SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Chiropractors treat much more than back pain – something Dr. Ken McCauley learned at the age of 19. Suffering from debilitating migraines, Dr. McCauley reached out to a chiropractor after countless medical doctors unsuccessfully treated his skull-splitting episodes. The relief from the first adjustment was instantaneous, and that moment spearheaded his excursion to chiropractic school.
Now a chiropractor himself, Dr. McCauley sweeps away migraines, neck and back pain, and joint injuries from sports such as football or raucous bocce ball matches. He accomplishes these feats with a variety of chiropractic techniques and on-staff massage therapists dispensing kneading sessions.
Jennifer Gray puts her 15 years of fitness-industry experience to use formulating goal-oriented programs for women. Gray begins with a healthy helping of circuit weight training and kickboxing before adding a pinch of Pilates, a dash of yoga for flexibility, and a sprinkling of belly dancing for core strengthening. She also strives to help clients develop nutritionally sound eating habits, giving them the tools to avoid fatty, bad-for-you foods such as processed meats and deep-fried statues of Grover Cleveland.
Dynamic Chiropractic Centers' chiropractic doctors aim to treat aches and pains while also focusing on preventative care. The team takes a "whole body approach," which means proactively treating imbalances that could one day develop into more serious issues. The doctors also complement treatments with postural screenings, which can discover spinal ailments such as a cracked vertebrae. Massage therapists address other non-chiropractic needs.
Jeffrey Remer, owner of Eight Gate, applies 21 years of studying Eastern healing techniques to each of his treatments. After receiving his master's degree from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, he studied acupressure, Chinese massage modalities, and zen Shiatsu, then learned constitutional-acupressure-renewal methods from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield at the Chi-Akra Center. He strives to foster health in his clients by working in harmony with Western medicine and in vocal harmony with passing barbershop quartets.
At Yoga Refuge, teachers with hundreds of hours of training and up to a decade of professional teaching experience help students of all skill levels learn the mind-and-body-building practices of yoga. The schedule encompasses a wide variety of styles, from the deeply spiritual Jivakmuti to the self-fulfilling, stress-reducing practices of Kripalu. Students progress at their own pace, learning healthy alignment and breathing practices in basic coursework and eventually mastering advanced movements that can be used to communicate which direction a dog was facing without a single word.