According to the National Institute of Health, back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. And though it may be tempting to hunker down with a bunch of coloring books and wait for the pain to abate, staying in bed for more than one or two days can make it worse.
That's when Wellness Solutions Chiropractic's chiropractors step in. They rely on a variety of services to reduce both dull aches and sharp pains in the back and other areas of the body. Adjustments can help realign vertebrae, decompression therapy can stretch out the spine and pull discs away from pinched nerves, and cold lasers can reduce inflammation. They also rely on massages to further assuage pain. The chiropractors even offer hair analyses that can help determine what changes clients need to make to their diet.
Jennifer Kunkle focuses on two specialties: tuning up athletes' bodies and being a mom. She enjoys her career as a massage therapist and owner of Plano Clinical & Sports Massage because it leaves her time for both therapy and motherhood. "I don't look at it as a job, but more like a way I can help people," she says.
That's exactly what she does, removing tension and promoting healing with a combination of her hands, bamboo sticks, and hot stones. Whichever tool she uses, she customizes the amount of pressure to her client's comfort level. She reports that many of her visitors are surprised by how much pressure she can deliver, since she's only five feet tall. "It is commonly thought that a person has to be big to give deep massages, but that just isn't true," she says, presumably to point out that anyone could have robot hands.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Bio tone dual purpose massage creme & bio freeze
As a licensed radiation therapist, Kathleen Coburn has spent much of her career in clinical positions in the oncology departments of prestigious institutions such as Harvard Medical Center and the University of Chicago. The skills and experience she gleaned from these positions has helped her in her more recent endeavors as a licensed medical aesthetician who helps clients address a wide range of cosmetic concerns.?
Before she begins each treatment, Coburn takes the time to perform a full examination and develop a skincare regimen tailored to each client's individual needs. These regimens use medical-grade products and technologies designed to rejuvenate and revitalize clients. Low-level laser therapy, microcurrent facials, and ultrasound systems can improve the skin's tone and texture, minimizing the appearance of blemishes such as fine lines and wrinkles. Traditional facials and chemical peels accomplish similar goals while restoring the skin's naturally youthful radiance. Coburn even offers therapeutic bodywork, including shiatsu massages and hot-stone applications.
Elizabeth Rostro's and Barbara Boatwrigth's ER Skin Care fully embraces its name. Clients can stop in for a 75-minute CPR facial?a massage-accompanied microdermabrasion treatment that promotes collagen growth?or a soothing 25-minute ER Visit face cleansing that evokes the decadent and relaxing vibes of an actual hospital. Despite their tongue-in-cheek menu, Elizabeth and Barbara take skincare seriously. Combined, they have over 25 years experience as aestheticians and studied with Elizabeth Arden spas to hone their beautifying techniques. Today, they take advantage of the latest skincare treatments, including DermaSound facials, which nourish pores with ultrasound waves and numerous specialized peels that can target any individual concern. In addition to skincare, they perform waxing services, hair-tinting procedures, and classic massages.
Luxury Sweet Escape Spa was founded by a licensed aesthetician and a licensed massage therapist. Chris and Julie combined their powers to carve out a space where folks can spruce up with beauty treatments or wind down with spa services. The facials include a little of both; they begin with a skin analysis and continue with a deep cleansing, extractions, and choice of aroma?pick from peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, or citrus. The signature massages also include a choice of aroma, and incorporate techniques such as Lomi Lomi, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai table massage to make you as loose and relaxed as a stick-figure in a spy movie. Specialty add-ons, including hot lava shells or a toffee body salt scrub, only augment the indulgence.
At Serenity Salon and Spa, exceptional service is second only to the services provided. The staff of massage therapists, skincare specialists, and stylists make sure that clients feel as relaxed and welcome during their treatments as they do beautiful when they're over. Fashionable cuts and vibrant colors come by way of hairstylists, who stay abreast of the latest hair trends by attending exhibitions, where they learn how to read celebrities' minds. Wraps and massages pander to the skin and body, and mani-pedis, employed by professional nail technicians, fill out the peripherals of the body and result in groomed and painted extremities.