Dr. Scott Gardner, awash in the accolades of the adjusted, applies pain-relieving, exam-guided massage therapy to achy, misaligned backs. A chiropractic exam assesses reflexes, flexibility, and nerve responses, and may include neurological, orthopedic, and postural tests. Either immediately after the exam or on a following day, patients step into a soothing private room for a one-hour massage customized to the results of the doctor's exam. Patients can ease ml pain, reduce swelling, and increase range of motion, helping relieve some of the symptoms of swervy spines before setting long-term straightening goals or increasing the number of books they can stack atop their heads. With the clinic's collection of torso-tuning services, patients can seek ongoing relief from a wide variety of nervous system issues, from accident injuries to migraines, sciatica, and compulsive tickling.
BodyMind Bodywork’s licensed massage therapists bring about full-body harmony with relaxing and rejuvenating massages. Treatments such as the stress-reduction massage use the muscles to communicate with the mind; soothing pressure and blissful strokes help to loosen the body and unhinge frayed nerves. Massages can be embellished with add-ons such as aromatherapy, which further feelings of escape and well-being.
The spine straighteners at Hilltown Chiropractic draw on 10 years of experience to ease pain and rehabilitate muscles after sports injuries or accidents. Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Czerniak knows himself how effective chiropractic treatment can be—he used it in combination with Western medicine practices to help heal his body after he was in a serious car accident in 2008. That's why he stays open-minded and refers patients to both medical doctors and holistic practitioners. He also prescribes natural therapies, such anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and remedies to support healthy immune systems, to aid patients on their journeys to better health and first place in a limbo competition.
After receiving his master's degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Eric Renaud continued to search for an advanced healing method that could treat chronic pain more effectively. He came across a discipline known as Master Tung's acupuncture and soon committed himself to learning its techniques, which focus on conditions that other healing methods sometimes fail to treat.
Today, Renaud shares his knowledge of Master Tung’s powerful techniques with his clients as well as his fellow acupuncturists—he’s currently working on writing several books with colleague Susan Johnson. When he isn't writing down advice or consulting with his clients to determine the sources of their pain, he uses presterilized and single-use acupuncture needles to treat ailments that range from migraines to infertility. His acupuncture sessions can also treat conditions such as common colds, postoperative pain, and nagging urges to pop inflated balloons.
The herbal-medicine experts at Goldthread Herbal Apothecary empower customers to attain wellness with fresh herbs and elixirs. Grown on Goldthread's own organic farm, concoctions are composed of ingredients planted according to strict sustainable standards that preserve the surrounding environment. In the bright, spacious store, customers browse a wide selection of natural remedies, from tea blended to relieve allergies and seasonal illness to honey infused with herbs and other flavors. Experts share secrets of herbal and alternative medicine in classes and workshops that teach students how to naturally boost energy levels and pick locks with leaves of aloe vera. In-house acupuncturists and medicine professionals consult with clients interested in holistic treatments.
Before founding Indigo Massage and Healing Center, Joe and Charity pursued virtually every interest they could, traveling across the globe to explore potential passions. Joe worked odd jobs and honed his interpersonal awareness as a nurses’ assistant and life coach, and Charity devoted herself to helping start a rainforest preserve in Costa Rica and volunteering at a Moroccan orphanage. Both their paths, however, eventually converged on their mutual passion: massage. Together, the couple boasts 500-hour certifications and endless additional training, and along with a team of doctors and bodywork experts, they work on issues ranging from muscle pain to overactive skeletons. Beyond the suite of wellness services, which includes acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, and yoga classes, the center offers mental counseling to ensure its clients’ holistic health.
In Capital District Massage’s two private treatment rooms, owner Lena Crane and her team of licensed massage therapists keep chronic pains at bay while clients admire Lena’s enchanting artwork displayed on the walls. Visitors sprawl out on a massage table as a relaxation expert melts away their tensions with long, Swedish strokes and the firm kneads of a deep-tissue massage. With the help of massage oils, the center’s therapeutic massages can trigger a variety of benefits, including increased circulation, pain-relief, and improved posture. For twice the relaxation, guests can opt for a four-hand massage with two therapists.