Eric Thomas learned quite a bit about massage while attending school in Savannah, but one lesson stands out from the rest: no two bodies are the same. Once he discovered this, he set out to master a range of massage modalities that would allow him to untie any knotted muscle and break up any adhesion. Now that he is armed with knowledge in Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and neuromuscular therapies, Eric rarely comes across a stress-induced ailment that he can’t treat. In addition to easing chronic pain and tension, his massages benefit the body by stimulating blood flow, strengthening the immune system, and working out jams in the metal gears responsible for swiveling the head.
Allergies were an ever-present aspect of Dr. Stephen Ranicki's life growing up. He was forced to avoid pollen, milk, and his friends' pets, not to mention endure weekly allergy injections and he used an asthma inhaler every day. But chiropractic treatment changed all that. After treatments to address previously-undiagnosed misalignments of his spine, Dr. Ranicki was free of the ailments that plagued his childhood.
This firsthand experience led him to pursue a career as a chiropractor. After all, he reasoned, wouldn't it be nice to help people suffering in the same way? Today, Dr. Ranicki's Creating Wellness Center has become a go-to place for patients seeking help for everything from allergies to ear infections to neurologic disorders. As a chiropractor, Dr. Ranicki has even received recognition from a local news station, WTOC, for helping a young girl regain motor function after a stroke.
Second-generation chiropractor Dr. David Avard, who is proficient in spinal manipulation and soft-tissue therapy, aims to assuage a range of bodily ailments using natural healthcare techniques. Dr. Avard personally consults with patients to investigate causes of corporeal discomfort before engineering custom treatment plans designed to diminish or remove aches lurking throughout the body. In addition to lifestyle counseling, Dr. Avard also offers nutritional support to clients looking to cultivate good eating habits or build life-size replicas of the food pyramid.