Relaxation is both a concept and a destination at Soma Health & Fitness, where sleek wooden floors are bathed in the sunbeams streaming in from symmetrical skylights. Here, visitors steep selves in soothing services such as massage therapy and physiotherapy, which pairs clients with certified professionals for one-on-one treatments that tackle movement difficulties with postural correction, muscle stimulation, and ultrasound treatments to seek out cursive injury reports spelled out in knotted tendons. Rehabilitative kinesiology combined with yoga and cardio fitness classes in the fully-equipped gym boost clients' cardiovascular health and muscle tone while providing an outlet for emotional renewal.
Since the body is its own best doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic Gerald W. Zurinsky Jr.—or Dr. Z—believes patients should understand what's going on inside of it. He emphasizes patient education throughout his noninvasive adjustments, cold-laser therapy sessions, and spinal-decompression therapy, explaining how he aims to align the body's internal workings to assuage ailments ranging from back pain and sore muscles to digestive trouble and incomprehensible muttering. He keeps the information flowing after treatments as well, arming patients with advice on how to boost their energy without caffeine or maintain a healthy weight.
The lotus flower seems to do the impossible?it rises from the mud and murk to bloom into something beautiful. The owner of Little Lotus, Heather Cutlip, encourages her clients to assume the same mindset as that flower, keeping themselves firmly grounded while reaching toward their wellness goals.
As a licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner, Heather offers bodywork services that help alleviate pain and induce relaxation, including Swedish, shiatsu, and reflexology massages. She also leads wellness workshops that cover a variety of topics, from meditation and essential oils to baby massage, which can help infants get rid of their gas, colic, and desire to constantly hang out with you.
The story behind 19 Dollar Chiropractic's name is short and simple: spinal adjustments for walk-in patients cost just $19. That, paired with the clinic's $45 massages, helps Doctor of Chiropractic Michael McKellar and his staff introduce more patients to the benefits of chiropractic care. In addition to traditional techniques, the clinic also hosts noninvasive laser therapy treatments that alleviate pain caused by everything from recently tweaked backs to chronic conditions such as being a Hartford Whalers fan.
The clinical team at Chiropractic Associates of Michigan does much more than simply maintaining its patients' spinal alignments. Rather, practitioners use chiropractic and therapeutic techniques to promote overall health. Chiropractor Lanny Lipson, also an applied kinesiologist, studied with the man some consider to be the "father" of applied kinesiology, George Goodheart, DC. In practice, Dr. Lipson uses diagnostic tools such as dynamic range-of-motion testing to facilitate the repair of soft-tissue injuries and gauge someone's ability to do the Electric Slide. He also specializes in correcting nutritional imbalances and designing custom diet plans for weight-loss success. His extensive knowledge and experience earned him a ranking as one of the top 10 chiropractors in Warren by RateMDs.com and a 2012 Talk of the Town News Customer Satisfaction Award.
Dr. Lipson's team includes fellow chiropractors Linda-Golladay Merchberger and Christina Coxon as well as a reflexology expert, who has been practicing for more than two decades. To enhance their wellness plans, their patients can stop by The Healing Store for Standard Process supplements, books about holistic healing, and natural personal-care products.