During the eight years she taught anatomy, physiology, and therapeutic massage, Patti Selleck was frustrated. On her website she discloses the reason: "As much as I could affect with massage, I couldn't make permanent changes." So she sought therapies to enhance the results she could provide for clients, traveling a path that led her to enroll in The Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Rolfing, the commercial name for structural integration, relies on gravity to release tension patterns after sessions in bands of connective tissue called fascia that, when tight, strained, or french braided, can cause joint and muscle pain and imbalances throughout the entire body.
Selleck connected with the practice because it built on her strengths, as the healing process stems from consultations with clients?a specialty of hers since she is a chaplain and a certified lay counselor?and requires a massage therapist's deft touch and detailed understanding of the human body. More than a quarter-century after learning massage in 1985, she revels in work that can have a transformative effect on her patients' lives, enabling them to achieve emotional and spiritual balance through physical alignment.
Healing Waters Colonics believes that colon health is essential to our daily health and overall well-being. A major organ of waste elimination in the body, the colon can become clogged, causing symptoms such as headaches, constipation, allergies, and bloating. Each colon hydrotherapy session uses a gentle infusion of water directly into the colon to help break up and soften fecal impactions, leaving the client feeling light afterwards. After a few sessions, clients can feel a major difference, whether it's reduced bloating and gas or an all-around feeling of better health.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's hundreds of locations throughout the country, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This body-care methodology also incorporates whole-body wellness, which focuses on prevention of pain and maintaining a nutritious lifestyle. Therapists not only assist clients in achieving optimal health, but also tend to back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns.
When health coach Amber looks at a dinner plate, she sees an opportunity. Not an opportunity to cut out beloved foods, but rather to incorporate a healthy balance of foods from every group. At Potent Health by Amber, she draws on her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied more than a 100 dietary theories, or about as many as it takes to make Thanksgiving dinner for a family of picky eaters. She brings that copious to knowledge to her customized diet plans, which are made to fit each client's unique lifestyle with tasty combinations of veggies, fruits, whole grains, proteins, and fats and oils.
As an athlete himself, Doctor of Chiropractic Scott Mitchell fully understands how physical pain can hamper people from doing the things they love. That's why he has worked with Ironman triathletes and professional soccer players to get them back into competitive form. At Mitchell Chiropractic, he and his staff combat problems caused by athletic activities and everyday movement—including lower-back pain, hip pain, headaches, and sciatica—to return clients to pain-free lives.