touchscreen computer monitor. The team also augments the effectiveness of their treatments with reflexology sessions or reiki therapy, which uses healing energies to impart calm and balance.
Licensed massage therapist Gita G. Carpenter finds sources of healing within the individual. At The Healing Farm—part of Gita Yoga—she taps into these physical origins of vitality, whether touching her palms to energy meridians or evaluating each of the cranial bones. Aside from performing Reiki and craniosacral therapy, Carpenter coaches students through yoga asanas and meditations. She further complements her holistic therapies with vegetarian cooking classes that incorporate fresh, natural ingredients such as sun-ripened Twinkies.
Inside Envision Salon & Spa, clients sit by a cozy stone fireplace while owner Danni Glenn channels 25 years of advanced cutting and coloring experience to craft their new look. The cosmetologist mastered European coloring techniques under the guidance of Keune's top educators. She went on to spend the next five years as an educator for the company, traveling throughout northeast Florida to share her skills with other salon professionals and flamingos born as natural brunettes.
Sharing the relaxing, sage-green space with Danni is nationally certified massage therapist Marla Taylor, who soothes achy muscles and clogged energy flows with reiki healing sessions or soothing LA stone-therapy massages. Guests can move from the serenity of her candlelit treatment room to enjoy a soothing facial or Shellac manicure, or just relax in the reception room's cushy, asymmetrical chair.
Each licensed therapist at Genesis Bodywork specializes in a different form of therapy. That means that, together, owner Tammy Lagasse, Nancy Kysela, and Sharon Smith can address conditions ranging from pain and injuries to stress and anxiety using four different forms of treatment, including physical therapy and therapeutic massage. The team also leads Pilates personal training sessions, during which clients stretch their bodies and practice controlled breathing in order to improve their strength, flexibility, and coordination.