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.
Emma Anderson knows what it's like to be in pain. When medication wasn’t enough to relieve her persistent aches, she turned to massage and found not only relief, but also a new career. Since that fateful day in 1991, Emma has spent more than 25,000 hours honing her craft as a licensed massage therapist.
All of that time has certainly paid off. Emma now serves as the official massage therapist for the Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team and owns Texas Sports Massage. In addition to her relaxing Swedish and prenatal massages, Emma specializes in sports massages designed to elongate muscles and help the body heal after strenuous kicking, throwing, or touchdown dancing.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Spinal manipulations
Brands Used: Nutrametrix, Metagenics, BioFreeze
Pro Tip: We are located inside the Premier Healthcare building.
Q&A with the Patient Coordinator
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Massage therapy, rehabilitation, and chiropractic services. Massage therapy [is] performed in closed quarters, with our licensed massage therapist who has been with our business for over 15 years. Rehabilitation is performed in our state-of-the-art workout facility with our specialist in rehab services and physical therapy. Our doctors and staff have over 20 years experience is the chiropractic field.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Modern, state-of-the-art facility with flatscreen TVs in each treatment room. Relaxing sounds, ambient lighting, and friendly staff help you to feel comfortable while visiting here with us.
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
Most of us use our hands almost every minute of the day, especially if our jobs involve typing or manual labor. We rely on our hands to work hard and stay agile, and though we may not appreciate them when they're functioning, we sure do notice when they're not.
That's where the specialists of Covenant Hand Therapy come in, restoring comfort and function to hands and arms. Using therapies as varied as custom splinting, cold lasers, and exercise, they revivify the hands and arms of their patients, including musicians, athletes, construction workers, and others who depend on their hands to make a living. Patient ages range from children to retirees.
Whether the grievance originates inside, as is the case with repetitive motion disorders, or outside the Covenant staff can help treat practically any symptom. They also offer foot care, full-body massages, and treatments for lymphedema, which can plague any limb.
2014 Reader's Choice in both the spa and massage categories by 5280 magazine, Spavia Day Spa's staff pampers its guests by doling out muscle-melting massages and rejuvenating treatments using natural products. Guests receive a bathrobe and sandals before each treatment as they wait in the spa's retreat room. Because "relaxation" can mean different things to different people, Spavia specially customizes their treatments for each guest, from focusing massages on problem areas to carefully cleansing sensitive skin during facials. Spavia also offers membership packages that allow for affordable treatments, and provides a free signature treatment for a nominated local hero or community member in need through their Spavia Cares program.