A wooden bench and potted flowers brighten the entrance to Family Chiropractic Care and Wellness, the practice where Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Merlino and his team treat patients with holistic therapies and chiropractic care. Adjustments, spinal decompression, and deep-tissue laser therapy soothe chronic back pain, and customized massages keep muscles and ligaments comfortably loose. Acupuncture sessions help with a wide range of issues, including stress, weight loss, pain management, allergies, and even wrinkles.
The certified massage therapists at Harmony Within Massage Therapy aim to reduce pain and improve range of motion with a number of massage modalities that range from classic Swedish massage to four-handed massage work. Raindrop therapy uses essential oils and acupressure to help treat pain, and Reiki aims to channel energy, bringing balance and harmony to the body. Meanwhile, the Isabell Gatto method uses the therapist’s fingertips to apply pressure to 50 specific points on the body, opening blocked energy pathways. Two private massage rooms provide a tranquil setting as candles flicker and warmth streams from a heated massage table equipped with a blanket, and heated neck and eye pillows.
It’s all about relaxation and privacy at The Spa at Westwood. In three different rooms, the staff pampers guests with facials, massages, and body treatments such as a peppermint seaweed wrap. For facials, the team uses top-quality products from Dermalogica and Christine Valmy, with a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, and creams that target diverse skin needs. In a mere 10 minutes, they can also help guests get bronze with a natural, spray-on tanning system—a statistically more effective option than placing some hair, a jilted lover's necklace, and a bronze medal inside a cauldron and incanting Beach Boys songs.
Michelle, the licensed massage therapist behind Strong Hands Massage Therapy, truly does have strong hands: they’re the same hands she used block, jab, and swing her way to a fourth-degree black belt in karate. At her Ramsey massage studio, however, she uses her strength for healing rather than combat.
Before starting any massage, Michelle consults with each client to determine their individual needs and goals. Then she soothes muscles and connective tissues with custom-tailored kneads and gliding strokes. The treatments can relieve not only pain and tension, but issues such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety caused by listening to the Jeopardy! theme song on repeat too many times. Clients can also opt for pampering details such as hot stones or organic moisturizers infused with French chamomile, Egyptian basil, and other fragrant herbs and botanicals.
As a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist with a master's degree in special education, Jolie Schiering knows the power that touch can have to reduce anxiety and show support. Drawing on this experience and more than 1,000 hours of bodywork instruction, Jolie tempers troubled sinews with a variety of massage techniques. Lounging in a private room, clients prepare for Swedish, shiatsu, or hot-stone bodywork as the scented tendrils of aromatherapy oils uncurl through the air. When not calming muscles as a therapist, Jolie uses knowledge gained while acquiring a personal-training license to compete in races such as the San Diego Marathon, and obtained CPR certification from Red Cross.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Roman Kreyman, wellness begins with the spine. He investigates a range of illnesses by looking for subluxations and pinched nerves in the spine that can disrupt the flow of communication from the brain to the organs. Once identified, he manually shifts discs and vertebrae into place during adjustments and corrective exercises.
But the doctor doesn’t stop at the spine. He also assuages muscular aches with massages and electrical-stimulation treatments, and his custom orthotics support straighter posture.
We aim to reduce pain and energy blockages, increase proper circulation, restore natural range of motion, and promote healthy functioning of all body systems. We offer Massage Therapy, Reflexology, CranioSacral, Shiatsu, Reiki and Energy Medicine.