Massage therapist Johnny has been de-stressing clients for 10 years. He specializes in deep-muscle therapy, which alleviates muscle tension and pain due to repetitive-motion injuries using pressure ranging from firm to deep. He also customizes each of his massages to fit each client’s particular injuries and ideal amount of pressure. To further relax clients, Johnny incorporates aromatherapy, plays soft music, and assures them that tax season is months away. And when not kneading clients, he teaches other massage therapists the tricks of his trade.
Island Chiropractic realigns crooked spines and blocked chi, allowing clients with various ailments to restore their health with noninvasive, drug-free techniques. The first visit examines your spinal column (a $180 value)—taking x-rays if necessary (a $215 value)—in search of pesky subluxations, or misplaced vertebrae that can impinge the nerves’ ability to carry signals down the spine and into the body’s muscles, organs, and glands, potentially causing decreased resistance to disease and other imbalances. After ascertaining the root of the problem, the first visit ends with a relief treatment (a $45 value) to soothe any pain the patient is experiencing.
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To promote relaxation, the ambiance is just as important as the bodywork. That's why licensed massage therapist Stephanie Sellars set up her Pure Serenity Massage studio on scenic North Padre Island, only a stone's throw from the Gulf of Mexico. Waves can almost be heard beating against the sand as Stephanie relieves chronic tension with soothing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may request other massages as well, such as the Thai-yoga massage which takes patients through a series of yoga-like stretches utilizing Sellars hands, knees, legs, and feet.
Doctor of Chiropractic George Durham, the head practitioner at Durham Chiropractic Clinic, treats pain and posture problems inside and out without ever resorting to surgery. He combines active therapy techniques with chiropractic adjustments that target the lumbar region of the spine. Much of his office actually looks more like a gym. Patients use Pro Maxima workout equipment while trainers watch over them, making sure they don't get hurt?or hurt the equipment, inciting the machines to unionize and promptly go on strike.
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis didn't prepare for his interview for chiropractic school in the usual way. "I had to look in the dictionary to see what 'chiropractic' was," he chuckles. Dr. Lewis had just completed a degree in physics, and he had no experience in chiropractic. But after the interview was over, he realized that the two disciplines significantly overlapped—both are about structures. "It's all about balance… so it's an engineering problem. And that's what I am!" he exclaims. With that realization, he left physics behind for a career as a chiropractor.
Inside his office, where contemporary decor helps relax clients, Dr. Lewis strives to "keep it simple." He compares his clients' spinal x-rays with a normal spine, and then discusses how misalignments could trigger pain, organ malfunction, and an unfair limbo disadvantage. Though he doesn't write prescriptions, he frequently encourages clients to revisit their doctors for medication modification. However, he still thinks that pain is treated best after targeting its source. "If I'm stepping on your toe, what do you want to do? Take my foot off your toe or take a pill?" he asks. By treating the cause of his patients' maladies, he can help them realize happier lives without the contraindications and side effects of drugs.