Gateway Bodyworks owner Lisa Firey believes deeply in the power of holistic treatments, as she has seen remarkable results firsthand. When her beloved dog, Porter, came down with an immune disease, doctors attempted to treat the symptoms with Western medicine. She suspected the medicines were weakening Porter’s immune system, so she began to research alternative methods. Soon she was treating her dog with vitamin C, nasturtium, and dandelion root, as well as massage. This method reenergized Porter and prolonged his life. Impassioned by this discovery, Lisa went on to earn a degree in muscle therapy and is now pursuing a doctorate in natural health.
Today, Lisa employs a staff of 20 experts to practice holistic healing methods. Within her garage-turned-spa space, her team focuses on acupuncture, bodywork, and massage. During reflexology treatments, therapists push pressure points on the feet, relieving stress and removing stuck-on shoe inserts. Acupuncturists treat everything from fatigue to autoimmune disorders and suggest herbal remedies. Alternatively, massage therapists use the long, languid strokes of the Swedish modality, and can also alleviate pain related to sports injuries, pregnancy, and postpregnancy. To round out the center, Lisa also set up a yoga studio with classes such as Hatha, Mommy & Me, and Kundalini.
Health First Centers encompasses full-body well-being by combining a full-service chiropractic spa and wellnesscenter. Inside private treatment rooms, Doctor of Chiropractic Tom Miles and his staff tend to creaky spines with chiropractic adjustments designed to suit everyone from the consummate athlete to the habitually hunching magician's assistant; in addition, they better interiors through nutritional counseling. Spa services include Eastern and Western-inspired massage, salt rubs, and aromatherapy, which help promote all-over wellness and put guests in a better frame of mind. The facility's decor also aims to soothe with natural elements, such as a salt-water fish tank and an adjoining garden.
Clients can take their experience home with them by stocking up on the health products sold in the wellness center, including nutritional supplements, salt-crystal lamps, and mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and Vivetique Organic. A strong supporter of bettering its clients through education, the center offers a series of yoga, partner massage, and tai chi classes as well as lectures on current health topics to equip patients with knowledge that can help them live healthier lifestyles and pad their acting resumés.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Snyder realigns spines with manual and instrument-assisted adjustments. His repertoire includes gentle techniques that involve no popping, cracking, or half nelsons for patients in more tender situations. Snyder Family Chiropractic aims to help patients improve overall health and identify the root causes of various ailments and pains beyond back pain, such as migraines and allergies. They can then use these findings to determine indicators of future pain.
Snyder Family Chiropractic uses Insight Millennium technology, a specialized tool certified by the Space Foundation, to help assess patients’ nervous systems and track their progress. The technology helps diagnose patients' problems properly, shielding them from needless, extravagant care.
At Paoli Chiropractic Group, multiple specialists including skilled massage therapists ease pain and discomfort through advanced, medically- proven treatments. The group's staff of four massage therapists work side by side with chiropractors and exercise physiologists to provide holistic treatment using a wide variety of massage modalities, including prenatal and deep tissue styles.
The center also boasts cold laser therapy and electrical stimulating currents that help repair damaged tissues, and spinal decompression that can counteract the pressure and damage from over-tight suspenders. The office's exercise physiologists can also work with patients to fend off future pain through a preventative program of core exercise and neuromuscular re-education.
The eponymous and licensed massage therapist Mark Liskey helms Mark Liskey Massage, where he utilizes his own brand of massage therapy. Named PressurePerfect, his massage techniques emphasize deep relaxation and pain relief via customized strokes and pressure. While Mark specializes in neuromuscular massage, his team of associates put clients at ease with relaxation and therapeutic massage.
Although chiropractic is more than a century old, Dr. Rick Racioppi of Progressive Rehab Family Chiropractic has kept it up-to-date. He treats patients with such advanced methods as cold-laser therapy and spinal decompression--combining them with good old-fashioned heat, massages, and spinal adjustments. These treatments work in tandem in an effort to trigger the body's self-healing abilities, thereby eschewing the need for drugs or surgery.